The New Compass: A Critical Review
Janet Bailey has taught English literature at Rhodes University in South Africa, Badminton School, Bristol, and the University of Alberta. She lives in Gloucestershire, England.
John Baxter is Professor of English at Dalhousie University, where he teaches Renaissance literature. He has
written a number of articles on Shakespeare and a book on Shakespeare’s Poetic Styles (1980), and he has co-edited, with
Patrick Atherton, Aristotle’s Poetics,
by George Whalley (1997). He was one of the editors
of The Compass.
Brian Crick teaches at Brock University. He is the author of Love Confounded: Revaluing
the Great Tradition, soon to be published by Edgeways Books.
Jane Grogan is currently in the final stages of a PhD
on the poetics of Edmund Spenser's The
Faerie Queene at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Warren Hope is the author of Adam’s Thoughts
in Winter: A Selection of Poems 1970-2000,
published by Greenwich Exchange of London. He is also the biographer of Norman
Cameron, the British poet and translator. He lives near Philadelphia.
Walter Martin is the translator of Charles
Baudelaire: Complete Poems (Carcanet/Routledge,
Barrie Mencher is the author of Betrothal (Two Novellas) published by The Brynmill
Press. He was a regular contributor to The Human World and The
Gadfly, and also contributed to other
magazines including The Compass; more recently he has contributed articles on George Borrow
and D. H. Lawrence to English
Studies (Nijmegen). He taught English in various higher education
institutions in Britain, before joining the Brynmill
David Middleton is Poet-in-Residence and Alcee Fortier Distinguished
Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. His collections of verse include The Burning Fields (LSU Press, 1991), Beyond the Chandeleurs
(LSU, 1999), and The Language of the
Heart (Louisiana Literature Press Chapbook Series, 2003). His new
collection The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by
J.-F. Millet (1814-75) is forthcoming from LSU Press in the spring of 2005.
Ian Robinson was a pupil and friend of
F. R. Leavis and published a number of Leavis's
essays in the periodical The Human World. He spent most of his academic
career at University
and after early retirement is now series editor for Edgeways Books (which is
always on the look-out for intelligent criticism). His principal publications
include Chaucer's Prosody, Chaucer and the English Tradition, The
Survival of English, The New Grammarians' Funeral, Prayers for
the New Babel, The Establishment of Modern English Prose, and The
English Prophets. He is currently working on two books, to be called Shakespeare's
Rhythmic Descent from Chaucer and The Possibility of the Tragic English
Timothy Steele’s collections
of poems include Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 and The Color Wheel.
He has also published two books of literary criticism, Missing Measures: Modern
Poetry and the Revolt Against Meter
the Fun’s in How You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification,
and is as well the editor of The Poems of J.V. Cunningham. Since
1987, he has served as a professor of English at California
Claire Squires is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, and a member of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing
Studies. Her research concentrates on contemporary fiction and publishing. She
has published Zadie Smith’s White Teeth: A
Reader’s Guide (2002) and Philip
Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy: A
Reader’s Guide (2003), as well as articles on Toby Litt
and Irvine Welsh. Her article ‘Novelistic Production and the Publishing
Industry’ is forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion
to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000. She previously worked for Hodder & Stoughton Publishers.