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Jackie Wills has spent her working life as a journalist, editor and teacher. She’s a lifetime member of the National Union of Journalists, former Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the universities of Surrey and Sussex and a Lector, leading reading groups in Brighton and in hospital for young people with mental health problems. Wills has run projects for multinational corporations, orchestras, museums, a children’s secure unit, refugees, homeless people, older people and substance misusers. She’s collaborated with many artists, long-term with Jane Sybilla Fordham and Fabrica Gallery in Brighton, with the Garden Museum and RHS at Wisley. Wills has published short stories in The Manchester Review and For Books’ Sake, is a poetry reviewer and critic. She’s published a handbook on how to run writing workshops, has been blogging since 2005, has organised poetry events and fundraisers and worked an allotment for more than 20 years. Her sixth collection, A Friable Earth (Arc 2019), considers ageing, city margins and climate change. Poet John McCullough writes: “A Friable Earth investigates with compassion memory and time, the ache of what we can never know, people who exist in the cracks. Vintage Wills.”
Rachael Clyne – a psychotherapist from Glastonbury, is published in journals and anthologies. Her collection, Singing at the Bone Tree (Indigo Dreams), concerns our relationship with nature. Her pamphlet, Girl Golem (www.4word.org) draws on her Jewish migrant background and sense of otherness.