Meet the Team

Managing Editor: Jo Clement


A working-class poet raised on a North East council estate, Jo Clement is a New Writing North award-winner. Friends call her Clem. Her poems have been shortlisted for the Bridport, Melita Hulme and Troubadour International prizes.   Jo’s Ph.D. thesis ‘Moveable Type’ explores her British Gypsy ethnicity through the visual art of eighteenth-century wood engraver Thomas Bewick. The practice-led study produced a new collection of poems and was awarded an inaugural AHRC Northern Bridge scholarship.  
Photo: Uta Kogelsberger.   www.joclement.co.uk/

Editor: Ian Humphreys


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). www.ianhumphreyspoet.com


Typesetter: 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.   www.sophiefbaker.co.uk/
Photo: Lea L'Attentive.