Cliff Yates - Tamar Yoseloff
Cliff Yates was born in Birmingham. His collection 'Henry's Clock'
(Smith/Doorstop) won both the Aldeburgh first collection prize and the Poetry Business book & pamphlet competition. Pamphlets include '14 Ways of Listening to the Archers' and 'Emergency Rations'. A new collection, 'Frank Freeman's Dancing School', is forthcoming from Salt. He wrote 'Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School' during his time as Poetry Society poet-in-residence. He lives in Skelmersdale and teaches at Maharishi School where his students are renowned for winning poetry competitions. He has run courses and workshops in schools, colleges, universities and for organisations such as the Arvon Foundation, the British Council and the Poetry Society. He holds a PhD in Poetry and Poetics and is the recipient of an Arts Council England Writer's Award.
Tamar Yoseloff was born in the U.S. in 1965. Her first collection, Sweetheart (Slow Dancer Press, 1998) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Aldeburgh Festival Prize. She received a New Writers’ Award from London Arts for her second collection, Barnard’s Star (Enitharmon Press, 2004). In 2005 she was Writer in Residence at Magdalene College, Cambridge, as part of their Year in Literature Festival. She is a tutor for The Poetry School and the poetry editor of Art World Magazine. She divides her time between London and Suffolk, and is currently working on her first novel.