Elbow Room Volume Ten
Elbow Room Volume Ten
Elbow Room Volume Ten was first published in September 2015. Copies of the limited first edition are still available to buy. Volume Ten includes poetry, prose, painting and printmaking.
Lynne Bryan is the author of a short story collection Envy At The Cheese Handout (published by Faber & Faber), and the novels Gorgeous and Like Rabbits (Sceptre). She is co-organiser of Words And Women -
Angela Readman’s poetry has won The Mslexia Poetry Competition, The Essex Poety Prize and The Charles Causley. It has recently appeared in various journals including The Rialto, Popshot, Magma and The Lake. She is also a short story writer and won The Costa Short Story Award. Her debut story collection Don’t Try This at Home is published by And Other Stories (2015.)
Beth McDonough first trained in Silversmithing at Glasgow School of Art, but after many happy years teaching, she completed an M.Litt in Writing Study and Practice at Dundee University. Much of her work focuses on themes of maternity, bereavement and disability, and is strongly rooted in place and influenced by the Anglo Saxons. The poems she has submitted here engage with a response to contemporary problems, underscored by ancient signs and traditions, tied to places. She continues to work in mixed media, and her work may be read in Dundee Writes, New Writing Dundee, Northwords Now, Under the Radar, Gutter, and is soon to be published inObsessed with Pipework , the Interpreter’s House, Cake and Poetry Bus.
Tessa Baker is a London born artist living in the South of France. Tessa studied at Chelsea School of Fine Arts and spent two years as artist Richard Winkworth’s apprentice. She attended the Slade Summer School and completed the LCA Diploma in watercolours. Tessa has had exhibitions in various London galleries including Chelsea Contemporary Art Gallery. She has shown at both the London Fine Arts Fair and New York Fine Arts Fair and has had many exhibitions in the South of France. Tessa has sold her work privately to collectors around the world and is currently teaching and painting at her studio in St Antonin. www.tessabaker.com
Bella Larsson (b. Gabriela González Larsson, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish-Spanish fine art printmaker and installation artist who conveys ideas around materiality. Larsson has studied fine art, graphic arts and printmaking in Sweden, France and the United Kingdom. After obtaining a BA in the Artefact from Central St. Martins (2003) with the support of the Lions Award for Young Artists (2002), she appeared in a row of young creative publications, including CéCi magazine. The artist was also one of the subjects for the bestselling book, Fashion Market II (2006). Larsson obtained an M.A in Fine Art Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts (2014) and this is where she developed her deep engagement with the archaic praxis of wood engraving through a body of new work that firmly roots her practice within her nordic origin. She is currently living, writing, teaching, and producing work from London, the United Kingdom. Her work is included in private collections around the world as well as in notable public collections, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. With the imprint of the hand having a lasting and multilayered effect on her work the artist is associated with the DIY ethics of the 00’s and she is becoming increasingly affiliated with the contemporary resurgence of extinct crafts. Larsson’s work has been exhibited and published internationally in Sweden, Spain, UK, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. 2015 will see her join fellow wood engravers Peter S. Smith and Edwina Ellis in a joint London show. More information on her current work can be found on www.bellalarsson.com.
Tomas Narmontas is a London based writer. His poetry appeared in literary magazines in the UK, Canada and USA. He enjoys observing life.
Rebecca Violet White completed an MA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia last year, and has since swapped the cobbles of Norwich for the mock gold pavements of London. She recently appeared in an anthology of all women’s poetry, ‘Furies’, published by For Book’s Sake and currently juggles being a woman in the city and wanting to be a woman outside of the city. Her poetry now features smoke and bones but would like it to include more trees again.