This section will be regularly updated with brief biographies of contributors to Suspension Magazine. Anyone wishing to get in touch with these contributors should contact Ryan Kidd at the email address provided for submissions, or else go their own way in the wild west that is Google.
***DB Fishman is an Edinburgh poet based in Oxford. They like a little Stravinsky with their Slayer and can be found online as @TheDanPrism.
D.J. Clarke is a teacher living in Bristol. His interests are literature, film and politics. He regularly attends the Lansdown Poets group.
Tony D'Arpino lived for many years in California and Hawai'i and currently lives and works in Bristol. His work has recently featured in Barrow Street (NY), Poetry Monthly (Nottingham) and Terra Incognita (Madrid) and will shortly be appearing in Seventh Quarry (Cardiff). His books include The Tree Worshipper, The Shape of the Stone and Greatest Hits.
John Doak was born in Birmingham in 1983 but now resides in Bristol. His first self-published collection, The Gods of Sheep, appeared in 2005 and his second, Ten Poems, was printed in June, 2009.
Michael Docker has lived in Bristol for several years, having moved with work from Leicestershire, although he attended the University of Bristol in the 1980s. He is married with two teenage children and is a Baptist Minister.
Lloyd Fletcher, originally from the Black Country, spent a longish exile in the United States from where most of his modest writing credits date. He's now rooted in Bristol, with strong Cornish connections.
Mark Grist went to school in Keynsham and is now an English teacher based in Peterborough. He gained the titles of Peterborough Poet Laureate in 2008 and Chief Bard of the Fens in 2009, much to his mother's delight. His double act, 'Dead Poets' with hip hop artist MC Mixy has been on a national tour and was featured on Stephen Merchant's show on Radio 6.
Keith Hilling was born in Wroughton, Wiltshire. He is a twice shortlisted Bridport Prize nominee and his poems can be found in magazines including Aesthetica, The Raven Chronicles and the Ugly Tree. He is currently working towards an M.A. in creative writing at Lancaster University.
Ben McCluskey moved to Bristol in 2002 to study English Literature at the University of Bristol. Since graduating with a Masters degree in 2006 he has lived in London and Bristol, where he now resides. He currently tutors English Literature part-time and writes poetry and short stories. He enjoys the poetry of Marianne Moore, T.S. Eliot and WH Auden.
Julie Sampson is starting to publish poetry again after a break of several years. She is currently working on a long-term project about some of Devon's female writers. This includes a non-fiction book and a sequence of poems. She is editing the Selected Poems of Mary, Lady Chudleigh for Shearsman Classics, which is due for publication in 2009.
Alan Summers is a Japan Times Award-winning published poet, and visiting tutor for The Poetry School at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute. He lives in Bristol.
Caroline Ward lives and works in Bristol. She owns no cats.