Zoe Bulaitis: University of Exeter
Ann Loveridge: Canterbury Christ Church University
Daniel Shelley-Smith: Aberystwyth University
Daniel Shelley-Smith is a PhD Candidate at Aberystwyth University, where he previously completed his BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, and an MA in Creative Writing. He is currently completing his thesis – a hybrid of poetry, commentary, and theory – on the subject of physics and poetry. Daniel describes himself as a conceptual poet. He is interested in the way written language behaves, and in experimenting with ways of constructing poetry as both a visual and linguistic system. Several of his poems have appeared in the student anthologies: The Lunar Attic, Flux, and Seafret. Daniel regularly presents his work at Aberystwyth Univiersity’s annual Postgraduate Conference, hosted by the Department of English and Creative Writing.
Georgie Lorimer: Aberystwyth University
Mike Rose-Steel: University of Exeter
Mike Rose-Steel is currently battling an AHRC funded PhD on the subject of Wittgenstein, Poetry and the Inexpressible at the University of Exeter. Research interests include contemporary poetry, animal rights and consciousness, techniques of mysticism, philosophy of language, aesthetics as ethics and Wittgenstein. He teaches undergraduate creative writing and critical-theory modules, and runs reading groups on David Foster Wallace and Heidegger. He has lectured on Pseudo-Dionysius and the ineffable, the logic of jokes, and the dangers of poetry. Previous study has included MAs in Writing and Continental Philosophy, and a BA in philosophy (all undertaken at the University of Warwick). Mike’s poetry has been published by Heaventree Press, The Clearing and The Broadsheet. His submission in this issue of The Dovetail is his first venture into something more prose-like. With his writing collective ‘Exegesis’ Mike has produced installations, publications and a film, including Fifty-one Shades of Black and Blue, The Wittgenstein Vector, and a First World War centenary community writing project, The Long Goodbye. His current projects include tweeting a modern English translation of the mediaeval French poem the Roman de la Rose with Tamsyn Rose-Steel at the Johns Hopkins Rose Digital Library (@RosDigLib #roserom), an ekphrastic collaboration with poets Isabel Galleymore and Wan Wei Hsien, and a cross-disciplinary colloquium ‘Wiring Wittgenstein’, supported by the Bridging the Gaps fund. Mike lives in Cornwall, where it is often wet. He quite likes Wittgenstein.