Elbow Room Volume Eight
Elbow Room Volume Eight
Elbow Room Volume Eight was first published in April 2015. Copies of the limited first edition are still available.
Examples of the work included in this volume can be found on our artists page.
Colin Bancroft is currently studying for an MA in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University under the tutelage of Jean Sprackland. He has previously had poems published in Acumen, Agenda, Ariadne’s Thread, Black Light Engine Room, Broken Wine, Cannon’s Mouth, The Copperfield Review, Elbow Room, LondonGrip, Message in a Bottle, Neon and ScreechOwl. He has also been shortlisted for both the Manchester Bridgewater Prize and the New Holland Press competition.
Carolyn Oulton has previously published in magazines such as Orbis, iota, Seventh Quarry, The Frogmore Papers, Ariadne’s Thread, Envoi and Lunar Poetry and my collections include The Rain (Sol Publications 2000), Left Past the Moon (National Poetry Foundation 2001) and A Child, a Death and the Making of the Fairy Tale Woman (Bewrite Books 2011). In addition to her poetry, she has recently published biographies of the Victorian writers Mary Cholmondeley and Jerome K. Jerome, and founded the Creative and Professional Writing BA Hons degree at Canterbury Christ Church University. www.carolynoulton.co.uk
Cate Doyle’s current body of work is an etching based practice dealing with the subject of horizons. She pursues this through the investigating and utilisation of abstract marks, made and found. Inspired by the natural world and travels to remote places, her etchings represent the horizon in the traditional sense of a landscape. But more than a pictorial representation of a place, she is interested in evoking the feeling experienced whilst in these surroundings. Through her work she endeavours to invoke a feeling of connection and a close relationship between the viewer and the landscape. www.catedoyle.com
Jim Conwell lives and works in London. With an original background in Fine Art, he has worked for nearly 30 years in the mental health field. He has had poems published in The Journal, The Lampeter Review, Poetry Cornwall, South Poetry, Orbis, Ofi Press, The English Chicago Review, The SHOp, Uneven Floor, Turbulence, The Seventh Quarry, Under the Radar, The Frogmore Papers and Blue Pepper, and has a poem scheduled for publication in Poetry and Audience.
Robina Doxi is a Swedish born, London based artist who completed an MA in Fine Art at Camberwell College in 2013. In 2014 Doxi was selected to take part in the FBA Futures Show at The Mall Galleries in London, an exhibition showcasing outstanding art graduates from the UK. Doxi’s mixed media paintings combine canvas, acrylic, ink, coffee, tea and her own custom technique of “washing” off and re-layering the work giving the final pieces texture, illusion, a sense of age or decay and a platform for a highly detailed and delicate subject matter.