Remember, Poetry24 welcomes submissions for both its main page and the In Brief... section. Poems inspired by news stories from the past will also be considered for publication in the occasional 'That Was the MUSE That Was' series.

A-Z of Featured Poets

This is a list of poets whose work has featured in Poetry24, with links to their own sites:

Aaron Murdoch is from Wirral, and performs poetry widely around Merseyside.

Abigail Elizabeth Ottley writes poetry and short fiction from her home in Penzance where the sea air and beautiful scenery keep her mostly on the right side of sanity.

Afric McGlinchey won the prestigious Hennessy Poetry Award (2011). Her début collection,
The lucky star of hidden things, was published in 2012 by Salmon Poetry.

AiJ lives and writes in the beautiful Cheshire countyside. Having read at venues across the North West over the past two years, AiJ is now attempting to get work published

Ajit Sherawat is presently working as a Preventive officer with customs and presently posted at Gurgaon. He follows his passion of writing ardently.

Alan Lambert is 33 and originally from Dublin. A relative newbie to poetry, the above is the second poem he's written.

Alejandro Escudé holds a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and teaches English. Originally from Argentina, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. His first book of poems, My Earthbound Eye, was published in September 2013.

Alina Macneal lives in Philadelphia. Her poems have appeared in Apiary Magazine, Poems for the Writing, The World to Come, and other anthologies.

Amanda Derry joined a Creative Writing class, following a breakdown, which played a significant role in her recovery. She now embeds literacy skills into classes that she teaches. Amanda also runs the Facebook Group, I Love Writing.

Amy Barry has been a regular contributor to Poetry24. She writes poetry and short stories. When not writing or gathering inspiration, Amy loves to travel. Trips to Mumbai, Katmandu, Beijing, Osaka, Bali, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Crispiano and Falkenberg have all infused her work.

Ana Garza G'z has an M. F. A. from California State University, Fresno. 35 of her poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, with one forthcoming in Magnolia Journal.

Andrew John has been writing poems on and off since the 1970s. He recently had the “Poem of the Week” on the Poetry Kit blog and provided one here at Poetry24 in March.

Andrew Minhinnick is a fifty year old, unpublished scribbler. Work prevents him from dedicating as much time as he would like, to his writing. Nevertheless, he tries to pen something every day. His four unfinished novels and hundreds of poems tell the tale.

Andrew Rihn is the author of several slim volumes of poetry, including "The Rust Belt MRI (Pudding House). He lives in Canton, OH.

Andy N has a website, a blog and pages on facebook, myspace and youtube.
His current band is 'A Means to an End' and he has a project with Amanda Silbernagel.

Angela T Carr is a poet & writer based in Dublin, Ireland. Winner of the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition in 2013, her debut collection will be published by Bradshaw Books in 2014. More at

Angela Finn lives in Dublin. She has been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus and Penguin Short Story competitions 2012 and came third in the 2013 Fish Short Memoir competition.

Anjum Wasim Dar was born in Srinagar Kashmir. A refugee migrant to Pakistan, she was
educated at St Annes Convent Rawalpindi. She is a published and award winning poet. 

Anne Marie Butler is a published poet and landscape artist. She lives in a rural village of west Wales. She has a passion for language, her descriptive skills bring economy and colour.

Anne Watmough

Annika Brown, is 16 years old. She attends junior high school in Upstate New York. Annika has been writing poetry for about a year and has felt inspired by politics and current events as most of her work somehow relates to items in the news.

Antoine Cassar is a Maltese poet and translator, recipient of the 2009 United Planet writing prize. His latest book is Bejn / Between (Skarta, 2011), with parallel English translation by Éire Stuart, Alex Vella Gera and himself.

Antonia Hart is a freelance journalist. She also writes at The Anti-Room, and lives in Dublin.

Anthony Baverstock is from Colchester, reputed home of Humpty-Dumpty.

Aoife Troxel has been writing poetry since the age of six. Luckily, she's improved since then. Before becoming a legal adult she was already two-time winner of the Poets Meet Painters Competition youth section. She has also read her poetry in Sežana, Slovenia as Cuisle Young Poet of the Year.

Aparna Pathak is from India. She is Graduate in English (Honours) and Post Graduate in Public Relations. She is a blogger and her work is already being published in various anthologies and magazines all over the world.

Asef Hossaini

Barbara Boyd-Anderson is an Australian poet. Formerly a teacher, then a film-maker, she focuses now on poetry.

Barbara Gabriel was raised along Highway 61 in Minnesota, Barbara ran away to sea, living and working around the world. She curses like a sailor and loves a well-fitting pair of boots.

Barbara O'Donnell was born in West Cork and works full time in the NHS in London. Her poetry has been published in Black Sheep Journal, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Skylight 47.

Barry Woods studied creative writing with the Writers Bureau, Manchester. Appin Press published his first collection, Hidden Picture, in 2010.

Bex Tate, frustrated with the data driven education system, recently left behind her job as a Kindergarten teacher to spend time writing and pondering life. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!!

Bill Dawson has written for theatre, TV and film. He also writes and performs poetry, is a story teller and was previously a stand up comedian.

Bob Cooper won 5 pamphlet Competitions between 1994 and 2000. He’s just won another and a Pamphlet will be published by Ward Wood later this year. His last full length collection is still available here.

Breda Wall Ryan has poems in several journals and anthologies. She was shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize 2010.

Brent Calderwood is a Lit Editor for A&U Magazine and Associate Editor at Lambda Literary, currently divides his time between San Francisco and Atlanta, and between poetry and writing that pays the bills.

Brian Hill. 50 years a poet. One-time designer and film-maker; long ago, the rhyme-slinger, cartoon cowboy, and planetarium poet; now feverishly stringing words together in the hope of making sense.
Brian blogs as Scumdadio (don’t ask).

Brigid O'Connor is an Irish writer. She writes short stories and poetry. Her work has been broadcast on Irish radio and her stories have been included in anthologies and literary publications.
Bryn Hyfrd juggles poetry, children and work, attempting to keep most of the balls in the air most of

Caleb Parkin is a poet, performer, facilitator & filmmaker, based in Bristol. He works with schools, museums, universities and others & is completing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. Winner, Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 National Poetry Competition 2016 - 2nd Prize The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016 - Shortlist Watch filmpoem 'Bony Orbit' on Atticus Review I was on Poetry Please here Twitter: @CalebParkin

Carol Parris Krauss is a mother, teacher, and poet who lives in the Tidewater region of Virginia. She is a Clemson University graduate who enjoys her garden, pets, and American football. Her poems can be found in online and print magazines such as NewTimesNews, Storysouth, Eclectica, Amsterdam Quarterly (forth coming), and the South Carolina Review.

Caroline Hurley has had poems published in e-magazine, The Electric Acorn. She recently returned to post-graduate psychology studies and has also written a novel, short stories, and both a stage and screenplay

Carolyn Cornthwaite writes poetry sporadically or relentlessly (depending on the season) and is influenced by travel, former careers and people watching. She dreams of Booker Prizes and a life in France. Twitter: @carolyn_corny

Cath Nichols has a PhD from Lancaster University. She is now over-qualified for almost everything except a job in academia or libraries, and - oh! Look at those jobs vanish. Never mind.

Cathy Bryant co-edits the annual anthology 'Best of Manchester Poets', and her collection 'Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature' was published by Puppywolf in 2010.

Charlene Langfur is an organic gardener and a graduate of the S.U. graduate writing program. Her portfolio, includes an ebook literary mystery, THE SAMANTHA PAPERS offered by Smashwords.

Charlie Lambert is a former BBC sports correspondent who began writing poetry in 2016. He lives in Liverpool but is originally from Cumbria and his work is to feature in a new collection by Cumbrian poets, 'This Place I Know,' to be published by Handstand Press in the autumn.

Chris Lawrence lives with his muse in West Kirby and writes, having been published in many journals internationally and can be found on twitter @clawfish.

Christine Laennec lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is a Gaelic enthusiast – amongst other things!

Clare Hepworth-Wain is just starting, this year, to submit poems and has had them published on the Poetry School Blog, in Nutshells and Nuggets and in the Ex Libris pamphlet Voices and Memory.

Clare Kirwan is a co-founder of Poetry24 but has been dormant for the last couple of years like a hibernating dormouse / volcano... you choose

Clare McCotter has had poetry published in numerous journals including Abridged, Algebra of Owls, Boyne Berries, Crannóg, Cyphers, Envoi, The Galway Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Iota, Moth Magazine, A New Ulster, Revival, The SHOp, The Stinging Fly and The Stony Thursday Book. She also writes haiku, tanka and haibun.

Cleveland Wall is a poet, actor, and mail artist from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Möbius magazine, and online in New Purlieu Review. Twitter: @clevelandwall

Clodagh Beresford Dunne lives in Waterford. She writes poetry, plays and short fiction. She is the recipient of a number of awards and her poems have appeared in The Stinging Fly, The Moth and Southword - she is presently compiling her first collection of poetry.

Colin Watts is author of four collections of poems. He works in Adult Learning and is not a millionaire.

Colleen Redman states, "In the same way a baby puts everything in his mouth to see what it is like, I put words on paper."

Craig Guthrie Craig is from Wirral, UK.

Csilla Toldy has had stories and poetry published in The Black Mountain Review, Southword, Fortnight, Poetry Monthly, and Strictly Writing Award.

D. Brian Craig is a native of Michigan, does research at Children's Hospital of Michigan, and is studying for his MFA in creative writing at Goddard College, Vermont.

Damien Healy is from Dublin in Ireland but has lived in Osaka, Japan for the past twenty years. He has been published in Poetry 24, Spinozablue and The Ofipress to name a few.

Danny P. Barbare resides in the Upstate of the Carolinas. His poetry has appeared locally, nationally, and abroad. He works as a janitor and has been writing poetry for 33 years.

Darrell Petska is a Madison, Wisconsin writer of poetry and fiction. He worked for many years as communications editor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Darren Beaney: OAP - Old Aged Punk. Writing on and off for 20 years. Did some slams in the late 1990's (very drunk). Never submitted anything anywhere. 

Dave Urwin lives in west Wales and performs his poetry live regularly. 'Towards Humanity' was published in 2015 (Pinewood Press, Swansea). He also publishes on his blog,

Dave Viney is a Mancunian performance poet has performed for BBC Manchester, currently performing in Amateur Thematics / Lowry Theatre and can be contacted at

David Bateman had his most recent book, Shtum: The Stutter Poems published by Iron Press, 2016. It's available from Iron Press, Amazon and elsewhere. ‘punchy poems... told with wit and invention’ – The Crack Magazine.

David Caruso began writing haiku and tanka after taking a course in Buddhist poetry of Japan under the late Professor William LaFleur.

David Francis Barker says, 'I try to paint, write poetry, prose, sometimes music - I guess that makes me an artist.'

David J. Costello lives in Wallasey, Merseyside, and is co-organiser of local poetry venues “Bards of New Brighton” and “Liver Bards”. David has been widely published and won the 2011 Welsh Poetry Competition.

David Mellor is from Liverpool, England. He found understanding and belief through words, and his work has been aired widely, at the BBC, The Tate, galleries and pubs and everything in between. Discover more about David on his Facebook Page YouTube Twitter: @olunikat

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).

Debbie Hall is a psychologist and writer whose poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals. She is the author of the poetry collection, "What Light I Have" (2017, Main Street Rag Books).

Deirdre Cartmill had her first collection 'Midnight Solo' published by Lagan Press and her second collection will be published later this year. She is based in Belfast.

Des Mannay has won prizes and been shortlisted in 6 competitions, performed at 8 festivals, published in 8 magazines/blogs. His work has appeared in 15 poetry anthologies. Catch him on Facebook as "The stuff wot I wrote' Des Mannay - hooligan Poet". Twitter: @hooliganpoet

Dianne Seldon is an American journalist-turned-political scientist, but her core-ego is a Cymru-phile with poetry and stories circulating her blood. Her collage poems and musings can be found at

Doireann Ní Ghríofa has been published in literary journals in Ireland and internationally. The Arts Council of Ireland has twice awarded her a literature bursary in 2011 and 2013. Her pamphlet of Ouroboros has recently been longlisted for The Venture Award, UK.

Dominic Berry is winner of Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam, author of 'Tomorrow, I Will Go Dancing', Dominic's Arts Council funded poetry show 'Wizard' will tour through 2012, commencing at Manchester's Contact in March

Douglas Polk is a poet living in the wilds of central Nebraska with his wife and son, two dogs and three cats. Polk has had over 1000 poems published in hundreds of publications.

E.E. Nobbs lives in P.E.I., Canada. Her collection The Invisible Girl (2013) was published after winning the Doire Press 2nd Annual International Chapbook Contest.

E R Olsen writes poetry and practices law in Nevada, in the U.S., where he lives with his wife and four children. His poems have appeared in several U.S. journals, most recently in Viking.

Elizabeth Soule is a retired Head Teacher and I belong to Poetry Aloud, in Bury St Edmunds. 'Poetry is how I process my reactions to the world.'

Elvis McGonagall has appeared at venues and festivals all over the UK. He's a winner of the World Slam championship, and occasionally performs on BBC Radio 4’s “Saturday Live.”

Eamon Ó Cléírigh is from Dublin, living in Sligo since 2003. Writing is his passion, along with life.
His poems and short stories can be seen on several online journals.

Emma Woodford is a social activist and poet living in the Belgian countryside with her family and many animals.

Emily Rebecca Adams

Erika Dreifus lives in New York City. Her poems have appeared in American Journal of Nursing, Christian Science Monitor, Moment magazine, and others. She is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories.

Fareha Razvi has enjoyed writing poems since school days, got published in school, college and private kids magazines. Scientist by profession, currently besides being mom of two toddlers brushing up the writing skills.
"Research is a boat in the ocean of patience, Sinks with dismay, Floats with hardwork!"

Finola Scott likes writing and tickling her grandchildren. A Slam-winning granny, she appeared this year at the EIBF as well as reading in Rosslyn Chapel by candelight.

Fran Hill is a writer and English teacher based in Warwickshire, UK.

Francisco Rebollo (aka flycisco) @flycisco is a writer, poet, pilot, surfer and father of a young boy. A Mexican living in Ireland, he writes poetry and is currently working on his first novel working title: 'Propdogs'

Gabrielle Bryden is an Australian poet published in Ripples, Speedpoets, Extempore magazines; Cherry Blossom Review, Lunarosity, Divan, Bolts of Silk, Third Eye, Specusphere ezines; and on national ABC Radio.

Gary Smillie

Gary S Watkins writes poems and short stories for fun (and occasional burrito money), Gary's a member of The Dragon's Rocketship writer's group. One day, he hopes to tackle a full length novel.

Geoffrey Datson is a poet, singer-songwriter and composer. He has released several solo albums of spoken word works and song.

Geraldine Green has read and been published in the UK, USA, Italy and Greece. Her latest collection The Other Side of the Bridge was published in July 2012.

Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and trial lawyer who is studying poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared, most recently, in Ariel Chart, The Penmen Review, Right Hand Pointing/One Sentence Poems, The New Verse News and Clark Street Review.

Gordon Nicholson is an bserver of the ridiculous, coffee addict and wild swimmer. A Brummy living in Devon, working on first novel. Raising kids.

Graham Robinson

Grant Guy is a Canadian poet and writer. His poems and stories have appeared in Canada and Internationally. Has three books published. Winner: Manitoba Arts Council’s 2004 Award of Distinction.

Greg Brimblecombe is currently residing in New Zealand. He has not escaped yet. He has been writing poetry for over 20 years and at present co ordinates a Poetry group on a beautiful bush clad Penisula.

Greg Gibson is set to graduate from LJMU in July 2011. He appears sporadically on the Liverpool poetry scene and is continuing to study a Masters in writing.

Hamish Mack is a New Zealander, a part-time microbiology technician. Aghast at the world as it careers down this very strange timeline.

Hannah Linden is a poet based in Devon, UK. She has work upcoming in Nutshells and Nuggets and upcoming in Domestic Cherry, The Broadsheet and Wonderzoo. She is a very active member of Jo Bell's internet poetry group, 52.

Harvey Molloy

Heather Wastie is a wordsmith, humorist and musician with a rich professional life as poet, composer, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and facilitator.

Hebog Tramor is a Professor at a UK University, researching medieval legal history and writing the odd poem.

Helena Nolan is published in anthologies and literary magazines including; The Stinging Fly, The Moth, and the Spoken Ink audio website. Last year she was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award.

Himani Rawat Nayal

Holly Magill is from Worcestershire. She has a BA in Creative Writing from The University of Birmingham and has had work in “Ink, Sweat & Tears”, “The Poetry Bus” and “The Stare’s Nest”. She is visually impaired.

Ian Nenna is fairly new to writing poetry. He has strong connections to Birkenhead and performs around Merseyside. More of his work is on WriteOutLoud

Ian Whiteley is a performance poet from Wigan. He has had 2 poetry collections published and has released 3 CD’s of poetry/music. He is also ¼ of the performance poetry group, Bard Company.

Icess Fernandez Rojas is an educator, writer, and former journalist. She lives in Houston and is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA program. Her work has been published in Rabble Lit, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and the Feminine Collective's anthology Notes from Humanity. Her nonfiction has appeared in Dear Hope,, HuffPost and the Guardian. She is a recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, a VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum, and is also a Kimbilio Fellow. She's currently working on her first novel. Twitter: @Icess  

Imelda Maguire is from Donegal, Ireland. She's a poet and a counsellor, working with young people in schools in Northern Ireland.

Isaac Black has poems published or forthcoming in journals like the Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, and Poetry Quarterly. He's been awarded New York poetry fellowships.

Jackie Biggs has had poetry published in many magazines and anthologies, both print and online. Her first collection is The Spaces in Between (2015). She blogs at: The Spaces in Between. Twitter: @JackieNews

Jaki McCarrick has published poetry and short stories. Her play, Leopoldville, was a finalist in the 2010 Yale Drama Series Playwriting Competition and won the 2010 Papatango New Writing Award.

James Bessant was born in Hillingdon and brought up first in the greyscale of the London suburbs before moving to the technicolour of the West Country

James Gordon has been writing poetry most of his life. He has always been interested in Nature and many of his poems reflect this as well as his art.

James Lee Jobe has been published in Manzanita, Tule Review, Pearl, and other periodicals. He has four chapbooks, including What God Said When She Finally Answered Me, from Rattlesnake Press.

James Schwartz is a gay ex ‪Amish‬ poet and slam performer. His poetry has been published by various poetry journals including Poetry 24, Politiku, @7x20, Babel: The Multilingual Multicultural Online Journal, The New Verse News, Nostrovia! Poetry, piecejournal, Silver Birch Press blog, Diversity Rules Magazine, Eris Magazine, and Science of Mind magazine.

Jan Harris lives in Nottinghamshire and writes poetry, flash fiction and short stories.  Her work has appeared in 14 Magazine, nth Position, Popshot, Mslexia and other places.

Jane James works in Arts & Heritage in the West Midlands, spends too much time
on Twitter and is constantly surrounded by fish.

Jane Slavin is a former journalist, now council press officer, living in Plymouth. In her spare time, she is falling in love with words again by making her own stuff up!

Janeta Hevizi is a former primary school teacher. She also spent two years training as an NHS nurse. She is the author of 3 children's books set in Cornwall entitled: SHANTI THE WANDERING DOG OF SENNEN & THE LAND'S END; MIGRANTS & PASTIES; and co-author of THE TRUE STORY OF BILBO THE SURF LIFEGUARD DOG. Janeta's ambition is to complete other writing projects, including more children's books set in Cornwall, a novel, and stage plays. She is available to do author talks and school visits. Janeta lives in far west Cornwall, but was born in London and lived for many years in Bath.

Janey Colbourne is a writer, performance poet and musician, exploring nature, culture and politics. Her feminist poetry challenges rape culture and its perpetuating myths. Twitter: @JaneyColbourne

Janice A Louland

Janine Booth lives in Hackney, East London. She writes and performs poetry, and has had three slim volumes of poetry published. Janine posts poems and political polemics at

Jasmine Flowers

Jason T Richardson is a poet, comedian and artist who has supported John Cooper Clarke, performed live in a bed in the Bluecoat and  invented the tin opener. (One of these facts isn't true.)

Jen Karetnick is the author of seven poetry collections, including The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. She is co-editor of the daily online literary journal, SWWIM Every Day (; @SWWIMmiami). Her social media handles are @Kavetchnik and @JenKaretnick.

Jenni Wyn Hyatt was born in Wales in 1942. She now lives in Derbyshire, and started writing poetry in her late sixties. Jenni published her first collection, 'Perhaps One Day' in 2017.

Jennifer Davis Michael is Professor and Chair of English at the University of the South in Sewanee,TN, USA. Her work has appeared in Mezzo Cammin, New Verse News, Literary Mama, and elsewhere.

Jeremiah Walton

Jeremy Roberts is a father and primary school teacher, currently working in Jakarta, Indonesia. MC at Auckland’s “PoetryLive” 2011-2012 and regularly appeared at spoken word events. He has also read his work in Texas (USA) & Jakarta (Indonesia). His work has been published in New Zealand, Indonesia, and USA.

Jess Green is a 22 year old poet facing full time unemployment but performing on every stage possible, held back only by bus fare.

Jessica Traynor is an Irish poet with poems published in New Irish Writing, The SHOp, The Moth and The Stinging Fly. She won the 2011 Listowel Writers Week Poetry Award.

Jim Bennett is the author of 67 books and proprietor of Poetry Kit. Jim tours throughout the year giving reading and performances of his poetry and songs.

Jinksy blogs as Napple Notes and Alias Jinksy.

John Goss You can explore John's talents at SOUNDCLOUD

Jo Maurits

Jo Yeates teaches languages in Cornwall. She reads voraciously but has never written for public consumption before, unless you include school reports.

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.

John Kirwan is Wirral born (1940!) and bred. Catholic missionary, ordained 1965. Uganda 65-68; Paris 68-71; Kenya 71-73; The Netherlands 73-78;Paris 78-79; Zaïre/DRC 1980----; Interested in poetry since the 1950's.

John Newmark lives in St. Louis, Missouri, performing his poetry at local cafes. He is slightly obsessed with genealogy research; his militia ancestor later deserted, turning United Empire Loyalist.

John O'Malley was born in Limerick. Some years ago, he co-founded Bayside Writers, has contributed to several anthologies and magazines. Last year, Lapwing produced his 'Order of the Wild'.

John Saunders had his first collection, ‘After the Accident’ published in 2010 by Lapwing Press, Belfast. John is featured in  Measuring,  Dedalus New Writers (Dedalus Press, 2012). His second collection ‘Chance’ is to be published shortly.

Jonathan Stainsby is originally, from Nottingham, and now lives in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He has been writing down his thoughts since he was 16.

Joshua Baumgarten is an ex-pat New Yorker living in Holland. He organises the Irrational Library evenings - nights of poetry, rock n roll and casual chaos, and performs as a Standup Spoken Word artist.

Joy France writes poems and scripts and generally enjoys "mucking about with words". Although she has been published, she is mostly known for her presence on the performance scene in the North West area and for her work with young people.

J.M. Green is the author of two chapbooks, The Novice Angler (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and Super Rich (Pudding House, 2008). Green is a librarian at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

J S Robinson is a biologist and writer living in Ireland whose recent work has been shortlisted for the O'Donoghue and Bridport poetry prizes and has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Abridged and Magma

Judith Wozniak is a retired GP living in Hampshire. She is currently a student at the Poetry School in London. 

Judy Shepps Battle has been writing essays and poems long before retiring from being a psychotherapist and sociology professor. She is a New Jersey resident, addictions specialist, and freelance writer.

Judy Ugonna is part of the Zest! Open Floor Poetry management team, and writes poetry with the Poem Shed.

Juliet Wilson is a poet, adult education tutor and editor of Bolts of Silk

Karen Mooney has had work published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Hedgehog Poetry Press, I am not a silent poet and Poems for All. See more at  

Karen Neuberg lives in Brooklyn NY. Her  poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies. She has always lived near the ocean.

Kari Gunter-Seymour is the mother of a Middle East Vet and twice a pushcart nominee. Her poems can be found in Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Stirring and on her website.

Karlo Sevilla (@KarloSevilla) writes from Quezon City, Philippines. His poems have appeared in Philippines Graphic and international political literary magazines Radius, Matter, Social Justice Poetry, and others.

Kat Mortensen is a Canadian poet, and the author of 'Shadowstalking'.

Kate Prudchenko has been published in journals, magazines and anthologies in the US, UK and Canada. She lives in Los Angeles and tweets @kprudchenko

Katie Beviss grew up in England. As a child she found a way to express herself through writing. She has been writing poetry since she was eleven and wouldn’t know how to stop.

Katy Konrad lives in the North West. She has performed at Callander Poetry Festival in Scotland twice. Her poem ‘Totality’ was published by Silver Birch Press in 2017.

Kay Weeks worked for 30 years for the US National Parks Service in the area of National Historic Preservation, retiring in 2005. She writes and publishes poetry in the US and the UK.

Kellie Doherty is a writer and editor. She freelances whenever she can and loves every minute of it.

Kelly Creighton has work in Wordlegs, The Ranfurly Review, A New Ulster, Electric Windmill Press and numerous other publications. Kelly has an historical fiction novel.

Kerry-Louise Greenfield is 30 years old from North West England. She say "I don't remember a time that I didn't write poetry and hope that it moves whoever reads it in some way."

Kevin N Jelf is a 50 year old graphic artist who has lived and worked all his life in Birmingham. For Kevin, writing poetry is something of a compulsion. His subject matter ranges from the personal to the topical. He has previously been published in The Cannon's Mouth Quarterly and Here Comes Everyone. His work has also been seen on The Open Mouse and The Recusant.

keyfeatures states, "biography is all masked ball or epitaph. As you find me, so we are. For those who like to think they know stuff, I'm a magician's daughter."  More here. Tweet @YachtNinky

Kieren King is a poet, a heathen & an anarchist and must be approached with caution at all times. Tickling him behind the ear has been proven to soothe him.

Kim Rooney (aka wordturner) is a writer, editor, and poet. A former BBC online journalist she has an MA in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia.

Kizmi Touche gets the spark of inspiration can come from anywhere at any hour - from people watching to things heard and read even in the middle of the night.

Kristina England resides in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her writing is published or forthcoming at Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, New Verse News, Poetry24, Radius, and other magazines.

Kulsoom Mirza is a third year University student studying English with Creative Writing. Friend of books, against hate and violence, pro peace and a lover of music.

Kushal Poddar is editor of the online magazine ‘Words Surfacing’ He authored ‘The Circus Came To My Island’ (Spare Change Press, Ohio), “A Place For Your Ghost Animals” (Ripple Effect Publishing, Colorado Springs), “Understanding The Neighborhood” (BRP, Australia), “Scratches Within (Florida, USA)” and “Kleptomaniac’s Book of Unoriginal Poems(co-authored)”

Laura Grace Weldon authored two books. She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she spends too much time reading, cooking weird things, & singing to livestock. Connect at her website or Twitter @earnestdrollery.

Laura Taylor is a regular festival and open-mic night guest performer throughout the North West of England. She has been writing and performing poetry for six years, and has been widely published. Obsessed with words and language since her early childhood, Laura believes in the power of poetry as a means by which silent voices speak and hidden ears listen.

Laurie Kolp has had poems and short stories published online and in print. Her story "Signs of David" is in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotionals for Tough Times, due October 5, 2011.

Lavinia Kumar has a new poetry book, The Celtic Fisherman’s Wife: A Druid Life, it can be found  on Amazon (US & UK).

Lesley Quayle is a poet and folk/blues singer. Her latest poetry collection is called “Sessions” (Indigo Dreams Press), a scrapbook of music, people and the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.

Linda Cosgriff is an Open University graduate. Her poems have been published in ezines, magazines, various collections, and as art.

Lindsay Oliver lives in Leith with her cat, Parrot. She started writing two years ago and writes poetry and fiction. She has two daughters and a grandson

L.S. Bassen won the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship; 2011; She is a Book Reviewer for, the, and press1, and has been a finalist for Flannery O’Connor Award.

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.

Lynn Carr is an ex Local Authority Councillor of South Ockendon, Essex. She was inspired to write this poem after attending the Poppy installation at the tower of london and was moved greatly by the sight. Lynn now spends her time working on her local farm and contributing to community projects. As well as this she plans to write more poetry to channel her political views into an artistic form'

Lynne Stanford was born in Perth, Scotland, and her first words were 'Hong Kong'.

Mac Dunlop edits The Poetry Point and is also the cartoonist MacD, who recently
won a Pluto Press award. His radio monologues and cartoons and writing are available online through the satirical website Politoons at:

Maeve Heneghan is a native of County Dublin. She has been writing poetry and short stories for a number of years now and has had some of her work published with First Cut, Verse land, Static Poetry and Every Day Poets.

Maeve O’Sullivan works as a media lecturer in Dublin. She has published her poems and haiku widely. Her first haiku collection, Initial Response, was launched by Alba Publishing in 2011.

Mags Fairlie is passionate about her world and writes about her feelings in both poetry and prose. She lives in the UK and likes putting her fingers in pies.

Máire Morrissey-Cummins is Irish, lives in Co. Wicklow and retired early from the Financial Sector. She is a member of Haiku Ireland and the Irish Haiku Society and has been published in Every Day Poets, New Ulster, Lynx, Sketchbook haiku, Notes from the Gean, A Hundred Gourds, Whirligig, The First Cut, Wordlegs, and Open Road Review.

Maire Ryan McSherry started writing in 2011. She writes mainly prose poetry and short stories. Maire lives in Wexford in South East Ireland, works full time in the financial services sector and is a mum to two boys.

Malcolm Saunders is retired, cantankerous, libertarian and occasionally a poet, Malcolm says he is probably malodorous, but seeks to avoid being malicious or malevolent, so he vents malapert musings through malpoetry.

Mandy Macdonald lives in Aberdeen, trying to make sense of the 21st century. Music, poetry and gardening keep her sane. Her poems appear here and there in print and online.

Marc Woodward lives in rural Devon and has been published in a number of magazines and websites including The Poetry Society, The Guardian, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Broadsheet, Forward Press, Otter etc. He blogs at:

Marcus Colquhoun writes poetry and is a member of the Ward9Writers group (Co.Mayo, Ireland)

Mari Maxwell has been published in several online and print publications and anthologies in the USA and Ireland. Among them: Crannog, Haiku J, Daily Bites of Flesh 2011: 365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction, Beyond the Diaper Bag, Coping, and Barbie Bazaar magazines and others.

Marilyn Brindley is a retired primary school head teacher, who now has the time to indulge in the writing she's always wanted to do and read the works of other creative individuals.

Mark Brophy is a seething ball of resentment towards inequality and injustice, but rather than do anything concrete he writes about it, on his blog. Twitter: @mark_brophy. 

Mark Coverdale Art School Mod Poet. Born in Darlington the year Elvis died. Now in London via Oldham writing and performing socially and politically observational poetry.
Twitter: @cov_art
Mark Kerstetter lives and works in Florida. He is a Pushcart nominee and winner of the Jerry Jazz Musician New Short Fiction Award. His chapbook, "One Step: Prayers and Curses" is forthcoming from Atomic Theory Micro Press.
Mark Mace Smith, poet, painter, photographer, journalist based in Manchester UK.

Mark 'Mr T' Thompson is a South London poet, actor and educator of Anglo-Jamaican heritage. His work is focused by a desire for political and ideological change and an understanding of the importance of historical and cultural context.

Mark William Jackson is a Sydney artist whose work has appeared in various journals including Popshot, Going Down Swinging, The Diamond & the Thief, and SpeedPoets.

Martha Landman has published poetry in various online poetry magazines like Everyday Poets, The New Verse News, Eunonia Review, Dr Huley's Snake Oil Cure, and others. She lives, loves and writes in tropical North Queensland Australia.

Martin A. Bartels is a poet, author, artist, and songwriter living in the Washington DC area. He is currently president & CEO of the humanitarian organization, Seed Programs International.

Martin Hayes has lived in the Edgware Road/Paddington area all of his life. He previously has had a collection of poems published by Smokestack Books called "When We Were Almost Like Men". 

Martin Hodges is co-founder of Poetry24, and former columnist. He served two terms as editor of Viewpoint (a forum for INDEPENDENT internal comment within the University of Southampton).

Martin Marriott lives a stone's throw from Tottenham Police Station in North London, UK. He is a performance poet and visual artist.

Maureen Daly has had her work has published in Anthologies and in a publication of the White house poets. She has also been published in a Ledwidge competition.

Maureen Weldon was a professional ballet dancer, she now writes poetry, it is not a hobby the work is too hard.

Maurice Devitt is Winner of the 2015 Trocaire/Poetry Ireland Competition, he was runner-up or shortlisted in Listowel, Cuirt, Patrick Kavanagh, Interpreter’s House and Cork literary Review. He is a poet of international breadth, having had poems published in the UK, US, India, Romania, Australia and Mexico, and representing Ireland at the Berryman Conference in Minneapolis, and at the Poets in Transylvania Festival. He is also the curator of the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies site, a founder member of the Hibernian Writers’ Group and has a debut collection upcoming from Doire Press in 2018.

Melanie Barbato is a doctoral candidate in Indology and Religious Studies at LMU Munich, Germany. 

Melinda Rizzo lives, works, cooks, gardens and writes poems in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. 

Michel Krug graduated from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. He writes poetry, literary fiction, is a former print journalist and now practices law in St. Paul, MN.

Mike Gallagher published his first collection 'Stick on Stone' with Revival Press in 2013

Michael Griffith teaches and resides near Princeton, NJ. He writes poetry, non-fiction, and the occasional shopping list.

Michael Holloway was born in Liverpool in 1985. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire until 2008 and graduated with his Masters in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University in 2012. He has written a number of novels, which are currently unpublished, and often writes short stories and poetry. He a freelance writer and CEO copywriter. He also works with PIYE magazine as well as working in retail.

Michael Ray is a glass artist living in West Cork Ireland. In 2011 he won the RTE John Murray National Poetry Competition. His work has appeared in The Moth, Asylum, The Independent and Cyphers

Mike Peterson has been writing for many years and has just self
published his first book "Echelons' Rest".

Mike Richardson lived in Pembrokeshire. After University in West Wales, he left for City Life. He still hankers after the country that has inspired his writing.

Myfanwy Fox has had a weird life and would like to make yours weirder, too. She occasionally blogs at Fox Unkennelled

N.M.Bassey is a writer and poet who lives in Nigeria. You can see more of their work at or follow on Twitter @StNaija

Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. He hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe`s second largest city. He is one of the most prolific poets to emerge from that Southern African country.A former National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominee, Ndaba has contributed to many anthologies including: Its Time, Poems For Haiti- a South African anthology, Snippets, Voices For Peace and Black Communion. His latest anthology, The Dead Must Be Sobbing was published in March 2013. Ndaba`s debut novel, Timebomb has been accepted for publication in the UK. He has just completed writing two more poetry anthologies, Love, Light and Greatness, and Time To Walk The Talk respectively. In 2005 he published his debut book of epic poems, Love O’clock. Ndaba`s favourite quote is: Writing is my life and my second wife. He lives in Saudi Arabia.

Nancy Scott, poet and short story writer, is author of ten books and also managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets in New Jersey, USA. She was in a relationshiip with a state prison guard for many years. Her latest book is Marriage by Fire.

Natalie Moores is a 21yr old MA student writer from Manchester. She currently sells cheese for a living, but is determined to make it as a writer.

Nedjo Rogers has worked with anti-poverty and environmental organizations, has travelled and lived in Latin America, writes folk songs, and is parent to two artistic young adults. He writes open source software.

Neil Fulwood lives and works in Nottingham. His poetry has been published in various journals, zines and anthologies. His debut collection No Avoiding It is published by Shoestring Press.

Niall OConnor is an internationally published poet and blogger, a Pushcart Prize nominee 2013, and reads regularly at the Writer's Centre and other popular Dublin venues. He was longlisted in the Desmond O’Grady Competition 2013. His Debut Poetry Collection, Change in the Wind which was released in 2013 to much critical acclaim. Niall blogs at the very popular

Niamh Hill is a former accountant and primary school teacher who enjoys reading and writing poetry, yoga and changing the world for the better over a coffee with friends

Niamh Prior lives in Kinsale, Ireland where she is happiest when writing or surfing.

Nicola Copeland, 25 years old, started writing poetry about 5 years ago. She is studying towards a Masters in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University and blogs at

Nicollette Foreman was runner-up in the Ninth International Poetry Competition, published in Dawn Treader; Sentinel Poetry Movement , First Writer, and further anthologies Nicollette loves a challenge and enjoys writing in different styles.  

Noel Loftus is a member of ward9writers based in Mayo and enjoys very short bursts of inspiration tempered by long periods of work.

Padhraig Nolan is an Irish writer and native of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, who now lives near Dún Laoghaire, where he works as a graphic designer, illustrator and visual artist. His poems have been published in a range of journals in Ireland and abroad. Padhraig exhibits his illustrations and paintings regularly, and was the featured artist in The Pickled Body - Issue 2.2: Loaded/Unloaded. Read a recent interview with him, at Studies in Arts and Humanities.

Pat Edwards is a writer, teacher and performer living in Mid Wales. Her work has appeared in various publications including Prole, Picaroon, The Curlew, Ink Sweat and Tears and the soon to be published #MeToo Anthology. Pat runs Verbatim poetry open mic nights and curates Welshpool Poetry Festival.

Pat Jourdan has five collections of poetry, two short story collections and two novels. Her latest novel is 'A Small Inheritance.' Her website is: and her blog:

Patricia Mahon has been published in Ireland and Spain. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is also a Healing Therapist practicing in Ireland and Spain.

Patrick Toland is a graduate of the new Masters of Creative Writing in Oxford University. He was shortlisted for the Lightship Poetry Prize 2011 and was a winner of the Bodleian Science Library Poetry Competition 2011 and the Edward Stanley Prize. He was selected as an emerging writer by Windows Publication in 2010 and for the 2012 Poetry Ireland Introductions. In 2013 he was nominated for the Hennessy Literary Award.

P.A.Levy has been published in many magazines, both online and in print, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’, and is a founding member of the Clueless Collective.

Paul Andrew Russell is a poet and writer who has self published a book of poetry, Pocketful of Words, and two collections of flash fiction. He blogs at:

Paul Crompton can be found on social media at: and @cromps

Penny Shutt is a poet and psychiatrist from Cornwall. She writes about mental health, medicine and motherhood after recently becoming a foster mum to her nephew. Some of her poems can be found at and she tweets @drpennyshutt

Peter Duff was runner-up in the Poetry on the Lake competition for formal poetry in 2013. He publishes a short weekly podcast, Discursive Poetry, which is available on iTunes Podcasts.

