Featured Poets

Aaron Murdoch

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

Abigail Elizabeth Ottley

Abigail 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.

Adrian Salmon 

Adrian lives in Bingley, West Yorkshire. His poetry has appeared on Algebra of Owls, i am not a silent poet, and Ink, Sweat and Tears.

Afric McGlinchey - [Website: Afric McGlinchey]

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

Alan Johnson 

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

Ajit Sherawat 

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

Alan Lambert 

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

Alejandro Escudé 

Alejandro received an MA from UC Davis and works as an English teacher. Originally from Argentina,  Alejandro lives in Los Angeles. A new book, “The Book of the Unclaimed Dead,” published by Main Street Rag Press, is now available. Alejandro is a single Dad to two great kids and lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Jake.

Alina Macneal 

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

Amanda Derry - [Facebook Group: I Love Writing]

Amanda 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.

Amy Barry

Amy 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.

Amy Louise Wyatt - [Website: Amy Louise Wyatt]

Amy is a poet, lecturer and artist from Bangor, N.I. She has had work published in a range of literary journals and magazines such as The Honest Ulsterman, FourxFour, Dodging the Rain and Cold Coffee Stand. Amy has most recently read her poetry on The BBC Arts Show, at University of Ulster’s Riverside Readings and at festivals throughout Ireland . She is the editor of The Bangor Literary Journal and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2018.

Ana Garza G'z 

Ana 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 Goodison

Andrew Goodison is a single father of two, full time carer and full time poet, living in the West of Ireland.

Andrew John

Andrew has been writing poems on and off since the 1970s.

Andrew Minhinnick

Andrew 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 

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

Andy N - [Blog: Andy N - Writer and Experimental Musician]

Andy 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 - [Website: Angela T Carr]

Angela 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.

Angela Finn

Angela 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 

Anjum 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 

Anne Marie 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

Annika 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.

Anthony Baverstock

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

Antoine Cassar - [Blog: Antoine Cassar] 

Antoine 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 - [Blog: Antonia Hart] 

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

Aoife Troxel

Aoife 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

Aparna 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 - [Website: Asef Hossaini]

Barbara Boyd-Anderson

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

Barbara Gabriel 

Barbara 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

Barbara 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

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

Benjamin D. Carson 

Ben lives with his dog Dora on the South Shore of Massachusetts. His creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including, but not limited to, The Ampersand Review, Red Fez, Cactus Heart, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Free Inquiry, Poetry Leaves, and The Charles River Review.

Bex Tate

Bex, frustrated with the data driven education system, left her teaching job behind and is still wondering what to do next. Writing poetry helps her to try and make sense of the world, as well as giving her the chance to rant a bit!

Bill Cushing - [YouTube: Bill Cushing and Charles Corbisihro] 

Bill is from New York. he has lived in numerous states and Puerto Rico, moving to Los Angeles after earning his MFA in writing from Goddard College. Besides writing, he teaches college English.

Bill Dawson - [Website: Bill the Storyteller] 

Bill 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 

Bob won 5 pamphlet Competitions between 1994 and 2000. He’s just won another and a Pamphlet will be published by Ward Wood.

Breda Wall Ryan 

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

Brent Calderwood 

Brent 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.

Brett Evans 

Brett lives, writes, and drinks in his his native North Wales. He is co-editor at Prole. His scribblings can be found here and there - online, in print, in bins.

Brian Hill - [Blog: One Piece a Week]

Brian has been 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 Kirk - [Blog: Brian Kirk's Blog]

Brian is a poet from Dublin. His first collection After The Fall was published by Salmon Poetry in 2017. His poem Birthday was awarded Poem of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2018.

Brigid O'Connor 

Brigid 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.

Bruce J. Berger 

Bruce received his MFA from American University. He writes two letters weekly to President Trump at the White House and publishes them on Facebook. Search BruceJBerger.

Bryn Hyfrd

Bryn juggles poetry, children and work, attempting to keep most of the balls in the air most of
the time.

Caleb Parkin - [Website: Could Be the Moon] [Twitter: @CalebParkin]

Caleb 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

Carol Parris Krauss

Carol 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 

Caroline 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 - [Twitter: @carolyn_corny] 

Carolyn 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.

