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The Committee


Martin Figura – Chairman,  Treasurer  & Competition Secretary

Martin Figura was recently described as a pleasant 58 year old gentleman (hospital referral letter). His collection Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were published in 2016. The show of Dr Zeeman started touring in 2016. He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Saboteur Award for his previous show and collection Whistle.


Helen Ivory is a poet and artist.  Her  fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is Waiting for Bluebeard.  She has also edited, with George Szirtes In their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry (Salt).  She edits the webzine Ink Sweat & Tears, and teaches for the UEA/WCN online creative writing programme. Fool’s World (Gatehouse Press) , a collaborative  Tarot with the artist Tom de Freston won the Sabotage 2016 Award for Best Collaborative Work.   Hear What the Moon Told Me, a book of word and image cut up poems is published by KFS.


Julia Webb is a poet, creative writing tutor and collage artist living in Norwich. She has a degree in creative writing from NUA and an MA in poetry from UEA. She is a poetry editor at Lighthouse Literary Journal.  Her first collection  Bird Sisters, is published by Nine Arches.


Stuart Charlesworth divides his time between writing and being a nurse. He has an MA in creative writing from UEA. He also has degrees in nursing and in international politics & history. He was the co-creator of the Threads translation group. His poems have appeared in Lighthouse and Poetry Review.