Gale Acuff
has poetry published in Ascent, Ohio Journal, Arkansas Review, Adirondack Review, Worcester Review, Florida Review, Maryland Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, Dossier, Danse Macabre, Santa Barbara Review, South Dakota Review, and many other journals. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel (BrickHouse, 2004), The Weight of the World (BrickHouse, 2006), and The Story of My Lives (BrickHouse, 2008). He has taught university English in the US, China, and the Palestinian West Bank.

Since retiring from life as a professional mathematician, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs has become poetry editor of the on line magazine London Grip. His own poetry has been widely published and his latest collection is Pictures from a Postponed Exhibition (Lapwing 2014) which is a collaboration with artist David Walsh.

A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Lana Bella is an author of three chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Adagio (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and Dear Suki: Letters (Platypus 2412 Mini Chapbook Series, 2016), and has had poetry and fiction featured with over 330 journals.

Natalie Crick has poetry published or forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including Ink in Thirds, The Penwood Review, Interpreters House, The Chiron Review and Rust and Moth. This year her poem, ‘Sunday School’, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Nicola Daly has had a number of poems published in small press magazines such as The Rialto, Obsessed with pipework, Interpreters House, Magma, Envoi, The Flea, Myslexia and Southwords. Two of her poems were selected to appear in the Bloodaxe Anthology Halleluiah for the Fifty Foot Women. She has also published short stories. In July 2016 she was a runner up in the Myslexia poetry competition and more recently she was shortlisted for the Frogmore Poetry Prize (June 2017).

Antony Johae
is a retired academic, now writing freelance. His poems have appeared in morphrog 6, 7, 8, 9,11, and13, and in two issues of The Frogmore Papers. In 2015 he brought out his first collection, Poems of the East.

Donal Mahoney
lives in St. Louis, Missouri. He writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Some of his work can be found at

Chris McDermott
is a priest, mediator and trainer with a professional background in conflict resolution and communication skills. Although he has lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the USA, he has spent most of his working life in a multi-faith environment in Newham and Redbridge. He is now lead chaplain at the University of Sussex.

Ian C Smith
’s work has appeared in Antipodes, Australian Book Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Stony Thursday Book, and Two-Thirds North.  His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy. He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia.

Lawrence Upton
: poet, sound artist, graphic artist Wrack [2012], Unframed pictures [2011], Pictures, Cartoon Strips, [2010], a song and a film, [2009], Scat Songs [2008] — Word Score Utterance Choreography in verbal and visual poetry, (co-editor) [1998] & Commentaries on Bob Cobbing – [2013].

Theresa Vogrin
is a young writer from Austria, living and studying in England. For more of her work follow her on Facebook ( ) and Instagram ( ).