Natalie Crick and Natalie Nera are both alumni of Newcastle University, MA in Writing Poetry and MA in Creative Writing respectively. They founded and edited literary blog Bridges at Newcastle University as well as editing and coordinating the students’ anthology of the same name.
Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has poems published in various journals including The Interpreter’s House, The Moth, The Manchester Review, The Lonely Crowd, Banshee, Strix, Bare Fiction, Lighthouse, New Welsh Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Crannog, Poetry Salzburg Review and elsewhere. She is studying for an MA in Writing Poetry at Newcastle University and will commence an MPhil in Creative Writing at Newcastle University in October 2019. Natalie has read her poetry at local poetry readings in addition to more prestigious events like the Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018 and 2019. As well as other successes in competitions, her poetry has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize twice, shortlisted for The Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award 2018 commended in the 2019 Hippocrates Open Awards for Poetry and Medicine and one of her poems was a runner-up in the PBS & Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2018, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. Her micro-chapbook, ‘Lullabies’, was published by Bitterzoet Press (Brighton, UK) in 2018 and a collaborative chapbook with Black Light Engine Room Press, as part of their ‘Co-Incidental Series’, is forthcoming this year.
Natalie Nera is a pen name of Natalie Dunn. She is a Czech writer, an author of two published novels as well as an editor of a poetry anthology in her mother tongue, who spent fifteen years in the UK with her British husband and children but has recently relocated to Prague. She writes in Czech, English and occasionally translates. Her written work has appeared in Czech, Russian, German, English, and Romanian. Her work was published for example in Mslexia, Eunoia Review, The Selkie and Litero Mania. She is a founder and former editor of the literary blog Bridges at the Newcastle University. More information may be found at https://natalienera.com.