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Rod Mengham

Rod Mengham

Rod Mengham (1953, Great Britain) is a poet and a publisher of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets. He is also Reader of Modern English Literature at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge where he has curated many exhibitions of contemporary art. His books of poetry include Unsung (2001), Chance of a Storm (2015) and Grimspound & Inhabiting Art (2018). He is the Coeditor of Altered State: The New Polish Poetry (2003) and of Vanishing Points: The New Modernist Poetry (2005).

Adam Horovitz

Adam Horovitz was born in 1971 in London. Says he was made to write poetry at an early age by his parents. Adam's major act of rebellion against his parents so far has been to choose poetry as a career. 

Amarjit Chandan

Amarjit Chandan

Amarjit Chandan (1946, Nairobi Kenya) lives and works in London. He has published six collections of poetry, and five books of essays in Punjabi. Bi-lingual collection Sonata for Four Hands prefaced by John Berger (Arc, 2010). Next collection Suchness (Arc) is due later this year.

He has edited and translated over thirty anthologies of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction by, among others, Brecht, Neruda, Ritsos, Hikmet, Vallejo, Cardenal and John Berger in Punjabi.

Chandan was one of the ten British poets selected by Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, for the National Poetry Day in 2001, and has participated in the Alderburgh, Ledbury, King’s Lynn and Winchester poetry festivals and Poetry Parnassus, gathering of the world’s poets in London in July 2012.

English versions of his poems have appeared in England in various collections including Being Here (1995, 1999, 2005), Sonata for Four Hands prefaced by John Berger (2010); and in magazines such as Atlas, Artrage, Bazaar, Brand, Horizon Review, Critical Quarterly, Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry Review (England), Akköy and Papirus (Turkey), Deucalion o Thessalos, Erismus, Odos Panos and Ombrela (Greece), Lettre Internationale (Romania) Polichinelo and Zunái (Brazil) and Al-Adeeb Al-Thakafiah (Iraq).

His selected poems ΦΟΡΕΣΕ ΜΕ [Wear Me] prefaced by Katerina Aggelaki-Rooke were published by Mandragoras Publications in Athens in December 2014.

His poems have been variously anthologised and broadcast – notably in All That Mighty Heart: London Poems, Edited by Lisa Rus Spaar, University of Virginia Press, 2008; and The Best British Poetry, Edited by Sasha Dugdale, Salt, 2012.

Chandan received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 from the Language Department, Government of the Punjab, India; and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 from the Panjabis in Britain, All-Party Parliamentary Group, London and Anãd Poetry Award, India in 2009.

His short poem carved in 40-foot long stone by Eric Peever, both in Punjabi and its English version, is installed in High Street Slough England.

He was Poet in Residence in the University of California at Santa Barbara (January-June 2014).