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Meet the Board

Joanna Reynolds is CEO of Folio Books, having had a long career in publishing with Which?, Reader’s Digest and Time Warner. 
Malika Booker is an international writer whose work is steeped in anthropological research methodology and rooted in storytelling. Her writing spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation, and education. Clients and organisations she has worked with include Arts Council England, BBC, British Council, Wellcome Trust, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Arvon, and Hampton Court Palace. Currently she is the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at The University of Leeds and chair of the Forward Prizes for Poetry judging panel 2016.
Steve Potter is a founding partner of, and Commercial Manager for, online retailer Wordery. 
Graham Buckel spent two decades at Random House and then Penguin Random House, where he held several Finance Director level positions and lead large teams across financial, commercial and operational disciplines, both in the UK and internationally.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, where he worked with many high-profile clients, including EMI Music and McGraw-Hill.   
Suzannah Evans lives in Sheffield and works as assistant editor for the Poetry Business. She is also a poet. 
Anne Nolan is Managing Publisher for Reading-based Two Rivers Press, publishing poetry, local interest and art & nature titles. She has wide books and publishing experience, having spent 3 years as a bookseller, 25 years in academic book publishing in marketing, sales, and production editorial roles, and 5 years working freelance and as a consultant with a special (and growing!) interest in small press publishing.
Jane Commane is director/editor at Nine Arches Press, co-editor of Under the Radar magazine and co-author (with Jo Bell) of How to Be a Poet. Her debut poetry collection, Assembly Lines (Bloodaxe, 2018) was longlisted for the 2019 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. Her poetry has featured in Staying Human (Bloodaxe) and in The Guardian, Butcher’s Dog and Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal. She is a Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 writer, and in 2017 was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.