Alan Macfarlane FBA, FRHistS | Professor Emeritus of Anthropological Science and Life Fellow of King’s College at the University of Cambridge, and the author of over twenty books and numerous articles covering English social history, demography in Nepal and the industrial history of England, China and Japan. A survey text, The Invention of the Modern World, has been published by Odd Volumes for subscribers to the Fortnightly.
Poetry editor: Peter Riley.
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Michael Blackburn | Currente Calamo. Michael Blackburn is a poet and occasional publisher. He lectures in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. His most recent poetry collection is Spyglass Over The Lagoon (The Knives Forks And Spoons Press, 2011) and his regular blog is Plunder and Salvage.
Anthony Howell | Contributing editor. A former dancer with the Royal Ballet, Anthony Howell was founder of The Theatre of Mistakes and performed solo at the Hayward Gallery and at the Sydney Biennale. His articles on visual art, dance, performance, and poetry have appeared in Art Monthly, The London Magazine, Harpers & Queen, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. In 2001 he received a LADA bursary to study the tango in Buenos Aires and now teaches the dance at his studio/gallery, The Room in Tottenham Hale. He is the author of a seminal textbook, The Analysis of Performance Art: A Guide to Its Theory and Practice, several collections of poetry, including The Ogre’s Wife, and translations, including his work with Fawzi Karim in Plague Lands.
Peter Riley | Poetry Notes. Peter Riley is the former co-editor of The English Intelligencer, the former editor of Collection, and the author of fifteen books of poetry – and some of prose. A recipient of a 2012 Cholmondeley Award for poetry, his latest book is The Glacial Stairway (Carcanet, 2011). He lives in Yorkshire. His webpage is April Eye.
Hoyt Rogers | Contributing editor. Hoyt Rogers is a writer, editor, translator, the author of a volume of criticism, The Poetics of Inconstancy and a poetry collection, Witnesses. His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in many periodicals. He translates from the French, German, Italian, and Spanish. His translations include the Selected Poems of Jorge Luis Borges, a novel by Philippe Claudel, and three books by Yves Bonnefoy—The Curved Planks, Second Simplicity, and The Digamma. Openwork, an André du Bouchet reader, will be published by Yale later this year (2014). He lives in the Dominican Republic and Italy.
Ian Sansom | Museums and Collections. Ian Sansom is the author of Ring Road, Paper: An Elegy (UK) (US), The Bad Book Affair (UK) (US) and other titles in the Mobile Library Mystery series. A new series of mysteries, the “County Guides”, launched in July 2013 with the publication of The Norfolk Mystery (UK) (US). He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, is a former Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and is often heard on Radio Three and Radio Four. He teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Warwick and writes frequently for The Guardian and the London Review of Books.
Robin Saikia | The Venice Correspondent. Robin Saikia is a writer and historian based in London and Venice. He grew up in Britain, Zambia, India, and Italy, and was educated at Winchester College and at Merton College, Oxford. He is a good cook, an adventurous traveller and an accomplished classical pianist. He is the author of The Venice Lido, the first ever full-length historical and cultural guide to Venice’s glamorous beach resort, along with several other Blue Guides. His website is here.
John Taylor | Contributing editor. John Taylor is the author of the three-volume essay collection, Paths to Contemporary French Literature (Transaction Publishers, 2004, 2007, 2011) and Into the Heart of European Poetry (Transaction, 2008). He has recently translated books by Philippe Jaccottet, Jacques Dupin, Pierre-Albert Jourdan, and Louis Calaferte. In 2013, he won the Raiziss-de Palchi Translation Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets for his project to translate the Italian poet Lorenzo Calogero. His most recent personal book is If Night is Falling (Bitter Oleander Press, 2012). He has lived in France since 1977.
Alan Wall | Contributing editor. Alan Wall was born in Bradford, lives in North Wales, and studied English at Oxford. He has published six novels and three collections of poetry, including Doctor Placebo. Jacob, a book written in verse and prose, was shortlisted for the Hawthornden Prize. His work has been translated into ten languages. He has published essays and reviews in many different periodicals including the Guardian, Spectator, The Times, Jewish Quarterly, Leonardo, PN Review, London Magazine, The Reader and Agenda. He was Royal Literary Fund Fellow in Writing at Warwick University and Liverpool John Moores and is currently Professor of Writing and Literature at the University of Chester. His book Endtimes has just been published by Shearsman Books, and Badmouth, a novel, was published by Harbour Books in January. A collection of his essays, Labyrinths and Clues, has been published by Odd Volumes, thepublishing imprint of The Fortnightly Review.
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