Nisha Bhakoo is a 30-year-old writer, living in Berlin. She has been published in 3:AM Magazine, Poems in Which, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Haverthorn, and The Cadaverine. She has also been published in anthologies by Mud Press and The Emma Press.

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs lives in London and runs the ‘Poetry in the Crypt’ events at St Mary’s Church in Islington with his wife, poet Nancy Mattson.

Anwar Boulifa is a filmmaker and poet with an interest in experimental styles. You can learn more about him here:

Michael Curtis is the author of numerous collections of poems, most recently The Fire in Me Now (Cultured Llama, 2014).

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota, since 2000. Her published books include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, Piano All-in-One for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, and The Book Of, while her poetry has recently appeared in Oyez Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle. Her newest poetry book, Ugly Girl, just came out from Shoe Music Press.

Robert Etty lives in Louth, Lincolnshire. He published Half a Field’s Distance: New and Selected Poems with Shoestring Press in 2006.

Madalena Fine is an Anglo-Portuguese creative writing student. She lives in Sussex and this is her first published poem.

Hilaire’s poetry has been published in magazines such as Magma, ARTEMIS poetry and Orbis, and online at The Stare’s Nest and Well Versed. She is one of the three poets featured in Triptych Poets: Issue One from Blemish Books (Australia). She is poet-in-residence at Thrive Battersea Herb Garden for the 2016 Open Garden Squares weekend.

Antony Johae is a freelance writer and divides his time between the UK and Lebanon. He has taught literature in England, Africa and the Middle East. His collection, Poems of the East, was published in 2015.

Peter Ulric Kennedy has had poetry published in print and online magazines and is a co-founder and current administrator of the Poetrywivenhoe organisation.

Donal Mahoney has had poetry and fiction published in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart prizes. Some of his work can be found at

Nancy Mattson was born in Winnipeg and raised in Edmonton. Her latest collection of poems is Finns and Amazons (Arrowhead Press, 2012).

Wolf Orff lives in South London. He left school at 16 and has worked as an early morning cleaner, Housing Benefit Officer, shop assistant and database administrator. He has been published in The Frogmore Papers, Smoke: A London Peculiar and Obsessed with Pipework. Wolf blogs, occasionally, at:

James Piatt’s poems have been nominated for Pushcart and Best of Web awards. He has won several poetry awards, has been interviewed in numerous magazines as a featured poet, and his poems were published in The 100 Best Poems of 2015 & 2014 Anthologies. He has published 3 collections of poetry, The Silent Pond (2012), Ancient Rhythms, (2014) and LIFE, (2016), and over 870 poems. He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, and his doctorate from Brigham Young University.

Diana Reed lives in North Cornwall, where she is a member of the Indian King Poets. Diana has had stories and poems in the small press, included South, The Angry Manifesto, and previous issues of morphrog.

David Susswein has now, his fourth publication. Amazing. He has no links with anyone, sometimes it appears ability & luck trumps upbringing, education [he has none] or money. How communist is that? [note: ScarletLeafReview, Envoi & Dream Catcher have also given in.]

Lindy Usher was born in Australia. Her previous novel are Miss, The Sudden Spoon, and Then Came October. She has had a stroke (2008). She lives in Kent and France.

Dr Aprilia Zank is a lecturer in Creative Writing and Translation at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. She is also a poet, a translator and the editor of two anthologies: the English–German anthology poetry tREnD Eine englisch-deutsche Anthologie zeitgenössischer Lyrik, LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2010, and the anthology Poets in Person at the Glassblower (Indigo Dream Publishing, April, 2014). She writes verse in English and German, and was awarded a distinction at the Vera Piller Poetry Contest in Zurich. Her poetry collection, Terminus Arcadia, won 2nd place in the Twowolvz Press Poetry Chapbook Contest 2013. She translates from and into German, English, French and Romanian in collaborative projects with various poets.