Newcastle, United Kingdom

Meet the Team

Dr. Jo Clement, 

Creative Director
& Managing Editor

A working-class poet raised on a North East council estate, 
Clem is a New Writing North award-winner.
Her Ph.D. thesis explored her British Gypsy ethnicity through the visual art of eighteenth-century wood engraver Thomas Bewick. The practice-led study was awarded an inaugural AHRC Northern Bridge scholarship. 
'Moveable Type' her debut poetry pamphlet is sistered by a second 'Outlandish' in collaboration with writer Damian Le Bas and daily drawer W. John Hewitt. Both are funded by Arts Council England and published by New Writing North.

Ian Humphreys, 

Guest Editor Issue 12

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).

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.