Mark McDonnell

Mark McDonnell had a long career in industry, living and working in Barcelona, Miami and Cambridge, England.  He then trained as a psychotherapist and began to devote more time to his writing.  His work has been published in Ink, Sweat and Tears and Rialto   Poems for...

Ian C. Smith

Ian C. Smith’s work has been published in Antipodes, BBC Radio 4 Sounds, cordite, The Dalhousie Review, Griffith Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Southword, & The Stony Thursday Book. His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy, Ginninderra (Port...

Heather Sager

Heather Sager lives in Illinois. Her most recent poetry appears in Version (9), Magma, The Orchards, Red Eft, The Bosphorus Review of Books, Bluepepper, ActiveMuse, Shabd Aaweg Review, Fahmidan Journal, and more. Her recent fiction appears in The Fabulist and...

Rodney Wood

Rodney Wood lives in Farnborough. His poetry has appeared recently in The High Window Press, The Ofi Press, Magma, Jerryjazzmusician, Mary Evans Picture Library and Envoi. His pamphlets are Dante Called You Beatrice, which was published in 2017, and When Listening...

Ian Heffernan

Ian Heffernan was born just outside London, where he still lives. He studied at UCL and SOAS and works with the homeless. His poetry has been published recently in the High Window, the Raintown Review, Morphrog, London Grip, Acumen, Ink Sweat & Tears, South Bank...

Ella Walsworth-Bell

Ella Walsworth-Bell is a speech therapist living and working in Cornwall. She writes about motherhood and mental health, sometimes at the same time. Her work has been published in Outspoken Press, Paperbound, Mythic Circle and Dawntreader. She cares for her autistic...

morphrog24 complete

At the suggestion of one of our favourite morphrog poets, we include in morphrog24 a single document with all the poems and translations included in this issue. You can just scroll down the page and read it all in one go. To find a list of links to the individual...
Martin Kay Photo Gallery

Martin Kay Photo Gallery

Martin Kay died suddenly and tragically at the age of 56 in September. Martin had provided photographs for many recent editons of morphrog and we are pleased to publish a selection of these...
Contributors to morphrog24

Contributors to morphrog24

Ian C Smith Martin Kay Calvin Liu Ion Corcos Joe Balaz David Olsen Mark Czanic Pauline Rowe Yuan Hongri Jenny Hockey     Below are Biographical Notes for Contributors to morphrog24:    Contributors to morphrog24   JOE BALAZ Joe Balaz writes in Hawaiian Islands...

Introducing morphrog24

morphrog 24 has poems by the following poets. Please click on the poet’s name or use the navigation bar at the top of the page.     Jenny Hockey . Ian C. Smith . Pauline Rowe . Calvin Liu . Yuan Hongri . Mark Czanik . Joe Balaz . Ion Corcos . David Olsen ....
Yuan Hongri

Yuan Hongri

Yuan Hongri (born 1962) is a renowned Chinese mystic, poet, and philosopher. His work has been published in the UK, USA, India, New Zealand, Canada, and Nigeria; his poems have appeared in Poet’s Espresso Review, Orbis, Tipton Poetry Journal, Harbinger Asylum,...
Martin Kay Photo Gallery

Ion Corcos

Biographical Details Poems by Ion Corcos have been published in Cordite, Meanjin, Australian Poetry Journal, The High Window, and other journals. Ion is a nature lover and a supporter of animal rights. He is currently travelling with his partner, Lisa. He is the...
Martin Kay Photo Gallery

Ian C. Smith

Biographical Details Ian C. Smith’s’s work has been published in Antipodes, BBC Radio 4 Sounds, cordite, The Dalhousie Review, Griffith Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Southword, & The Stony Thursday Book. His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy,...
Martin Kay Photo Gallery

David Olsen

Biographical Details David Olsen is a poet, playwright, and fiction writer with a BA in chemistry from University of California-Berkeley and an MA in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University. He was formerly an energy economist, management...
Martin Kay Photo Gallery

Jenny Hockey

Biographical Details Jenny Hockey’s poems have appeared in The North, Magma, The Frogmore Papers, Orbis and Dreamcatcher and in a poetry card for Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ). New Writing North awarded her a New Poets Bursary in 2013 and Oversteps Books published...
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Pauline Rowe

Biographical Details Pauline is a Liverpool-based writer and poet. She was Poet-in-Residence with Open Eye Gallery (2016 – 2019) and her recent pamphlet The Weight of Snow (Maytree Press, 2021) won the 2021 Saboteur Award for best poetry pamphlet. She has an MA in...
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Joe Balaz

Biographical Details Joe Balaz writes in Hawaiian Islands Pidgin (Hawai’i Creole English) and American English.  He is the author of Pidgin Eye, a book of poetry. Some of his poems have appeared in Stand Magazine, The Lake, and London Grip, among others.  Balaz...
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Calvin Liu

Biographical Details Calvin Liu is an academic specialising in political theories. He taught in Liverpool John Moores University. He writes poems and plays as a way of dialogue with the formal intellectual life. As a Chinese ethnic he’s been in London for 13...
Martin Kay Photo Gallery

Mark Czanik

Biographical Details Mark Czanik was born and brought up in the sweet borderlands of Herefordshire, and now lives in Bath. His poems, stories and artwork have appeared most recently in 3AM, Riptide, Obsessed with Pipework, The Interpreter’s House, Orbis, Third...
Contributors to morphrog24

Contributors to morphrog23

J.S.Watts DJ Tyrer Alexandra Fössinger Manu Mangattu Guy Martyn Anne-Marie-O’Brien Jenny Hockey Joseph Eastell Angela Kirby Jane Angué Daniel Bennett Michael Bartholomew-Biggs Ian Heffernan Ian C Smith Aaron Rice Yuan Hongri Marian Kilcoyne     Below are...