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Higgins lives in Galway, Ireland, where with his wife Susan Millar DuMars he co-organises the Over The Edge: Open Reading series. The Boy With No Face (Salmon 2005) was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. A collection of essays and reviews, Poetry, Politics & Dorothy Gone Horribly Astray, was published by Lapwing Press in 2006. His second collection of poems is Time Gentlemen, Please (Salmon 2008).
Higgins was born in 1955 in Galway, where she lives. One of 13 children, she left school at 14, and was in her late 20s when she started writing poetry. She has published seven books of poetry, including Sunny Side Plucked: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe 1996; Poetry Book Society Recommendation). Her most rececnt book is Throw in the Vowels: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe 2005).
Robert is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at The Independent Institute and editor of its quarterly journal, The Independent Review. He is the author of Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government and the editor of Arms, Politics and the Economy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
Hill was listed as one of the Top 20 Young British Writers in the 2001 Independent on Sunday. He has published four books: The Drink and Dream Teahouse won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and a Betty Trask Award; Passing Under Heaven won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Encore Award; and Ciao Asmara was short-listed for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.
Hillier teaches and carries out research at a medical school in London, and in China. She specialises in the health of migrant groups. She has been writing for four years and has published in poetry magazines including Ambit, Orbis and The Interpreters House.
Hilton is a poet and the editor of Fire poetry magazine, based in Oxfordshire.
Laura is an Associate Professor of English at the City College of New York. She is the author of The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press, 1999), and co-editor (with Cynthia Hogue) of We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and Performance Poetics (University of Alabama Press, 2002). She has published articles on film, feminist theory, the novel and experimental women's writing.
Ho is the editor of HKU Writing: An Anthology (2006). Her own writing has been anthologised in Hong Kong and Britain and published internationally. More at sighming.com.
Hodges's poetry has been published in journals including Eclipse, Envoi, Exile, Fire, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter's House, iota, Magma, Poetry Nottingham International, Staple and Working Title. It can also be found at the Poetry Library, Wild Honey Press, the Snapshots Project, Athanase and at PoetryPoem.com.
Hodges teaches writing in Alaska. His book of short stories and ethnography entitled The Sexual Life Of Rednecks In The Florida Panhandle will be available later this year from Six Gallery Press.