Notes on Contributors

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Luigi Coppola’s poetry has previously appeared in The Frogmore Papers (issue 83) since when he has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and his publication list includes poems that have appeared/are due to appear in: Anon, Equinox, Fourteen, Gold Dust, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Iota, Lighten Up, Magma, Orbis, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Poetry Digest, The Rialto, THE SHOp and South.  www.luigicoppolapoetry.blogspot.co.uk

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Colin Crewdson has been a visitor to the Middle-east over the last fifty years. He lives and works in Devon.

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Jane Frank’s work has recently been published in Australian Poetry Journal and the Bimblebox Art Project in Australia, as well as Skylark Review and Southlight magazine in the UK. Jane teaches a range of writing disciplines at Griffith University in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. She has completed a PhD examining the rise of the global Book Town Movement.

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Angelica Krikler is a student from Essex.

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Emma Lee’s most recent collection is Ghosts in the Desert (IDP, 2015). She was co-editor for Over Land Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge (Five Leaves, 2015) and Welcome to Leicester (Dahlia Publishing, 2016). She reviews for The High Window Journal, The Journal, London Grip and Sabotage and blogs at http://emmalee1.wordpress.com

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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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James Piatt, a retired professor and octogenarian, is a Pushcart and Best of Web nominee, and his poems were published in The 100 Best Poems of 2015 & 2014 Anthologies. He has published three collections of poetry,  The Silent Pond (2012), Ancient Rhythms, (2014), and  LIGHT, (2016), and three novels, The Ideal Society, (2012), The Monk (2013), and The Nostradamus Conspiracy, (2015).

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Sanjeev Sethi is the author of three well-received books of poetry. His most recent collection is This Summer and That Summer (Bloomsbury, 2015). His poems are in venues around the world: The London MagazineThe Fortnightly Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Novelmasters, Zarf PoetrySkylight 47 Poetry, The Galway Review, A New Ulster, Your One Phone Call, The Open Mouse, Postcolonial Text, Otoliths, Bluepepper, Squawk Back, Easy Street, W.I.S.H. Press, Degenerate Literature,  elsewhere. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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Ian C Smith’s work has appeared in Antipodes, Australian Book Review, Australian Poetry Journal,  Cream City Review,  Poetry Salzburg Review,  The Stony Thursday Book, & Two-Thirds North.  His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy.  He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia.

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Peter Stewart has worked as an energy journalist and analyst for many years. He runs the website www.polyscriptum.com which is dedicated to multilingual poetry and poetry in translation (submissions welcome! Please send to: polyscriptum@gmail.com) Peter lives in Lewes with his family and two annoying cats.