Photo of Isobel Dixon by Jo Kearney
Isobel Dixon was born in South Africa where her debut collection Weather Eye won the Olive Schreiner Award. She co-wrote and performed in the multi-media show The Debris Field, about RMS Titanic, and is working on a collaboration with Scottish artist Douglas Robertson, inspired by DH Lawrence’s Birds, Beasts and Flowers. Her new collection Bearings is published by Modjaji in South Africa and Nine Arches in the UK (who will also re-issue A Fold in the Map and The Tempest Prognosticator) and Mariscat will publish a pamphlet, The Leonids, in August 2016. She lives in Cambridge.
Abegail Morley’s fourth collection, The Skin Diary is published by Nine Arches Press. How to Pour Madness into a Teacup was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection. Her collections, Snow Child and Eva and George are published by Pindrop Press. The Memory of Water is a pamphlet published by Indigo Dreams. She was Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2015 and is co-founder of EKPHRASIS commissioning poets for events at various venues including The Royal Academy and the British Library. Her website is The Poetry Shed: www.abegailmorleywordpress.com
Photo of Julia Webb by Martin Figura
Julia Webb was born in London and grew up in Thetford – a small town in Norfolk. She left school at sixteen and spent nine years living in a rural commune before settling in Norwich. She has a BA (hons) in Creative Writing form Norwich University of the Arts and she graduated from The University of East Anglia’s Poetry MA in 2010. In 2011 she won the poetry Society’s Stanza competition and in 2014 she was shortlisted for the Poetry School/Pighog pamphlet prize. She teaches creative writing in the community and is a poetry editor for Lighthouse Literary Journal and is on the Cafe Writers Committee. Her first collection Bird Sisters is published by Nine Arches. Her website is: http://juliawebb.org/blog/