Hoy was born in London in 1952, and educated at the Universities
of York and Leeds. He has a Ph.D in Philosophy, a subject he continues
to teach on a part-time basis for the University of Oxford's Department
for Continuing Education. As well as founding and managing The
Waywiser Press, he co-founded and manages Between The Lines, now
an imprint of Waywiser, which is devoted to publishing book-length
interviews with contemporary poets. His most recent publication
is 'The Transatlantic Disconnect', which is a modified version
of the paper he delivered at the AWP conference in Boston, Massachusetts
in March 2013, where his fellow panellists were Adam Kirsch, Eric
McHenry, Mary Jo Salter and Rosanna Warren (The Warwick Review,
September 2013). Previous publications include W.D. Snodgrass
in Conversation with Philip Hoy (Between The Lines, London,
1998), Anthony Hecht in Conversation with Philip Hoy (Between
The Lines, London, 1999, 2001), and Donald Justice in Conversation
with Philip Hoy (Between The Lines, London, 2001). A fine
press edition of Anthony's Hecht's last poems, Interior Skies,
for which Hoy has written the foreword, was recently published
by Liv Rockefeller and Kenneth Shure's Two Ponds Press (http://twopondspress.com/).
is currently editing a volume of Hecht's extensive correspondence
with the architectural historian William MacDonald, which is due
for publication in 2014.
An interview with Hoy concerning
Between The Lines was published in the Dark Horse: "The
Interviewer Interviewed: N.S Thompson talks to Philip Hoy, editor
of Between The Lines", The Dark Horse, 15, Summer
2003: 40-46. This interview can be read on-line at:
more recent interview, concerning Waywiser and its editorial policy,
was published in issue 5 of Michael Glover's on-line magazine,
the Bow-Wow Shop, and can be read by going to
Senior American Editor
Harrison was born in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in Virginia and
Alabama, and studied at Yale and Johns Hopkins. His book Someone
Elses Name (Waywiser, 2003) was named as one of five
poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. His second book
of poems, Identity Theft, was published by Waywiser in
2008. His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry
1998, 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, The Library
of Americas Anthology of American Religious Poems,
the Penguin Pocket Anthology of Poetry, the Penguin Pocket
Anthology of Literature, The Swallow Anthology of New American
Poets, and many journals. In 2005 he was the recipient of
an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts
and Letters. In 2009 he received a Fellowship in Poetry from the
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in Baltimore.
McHenry grew up in Topeka, Kansas and earned degrees from Beloit
College and Boston University. His first book of poems, Potscrubber
Lullabies (Waywiser, 2006), won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award,
and he is the author, more recently, of Mommy Daddy Evan Sage,
a light verse collection illustrated by Nicholas Garland (Waywiser,
2011). His poems have appeared in the New Republic, Harvard
Review, Cincinnati Review, Common Knowledge,
Orion, the Guardian (U.K.), Poetry Daily
and Poetry Northwest, from whom he received the 2010 Theodore
Roethke Prize. He is a contributing editor of Columbia
magazine and has written about poetry for the New York Times
Book Review, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, the San
Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe and Slate.
He lives in Topeka with his wife and two children and teaches
creative writing at Washburn University.
Malech was born in New Haven, Connecticut, grew up in Maryland,
studied at Yale, where she received a Frederick M. Clapp Poetry
Writing Fellowship, and studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop,
where she received a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing
Fellowship. Her other honors include a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship,
a Writer's Fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy,
fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and a Glenn Schaeffer Award.
She is the author of Say So (Cleveland State University
Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser,
2009), which was a finalist for the Anthony Hecht Prize in 2007
and 2008 and was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2010.
Her poems have appeared in such publications as Poetry,The
New Yorker, Poetry London, and Best New Poets.
She served as a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at Saint Mary's
College of California in 2010, and she has also taught writing
at institutions that include Victoria University in New Zealand
and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is also a visual artist, and
she helped found and currently directs the Iowa Youth Writing
Project, a language arts outreach organization.
Watkins was born in Sheffield in 1945. His poems have appeared
widely in magazines, including Agenda, Poetry Wales,
the New Welsh Review, The Rialto, the Dark Horse,
the Hudson Review, the Alabama Literary Review and
the Malahat Review. He has read at venues in the UK
amongst others, at Grasmere (for the Wordsworth Trust) and at
Oxford University and in the USA and Greece. He has written
essays for various journals, on subjects as diverse as Conrad
Aiken, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale, Edward Thomas, E J Scovell
and Michael Longley. He is a tutor for The Poetry School, London.
His collection, Jigsaw, was published by Waywiser in 2003.
Williamson was born in 1964 and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was educated at Vanderbilt, Wisconsin-Madison and Johns Hopkins
Universities, and is the author of three collections of poetry,
The Silent Partner (Story Line Press, 1995), Errors
in the Script (Sewanee Writers' Series/The Overlook Press,
2001), and, most recently, A Most Marvelous Piece of Luck
(Waywiser, 2008). Williamson's poetry has earned him the Nathan
Haskell Dole Prize, the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, a John
Atherton Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. He teaches at Johns
Hopkins University, and lives in Baltimore.