Cath Campbell

Cath is a Northumbrian poet who loves eating, dog walking, and the sea. She has an MA in creative writing from Newcastle university, and has had poems published in several magazines, including Prole, Obsessed With Pipework, Erbacce, and IAmNotASilentPoet. She also has a poem published in #MeToo, a woman's poetry anthology.

Cath Nichols 

Cath 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 - [Website: That Inking Feeling...] 

Cathy 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 

Charlene 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 - [Website: Charlie Lambert]

Charlie is a former sports broadcaster who began writing poetry in 2016. His work features in the recent anthology of poetry by Cumbrian poets This Place I Know, published by Handstand Press.

Chris Allen - [Twitter: @mydigression]

Chris is a 44 year old English Teacher of 11 years. Twitter is where he sees the news/trends and consider takes.

Chris Lawrence - [Twitter: @clawfish]

Chris lives with his muse in West Kirby and writes, having been published in many journals internationally.

Chris Sparks 

Chris is a political theorist from Hackney who now  lives in Sligo Ireland. He has published a few books and articles about social uncertainty and the politics of fear.  Now he finds that (weirdly), everything that was once theory seems to be becoming actual.  So, for his sanity and soul,  he has decided to come at things from another angle, which is why he now writes  poetry.

Christine Laennec 

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

Clare Hepworth-Wain

Clare has had poems published on the Poetry School Blog, in Nutshells and Nuggets and in the Ex Libris pamphlet Voices and Memory.

Clare Kirwan - [Blog: Broken Biro] 

Clare 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

Clare 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 - [Twitter: @clevelandwall] 

Cleveland 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.

Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Clodagh 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 

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

Colleen Redman - [Website: Loose leaf Notes] 

Colleen 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 - [Blog: Dundonian Gothika]

Craig is from Wirral, UK.

Csilla Toldy 

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

D. Brian Craig 

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 

Damien 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

Danny 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 - [Blog: Conservancies]

Darrell 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

Darren describes himself as an 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 - [Blog: Jaded Mountain]

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

Dave Viney - [Twitter: @vineypoet] 

Dave is a Mancunian performance poet has performed for BBC Manchester, currently performing in Amateur Thematics / Lowry Theatre and can be contacted at Vineypoet@hotmail.co.uk

David Bateman 

David 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 - [Website: DavidHaiku.com] 

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

David Francis Barker - [Blog: Restoration Project] 

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

David J. Costello - [Website: David J Costello - Wirral Bard] 

David 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 Ellis - [Twitter: @Davellis123]

David is a retired English language lecturer and writer of short stories and poems, living precariously close to the fast-receding sand dunes of Merseyside.

David Kelly

David says: As a writer of short form poetry, I enjoy the challenge of distilling complex ideas into just a few words. It is a challenge that remains fresh, despite practise.

David Mellor - [Twitter: @olunikat]

David 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

David Punter - [Blog: David Punter]

David is a poet and critic, and has published many poems before in, for example, PN Review, Encounter, The Rialto and elsewhere. I have also published six poetry pamphlets.

David Subacchi 

David lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has five published collections of his poetry in English and one in Welsh. 

Debbie Hall

Debbie 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).

Debbie Smith

Debbie is from Bristol. She loves words and poetry and is a bit political. Currently active in trying to keep the loos and libraries open. Watching our Politics.

Deirdre Cartmill 

Deirdre 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.

Denise Blake - [Website: Denise Blake]

Denise's third collection, Invocation was published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1. She facilitates creative writing workshops.

Des Mannay - [Twitter: @hooliganpoet]

Des 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".

Dianne Seldon - [Blog: through the wind winding]

Dianne is an American journalist-turned-political scientist, but her core-ego is a Cymru-phile with poetry and stories circulating her blood.

Diarmuid Fitzgerald - [Facebook: Diarmuid Fitzgerald 

Diarmuid has had two collections of haiku published, Thames Way and A Thousand Sparks both by Alba Publishing. Poems appeared in The Stinging Fly and Cyphers. 

