DAVINA ALLISON has recently completed a PhD in Text Linguistics. Her poems have been published in numerous literary and online journals in Australia, America, and the UK, including The Australian Poetry Journal, Poetry Scotland, The Lampeter Review, ABC Religion & Ethics, And Other Poems, Eureka Street, Ruminate, Dappled Things, Eremos, Altarwork, and Faith and Theology.

ALEX WYLIE is a poet and critic who lives in Belfast. He has published poetry in PN Review, The Financial Times, New Poetries V (Carcanet), Stand, Agenda, and Poetry Proper, and is working on his first collection. His next critical publication is an article on Geoffrey Hill in the OUP journal English, and has work on other poets appearing in the near future.

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