No 8 - June 1999
GARY ALLEN is from N. Ireland published widely in small presses.
ROSELLE ANGWIN is a poet novelist & creative writing teacher from Devon, runs (with Jay Ramsay) CHRYSALIS, 2 books this year - Avebury - walking the serpent path (poems) and Creative Novel Writing (Robert Hale).
JAMES BELL has recommenced writing poetry after 20 years, this his 2nd published poem.
ANDY BROWN runs Arvon at Totleigh Barton & Maquette Press, widely published inc. Binary Myths (Stride) & The Sleep Switch.
RIP BULKELEY active in the Oxford poetry scene.
IDRIS CAFFREY widely published, Other Places (1998) his recent collection.
T.ANDERS CARSON was brought up in Sweden, lives in Canada, published in US and France.
D.V. COOKE London poet was in no.6.
CID CORMAN greatly respected US poet living in Japan, has made poetry his life writing every day since Dec 41, over 150 titles, Selected Poems 1980-90 due from New Directions this year, and also Vol.3 of a 50+ year 5 vol. lifework, titled of, used to run Origin Press.
ROSALEEN CROGHAN's Our Childhood Houses was a Smith/Doorstop prizewinner last year. Her background is Irish but she was raised in UK and now lives in Oxford.
EDWARD CUMMINS is a former seaman from NSW Australia now a writer who concentrates on live performance and has settled in Orkney.
OWEN DAVIS long poem will continue for 2 further issues. He has just moved from Swanage to Bournemouth.
BRIAN DOCHERTY is studying for a Ph.D at Norwich School of Art & Design. Described as a ‘Glasgow-Irish post-beat poet for the 90s’, he helps to run V.I. magazine & readings in N. London.
ROSE FLINT is a FIRE regular with work also appearing in many other places.
JEAN FLORENCE appeared in no.5, and is now beginning to find her strong & direct writing getting accepted elsewhere. She runs community arts programmes in the Cinderford area.
JOHN GIBBENS also appeared in no.5.
JESSE GLASS is an American writer & visual artist living in Japan. His collection of Maryland folklore is selling well in US. More work in future issues of FIRE.
GILES GOODLAND’s work is appearing frequently in mags, Overlay (Odyssey Press) was his last collection, and another is due later this year.
PAULA GREEN (see p.5) is a writer beginning to get wide recognition in her native N. Zealand, where she is studying for a Ph.D in Italian women’s writing. She has had her work published in Canada & Australia also, and Cookhouse, her first collection, appeared from Auckland Univ. Press in 1997.
CORA GREENHILL’s work was not known to me previously although she has had her poems published in Writing Women & elsewhere.
BILL GRIFFITHS (see p.5) divides his' time between his. home in Co. Durham and working at the Eric Mottram Archive King s Coil London His latest collection is Nomad Sense (Talus Editions 1998).
CHARLES HADFIELD is widely published his latest book is Reflections (Mirage Press).
NEIL HALL has appeared in Fire no 5 & other mags.
LOUISE HOLMES poems appeared in the excellent anthology Spirit of Bradford (Redbeck, 1997).
CORAL HULL is a full-time writer and Director of Animal Watch Australia.
PETER THABIT JONES used to edit the alternative Swansea mag Swagmag His recent book The Cold Cold Corner is excellent.
URSULA KIERNAN is a writer active in local groups in W Sussex and beginning to find a wider readership.
MARGARET KIRKE is a new (to me) writer from Plymouth.
THOMAS KRETZ US writer living in Rome is a 'small press' regular.
CLAIRE MALROUX is from the SW of France and now lives in Paris Her most recent collection is Soleil de jadis, a poem-memoir of life in S.W. France at the beginning of World War 2. The poem here (& another in the next issue) are from this collection. Her work, translated by Marilyn Hacker, has been published widely in the US and in Ambit & other mags in UK.
SARAH McCOURT is another new writer from Plymouth.
FARREN S. MINNS also a new writer is from Chichester.
C.MULROONEY is a fiction writer from Los Angeles - a short story by him will appear in a future issue.
MICHAEL O'CONNOR's short stories have won prizes and been widely published in the UK small presses.
Likewise EAMER O'KEEFE's poetry.
LIZ PALMER-SMITH is a new writer.
MANDY PANNETT is a FIRE regular.
DEE RIMBAUD runs Acid Rainbow Dada Dance from Glasgow and is widely published. A collection, The Bad Seed, has just appeared from Stride.
ADRIAN SALMOND appeared in No.6 and in other mags.
RAFAEL DRINAT SILVA is a Peruvian writer little known in UK up to now.
CHRISTINE SOUTHAM is from Malvern, previously published only locally.
GILLIAN STONE was in no.5, very little of her work has been published recently and it's good to redress this.
ROGER N. TABER was in no.4, is known primarily as a gay poet though his work has wider significance.
STEVEN J.TAKLE is studying for an M.A. in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
PETER TOMLINSON from Shropshire appears regularly in small press mags & festivals, and his poems have won several prizes.
ZENOBIA VENNER is a Fire regular who's been active in many aspects of creative writing over the years.
E.WEBB is a young woman writer from Newport only previously published locally.
ROBERT WHEELER has had one or two short prose pieces recently published in US.
West Yorkshire poet ALAN WHITAKER (see p.5) has his 2nd collection (his first is out of print) Snow in June due out from Redbeck Press later this year.
MARC WILDER is a new poet from Blackburn.
Two new collections are forthcoming from small press' regular 'RICHARD WONNACOTT.
JAY WOODMAN has lived in UK for several years, publishing Rustic Rub and having work appear both sides of the Atlantic. She recently moved from Yorkshire to Hampshire.
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