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Neo Antiquity: Transformations of Philosophy and Poetry 2
Why I am So Clever
Mark Waldron was born in New York and works in advertising. He has published two poetry collections, The Brand New Dark (Salt 2008) and The Itchy Sea (Salt, 2011). His work, widely published, also appears in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010) and the Best British Poetry series in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2014 he was named as one of the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets.
Lucy Mercer is a writer based in London. The editor of Universe Magazine, her poems have been published in Oxford Poetry, Ambit and The Morning Star among others. She’s a contributor to the forthcoming reader Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity – The Environmental Humanities and the Ancient World (Lexington Books, 2017) and is studying for an AHRC funded PhD in the ‘Ecological Poetics of Emblems’ at Royal Holloway.
Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009 and won the Poetry London competition in 2012. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, been broadcast on BBC Radio and recorded for the Poetry Archive. Liz’s debut collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Black Country was chosen as a book of the year by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Big Issue and The Morning Star.