Below are Biographical Notes for Contributors to morphrog28:


Contributors to morphrog28

Jenny Hockey is a Sheffield poet whose work appears in magazines such as: The North, Obsessed with Pipework, The Frogmore Papers, Pennine Platform and Artemis. She received a New Poets Award from New Writing North in 2013 and her collection, ‘Going to bed with the moon’ was published by Oversteps Books in 2019.

Geoffrey Winch was born and raised in Reading, Berkshire and now lives in West Sussex.  His poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies in the UK, US and online for more than three decades.  In 2011 he was awarded the accolade of the UK’s Best Small Press Poet by Purple Patch magazine. His most recent collection is Coffee at Cockburn’s – a collaboration with Cherrie Taylor (Felworth Books, 2023)

Michael Swan is a widely published poet, who has been published in poetry magazines such as Acumen and The Frogmore Papers, as well as in BBC Wildlife magazine. His collection When They Come For You was published by The Frogmore Press in 2003, and his second collection The Shapes of Things was published by Oversteps Books in 2011. In 2005 he won The Times’ Stephen Spender Prize for poetry translation with his translation from the German of Rilke’s “Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes”. He won The Poetry Society’s 2010 Stanza Poetry Competition, with his poem “I Wasn’t There”. As well as being a poet, Michael is a writer of English language teaching and reference materials.

James G. Piatt is a poet and novelist, who lives in Santa Ynez, California, with his wife Sandy, and a dog named Scout. He has published five collections of poetry, The Silent Pond, Ancient Rhythms, LIGHT, Solace Between the Lines, and Serenity, over 1775 poems, five novels, and forty short fiction stories in scores of national and international literary journals. He is a twice-nominated Best of Net nominee and a four-time nominated Pushcart nominee. He earned his doctorate from BYU, and his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, SLO.

Andrew Kerr lives in West Yorkshire, studied Religion and Anthropology at Goldsmith’s College and
now works as a Counsellor. He has had poems published in the Rialto, Ambit, Obsessed with
Pipework, Smith’s Knoll and the Manchester Review. He has had a pamphlet, ‘Sweet Talk’ published
by Smith’s Knoll.

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