Doireann Ní Ghríofa - [Website: Doireann Ní Ghríofa]

Doireann 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 - [Website: Dominic Berry]

Dominic 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.

Donnie Mountjoy - [Website: Mock Paper Scissors]

Donnie, poet laureate and resident #HailkuMaster, revels in observing the absurd and risque, and commenting on it via social media using the ancient Japanese art form of haiku.

Douglas Polk

Douglas 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.

Douglas Whyte

Douglas has been writing for most his life and ran small businesses for the last 11 years. Now he has more time to focus on writing. A welcomed change. He worked as a freelance journalist while living in Calgary and currently he is working on his third manuscript for publication.

E.E. Hobbs - [Website: ELLY FROM EARTH]

E.E. Hobbs 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 

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.

Eamon Ó Cléírigh

Eamon 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.

Elizabeth Soule

Elizabeth 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 - [Website: ELVIS MCGONAGALL one man & his doggerel]

Elvis 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.”

Emma Woodford

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

Emily Rebecca Adams


Erika Dreifus - [Website: Erika Dreifus]


Erika 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

Fareha 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

Finola 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 candlelight.

Fiona Lloyd - [Twitter: @FionaJLloyd]

Fiona is a writer and music teacher living in Leeds, and has loved playing with words for as long as she can remember.

Fran Hill - [Website: Fran Hill]

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

Frances Browner

Frances is a creative writing/history tutor, in Wicklow, Ireland. Her fiction and memoir pieces have been published and broadcast on radio. Poems have appeared online and in print.

Francisco Rebollo - [Blog: flycisco]

Francisco 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 - [Blog: Gabe Feathers McGee]

Gabrielle 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.

Gargi Pandkar - [Blog: Panda Between Pages]

Gargi is a student-in-transit who dabbles in poetry on her blog when she is not eating books for breakfast.

Gary S. Rosin 

Gary has had poetry published in Concho River Review, KYSO Flash, Silent Waters (George Digalakis 2017) (photographs), and in two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web, and Fire and Shadows.

Gary S. Watkins

Gary 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.

Gary Smillie

Geoffrey Datson 

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

George Salamon 

George has had careers as professor of German, business journalist and public affairs writer/manager. He now contributes articles and poems to progressive publications such as The New Verse News and Dissident Voice from St. Louis, MO

Geraldine Green 

Geraldine 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.

Gifford Savage 

Gifford is from BangorNorthern Ireland, has had work published with Lagan Online, was short-listed for the Bangor Poetry Competition 2018 and has read at events throughout Northern Ireland.

Gil Hoy

Gil 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

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

Graham Robinson

Grant Guy

Grant 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 

Greg 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 

Greg 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 - [Blog: Light of Passage] 

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

Hannah Linden

Hannah 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.

Harry Gallagher - [Blog: harrygallagherpoet]

Harry is widely published in the UK and overseas, with his book Northern Lights (Stairwell Books) about to enter its 3rd edition.

Harvey Molloy

Heather Wastie - [Website: Wastie's Space] 

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

Hebog Tremor

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

Helena Nolan 

Helena 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

Holly 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 

Ian is fairly new to writing poetry. He has strong connections to Birkenhead and performs around Merseyside.

Ian Whiteley - [Website: Crows of Albion]

Ian 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 - [Website: Dear Reader]

Icess 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, NBCNews.com, 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 

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

Isaac Black 

Isaac 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 - [Blog: The Spaces in Between] [Twitter: @JackieNews]

Jackie has had poetry published in many magazines and anthologies, both print and online. Her first collection is The Spaces in Between (2015).

Jaki McCarrick - [Blog: CLOUDNINE]

Jaki 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

James 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

James 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

James 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 - [Blog: The Literary Party Blog] [Twitter: @queeraspoetry]

James is a poet, slam performer, writer and author of four poetry collections including "The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America" and most recently "Punatic" (Writing Knights Press).

Jan Harris 

Jan 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 - [Blog: not averse to verse]

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

Jane Slavin 

Jane 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

Janeta 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 - [Blog: heartseer] [Twitter: @JaneyColbourne]

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

Janice A Louland

Janine Booth - [Website: Janine Booth]

Janine 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 on her website.

Jasmine Flowers

Jason T Richardson 

Jason 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 - [Twitter: @Kavetchnik]

Jen 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 (swwim.org; @SWWIMmiami).

Jenni Wyn Hyatt

Jenni was born in Wales in 1942 and now lives in Derbyshire. She started writing poetry when she was in her late sixties and also translates verse from Welsh to English. Her work features regularly in 'The Lyric' and other magazines for formal verse. She published her first collection, 'Perhaps One Day', in 2017 and is in the process of preparing a second.

Jennifer Davis Michael

Jennifer 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

Jeremy 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 - [Website: Jess Green] 

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

Jessica Traynor 

Jessica 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 - [Website: The Poetry Kit] 

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

Jim Hanson

Jim is a retired Senior Researcher at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, He is a sociologist and lay-ordinated Zen Buddhist. He is a member of the St. Louis Poetry Center.

Jinksy - [Blogs: Alias Jinksy - Napple Notes]

Jo Maurits

Jo Wright

Jo is retired and lives in Dorset. She has written poems and stories all her life but has only recently felt brave enough to begin sharing them with others.

Jo Yeates

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

John ("Jake") Cosmos Aller - [Website: The World According to Cosmos]

John is a retired US State Department diplomat currently residing in South Korea. He served in 10 countries in his 27-year career. Prior to his diplomatic service, he taught ESL, Asian Studies and Government in Korea, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea. He grew up in Berkeley, California and his poetry is heavily influenced by the Bay Area.

John Goss - [Soundcloud: John 'Platinum' Goss]

John Kirwan

John 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 Mcdonough

John has been writing poetry for 30 years. His style is urban/performance poetry. He subtitles his spoken word for the benefit of the hard of hearing and those that struggle with dialect, John's is Mancunian.

John Newmark - [Website: John Newmark] 

John 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 Newson

John has a wide variety of interests, ranging from architecture to zoology, and a corresponding inability to focus on any single task. He writes to achieve such focus.

John O'Malley 

John 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 

John Saunders’ first collection ‘After the Accident’ was published in 2010 by Lapwing Press, Belfast. His second full collection 'Chance' was published in April 2013 by New Binary Press.

Jonathan Beale 

Jonathan has had his work published in over sixty journals, Danse Macabre, Bluepepper, Mad Swirl, Red Wolf Editions, et al.  He is also published in two anthologies ‘Drowning’ and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications). And one to be published ‘Do not be afraid’ a small anthology dedicated to Seamus Heaney. His first book of poetry The Destinations of Raxiera (Hammer and Anvil) in November 2015. He lives in Surrey, UK.

Jonathan Stainsby

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

Joshua Baumgarten - [Website: THE IRRATIONAL LIBRARY]

Joshua 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

Joy 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

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. P. Dancing Bear - [Twitter: @jpdancingbear]

J. P.'s most recent book, Fish Singing Foxes, is out by Salmon Poetry this month. His next book, Of Gods and Monsters, later this year from Glass Lyre Press.

J S Robinson 

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

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

Judy Shepps Battle

Judy 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

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

Juliet Wilson - [Blog: Crafty Green Poet] [Twitter: @craftygreenpoet] 

Juliet is a writer, crafter, adult education tutor and conservation voluntere, based in Edinburgh UK. Her writing has been published widely, most recently in Mslexia.

Juliette Sebock - [Website: Nightingale and Sparrow] [Twitter: @juliettesebock]

Juliette is a poet and founding editor of Nightingale & Sparrow.  She can be reached on her website or across social media.

Karen Mooney - [Website: Observations in Rhyme]

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

Karen Neuberg - [Blog: Karen Neuberg] 

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

Kari Gunter-Seymour - [Website: KARI GUNTER-SEYMOUR POET]

Kari 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 - [Twitter: @KarloSevilla]

Karlo 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 

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

Kate Prudchenko - [Twitter: @kprudchenko]

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

Katie Beviss

Katie 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 - [Twitter: @TheRebelPoetess] [YouTube: Katy Konrad]

Katy 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 

Kay 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.

Kayla Bassingthwaite - [Instagram: @gaseouspassion]  

Kayla writes from Southington, Connecticut, USA. She is featured in Blue Muse Magazine for her work in poetry and non-fiction.

Kellie Doherty - [Blog: Have Pen, Will Pen] 

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

Kelly Creighton

Kelly 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

Kerry is from North West England. She says "I don't remember a time that I didn't write poetry and hope that it moves whoever reads it in some way."

Kevin Higgins 

Kevin is co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events in Galway, Ireland. He teaches poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre, Creative Writing at Galway Technical Institute, and is Creative Writing Director for the National University of Ireland - Galway Summer School. He is poetry critic of The Galway AdvertiserHe has published five collections of poetry. His next poetry collection, Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital, will be published by Salmon Poetry in June 2019.

Kevin N Jelf

Kevin 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.

Kevin Reid - [Website: Kevin Reid] 

Kevin travels between Scotland and Athens.  In 2018, he was commended in The Bangor Literary Journal Forty Words competition.

keyfeatures - [Blog: Phantom Wavelengths] [Twitter: @YachtNinky]

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

Khaloud Al-Muttalibi

Khaloud is a poet and translator. Her poetry has been published in a number of literary magazines and journals, including After the Pause, The Glasgow Review of Books,The Paragon,Ygdrasil and Ink Sweat & Tears.

Kieren King 

Kieren 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 

Kim (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.

Kimberly Burnham 

Kimberly is a brain health expert and poet. Kimberly's 2019 project is world peace / inner peace with her recently published book, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.

Kizmi Touche


Kizmi 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

Kristina 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 

Kulsoom 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 

Kushal 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 - [Website: Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace authored two books. She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she spends too much time reading, cooking weird things, & singing to livestock.

Laura McKee - [Twitter: @Estlinin]

Laura's poems have appeared on pavements and postcards as well as in various journals and anthologies.

Laura Taylor -  [Facebook: Laura Taylor] [WriteOutLoud]

Laura believes in the power of poetry as a means by which silent voices speak and hidden ears listen. Flapjack Press.

Laurie Kolp - [Website: Laurie Kolp] [Twitter: @KolpLaurie]

Laurie Kolp's poems have appeared in Stirring, Whale Road Review, concis, Rust + Moth, Bracken, Up the Staircase, PITH, and many more print and online publications. Laurie has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Orison Anthology of spiritually engaged writing. Her poetry books include the full-length Upon the Blue Couch and chapbook Hello, It's Your Mother. Currently, Laurie is pursuing her master’s degree while working, writing, editing, and mothering three children.

Lavinia Kumar - [Website: LAVINIA KUMAR – POETRY, SCIENCE, BOOKS, ART]

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

Lesley Quayle

Lesley 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.

Lesley Webb

Lesley is a member of the Gillingham (Dorset) Writing Group, she writes poetry and fiction
and has had a Pocket Novel and a short story published recently.

Lianne Kamp

Lianne resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Her poems and short stories appear in assorted print journals and on-line publications including: Poets Reading the News, Tuck Magazine, Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, Dime Show Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poetry Quarterly, Dual Coast Magazine, and a number of Prolific Press anthologies. She writes poetry to make her world-view more panoramic by examining it more closely.

Linda Cosgriff - [Blog: The Laughing Housewife]

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

Lindsay Oliver

Lindsay 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

Lois Bassen 

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

Luigi Pagano - [Website: Luigi Pagano] 

Luigi 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

Lynn 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

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

Mac Dunlop - [Blog: The Poetry Point]

Mac 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 his website.

Maeve Heneghan

Maeve 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 McKenna - [Instagram: @maevemckenna37]

Maeve lives in rural Ireland with her husband, three children and two dogs. She writes because she has too. Find some snippets of her writing on Instagram @maevemckenna37
Maeve O’Sullivan - [Twitter: @maeveos]

Maeve 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 - [Blog: HyperCRYPTICal]

Mags 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 

Mire 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

Maire 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 

Malcolm 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

Mandy's latest published poems are about vegetables (Vaster than Empires, Grey Hen Press), sex (The Ramingo's Porch  #4), and – most important of all – climate change (Multiverse, Shoreline of Infinity).

Marc Woodward - [Blog: marcwoodwardpoetry]

Marc 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.

Marcus Colquhoun 

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

Mare Leonard

Mare lives and works in the Hudson Valley where she is  an Associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking and the MAT programs at Bard College. She has published chapbooks of poetry at 2River,Pudding HouseAntrim House Pressand Red Ochre Lit and The Dark Inside My Hooded Coatis available from Finishing Line Pressand from her website:www Mare Leonard.com Finally she was nominated for a pushcart in 2018 for a poem published in The Pickled Body.

Mari Maxwell

Mari 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.

Maria Hols-Saavedra

Maria is a Swedish born poet living in Luxembourg. Her style has been described as “romantic and stringent” and recurrent themes are human memory, nostalgia and existence.

Marilyn Brindley - [Blog: Hanging On My Word] 

Marilyn 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.

Marissa Glover - [Twitter: @_MarissaGlover_] 

Marissa teaches and writes in Florida. Her poetry is found in UK journals such as Amaryllis, Picaroon, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Bonnie’s Crew, and Solstice Sounds.

Mark Brophy - [Blog: Mark Brophy] [Twitter: @mark_brophy] 

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

Mark Coverdale - [Blog: cov451] [Twitter: @cov_art] 

Mark is an Art School Mod Poet. Born in Darlington the year Elvis died. Now in London via Oldham writing and performing socially and politically observational poetry.

Mark Kerstetter - [Blog: The Mockingbird Sings]

Mark 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

Mark is a poet, painter, photographer, journalist based in Manchester UK.

Mark 'Mr T' Thompson

Mark 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 - [Website: Mark William Jackson] 

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

Marleen S. Barr

Marleen is known for her pioneering work in feminist science fiction and teaches English at the City University of New York. She has won the Science Fiction
Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Barr is the author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction
and Feminist Theory, Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction, and Genre

Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies. Barr has edited many anthologies and co-edited the science fiction issue of PMLA.
She has published the novels Oy Pioneer! and Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir. Her When Trump Changed: The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange
Outrage Pussy Grabber
 is the first single-authored Trump short story collection.

Martha Landman

Martha has had poetry published 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 - [Blog: Difficult River]  

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

Martin Hayes 

Martin 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 - [Website: Martin Hodges] [Instagram: @agentrodsmith] 

Martin is a co-founder of Poetry24, and is an Information Scientist by profession. He has been a columnist with the now defunct Plymouth-based Sunday Independent, and served two terms as the editor of Viewpoint (a forum for independent internal comment within the University of Southampton). His articles and book reviews have appeared in Managing Information, and the Hampshire County Magazine.

Martin Marriott

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

Matt Broomfield - [Twitter: @hashtagbroom]

Matt is a poet, activist and writer currently living and working in Rojava, in solidarity with the socialist-feminist revolution there.

Maureen Curran - [Twitter: @maureenwcurran]

Maureen lives in Donegal Ireland where she is a teacher. Her debut collection Home was published in 2018 by Revival Press at the Limerick Writers' Centre.

Maureen Daly 

Maureen 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 

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

Maurice Devitt

Maurice 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

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

Melinda Rizzo

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

Michael Griffith

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

Michael Holloway - [Blog: The Hyper Karma]

Michael 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 

Michael 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.

Michel Steven Krug

Michel 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

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

Mike Peterson 

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

Mike Richardson 

Mike 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 - [Blog: Fox Unkennelled]

Myfanwy has had a weird life and would like to make yours weirder, too.

N.M.Bassey - [Blog: NAIJAWRITER] [Twitter: @StNaija]

N.M. Bassey is a writer and poet who lives in Nigeria.

Nancy Scott - [Website: Nancy Scott]

Nancy is a 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 - [Blog: northernmoores]

Natalie 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.

Ndaba Sibanda

Ndaba 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.

Nedjo Rogers 

Nedjo 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

Neil lives and works in Nottingham. His first collection No Avoiding It is available from Shoestring Press; his second is scheduled for publication in 2019.

Neil William Holland 

Neil is a U.K. poet whose poetry has featured on internet radio stations, the Cube Digital Gallery in Leicester, Colourscape in London, and Rotherham, England.

