Joanne Clement is completing her Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Under the supervision of poets Sean O’Brien and W.N. Herbert, her AHRC Northern Bridge-funded thesis is titled ‘Poems from Xylography: Thomas Bewick and Ekphrastic Vantage Points’. Her current creative investigation responds to archival holdings of Bewick’s 18thC tale-piece engravings with poems. In 2012, Joanne was awarded the Northern Promise prize for poetry from New Writing North and most recently she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume and Bridport poetry prizes. Her poems and articles are published by the Society of Wood Engravers, Ofi Press, Forward, Butcher’s Dog and the Black Light Engine Room.