LUNE 01: DISEASE
ANNA BACKMAN ROGERS is a Senior Lecturer in Feminism and Visual Culture at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She is the author of American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and the Crisis-Image and Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure.
She is currently working on a poetry anthology entitled Silver Screen/Dead Time about the female body in popular culture and a book on Simone de Beauvoir and Film entitled A Cinema of Ambiguity. She is the co-founder and editor in chief of MAI: A JOURNAL OF FEMINISM AND VISUAL CULTURE.
KATE FELD writes work that slides between fiction, poetry and lyric essay. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies including Hotel, The Stinging Fly, minor literature[s], Entropy and The Lonely Crowd and is forthcoming from The Letters Page. She runs creative nonfiction journal and reading series The Real Story and lectures in Journalism at Salford University. She is a native of Vermont now living in Manchester, UK and at @katefeld
STEVE ELY has published several collections of poetry, most recently Incendium Amoris, Bloody, Proud & Murderous Men, Adulterers & Enemies of God, Zi-Zi Taah Taah Taah: The Song of the Willow Tit and Jubilate Messi. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield.
DAVID GREAVES is a writer based in York, England interested in the intersections of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and performance. His writing has appeared in Valve, the Verge anthology and Noble/Gas Quarterly, and his prose-poetry pamphlet, Hinged, was released by the New Fire Tree Press in 2011.
FRANCIS HASLEDEN reads philosophy in Paris at the École normale supérieure. His main interests are German idealism, Marx, and phenomenology. His profound distaste for science and logics, that have created a world of alienating abstraction, has lead him to reconsider the way philosophy should speak.
PAULA KNIGHT is an author, illustrator, and comics creator. Her first graphic memoir, The Facts of Life, was published by Myriad Editions in 2017. She has also illustrated numerous children’s books, written three picture books and self-published comics: Spooky Womb (2012) and X-Utero (2013). Many of her comics have been licensed to academic journals and books, and, most recently, her work appears in The Inking Woman (Myriad, 2018). Paula is particularly interested in creative ways to make invisible illness visible, and she is currently exploring new ways of working within her health limitations. She is on Instagram: @paulajkstudio and twitter: @Paula_JKnight
JANE NORRIS is a design theorist interested in the narratives formed in our relationships with materials and objects. She is currently writing about outside-of-enlightenment ways of designing and making: How Materials Think… Her piece ‘A View from the Throne’ was published in the last issue of Dirty Furniture. She has just finished research in the Critical Writing dept. of the Royal College of Art. She works as an Associate Professor at Richmond University the American in London.
LISA MARGREET PAYNE has been an aromatherapist, roller-girl, DJ, singer, designer, craft tutor, and organic farmer. But she’s always been a writer. She wrote her first short story when she was twelve, featuring “Martian Kemp”. No, not an early attempt at cross-genre Spandau Ballet alien fan fiction, just bad spelling. Since then she’s written numerous short stories, articles and essays; and her spelling has greatly improved. Lisa is currently working on a memoir about her diagnosis with a rare autoimmune disease and subsequent disability, whilst studying for her Masters degree in Creative Writing. For more information visit her website.
ELIZABETH REEDER, originally from Chicago, lives in Scotland and is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Ramshackle and Fremont. Ramshackle was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year. Her stories and experimental essays are widely published and broadcast and often explore questions of cartography, identity, ambiguity, family and memory. One Year, a digital chapbook of her lyric essays, is published by Essay Press (2016). Digressions: On Essaying in the UK – curated interviews with publishers, editors and writers on the experimental essay, is a critical companion to One Year and was published in 2016, also by Essay Press. Recently she has been writing about fire, archives and whisky. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She is on twitter @ekreeder
ADAM STEINER’S poetry and fiction appear in Low Light Magazine, L’Ephemere Review, The Arsonist, Glove zine, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Bohemyth, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Rockland Lit, Proletarian Poetry, The Next Review, and Fractured Nuance zine. Adam produced the Disappear Here project: a series of 27 x poetry films about Coventry ring road. His first novel, Politics of The Asylum, a modernist take on NHS decline, is out now. He tweets @BurndtOutWard