Niall OConnor - [Blog: Niall OConnor]

Niall 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.

Niamh Hill

Niamh 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 

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

Nicky Phillips

Nicky had poems nominated in 2017 for Best Single Poem category in the Forward Prizes and Best of the Net. Her first collection, Jam in Aisle 3, was published by Dempsey & Windle in 2018.

Nicola Copland - [Website: Nicola Williams]

Nicola started writing poetry about 5 years ago. She is studying towards a Masters in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University.

Nicollette Foreman 

Nicollette 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.

Nicolette Gunn

Nicolette has always enjoyed writing , including puppet scripts, rhymes to help with learning French, poems and stories for her grandchildren. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Caterpillar Childrens' Poetry Prize.

Noel Loftus 

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

Padhraig Nolan

Padhraig 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

Pat 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 #MeToo Anthology. Pat runs Verbatim poetry open mic nights and curates Welshpool Poetry Festival.

Pat Jourdan - [Blog: patjourdan]

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

Patricia Mahon 

Patricia 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 

Patrick 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.

Paul Levy - [Website: The Clueless Collective] 

Paul 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 

Paul is a poet and writer who has self published a book of poetry, Pocketful of Words, and two collections of flash fiction.

Paul Crompton - [Twitter: @cromps]

Paul can be found on Twitter

Penny Shutt - [Website: White Coat Hypertension] [Twitter: @drpennyshutt] 

Penny is a poet and psychiatrist from Cornwall. She writes about mental health, medicine and motherhood after recently becoming a foster mum to her nephew.

Peter Duff

Peter 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 

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

Peter Goulding - [Blog: The Stammering Poet] 

Peter 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

Peter 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

Peter sometimes draws or photographs but usually writes instead. Occasionally published, one poetry prize, but best rewarded when his work affects others.
Peter Raynard - [Website: Proletarian Poetry] [Twitter: @peter_raynard]

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

Peter Wright

Peter 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

Petra 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

Phil 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

Phil 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 - [Blog: The Curmudgeon] [Philip's Store, Lulu Publishing]  

Philip Challinor posts fiction, satire and assorted grumbles at his blog, The Curmudgeon.

Philip Johnson 

Philip 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' 

'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 

Pijush 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

Pippa 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 - [Blog: ScarlettPoppies

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

Prabhu’s poems have been published since the 1960s. He is included in Debrett’s People of Today.

Rachel Gippetti

Rachel 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

Rachel 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 

Rachel 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

Radhika 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 

Ralph 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

Raquel 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.

Rebecca Audra Smith - [Blog: Love Poetry Journey]

Rebecca 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 - [Blog: Rebecca Gethin]

Rebecca lives on Dartmoor in Devon. In 2017 two pamphlets were published: A Sprig of Rowan by Three Drops Press and All the Time in the World by Cinnamon Press who published an earlier collection and two novels. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow. In 2018 she jointly won the Coast to Coast Pamphlet competition and has been awarded a writing residency at Brisons Veor.

Ricardo Walcott

Ricardo 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

Richard is a Urmston-born Salford-raised Poet, and Actor. 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

Richard 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 Jones

Richard Fletcher 

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

Rinzu Rajan - [Blog: A Delhi Dame's Diary] 

Rinzu 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 Kidson 

Robin was born and bred in rural Northumberland but now lives near Bristol. He can occasionally be heard in the poetry venues of that city reciting his poems.

Robin Welsh 

Robin 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.

Róisín Bugler - [Twitter: @BuglerRoisin] 

Róisín is an apprentice word mason, lover of literature, rural Ireland resident and working mother raising feminists since 2014. She occasionally tweets 

Rona Fitzgerald

Rona has poems in UK, Scottish, Irish and US publications. Highlights include the Stinging Fly 2011, Aiblins: New Scottish Political Poetry 2016, Oxford Poetry 2017, Poems for Grenfell Tower, Onslaught Press 2018 and #Me Too, Fair Acre Press, 2018.

Rosalind J. Lee

Rosalind 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.

Rosie Barrett

Rosie has lived in South Devon for over 30 years and cherishes family and watery views.  She’s been published in anthologies and magazines. She’s working on her first collection.

