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James Byrne (UK)

James Byrne is the International Editor at Arc Publications, as well as being a poet, editor and translator. He founded The Wolf magazine in 2002, which he still edits, and co-edited Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Poets (Arc Publications, 2012). His recent poetry publications are White Coins (Arc Publications, 2015) and Everything Broken Up Dances (Tupelo, US, 2015). Blood/Sugar was published by Arc in November 2009 and his poems have been translated into various languages including Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French and Serbian. Byrne was Poet in Residence at Clare Hall, Cambridge, in 2012 (the first since Joseph Brodsky).

He has an international reputation and has given readings in Syria (2009), Burma and Libya (both 2012), at the invitation of the British Council. In 2008, Byrne won Treci Trg poetry festival prize in Serbia. In 2009 a Selected Poems: The Vanishing House was published by Treci Trg (in a bilingual edition) in Belgrade. He is the co-editor of Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, an anthology of poets under 35, published by Bloodaxe in 2009 and edited The Wolf: A Decade in July 2012.

Byrne was born near London in 1977 and graduated from the MFA program at New York University, where he was on a Stein Scholarship ('Extraordinary International Scholar'). He teaches poetry at Edge Hill University where he is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing.