Below are Biographical Notes for Contributors to morphrog27:


Contributors to morphrog27

Angela Arnold lives in North Wales and is also an artist and a creative gardener. Her poems have appeared in print magazines, anthologies and online, in the UK and elsewhere. Her collection In|Between, about ‘inner landscapes’ and relationships, was published by Stairwell Books this spring.

Ian C Smith’s work has been published in Across the Margin, BBC Radio 4 Sounds,The Dalhousie Review, Gargoyle, Griffith Review, Southword, Stand, & The Stony Thursday Book.  His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide).  He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, and on Flinders Island.

John White was first published in Michael Horovitz’s seminal review New Departures. He was a TV & Cross-media Director & Producer for many years. He graduated with Distinction from the London Poetry School-Newcastle University Writing Poetry MA in 2021. Recently he has had poems in the New European, Ekphrastic Review, Alchemy Spoon, the newbootsandpantisocracies blog, New Writing Scotland 40 (2022), upcoming in Frogmore Papers, and a poem longlisted in the 2022 UK National Poetry Competition. 

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 in the High Window, the Raintown Review, Morphrog, London Grip, Acumen, Ink Sweat & Tears, South Bank Poetry and elsewhere.

Rodney Wood lives in Farnborough and is co-host of a monthly live open mic in Woking as well as one on Zoom. He has been published in many magazines including recently in Black Nore and /jerryjazzmusician. He has published two pamphlets, Dante Called You Beatrice and When Listening Isn’t Enough.

James Owens‘s newest book is Family Portrait with Scythe (Bottom Dog Press, 2020). His poems and translations appear widely in literary journals, including recent or upcoming publications in Channel, Arc, Dalhousie Review, Queen’s Quarterly, and The Honest Ulsterman. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in a small town in northern Ontario.

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.

Massimiliano Nastri was born in 1973 in Italy. He works as a teaching assistant at Queen’s University, where he is revising a book about the interwar collapse of centre-right parties and the rise of fascism. Writing poems in English is a ‘form’ of freedom that enables him to measure the distance between what he thinks and how he feels. His work has been published on The Honest Ulsterman (online, 2022). Cyphers (November 2022), Ink Sweat and Tears (online, March 2023), and Southword (forthcoming in 2023).

Ben Banyard
lives in Portishead, near Bristol. His latest collection, Hi-Viz, was published by Yaffle Press in November 2021. He blogs at and also edits Black Nore Review, an online journal of poetry and flash fiction:

Gordon Scapens
has been widely published over many years in numerous magazines, journals, anthologies and competitions, most recently winning first prize in the Brian Nesbit poetry award.

Vyarka Kozareva lives in Bulgaria. Her work has appeared in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Ariel Chart, Poetry Pacific, Basset Hound Press, Bosphorus Review of Books, Mad Swirl, Ann Arbor ReviewFevers Of The Mind, Juste Milieu Lit, Trouvaille Review, Aberration Labyrinth, Triggerfish Critical Review, Sampsonia Way Magazine, Synchronized Chaos Magazine, Toasted Cheese, and The Big Windows Review.

Gerald Seniuk
is Canadian, retired, and resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His professional career has been in journalism and law. His published writing portfolio includes poems and academic legal articles. He has privately published a book “Maria – A Reminiscence” as a family history.

Salvatore Difalco
is a Sicilian Canadian poet currently residing in Toronto.

 is the pseudonym of a writer who has written five books as well as two chapbooks of visual poetry. His/her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have been published in, among others, the Guardian, Atlantic, New York Times, McSweeney’s, Sugar House, Storm Cellar,, Mobius, 3 am, Mudlark, mono, Mercurius, Poetica Review, Tupelo Quarterly and Clapboard House, where he/she won a short story prize.



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