Below are Biographical Notes for Contributors to morphrog26:


Contributors to morphrog26

Alex Josephy lives in East Sussex, and sometimes in Italy. Her collection Naked Since Faversham was published by Pindrop Press in 2020.  Other work includes Other Blackbirds, Cinnamon Press, 2016, and White Roads, Paekakariki Press, 2018. Her poems have won the McLellan and Battered Moons prizes, and have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the UK, Italy and India. Her Cinnamon Press Award winning pamphlet ‘Again Behold the Stars’ is due out in spring 2023. You can find out more on her website:

Dr. James G. Piatt, an octogenarian, lives in California in a replica of an 1800s eastern farmhouse with his wife of 67 years, Sandy. He is a Best of Web nominee and three time Pushcart nominee. He has had five poetry books and five novels published.

Gerald Seniuk is Canadian, retired, and resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

J.S.Watts is a British poet, novelist  and short story writer. She has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies and is the author of eight books: four of poetry, plus four novels. Her latest poetry collection, Underword, is due out from Lapwing Publications in Winter 2022. See her website for further details:  

Angela Kirby was born in rural Lancashire in 1932 but now lives in London. Her widely published poems have won prizes and commendation in several major competitions, and are translated into Rumanian. Shoestring Press publish her six collections. Her sixth collection Where the Dead Walk came out in July.

Liz Adams’ recent poetry has appeared in Popshot QuarterlyObsessed with Pipework, and was longlisted for the Keats-Shelley Prize, 2022.  Earlier poems were published in morphrogThe Frogmore PapersStandShearsman, Ink, Sweat & TearsMolly Bloom, amongst others. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Liz lives on Dartmoor with her husband and young daughter.

Edward Lee is an artist and writer from Ireland. His paintings and photography have been exhibited widely, while his poetry, short stories, non-fiction have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  He is currently working on two photography collections: ‘Lying Down With The Dead’ and ‘There Is A Beauty In Broken Things’. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Orson Carroll, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy. His blog/website can be found at

Dr. Aprilia Zank is a German poet, translator, editor and lecturer in Creative Writing and Translation Theory. She writes verse in English and German, and has won various prizes. Her recent poetry collections are BAREFOOT TO ARCADIA (2018) also translated in Telugu, and READING THE SIGNS, launched in 2019 in USA, where she was awarded the title “Dr. Aprilia Zank – Germany Beat Poet Laureate – Lifetime”, by the National Beat Poetry Foundation.

Rob Yates is a writer currently journeying through New Zealand and originally from Essex. He has released a small collection of poetry entitled ‘The Distance Between Things’. He has also had work appear via Agenda, Envoi, Bodega, and other literary magazines. Some of his writing and recordings can be found through

Nolo Segundo, pen name of L.J. Carber, 75, became a published poet in his 8th decade in literary magaines including Tipton, Cerasus, Superpresent, The Stray Branch, Sybil and over a 100 other journals in seven countries and two trade book collections: The Enormity of Existence [2020] and Of Ether and Earth [2021]. In 2022 he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Jenny Hockey’s poems range from the sad to the surreal to the celebratory. A Sheffield poet and retired anthropologist, she takes an oblique view of the ups and downs of everyday lives, reviews for Orbis and in 2019 launched her collection, Going to bed with the moon (,,

Davide Trame is a retired Italian teacher, now living on the mainland an hour’s drive from Venice, where he lived until 2019. He has been writing poetry exclusively in English since 1992. His poems have appeared in magazines since 1999 and a little collection of his poems “Make it Last” was published by Lapwing in Belfast in 2013.

Gordon Scapens has been published over many years in a variety of magazines, journals, anthologies and competitions. He lives in a suburb of Preston with his wife, who is friend, critic, muse and editor. He plays acoustic guitar averagely.

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