Holly Bynoe is a Vincentian visual artist and writer, based in New York City. She is a recent graduate of Bard College|International Centre of Photography, where she earned her MFA in advanced photographic studies. Her work has been shown in the Caribbean and internationally, her latest as a part of the New York Camera Club Conversations series. The works included in this issue of Town are from her Compounds series.
Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His work has appeared in LA Review, Poetry International, The Caribbean Review of Books, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals. Peepal Tree Press published his first book of poetry, Far District, in early 2010. He currently holds a Vice-Presidential Scholarship to the University of Utah. He was writer in residence at Alice Yard in January 2010.
Agnes Lehoczky is a Hungarian-born poet and translator who is currently studying for a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She has two short poetry collections, Station X (2000) and Medallion (2002), both published by Universitas in Budapest, Hungary, both written in Hungarian. Her first English collection, Budapest to Babel, was published by Egg Box Publishing in 2008. She is the recepient of this year’s Arthur Welton Award and is currently working on her next collection of poems in English.
Valzhyna Mort, born in Minsk, Belarus, made her American debut in 2008 with the poetry collection Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon Press). She is a 2010–2011 recipient of a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. She was writer in residence at Alice Yard in January 2010.
John Whale was born in Liverpool in 1956. He is co-editor of Stand magazine. His first full-length collection, Waterloo Teeth, will be published later this year by Carcanet.
11 June, 2010