Below are Biographical Notes for Contributors to morphrog29:

Sanjeev Sethi has authored seven books of poetry. His latest is Wrappings in Bespoke (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, UK, August 2022). He has been published in over thirty five countries. His poems have found a home in more than 450 journals, anthologies, and online literary venues. He edited Dreich Planet #1, an anthology for Hybriddreich, Scotland, in December 2022. He is the joint winner of the Full Fat Collection Competition-Deux, organized by Hedgehog Poetry Press, UK. He was conferred the 2023 Setu Award for Excellence. He lives in Mumbai, India.

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Michael Bartholomew-Biggs
is a retired mathematician and current poetry editor of the online magazineLondon Grip.  With Nancy Mattson he has, for over twenty years, hosted poetry events both in and above the crypt of St Mary’s church in Islington.  He has published four chapbooks and six collections the most recent of which are Poems in the Case (Shoestring Press 2018which sets poetry in the framework of a murder mystery, and Identified Flying Objects (Shoestring,  2024) which hangs its contents on a string of quotations from the Biblical book of Ezekiel.

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 inChannel, Arc, Dalhousie Review, Queen’s Quarterly,andAtlanta Review. He earned an MFA at the University of Alabama and lives in a small town in northern Ontario, Canada.

J.S. Watts is a British poet and novelist who weaves the fantastical and the literary with other vibrant strands to create glowing, multi-faceted writing. Originally from London, she now lives in Cambridgeshire.

Her poetry, short stories and non-fiction appear in a wide variety of publications in Britain and abroad and have been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. She has edited various magazines and anthologies and performed her poetry across England, Scotland and Wales, but not yet in Ireland (should anyone from Ireland be reading this). Along the way, she has won various awards and had honourable mentions in others, but nothing so outstanding that she wants to make a big thing out of it.

J.S.’s three poetry collections, Cats and Other Myths, Years Ago You Coloured Me and Underword, are published by Lapwing Publications, as is her multi-award nominated SF poetry pamphlet, Songs of Steelyard Sue. Her poetry pamphlet, The Submerged Sea, was published by Dempsey & Windle. Her novels, A Darker Moon – dark fiction, Witchlight, Old Light and Elderlight – an urban fantasy trilogy, are published in the US and UK by Vagabondage Press.

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John Short lives near Liverpool again after a previous life in southern Europe. He reads at venues in Liverpool, Chester and beyond. He has appeared in over 80 magazines and anthologies and was a Pushcart nominee in 2018. His fourth poetry collection In Search of a Subject (Cerasus 2023) will be reviewed later this year in The High Window.

Tom Barwell is an English poet, psychotherapist and coach. He is recently published in Does It Have Pockets and Poetica Review. 


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. 

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