Meet the Editors and Designers


In Issue 1 work by established poets such as Michael Anania and Peter Robinson appears alongside developing writers and artists. There is no set theme for our first online issue, only enjoyable and interesting art.

Issue 1 has been edited by Louis Danby and Kitty Hawkins. Louis and Kitty both studied joint English Literature degrees and have recently graduated from the University of Reading. The website designers are Kate Stolyarova and Dean Thorn who both study Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.

Before you explore the artworks brought together in Issue 1, The Canvas team would like to thank Peter Robinson for his invaluable advice and direction in helping with the move from a print to an online publication. Our thanks also to Eric Kindel who supervised and supported the designers as part of the Real Jobs scheme in the Typography & Graphic Communication department. We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Alannah Moody who gathered material for an issue of the print anthology prevented from appearing by the pandemic, and which has been drawn on for the contents of this first online issue.


Cover image: Zeng Chen, Childhood, Acrylic on canvas, 297 x 420 mm. © Zeng Chen, 2020


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