Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. His publications include too ok (BlazeVOX, 2011),Glovebox (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013) and Oberwildling – with SJ Fowler (Austrian Cultural Forum, 2015). A frequent collaborator with artists, the book works blots (2014) and The Open Wound (2015) have been shown at Edinburgh Printmakers and the RSA respectively. He wrote his thesis on connections between the work of Charles Bernstein and the sophists.
Lila Matsumoto is a poet and researcher based in Glasgow. Publications include Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press, 2015) and the forthcoming Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press), and poems in anthologies and journals such as Jacket2, Archive of the Now, Rivet, The Other Room Anthology, DATABLEED, Dusie, Anything Anymore Anywhere, and Zarf. Lila is especially interested in poetry which works experimentally across mediums and modes, and collaborative processes which may lead to new attention to forms and presentation of writing. Recent collaborative works with visual artists include the video ‘strawflower’ with Adam Butcher, and the performance piece ‘rocks’ with Rocio von Jugenfeld which was staged at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Lila is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD project at the Edinburgh College of Art which explores how poetics may be expanded through a series of engagements with artists working with sculpture, digital media, and sound.
nick-e melville is a poet and sometime artist based in Edinburgh, primarily grafting in the fields of found, erasure, process and visual poetics, with occasional departure poems. He is currently working toward a practice-based PhD at the University of Glasgow – his thesis, The Imperative Commands, is a 365 page book of days constructed from harvested instructional-institutional discourse. His main publications are ALERT STATE IS HEIGHTENED (Sad Press, 2014); me (P.O.W. Series, 2014); Junk mail (If P then Q, 2012); Editorial (Very Small Kitchen, 2012); STUFF (Whirlpool Press, 2011); this is Visual Poetry (Chapbook Publishing, 2010), selections and dissections (Otoliths Press, 2010). In 2015 he was anthologised in The New Concrete (Hayward Publishing). His first solo exhibition was ‘DOLE,’ Interview Room 11, Edinburgh in 2013.
In most of his teaching and writing Jeffrey Robinson attempts to rethink the fundamental principles of the poetics of Romanticism. Among his nineteen books are Radical Literary Education: A Classroom Experiment with Wordsworth’s Ode (1987), The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image(1989, rep. in pbk in 2006), Romantic Presences: Living Images from the Age of Wordsworth and Shelley (1995), Reception and Poetics in Keats: My Ended Poet (1998), Wordsworth Day by Day: Reading His Work into Poetry Now (2005), Unfettering Poetry: The Fancy in British Romanticism (2006), co-edited with Jerome Rothenberg Poems for the Millennium, Volume Three: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry (2009–winner of Before Columbus Foundation Award, 2010), and with poet Julie Carr co-edited Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary Poetic Practice (2015). He has also published four books and chapbooks of his own poetry based on Romantic materials, most recently being Untam’d Wing: Riffs on Romantic Poetry (2010). Having taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder for most of his career, he now teaches at the University of Glasgow.
Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet, scholar and performer. He holds a PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow for his thesis ‘From Stonypath to Little Sparta: Navigating the Work of Ian Hamilton Finlay’, and has published prize-winning research in the field of digital poetics. His work explores experiment and innovation in modernist and postmodernist poetry at the intersections of print, sculpture, performance and new media. He lectures and tutors on English Literature 1A: Poetry & Poetics at the University of Glasgow and gives talks and poetry performances throughout Scotland. He has two pamphlets – Know Yr Stuff: Poems on Hedonism and Glasgow Flourishes – published by Tapsalteeries and his new website – www.calumrodger.co.uk – will be launched soon.
Dr Nuala Watt holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow on the role of partial sight in poetics. She is a member of the Clydebuilt poetry mentoring scheme. Her poems have appeared in Magma and Gutter as well as on BBC Radio 3 and in the webzine Jacket2. Poems also recently appeared in Be The First To Like Thi,s an anthology of new Scottish poetry.
Her pamphlet Dialogue On The Dark was published by Calder Wood Presss in December 2015. She is currently working on a series of poems exploring mediaeval conceptions of blindness as preparation for a University of Glasgow conference on the history of the senses, which is due to take place in July 2016.
Poems are available at www.jacket2/content/nuala-watt