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After childhood in South Yorkshire and student years at Cambridge, Stewart Bartlam lived in London for nine years, teaching English as a Foreign Language to - amongst others - F.1. Grand Prix drivers and African Deputy Prime Ministers.  He then retreated to the quieter backwaters of Civil Service Administration in Peterborough, where he still lives.  Now retired, he has had short stories and poems published by Alfie Dog Fiction and Lunar Poetry Magazine, and his poetry blog is

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Kim Bridgford is the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference and editor of Mezzo Cammin, the online formalist journal by women. The author of nine books of poetry, she is the recipient of grants from the NEA, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. Her collaborative three-book series, The Falling Edge, with visual artist Jo Yarrington is forthcoming. She is currently on sabbatical, reading about Antarctica.

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