Peter Flint is 77, belongs to Rossington Writers' Group, Doncaster, and writes short stories and poems  for his grandchildren. He taught for forty years...mainly English.

Peter Goulding works in a warehouse in co. Kildare, Ireland and has bribed editors in four continents to accept his poetry. He has no practical talents whatsoever.

Peter K Jones took up writing poetry and short stories after retiring as a lecturer in employment law. He’s the Secretary of Pinboard Writers in Mold and prefers it to work.

Peter A Kelly sometimes draws or photographs but usually writes instead. Occasionally published, one poetry prize, but best rewarded when his work affects others.

Peter Raynard has been published in South Bank Poetry, New Left Project, Happenstance, and Verbatim Poetry. He edits the blog, featuring poems of working class lives from various poets. @proletarianpoet; @peter_raynard

Peter Wright was born and grew up in Kent and now lives in Dorset. He started writing poetry just over a year ago and tries to write something every day.

Petra Vergunst is an Aberdeen-based freelance community artist, composer and poet. High Voltage was written as part her project Have: Not Have in which she explores the idea of possession.

Phil Coleman lives near Swansea and tries to balance work and the need to write. At the age of 50 he's still a complete tyro at everything except juggling words.

Phil Knight is poet from Neath in South Wales. His poetry collection 'You Are Welcome To Wales" was published in 2015 by The Red Poets.

Philip Challinor posts fiction, satire and assorted grumbles on his blog: The Curmudgeon. His longer fiction is available here.

Philip Johnson has had work published by: Poetry Now, Anchor Poets, North West Disabled Writers Group, Das Alchemy, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, Mid Cheshire Writers Group, Cheshire Carers Centre Newsletter, National Assc for Colitis & Crohn's Disease newsletters, local, regional and a national newspaper.

Electronic Formats: Write Away, Caught In The Net, The Red Pencil, and The Writer's Hood, Transparent Words; Caught In The Net

'Philipos' began writing poetry near Cape Town back in the mid-90s, appearing on local radio and TV programmes. Now his offerings occasionally feature in local UK magazines, etc.

Pijush Kanti Deb is a new Indian poet with more than 100 poems accepted or published in many national and international magazines and journals- print and on-line since June 2013.He is an Associate Professor in Economics.

Pippa Sherman loves writing in different styles, but loves nothing more than a good excuse to write humour or an occasional rant or two (in the nicest possible way of course).

Poppy Scarlett is from Cumbria and shares her life with her animals dogs, sheep and cats. She has had many works published in anthologies, magazines, websites.More of her work is available here.

Rachel Gippetti is from Boston, Massachusetts, but now lives in the United Kingdom. Her poetry has been published in Shearsman Magazine, The Apple Valley Review and The Stinging Fly.

Rachel Mulholland, 27, is from Dundalk, Ireland. She teaches English in Galicia, Spain and is currently working on a novel and her first collection of poems.

Rachel North is a trainee poet and failed domestic goddess. The latter is entirely due to the fact that her favourite pastime is sitting in the sunshine reading a good book.

Radhika Mohan is a researcher in the Indian Institute of Technology working on understanding Resilience. She likes to pen down her thoughts about experiences that life brings. Dreaming about and working towards building a resilient youth culture who have high self-esteem, high frustration tolerance who can delay gratification.

Ralph Killey worked on the Liverpool Echo for thirty years and became part owner of World Group Newspapers, Lancashire. He has a collection entitled: 'When there's Notin' on the Tele'.

Raquel d'Andel is proud of 3 things- bringing up 4 relatively sane children (even if their mother isn't !) in a flat in South East London. Riding and surviving on a beautiful sky blue bike. Working for one of the best public library authorities in London. As for her writing- she is always hopeful. Raquel's website is

Rebecca Audra Smith will be studying Creative Writing: Poetry MA at Manchester Metropolitan this September. She co-runs Stirred, a night aimed at feminist performance poetry.

Rebecca Gethin has had two collections of poetry published, the most recent was A Handful of Water ( Cinnamon Press, 2013) and two novels, the most recent was What the horses heard (May, 2014). She lives in Devon and sometimes blogs at

Ricardo Walcott has to the poetry scene after years of experiencing life. Now ready to create once more, as I love the power of words!

Richard Alfred is a Urmston-born Salford-raised Poet, and Actor at His poems rarely reflect how he feels, on any kind of personal level excepting where stated. All things seaside related apart, he likes to write about broken hearts, dark dreams and things of beauty and sadness.

Richard Devereux is a member of Lansdown Poets and Bristol Stanza. His collection Bill tells the story of his grandfather, a soldier of World War One who fought on the Balkan front in northern Greece. Richard taught English in Athens and his knowledge of Greece inspires and informs much of his writing. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and on-line magazines.

Richard Fletcher has had poems published in "Words", "Chapman", "Written in Ink", "New Writing Scotland", "Scottish Poetry 8" and other poetry magazines.

Rinzu Rajan writes in an attempt to sear away from the boundaries of cliché. Research in the field of biology and feminist activism occupy the rest of her time and devotion.

Robin Welsh writes poems and rhymes daily about all life in general...but mainly politics, human rights and world affairs. Performing at every opportunity he can get, not yet published because of procrastination.

Rona Fitzgerald worked on promoting gender equality for twenty years at European and national levels. She writes poems about people and about matters in the world that concern her.

Rosalind J. Lee lives and works in Norfolk, England, a place where history meets the present, is shattered and remade. It is, then little wonder - that poetry comes tactile.

Rose Drew has hosted open mics for +9 years ( and co-owns small press Stairwell Books. She’s published in newspapers, books, journals, including her collection Temporary Safety (2011).

Rosemary J. Collins is a gap year student whose dream is to be a writer. Her main interests are reading, writing and current affairs, especially human rights issues.

Ross Cooper grew up in Zimbabwe until 2001 before moving to the UK, to work as a senior lecturer. Ross likes writing books and poetry, and reading African literature.

Ruth Corkill is a physicist in New Zealand working on computer models and analysis for a geomagnetism research team. She has just returned from three months studying poetry and fiction at The Iowa Writers Workshop Summer Graduate Program and she has a minor in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington. Her work has recently appeared or is upcoming in New Welsh Review, The Bristol Short Story Competition Anthology, The Dominion Post, Hue and Cry, The Listener, Jaam, Salient, and Landfall.

