Chief Editor

Simon Everett

Simon is a poet and poet-translator. His poetry has been anthologised and published in various magazines, and his translations of Chinese T’ang dynasty poetry have been published in Creel 2 and STAND magazine. Most recently, his translations of contemporary Chinese poet Zhang Yangyang appeared in Chinese Arts and Letters journal. He is currently in the completion year of his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Essex, funded by the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). Prior to embarking on his PhD, Simon worked in communications, learning associated skills in photography, print design and typesetting. He is also the Layout Editor of the Brief Encounters CHASE journal.



Deputy Editor

Moyra Tourlamain

Moyra’s work features in several anthologies and has appeared in STAND, The Kent Review, Splinter, and Botch. Her first complete work, The Book of Hours of Kitty Power, was published in early 2015 by vErIsImIlItUdE. She was Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2010/11. Currently a PhD student at the University of Kent, she has been an educational publisher, a magazine editor, a broadcaster, and a BBC bureaucrat. (also – intermittently – a teacher, a truck driver, a cleaner and a freelance editor).


Lelia Ferro

Max Maher

Ruth Raymer

Melissa Shales

Penelope Simpson


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