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 holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Essex, funded by the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). Simon was also the Layout Editor of the Brief Encounters CHASE journal from 2017-2019.

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Deputy Editor

Moyra Tourlamain

Moyra is a poet and experienced editor. Her first poetry collection, The Book of Hours of Kitty Power was published in 2015 by vErIsImIlLiTuDe and her  work features in a number of anthologies. Her translations of Paul Celan have appeared in STAND, which recently published extracts from ‘Occipital Outcome’, a sequence from her most recent collection, Peripheral Visions. She has a PhD in Poetry: Practice as Research from the University of Kent and a particular interest in the work of W.S. Graham. She has been an educational publisher, a magazine editor, a broadcaster and a BBC bureaucrat. She was Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year in 2010/11.

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Melissa Shales

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