Ken N Kamoche: Ken N. Kamoche was born in Kenya and currently teaches management in Hong Kong. He holds degrees from Nairobi and Oxford (Rhodes Scholar). He worked in Uganda as it emerged from the Idi Amin chaos, Somali weeks before it descended into civil war, and Poland while it was still truly communist. He has published four books on management and has completed a novel. ‘An end so still’ is his first collection of short stories. He is a columnist for Kenyan newspapers and on www.G21.net.
Katia Kapovich: Katia Kapovich is a bilingual poet writing in English and Russian. She is the author of five collections of Russian verse and of a book of English language poetry, Gogol in Rome (Salt, 2004), shortlisted for the Jerwood Alderburgh Prize 2005 in England. Her English poems have also appeared in the London Review of Books, The New Republic, The Independent, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, The American Scholar, The Antioch Review, Jacket, and numerous other periodicals. She received the 2001 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the US Library of Congress. In 2007 she will be Poet-in-Residence at Amherst College. Kapovich lives in Cambridge, MA, where she co-edits Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics.
John Keats: John Keats was born in Moorgate, London in 1795. In 1810 Keats's mother died of tuberculosis. In 1810 Keats's mother died of tuberculosis. The following year Keats was apprenticed to the surgeon Thomas Hammond. Keats's brother, Tom, soon developed tuberculosis, dying in 1818. Keats moved again to live with his friend, Charles Armitage Brown, in Hampstead. Over the next three years Keats wrote all his major poems in an extraordinary burst of creative activity. In 1820 he developed tuberculosis and soon left London for Italy. He took lodgings on the Piazza di Spagna, in Rome, but his health rapidly deteriorated and he died in February 1821. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.
Alex Keegan: Alex Keegan began writing seriously in 1992, publishing 5 mystery novels before switching to serious short fiction. He has been published widely in print and on the web and been awarded more than a dozen first prizes for his fiction as well as three Bridport Prizes. Born in Wales with an Irish mother, he now lives and writes in Newbury, England where he lives with his second wife and two teenage children. He runs a tough internet writing school, "Boot Camp Keegan"
Luke Kennard: Luke Kennard is the author of four volumes of poetry and a pamphlet. He lectures in creative writing at the University of Birmingham.
Cath Kenneally: Cath Kenneally lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and makes radio programs on Australian arts and literature. Her collections to date include Harmers Haven (1996) and Around Here (1999). Her first novel, Room Temperature, appeared 2000. She has won a Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship, Adelaide Festival of Arts 1998, and John Bray National Poetry Prize for Around Here, Adelaide Festival 2002. All Day All Night has been shortlisted for Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She has three children.
David Kennedy: David Kennedy was born in Leicester in 1959. He co-edited The New Poetry and is the author of New Relations: The Refashioning of British Poetry 1980-1994. He edited the magazine of innovative poetry and poetics The Paper from 2000 to 2004 and publishes widely on contemporary British and Irish poetry. His publications include three collections with Salt; The Dice Cup, translations of Max Jacob’s prose poems with Christopher Pilling; the collaboration Eight Excursions with Rupert Loydell; and monographs on Douglas Dunn, on elegy, and on ekphrasis in contemporary British poetry. David lives in Sheffield with his wife, the artist and poet Christine Kennedy.
Calum Kerr: Calum Kerr is a short story and flash-fiction writer living in Southampton. He is an associate lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, the fiction editor of Gumbo Press who produce the bi-monthly literary e-magazine, Word Gumbo, and is the co-ordinator for National Flash-Fiction Day 2012. His stories have appeared in a number of journals and magazines and his current project, flash365, can be viewed online at flash365.blogspot.com. More information can be found at www.calumkerr.co.uk.
Shamshad Khan: Shamshad Khan was born in Leeds in 1964 and now lives and works in Manchester. She trained as a biologist, researched in animal behaviour and worked on low pay and employment issues. She currently sits part-time as a lay member for employment tribunals. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies and been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Her poetic monologue “Hard Cut” was performed for the conference of women live art performers (Berne, Switzerland) and Khala Ghoda Festival (Mumbai, India). Her show megalomaniac as featured in this collection toured the UK. The pieces ‘Megalomaniac’ and ‘Hard Cut’ were both directed by Mark Whitelaw, winner of the Lawrence Olivier Award 2004. Her performances have included collaborations with musicians, beatboxer and video artist. She is co-editor of two anthologies of poetry for crocus books.
John Kinsella: John Kinsella is the author of over twenty books, including The Hunt (Bloodaxe, 1998) The Undertow: New & Selected Poems (Arc, UK), Visitants (Bloodaxe, 1999), and Wheatlands (2000). He is editor of the literary journal Salt, consultant editor of Westerly, and international editor of The Kenyon Review. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, Adjunct Professor to Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, and the 2001 Richard L. Thomas Professor of Writing at Kenyon College.
Srečko Kosovel: Srečko Kosovel (1904-1926) was born in Sezana, spent his childhood in the neighbouring village of Tomaj, and was educated in Ljubljana. Often called the Slovenian Rimbaud, he is thought to have written over one thousand poems before his early death, although during his lifetime he published less than forty. Renowned initially for his impressionist lyrics of the Karst region above Trieste, the remarkable modernist component of his work began to be realised only forty years after his death.