Fiona Curran is a HOD in Film, TV & Animation at UoG in rural Gloucestershire. A poet, sonic artist and filmmaker, She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. As a poet she has both performed and been published widely in the UK & Ireland. Following a 20 year career in Film & TV as a sound designer, working for, amongst others, C4, BBC, Granada, LWT, Working Title, Film 4, Hallmark, and HBO, Fiona struck out as a sonic artist and she has presented sonic works at the RedSonic Festival, Car Boot Art Fair, and at the Literary Kitchen. Her films have been shown in galleries and at screenings, nationally and internationally. Her readings have become multi media "performances" in themselves and currently she is working on a film which will utilise poetic conventions once again - this time to illuminate the everyday goddesses that populate all of our lives. The women you know. Never Try to Outswim a Bear is her second collection with Wreckingball Press.