Rose Drew - [Website: The Spoken Word] 

Rose 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 

Rosemary 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

Ross 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

Ruth 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.

Sally Wheatman

Sally has three adult children and lives in Sale with her husband. She is a trained journalist but now runs a PR company. In her spare time she rides her Irish Sport horse, Hobson, and digs her allotment.

Samantha Bernstein

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

Samantha Seto - [Twitter: @samantha36seto] 

Samantha 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.

Sara Siddiqui Chanharkar - [Twitter: @PunyFingers]

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

Sarah Bigham - [Website: S.G. Bigham] 

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

Sarah Doyle - [Website: Sarah Doyle

Sarah 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).

Sarah James - [Website: Sarah James]

Sarah'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.

Scott Devon 

Scott 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

Scott 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 splitrockreview.org/news

Shadwell Smith

Shaun Parrin

Shaun 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

Sheila 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.

Shinjini Bhattacharjee

Shinjini describes herself as a 23 year old jabberwocky who loves to explore the poems garbed in emotions of varied hues every moment of her life composes.

Simon Marks 

Simon 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

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

Simrita Iota 

Simrita 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 

Sinead 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.

Siobhán Mc Laughlin - [Blog: A Blog of One's Own[Twitter: @siobhan347] 

Siobhan writes a blog as well as poetry.

SK Iyer

SK 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

S.O. Fasrus is a 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 

Sonnet 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 - [Blog: Stafford Ray] 

Stafford 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

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

Stephen Regan - [Website: Stephen Regan, writer] [Twitter: @StephenJRegan] 

Stephen's poetry has appeared in: Envoi, Best of Manchester Poets Vol 2 anthology, The Quality of Mersey anthology, Reach Poetry, Killing the Angel and Dove Tales.

Stephen Smith  

Stephen 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 - [Website: Steve Pottinger] [Twitter: @BigStevePoet]

Steve writes and performs poetry whenever and wherever he can.

Stuart Nunn 

Stuart 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 

Sue 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

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

Sultana Raza

Sultana has had poems and short stories published in 30+ journals, including Columbia Journal, and Caduceus. Her fiction received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train. She’s presented many papers on Keats.

Susan Adams 

Susan 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

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

Sutanuka Banerjee 

Sutanuka 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.

Sutra Chaudhuri

Sutra has a PhD, and 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 - [Website: Poeta]

Tatjana 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.

Thomas Martin

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

Thomas Tyrrell 

Thomas has a PhD in English Literature from Cardiff University. He is a two-time winner of the Terry Hetherington poetry award, and his writing has appeared in Picaroon, Amaryllis, Wales Arts Review, Spectral Realms, Lonesome October, The Road Less Travelled, Three Drops From A Cauldron and Words for the Wild.

Tim McLafferty

Tim 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 - [Blog: Will Type For food]

Tim Waldron 

Tim 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

T.R. Collins has been married a long while, and so far not cruel... and I check every morning for drool marks...so far, so good!"

Tristan Moss 

Tristan lives in York with his partner and two young children. He has recently had poems published in The Poetry ShedAntiphonInk Sweat & TearsSnakeskinAmaryllisLighten Up Online, Open MousePicaroon Poetry and Algebra of Owls.

Usha Kishore 

Usha 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 

Val 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 

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

Vicky Ellis - [Website: Ah - you have arrived...]

Vicky 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 

Vinita is a freelance writer, researcher and poet from New Delhi, India and has been published many times in print and online journals.

Vinny Topp - [Blog: Reader of the Lost Archive] 

Vinny is a poet and writer. Has published one ebook 'Drinking From The Sane Water' and been published by Quantum Leap, Poetry Now, The Runt Zine.

Wendy Nicholson 

Wendy 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 - [Blog: Wynne Huddleston] 

Wynne has had poetry published in nearly 40 publications. She is the winner of the 2010 Lifepress Grandmother Earth Environmental Poetry Contest.
 
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro - [Blog: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro] 

Yolanda 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.

Yuan Changming  

Yuan published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) and BestNewPoemsOnline, among others.