Maria R. C. Abbott is an enthusiastic Fine Art Fiend who is studying and guzzling the subject at Newcastle University. Maria’s art centres around an interest in the human experience, which often involves being incredibly nosy. Despite her anti-monarchy tendencies, her best achievement has been the observation of Prince Charles’ eyes over her painting ‘Miners’ which is on permanent display at the ‘Ty Ebbw’ museum in Wales. Jolly ho. You’ll mainly find Maria swing dancing, tea sipping and dabbling in poetry and paint. She regularly updates her artistic ventures via this page : flickr.com/photos/maria_abbottart.
I’m a second year English Literature student at Newcastle, and am President of the University Creative Writing Society. When I’m not writing I like to sit back with a good book, and immerse myself in their different worlds – imagination will take you anywhere.
Alice is currently studying Fine Art at Newcastle University. Her inspiration comes from the processes of art-making itself, through the use of different materials and by the way in which these realms interact. Consequently much of her work leans more towards the abstract and her subjects are often more obscure than mainstream.
Website Address: www.alicemariajones.com
Website Address: alexhdfineart.blogspot.co.uk
Jim Meirose’s work has appeared in numerous literary magazines including Alaska Quarterly Review, New Orleans Review, South Carolina Review, and Witness.
He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times, has been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, and has been short-listed for the O Henry Awards.
Joseph Murphy is a professional editor and writer who lives in Michigan. He has had poetry published in a number of journals, including The Gray Sparrow, Pure Francis and The Sugar House Review. Murphy is also a poetry editor for an online literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs.
Being raised in the Yorkshire Dales has always influenced my work, I like to work in a variety of mediums and hope to develop my work during my four years doing Fine Art at Newcastle University.
Website Address: hannahscullyart.tumblr.com
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the new poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to a crisis center, which you can read about at Right Hand Pointing. He is also the author of numerous chapbooks, including most recently The Devil’s Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press. He has two more chapbooks forthcoming, Personal Myths from Writing Knights Press and Fog Area from Dog on a Chain Press.
Emma Whitehall is a performer and writer, who specialises in writing dark fiction and Weird Tales of under 1000 words. She is a regular at many spoken word events in the North East, and posts a new story every Sunday on her blog, Kallisto’s Tales.
Paige Sinkler is a writer, photographer and MA student in Creative Writing at Kingston University. Her work tends to focus in tight on everyday objects and interactions, and has appeared in magazines, restaurants and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. She lives in Guildford.
Website Address: www.paigesinkler.com
Kate has been published in The Susquehanna Review, ditch, Third Wednesday, Barrier Island Review, Verandah Literary Journal, Grasslimb, Kill Poet, MiPoesias, The Junk Lot Review, The Legendary, The Missing Slate, Existere, vox poetica, and the 2012 UnFolded Garden Show. She has self-published two books, escape artist and hallucinations, cancer & the purple tree and is publishing a third book, inheritance, with Unbound Content. She is also an editor at cahoodaloodaling and mostly spends her time rolling on the floor with her daughter and her Husky.
Website Address: sunshinegypsy.deviantart.com
Alex Robinson has had a camera in hand for most of his life. He recently graduated from York Tech and lives with his cat, Moses, in South Carolina.
Rodney Nelson’s work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago, but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the 2000s.
Website Address: www.pw.org/content/rodney_nelson
Carl James Grindley grew up on an island off the West Coast of Canada, and studied in the US and Europe. He won this year’s Cathlamet Poetry Prize from Ravenna Press for his book Lora and The Dark Lady. His collection of three novellas, Icon, was published in 2008 by No Record Press.
Website Address: Poems In Progress
Miriam Hancill is a first year fine art student at Newcastle University. Her paintings are usually landscape based, focusing primarily on colour and form within the setting, in a non-descriptive and atmospheric manner.
Daniel is currently an undergraduate at Newcastle University. He was shortlisted for the NCLA Water Poetry Competition and came runner up (twice!) in the Young Adult Category.
As an Undergraduate Fine Arts student at Newcastle University I strive to create and further my bold passionate expression of an individual thought process. ‘Frederick’ encompasses this expression in the ‘Personal Project’ I am currently working on.
Claire Askew’s poetry has appeared in The Guardian, Popshot and PANK, among others, and has been twice shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award. Claire also won the 2010 Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize and a 2012 Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Her debut pamphlet, currently on its second print run, is The Mermaid and the Sailors (Red Squirrel Press, 2011).
Website Address: One Night Stanzas
John Stocks is a Sheffield based poet. Recently featured in the best selling anthology ‘Soul Feathers’ alongside Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Carol Ann Duffy, and ‘This Island City’ the first anthology of poetry from Portsmouth. Both books are available from Waterstones UK
Website Address: Altered State: Poetry and Other Works by John Stocks
Kit Griffiths is a 2012 Fine Art graduate from Newcastle University.
Website Address: kitgriffiths.blogspot.co.uk
Helen Victoria Anderson
Helen Victoria Anderson was born & brought up in Marske-by-the-Sea, in North East England. She is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Teesside University. The mother of two teenagers, she is currently working on her first novel and has had her poetry and short stories published in a number of anthologies.
Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature’s Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada.
Website Address: eleanorleonnebennett.zenfolio.com
Melanie Webb is a poet and theologian who lives in Princeton, NJ. Her favorite tree in the world is a threadleaf Japanese maple found at 40N 20′ 29.043″ and 74W 40′ 16.108″ — they have a shared need for well-placed support to remain rooted and upright.
This story was one of the first that I set in my new hometown of Columbia, MO– the gym at the story’s end is where I sweat helplessly as often as a I can stand it. I teach creative writing and American lit at a small mid-Missouri university, and I am the fiction editor for the online journal H_NGM_N.
I’m a First Year Fine Art student at Newcastle University from Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. I work mostly with paint and photography, but enjoy exploring a range of subjects, from Portraiture to Architecture.
Website Address: flickr.com/photos/78446420@N05/
Christopher Bryn Viner
Christopher Bryn Viner lives in London and has an obsession with poetry. He enjoys writing, learning, spontaneously cycling to other countries, and is the editor of a new London based literary magazine, You Stumble into a Room Full of Poets.
Website Address: The Tree Stump
Brian Kayser is a writer and teacher who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. His writings in music have also appeared in HipHopGame, The Source, Rap Fanatic, and The Connex List. Brian’s fiction has appeared in 34th Parallel Magazine and forthcoming in Eunoia Review and Writing Raw.
I’ve started making visual artworks after varied experiences in music, writing and photography. I make acrylics with the stencil technique on board, canvas, old vinyl records or other media. I uses logos, icons, tiny objects, discarded stuff, ordinary objects. I’m always on the lookout for what is hidden, discarded or considered to have no worth by the mainstream. I live and work in Bologna, Italy.
Website Address: coroflot.com/fabiosassi