Ahren WarnerPoetry Editor
Ahren Warner is the author of two collections of poems, Confer (Bloodaxe, 2011) and Pretty (Bloodaxe, 2013), both of which have received Poetry Book Society Recommendations. He was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2010 and an Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2012, while Confer was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His reviews, interviews and poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies and he has also published a pocket-book, Re:, with Donut Press. Ahren completed his doctoral thesis – on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the commodity in twentieth-century poetry – at the University of London; he has been a tutor and delivered lectures within the English department of Queen Mary, University of London, and has taught poetry in a creative writing context at universities and schools.
Martha KaposAssistant Poetry Editor
Martha Kapos, Assistant Poetry Editor, was born in America, read Classics at Harvard, then came to study painting and art history at the Chelsea College of Art. She taught there, lecturing and writing on art history and poetry until 2001, when she joined Poetry London.
Her first poetry publication was a pamphlet from The Many Press in 1989. She won a Hawthornden Fellowship in 1994 and in 2000 was shortlisted for Poetry Review’s Geoffrey Dearmer ‘New Poet of the Year’ Award. Her poems have been published in Agenda, Thumbscrew, Poetry London, Poetry Review, Rialto, and the TLS.
Her first collection, My Nights in Cupid’s Palace (Enitharmon, 2003) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and won the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection. Her second collection, Supreme Being (Enitharmon 2008), received a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Tim DooleyReviews Editor
Tim Dooley has reviewed poetry for The Times Literary Supplement, written obituaries for The Times and edited the small press magazine Green Lines. He has also been a creative writing tutor for the Arvon Foundation, Writers Inc and The Poetry School. His first collection of poems The Interrupted Dream was published by Anvil in 1985. This was followed by The Secret Ministry (2001) and Tenderness (2004), both winners in the Poetry Business pamphlet competition. Tenderness was also a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice. His latest collection Keeping Time (2008), published by Salt, is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. He works as a teacher in a secondary school on the edge of London.
Alex PryceWebsite and Marketing Officer
Alex Pryce is currently writing a thesis on contemporary Northern Irish women's poetry at Wadham College, Oxford. She previously earned a BA in English and a MA in Modern Literature at the University of Leicester. In 2007 she set up PoetCasting and was named 'Art and Culture Woman of the Future' by Real Business magazine in 2008. Her poetry has been published in magazines including Staple, Fortnight and Mslexia and she has reviewed poetry for Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and New Walk.
Alex has experience working for literature organisations on web content, particularly podcasting and new media development. She joined Poetry London in August 2010 and is responsible for the website, marketing, sales, audience building and listings.
Martin ParkerProduction Editor
Martin Parker was born in North Nottinghamshire and studied photography at Napier University, Edinburgh. He moved to London in 1997 and completed his MA (Fine Art) at Central Saint Martins, London. His work has been exhibited in Sheffield, Edinburgh, London and Poznan, Poland, including solo shows, and he has curated a number of international and UK exhibitions.
He has worked as a graphic designer since 1997 and specializes in education and the arts. His clients include: Tate Modern, Terra Incognita, Refugee Council, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School, Enitharmon Press, Hearing Eye, Lambeth Archive, Norwood, Middlesex University, Social Spider, and the Zoological Society of London. He is co-editor of Brittle Star magazine for new writers and plays in a band called Friends (since 1990). He joined Poetry London in 2000.
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Daniela PaolucciGeneral Manager
Daniela Paolucci has worked in the arts in Italy and the UK for over 15 years in a variety of roles in management, finance, tour booking, producing projects and festivals and across a range of theatre companies including the Royal National Theatre, Puppet Centre, European Cultural Foundation UK, Scarlet Theatre, Peepolykus, company of angels, Watermans Arts Centre, Pacitti Company (SPILL Festival of Performance 2007) and Montage Theatre Arts.
Daniela joined Poetry London as General Manager in January 2009 with the overall responsibility for the smooth running of all Poetry London’s operational services with a particular focus on finances, funder liaison and strategic planning.
She also currently works part-time for Apples and Snakes, England's leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word, as Education Development Coordinator focusing on developing and delivering a strand of work for Arts & Health and a portfolio of projects with schools and other organisations.