Editorial Team

Dr. Jo Clement

Creative Director
& Managing Editor

Raised on a North East council estate, Clem is a New Writing North award-winner. She edits each issue and oversees all aspects of Butcher's Dog publication from her home in North Shields, under the steely gaze of the true Top Dog, Bruce (pictured). 

Moveable Type her debut poetry pamphlet is sistered by Outlandish, a collaboration with writer Damian Le Bas and daily drawer W. John Hewitt. Both illustrated books of poetry are funded by Arts Council England and published by New Writing North.


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Aoife Lyall

Guest Editor

Issue 13 and 14

Aoife Lyall is an Irish poet living and working in the Scottish Highlands. Shortlisted for the Wells Festival of Literature Open Poetry Competition 2019, as well as the Hennessy New Writing Awards 2018 and 2016, her writing has previously appeared in Butcher’s Dog, as well as Gutter, Acumen, Magma, Poetry Ireland Review, Under the Radar, The Stinging Fly, Banshee Lit and others. Her debut collection is due to be published by Bloodaxe Books in 2021. 



Ian Humphreys

Guest Editor Issue 12 and 15

Ian Humphreys’ debut collection, Zebra, is with Nine Arches Press (2019). He is widely published in journals and anthologies, such as  The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Magma and The Forward Book of Poetry 2019. Awards include first prize in the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize, and highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Ian is a fellow of The Complete Works, which promotes diversity, quality and innovation in British poetry. A portfolio of his poems is published in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe, 2017). 



SFB Dancing Shag - credit Lea L'attentiv

Sophie F Baker


Sophie F Baker is a poet of some sort and one of the founding editors of Butcher's Dog. She loves a Collegiate Shag and can occasionally be found teaching others how to partake - as well as working as a magazine editor  for her local Wildlife Trust. 



Photo: Lea L'Attentive.