Aidan Semmens read of himself in Jacket magazine in 2002 – in an interview with his former Perfect Bound co-editor Peter Robinson – that he 'has long given up writing poetry'. He has since had work in ShearsmanGreat WorksShadowtrainStrideJack, Blackbox Manifold, Free Verse and Jacket itself. He has one collection seeking a publisher and is working on a sequence of 'distressed sonnets' broadly based on the Russian Jewish experience. He is a sports sub-editor for theNews of the World and a columnist for the IpswichEvening Star.

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