Liao Yiwu with Michael Day
Patricia Nazirah Mickey
Karl M V Waugh
Zia X is an obsessive social media diarist whose aim is to explore the intersections between personal, interpersonal, theoretical, and creative modes of producing and living work. Their current creative practice is informed by zero-hour contracts, posthumanism, hunger, precarious living situations, and the utopian hope that their gait would not inspire suspicion and rage.
Karl M V Waugh is a musician, poet and mathematician based in Brighton. Karl’s musical output is prolific. He has worked and collaborated with many musicians over the years and plays regularly with Chloe Wallace (as The Zero Map) alongside his band The Emperors of Ice Cream and the noisy dangerous playgroup duo Binnsclagg with Verity Spott. Karl’s book of poetry “Obsessed by Proportions” is available from Sad Press. Karl keeps a blog of writing and photography. He also has a bandcamp page where many albums can be found. Directions to both are below.
Lotta Thießen is a poet, translator and co-organiser of the reading series artiCHOKE. Her works and collaborations can be found online on Datableed, Otoliths, Elyra and RadfürAlle.bandcamp.com. Her first chapbook, “In This,” was published in Summer of 2016. She grew up in Portugal and is now based in Berlin.
Eirik Steinhoff lives in Olympia (Washington), where he teaches and co-teaches classes with names like ‘How to do things with words,’ ‘Imperialisms,’ and ‘A New Middle East?’ at The Evergreen State College. A 2007 interview he did with William Fuller was published in Quid. A collection of pamphlets he circulated in late 2011 and early 2012, called A Fiery Flying Roule, is forthcoming from Station Hill Press of Barrytown. He co-edits Black Box: a record of the catastrophe. His essays on poetry and sabotage have appeared in postmedieval, Black Box, and Floor Journal.
Vicky Sparrow is completing a PhD about the poet-activist Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck, University of London. Her writing can be found in datableed, Litmus, Front Horse, Intercapillary Space and The Literateur. Vicky’s first pamphlet Notes to Selves was published by Zarf Editions last year.
Joseph Persad lives in London. Moot Press have published a book of poems, Content.
Ian Patterson’s most recent books are Time Dust (Equipage) and Still Life (Oystercatcher). A new collection, Bound To Be, will be out shortly from Equipage.
He is a writer and translator and teaches English at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Mitchel Pass lives in Brighton and studies English Literature at the University of Sussex.
Patricia Nazirah Mickey is a spoken word artist from the United States and an MA Creative/Critical Writing student at Sussex. Her work focuses on the black subjectivity. She has toured throughout the U.S. including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. Under the direction of Laurie Carlos and Sharon Bridgforth, her first play was produced in Minneapolis. Her spoken word cd, Nazirah’s Playhouse, earned her a nomination for Minneapolis Spoken Word Artist of the Year.
Daniel Lourenço is a Portuguese researcher, poet and activist based in Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, with a project on experimental models of relationality and affectivity in the works of contemporary experimental women authors. He has had a compilation of his poetry— Lábio/Abril (2015), a performative queer-feminist re-imagining of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution—published by Traveller, an independent Portuguese press. He was a founding member of the transqueerfeminist collective Lóbula and a collaborator with the Panteras Rosa (Pink Panthers).
Charlie Housham is a final-year student of English Literature at the University of Sussex.
Calum Gardner is a poet, itinerant poetry teacher & scholar, editor of Zarf magazine and the associated pamphlet press Zarf Editions, and (with Gloria Dawson) co-runs the monthly Zarf poetry reading series in Leeds. Calum’s poetry has been published in places like Datableed, Poetry Wales, The Literateur, and Jungftak. Their pamphlet stuff and void is forthcoming from Stale Objects dePress of Melbourne.
William Fuller’s books include Playtime, Hallucination, Watchword, Sadly (all Flood Editions) and Quorum (Seagull); the chapbook Magic Comma Natural is forthcoming from Crater Press. Many years ago he received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. For the last three decades he has worked at a trust company in Chicago.
Ellen Dillon lives in Co. Limerick in the south of Ireland. She is working on a PhD project on dynamic abstraction in contemporary poetry at the School of English in DCU, Dublin. She has read at the ‘Soundeye’ festival in Cork, and has had work published in journals in Ireland and the UK, including Revival and Zarf. She is currently working on poems for a first collection, Potential Space, and a second, Sonnets to Malkmus,not necessarily in that order.
Abigail Child is a media artist and writer who pushes the envelope of sound-image-text relations with humor, liveliness, and complex “plangent, friable, nacreous, lambent, sinewy… and syncopated” montage. An award-winning filmmaker, Child is the author of six books of poetry, among them A Motive for Mayhem, Scatter Matrix and her most recent MOUTH TO MOUTH, as well as a book of criticism THIS IS CALLED MOVING: A Critical Poetics of Film (2005) from University of Alabama Press. Winner of the Rome Prize, Radcliffe Institute, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as participating in two Whitney Biennials, (1989, 1997), Child has had numerous retropsectives and solo shows worldwide. Her most recent film, ACTS AND INTERMISSIONS premiered at MoMA Doc Fortnight Feb 2017.
Eleanor Careless is a PhD student at Sussex, and writes about representations of gender and violence in the poetry of Anna Mendelssohn. She was a 2016 British Council research fellow, co-edits The Literateur, co-convenes the Gender, Sexuality and Violence research network and helps Joe Luna to run Hi Zero.
Robbie Bailey-Caulfield is a poet studying in Brighton, is the offspring of seventeen breaches of contract (also known as liquidated damages) and is therefore thoroughly reasonable according to the specific merits of the case. His work can be found on The Literateur.