Geraldine Monk was born in the county of Lancashire, in the northwest of England in 1952. Since the 1970s her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her major volumes of poetry include Interregnum (Creation Books, 1995), Noctivagations (2001), and Escafeld Hangings (2005), both published by West House Books. Her Selected Poems was published by Salt Publishing in 2003. A collection of essays on her poetry, The Salt Companion to Geraldine Monk, edited by Scott Thurston, appeared in 2007.
Alan Halsey was born in London in 1949. He ran the Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye from 1979 to 1996. Since 1997, he has lived in Sheffield, continuing to work as a specialist bookseller and editor of West House Books. His own books include The Text of Shelley's Death (Five Seasons, 1995), Marginalien, a collection of poems, prose texts & graphics (Five Seasons 2005) and Not Everything Remotely; Selected Poems 1978-2005 (Salt 2006). His several collaborations include Fit to Print with Karen Mac Cormack (Coach House 1998) and Days of ‘49 with Gavin Selerie (West House 1999). His text-graphic work Memory Screen was most shown at the Bury Text Festival 2005 and his graphic work includes a collaboration with Steve McCaffery, Paradigm of the Tinctures (Granary 2007).
Recorded Thursday, November 06, 2008 at University of Chicago-Rosenwald 405.