Contributors to morphrog18

Hannah Rogers is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Strathclyde. Her poems and reviews have appeared in The L.A. Review of Books, Small Orange Journal, The Boston Review, and Catch & Release.

S.A. Leavesley is a poet, fiction writer, journalist and photographer. Overton Poetry Prize winner 2015, she won second prize in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine 2018. Her latest poetry pamphlet is How to Grow Matches (Against The Grain Press) and her collections include plenty-fish (Nine Arches Press) and The Magnetic Diaries (Knives Forks And Spoons Press).

Robert Ford‘s poetry has appeared in both print and online publications in the UK, US and elsewhere, including The Interpreter’s House, Brittle Star, Butcher’s Dog and San Pedro River Review. More of his work can be found at https://wezzlehead.wordpress.com/


M E Muir is a Scot living in London, ex teacher and consultant, recently begun to have work published.


Frank McMahon’s professional career is in social work and services, and working with national charities. He lives in Cirencester. He is a published poet online and in print, a playwright with one radio play to his credit and a published short-story writer. He is a member of a local writers’ group, and is currently working on a children’s novel. 


Daniel Bennett was born in Shropshire and lives and works in London. His poems have been published in numerous places and his first collection West South North, North South East is due out this year. He is also the author of the novel, All The Dogs.You can read more of his work online at: https://absenceclub.com


Edward Lee‘s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy. His FB page is www.facebook.com/edwardleewriter



Naomi Wood is a performance poet and multidisciplinary performance artist who reads regularly  in London and has been published online and in a local liberal arts publication. Naomi says that she is inspired by nature, innocence and vulnerability, strength, frailty and power. “I aim to create pieces that incite riotous acts of joyful disobedience, celebrating empowerment and rebellion. I am inspired by the mythical landscape of the human psyche and how nature reflects our own strength and vulnerability,” she told morphrog.


Angela Kirby was born 1932 in rural Lancashire, and now lives in London. She has also lived in France and spent considerable time in Spain and the US. The author of five books on cooking, gardening and related subjects, her poems are widely published and broadcast; much of her work has been translated into Romanian. Among several other prizes and commendations , she was the BBC’s Wildlife Poet of the Year in 1996 and 2001. Shoestring Press published her four collections: Mr. Irresistible, 2005, Dirty Work, 2008, A Scent of Winter, 2013, The Days After Always, New and Selected Poems, 2015. A fifth collection is due from them in April 2019

Michael Jackson studied at the MFA Slade School of Fine Art in London before moving to Bavaria, Germany in 1999 after a 1.30 a.m. romance in an off-licence bar in Soho. “After leaving the reason I left for Germany, I settled down with my now wife and had a child,” he told morphrog.

Chris McDermott is a priest, mediator and trainer with a professional background in conflict resolution and communication skills. Although he has lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the USA, he has spent most of his working life in a multi-faith environment in Newham and Redbridge. He is now lead chaplain at the University of Sussex.

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