Issue 26: Contributor details
Kat Addis, ‘A Bit of Everything Babe’
Kat Addis researches renaissance literature, especially epic poems, and makes hats. Her first book of poems is Space Parsley, an erotic translation of Petrarch (forthcoming from the87press in 2021). Lucretius is also under attack.
Cassandra Atherton, ‘Terpsichore’
Cassandra Atherton is a widely anthologised and award-winning prose poet and scholar of prose poetry. She was a Harvard Visiting Scholar in English and a Visiting Fellow at Sophia University. She co-authored Prose Poetry: An Introduction (Princeton UP, 2020) and co-edited the Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (Melbourne UP , 2020) with Paul Hetherington. She is a commissioning editor for Westerly magazine, associate editor of MadHat Press (USA) and Professor of Writing and Literature at Deakin University.
Khairani Barokka, ‘prayer for cave with rectangular light’
Khairani Barokka is a Minang-Javanese writer and artist from Jakarta, whose work has been presented widely internationally. Her work centres disability justice as anti-colonial praxis. She is currently Research Fellow at UAL’s Decolonising Arts Institute, and Associate Artist at the National Centre for Writing (UK). She has just published poetry collection Ultimatum Orangutan (Nine Arches).
Emma Bolland, ‘From Instructions from Light, a draft in progress’
Emma Bolland is a writer and artist who explores the intersections and interstices between modes of writing, reading, speaking, and silencing: emmabolland.com/publications-papers-texts
Danielle Boodoo-Fortune, ‘Blessing Your Children’
Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is a poet and visual artist from Trinidad and Tobago. Her work has been featured in numerous journals such as Poetry London, the Prairie Schooner, the Rialto, The Asian American Literary Review, Small Axe and others. Danielle was the 2015 winner of the Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers’ Poetry Prize, the 2016 winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and was shortlisted for the Montreal Poetry Prize in 2013, 2017 and 2020. Her first collection of poems, Doe Songs, (2018, Peepal Tree Press), was awarded the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the poetry category.
Adriana Jacobs, ‘Open World’
Adriana X. Jacobs is a poet, scholar, and translator of Hebrew poetry based in Oxford and New York City. Her translation of Vaan Nguyen’s The Truffle Eye recently came out with Zephyr Press. She is currently working on a collection of poems and essays on contemporary poetry, video games, and the undead. ‘Tale of a Goat’ reimagines S. Y. Agnon’s 1925 short story “Me’aseh ha-’ez” (Tale of the Goat).
Jazmine Linklater, ‘Framework’
Jazmine Linklater is a writer and poet based in Manchester. Her most recent pamphlet, Figure a Motion, is published by Guillemot Press. A manifesto, Future Notes Towards an Alternative, is currently on display at the Harris Gallery, Preston.
Agata Maslowska was born in Poland and lives in Scotland. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Edinburgh Review, New Writing Scotland, Scottish PEN’s New Writing, and Gutter Magazine, among others, and been anthologised in A Thousand Cranes: Scottish Writers for Japan (Cargo) and Glasgow (Dostoyevsky Wannabe). She is the recipient of the Hawthornden Writing Fellowship and the Gillian Purvis Award for New Writing.
Ghazal Mosadeq, ‘A diagnostic ophthalmic treatise for the ob oculus’
Ghazal Mosadeq writes in Persian and English. She is the founder of Pamenar Press, a multilingual experimental press. Her writings have been published by Tamaas Foundation, Poetry Wales, The Stand Magazine, Plumwood Mountain, ‘WD40, Revista de poesía, ensayo y crítica’, Senna Hoy, Oversound and Changes Review among others. This poem is an excerpt from her project, Kitāb al-Qanun.
Sabitha Satchi was born in Kerala, India and educated in Kerala, Delhi, and London. Her poems have been published in several journals and anthologies including Singing in the Dark (Penguin Random House, 2021), Witness (Red River, 2021), and Extinction Violin: The Penguin Book of Modern Indian Poets (Penguin, 2021). She is a member of the Afro-Asia project, Insurrections Ensemble. Former lecturer of English in Delhi University, she is now an art curator and writer based in New Delhi, after being Commonwealth Scholar in the UK, and Paul Mellon Fellow at Yale University, USA. Her collection, Hereafter is coming out from Poetrywala, Mumbai, in 2021.
Yasmine Seale, ‘If You See Them Fall to Earth’
Yasmine Seale’s essays, poetry, visual art, and translations from Arabic and French have appeared widely - in Harper’s, Poetry Review, Apollo, and elsewhere. In 2020 she won the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for Poetry. She is currently working on a new translation of One Thousand and One Nights for W. W. Norton. Agitated Air: Poems after Ibn Arabi, a collaborative project with Robin Moger, will publish with Tenement Press in 2021. She lives in Paris.
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