Samantha Bernstein is a PhD student in Toronto. Her memoir *Here We Are Among
the Living* was published by Tightrope Books in 2012.

Samantha Seto is a writer. She has been published in various anthologies including Ceremony, Soul Fountain, Carcinogenic Poetry, and Black Magnolias Journal. She is a third prize poetry winner of the Whispering Prairie Press contest. (@samantha36seto)

Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar is an Indian American. Her work has appeared in print and online. She is also Pushcart nominee for 2017. Twitter@PunyFingers

Sarah Bigham lives in Maryland with her kind chemist wife, their three independent cats, and an unwieldy herb garden.

Sarah Doyle is the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Poet-in-Residence. She has been widely placed and published, and is co-author of Dreaming Spheres: Poems of the Solar System (PS Publishing, 2014). More at

Sarah James's most recent collection is Be[yond] from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Next year she has a narrative in poems, The Magnetic Diaries, out with KFS and, plenty-fish, with Nine Arches Press. She has a poem, 'That Night', animated in this year's Blackpool Illuminations. Her website is at

Scott Devon is head of neo:writers, and run the international neo:poetryprize. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from MMU, and has been published in the UK and America.

Scott Starbuck was a 2014 Friends of William Stafford Scholar at the "Speak Truth to Power" FOR Seabeck Conference. His "Manifesto from Poet on a Dying Planet" is at

Shaun Parrin had been writing, over many years, and been published in different genres, although he is not a professional writer outside his day job. He has previously been published in Poetry24 and continues to try this genre.

Sheila Jacob was born and raised in Birmingham and lives on the North Wales border with her Husband. She's had poems published in various U.K.magazines and webzines

Simon Marks is a 40-something journalist from the Northeast of England, working in Scotland, who just loves throwing words together and seeing what comes out - some of it readable.

Simon Williams often writes on subjects gleaned from the BBC or Wikipedia sites and also runs a Facebook group called Poem A Day.

Simrita Iota is a student from Hertfordshire who believes that homelessness and poverty is a severe issue that needs to be dealt with urgently. Simrita hasn't written poetry before.

Sinead Cotter lives in Dublin and has had work published in the Sunday Tribune and the Irish Independent. She's currently working on her first poetry collection. 

SK Iyer is a commerce graduate, leading a retired but busy life in Pune, India. His poems have been published. He is a member of PK Poetry List, UK.

S.O. Fasrus: Social Justice Campaigner & Social Research Interviewer. Her verse and poems; some comic; satirical; and serious; can be found online. Recent poems are in New Verse News, Culture Matters, and Poems for Grenfell Tower.

Sonnet Mondal is the author of six poetry books, pioneered the 21 line fusion sonnet form. He has received a number of awards, including the Azsacra International Poetry award in 2011.

Stafford Ray is a writer of musical plays and reading resources for schools. Wannabe novelist, one completed, two more on the way. Poetry happens when moved, limericks when amused.

Stefanie Bennett has published several books of poetry – worked with Arts Action
For Peace, & ‘Equality’ [Human rights]. Of mixed ancestry – Italian, Irish Paugussett
-Shawnee, she was born in Queensland, Australia.

Stephen Smith is a recent immigrant from Ireland. He has had agitprop plays performed in Ireland and a documentary broadcast on RTE in 1998. He has written and staged 2 plays in Liverpool.

Steve Pottinger writes and performs poetry whenever and wherever he can. He can be found on twitter at @BigStevePoet

Steve Regan co-runs the Bards of New Brighton (Wirral) and Liver Bards (Liverpool) poetry clubs. A former newspaper reporter, he now blogs

Stuart Nunn is a retired lecturer living in South Gloucestershire. He belongs to Cheltenham Poetry Society and Cherington Poets and contributes regularly to the PK List discussion group.

Sue Morgan lives in Northern Ireland. Some of the places you can find her recent work are:   Every Day Poets, the New Poet, the Southword Literary Journal and CrannogMagazine.

Sue Norton has had poems published in various magazines. She was a prizewinner in the 2017 Rialto/RSPB Nature Poetry competition.

Susan Adams is an Australian poet who has been published both in Australia and internationally. She has been read on ABC Radio National 'Poetica', 'All in The Mind' and '360'.

Susan Burch resides in Hagerstown, MD and loves trying to capture a moment in just 5 lines.

Sutanuka Banerjee is a researcher in the University of Malaga, Spain as an Erasmus Mundus student. She tries to pick up pebbles from the path of life and treasure them as the new chapters of experience.

Sutapa Chaudhuri, PhD, teaches English at a college near Kolkata, India. She is a bilingual poet, translator and an academic, and has two collections of poetry —Broken Rhapsodies (2011) and Touching Nadir (2014).

Tatjana Debeljacki She writes poetry, short stories, stories and haiku. She is a Member of Association of Writers of Serbia -UKS since 2004. She is Haiku Society of Serbia- Deputy editor of Diogen. She also is the editor of the magazine Poeta.

Thomas Martin lives in Dublin. His writing has been featured in Piranha, Figments, The Weary Blues and Shot Glass Journal.

Tim McLafferty lives in NYC and is the poetry editor at Forge Journal. His poems have appeared in Assisi, Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl, Portland Review and elsewhere.

Tim Train

Tim Waldron is a 32 year old living in Liverpool. He's married and teaches English at a secondary school in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. He writes on various themes such as nature and sport.

T.R.Collins is 66 years old and has been married for 32 years, and so far not cruel... and I check every morning for drool far, so good!"

Usha Kishore is an internationally published poet, resident on the Isle of Man. Her work has won prizes in UK competitions and recently shorlisted for the Erbacce Prize 2012 .

Val Walsh organises Liverpool's annual poetry event for International Women’s Day. Alongside her poetry, journalism and academic writing, she has co-edited three collections of feminist essays.

Vala Hafstad lives in Minnesota.  She writes humorous poems for children and, occasionally, their parents.

Vicky Ellis is a prize-winning poet, storyteller, singer-songwriter and editor.  Her mission is to decipher the world around her from a feminist perspective.
Vinita Agrawal is a freelance writer, researcher and poet from New Delhi, India and has been published many times in print and online journals.

Wendy Nicholson has previously contributed to Poetry24. She is, at present, a member of a Wells Poetry Group. Wendy is retired, having been a teacher, then research scientist.

Wynne Huddleston has had poetry published in nearly 40 publications. She is the winner of the 2010 Lifepress Grandmother Earth Environmental Poetry Contest.
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro is the author of the novel Caparazones (2010) and has won prizes including National Institute of Puerto Rican Literature Prize in 2008. She is a Director of the Puerto Rican Word Festival.