House of Three : Volume One
Tessa Berring is a writer and artist living in Edinburgh. Her poetry weaves together fragments from personal memoir, found objects, and descriptions of her own visual artwork, in an exploration of life as a series of precarious arrangements and appearances. Her poems have been published in a variety of magazines and journals, most recently Leopard Skin and Limes, Magma, and Nutshells and Nuggets. Other exhibition/performance projects include 'Mutated Stars', an exhibition of both visual and text based art with Paulina Sandberg for Whitespace Gallery, 'Simmer' , an experimental poetry dinner in connection with Edinburgh Food Studio, and'Tables and Other Animals, a Poem in Four Acts', a performance and artists book created with writer and artist Kathrine Sowerby, for Edinburgh's Hidden Door Festival. The sequence Paper, Dust and Donkeys was composed especially for House of Three.
Jane Bonnyman was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She began working in the museum and heritage sector before moving into English teaching. She has always enjoyed visiting and researching different literary and historic settings which often inspire her poetry. In 2013 she was a Clydebuilt 7 mentee and has recently completed her first pamphlet ‘An Ember from the Fire: Poems on the Life of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson’ published by Poetry Salzburg, January 2016.
Marjorie Lotfi Gill was born in New Orleans, spent her childhood in Tehran, and lived in San Diego, Washington DC and New York City before moving permanently to the UK in 1999. She has degrees in English and Law as well as an MSc in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Edinburgh (2015). Marjorie is the Poet in Residence at Jupiter Artland, and was the Writer in Residence for Spring Fling 2015 and the Wigtown Book Festival. Her work has been widely published in the UK and the US in journals and anthologies, has won competitions, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been performed on BBC Radio 4. Her pamphlet Corryvreckan was also highly commended in the 2014 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition. Marjorie is a co-founder of Open Book, a charity running shared reading groups for adults in the community, and The Belonging Project, a series of workshops, readings and exhibitions reflecting on the flight, journey and assimilation of refugees.