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December 2007  - 5th anniversary issue l Contributors

Andy Willoughby co-runs the independent Middlesbrough based press Ek Zuban which specialises in bi-lingual publications from international exchanges and the work of new young writers. He is a poet who regularly performs live with musicians and has previously published two pamphlets “The Wrong California” (Mudfog 2003) “Peripheries” (Ek Zuban 2006 - with Finnish poet Riina Katajavuori) and a ful collection “Tough” (Smokestack Books 2005). He is currently working on his second collection “Necklace of Tongues” for Smokestack books and is teaching on the M.A in Creative Writing at The University of Teesside.


Julie Egdell moved to Middlesbrough two years ago to study English Literature at the University of Teesside. She won the Writer of the Year award 2006/2007 for her expose on the horrors of student housing. She has recently been awarded a bursary by Northern Cultural Skills Partnerships to undertake a poetry mentoring programme with Middlesbrough Poet Laureate Andy Willoughby. She has previously had poems published in Kenaz magazine and the Wilds Anthology (Ek Zuban 2007) alongside major North-East poets.


Amy Licence writes from Kent, UK. She has had publications in UK literary journals and has new work forthcoming in Ambit.


Tatiana Pahlen was born, raised, and educated in Russia. She arrived New York in 1986, and started writing poetry directly in English. She writes poetry, short stories and dabbles in cartoons.


Pita Okute studied economics at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, before pursuing a latent interest in journalism. Since 1982, he has traversed the Nigerian media as reporter, columnist and editor. His poems and short stories have appeared in a few Nigerian anthologies, including Poets on the Fringe, Und Eine Dat Straat Ein Peiste and Camouflage. These poems are from the unpublished collection, Chasing Rhymes.


Terence Doyle has been published in Mobius - a New York based poetry magazine, 'Inside The Crocodile' an anthology of new writing from Wexford and several poetry websites amongst them &


Femi Nzegwu is a specialist on issues of social inclusion, health and human rights. She has worked in the area of public health and social policy research for the past 20 years in the UK, Africa and the USA and has published widely on these subjects.






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