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Author: Catherine Simmonds et al

Catherine Simmonds was born in Shaftesbury and graduated in English and Commonwealth Literature from Stirling University. Her poems have appeared in FIRE (ed Jeremy Hilton) and her poem ‘Ashes’ appeared illustrated by Michelle Thompson in GRAPHIC POETRY (Victionary 2005). In October 2006 her poems appeared in THE NEW REVIEW OF LITERATURE (Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA) alongside the work of 12 other British poets. She has written for Dartmoor-based Aune Head Arts, and Somerset-based Trilith. Her poetry seeks out a language to represent sensation, often making use of the visual: patterns of light and shade, the rise and fall of the seasons - which in turn drives the emotional centre of many of her poems.

Rachel Sargent studied painting at Roehampton Institute, University of London and graduated in 1981. She returned to her native Dorset twenty one years ago, since when her work has been profoundly influenced by the landscape that surrounds her. Her paintings are a poetic interpretation of her sense of a place rather than a literal description of it. She has shown her work in many contemporary galleries and is a regular exhibitor during Dorset Arts Weeks and with Sherborne Contemporary Arts.

Justin Orwin is a professional photographer who works primarily in Social and Fine Art photography. When time allows he undertakes projects and exhibitions, and has exhibited on many occasions both independently and in conjunction with other artists. A member of Sherborne Contemporary Arts and the Royal Photographic Society, he enjoys interaction with other artists and photographers believing that we can be inspired by each other’s visions.

Keith Walton writes poetry and prose. He has read his work at poetry cafés and events in the South West and has had his work published in several poetry magazines. He published a book of poems, First Cut (Brimstone Press) in 2004. In 2005 he wrote the poems for Sherborne Contemporary Art’s exhibition Double Vision at Sherborne House. In 2006 he published a novel, Diggers and Dreamers (Brimstone Press).



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