HELEN MORT is a poet and fiction writer based in Sheffield. She has published two pamphlets with tall-lighthouse press and two full length collections with Chatto & Windus, Division Street (2013) and No Map Could Show Them (2016).
MICHÈLE MÉTAIL is a minimalist poet, performer, artist and a scholar of ancient Chinese verse forms. Her acclaimed anthology of Chinese reversible poems, Wild Geese Returning, was published in English in 2017 in a translation by Jody Gladding.
ALEX MEPHAM is a PhD student investigating how background noise impacts speech understanding. Previously living throughout Scandinavia, Alex takes interest in contemporary Nordic literature. Alex currently lives in York.
KEVIN MAYNARD taught English for many decades. Retirement has enabled him to concentrate on translation. His translations of ancient and medieval Chinese war poetry were published as The Iron Flute (Arc, 2019). He was twice commended in the Stephen Spender Competition.
CLARA MARINO is a Japanese-English translator and a scholar of Japanese studies. She is currently pursuing an MA at the University of Massachuses Amherst.
KATIE KIRKPATRICK studies French at the University of Oxford. She won the 12–18 category of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition 2019 and is a commended Foyle Young Poet.
YUI KAJITA is an early-career scholar of English literature, a Japanese-English translator, and an aspiring illustrator. She completed her PhD on Hardy and de la Mare at the University of Cambridge.
AINEE JEONG graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University and received her M.A. in English with a Certificate in Literary Translation from the University of Connecticut.
ROSANNA HILDYARD is a writer, editor and translator from North Yorkshire. Her translation of Alfred Jarry, Ubu Trump, was published in 2016.
SUZANNAH EVANS lives in Sheffield. Her pamphlet Confusion Species was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Competition and her debut collection is Near Future (Nine Arches, 2018).