Issue Twelve: Contributors

Jevin Lee Albuquerque grew up in California, on the local pier in Santa Cruz, fishing for Striped Bass.  He recently completed his second full-length novel, American Mess.  His prose and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Double Take, Points of Entry, Gravel, Meat for Tea, Outside In, Literary Juice, Paragraphiti, Livid Squid, Fish Food, Paradise Review, and Map Magazine in Madrid.  In a former life he was a professional soccer player.  He has a degree in Latin American Studies from UCLA.  His artistic soul divides time among Paradise Valley (Montana), San Francisco and New Orleans.

Joan Byrne is an award-winning writer and photographer. Her most recent short fiction is published by Smoke: a London Peculiar. Hilary Mantel described one of Joan’s short stories as ‘an intriguing glimpse of lives colliding’. Her novel, Spin Cycle, is to be published on Kindle.

Michael Estabrook is a recently retired baby boomer poet freed finally after working 40 years for “The Man” and sometimes “The Woman.” No more useless meetings under florescent lights in stuffy windowless rooms. Now he’s able to devote serious time to making better poems when he’s not, of course, trying to satisfy his wife’s legendary Honey-Do List.

Born and educated in Germany, Ronya Galka moved to London in the early 1990s and it is there that she launched her photography career and developed her own style of urban and street photography, extracting the extraordinary from life around her. The majority of her work is of an urban nature, depicting cityscapes and capturing scenes of urban life- moments of joy, solitude, love and despair. Her intimate images of urban life frequently blend Fine Art with Documentary and are often intriguing, incorporating a degree of ambiguity triggering thoughts and emotions in the viewer. Ronya’s images have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines as well as regularly being licensed for advertising. Her urban prints can be found in hundreds of private collections around the world and a selection of her black and white work is currently installed at Newcastle Airport in the UK.

Greg Jensen has worked with homeless adults living with mental illness and addiction problems for the past eighteen years. In addition to being a poet, he is a dad, husband, and avid bicyclist who works on the Seattle’s original Skid Road. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. His work has appeared in Burningword Literary Journal and is forthcoming from december magazine

Antony Owen is from Coventry and is credited with two poetry collections since 2009, My Father’s Eyes Were Blue (Heaventree Press) and The Dreaded Boy (Pighog). Owen was awarded a poetry completion finalist by The Wilfred Owen Story and in 2013 had an exhibition feature at The Hiroshima Peace Museum.

Rudy Ravindra attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Summer 2012). His work has been published or forthcoming in Yellow Mama, Story Shack, Southern Cross Review, Enhance, and others. He lives with his wife in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Tony Rickaby studied at St.Martin’s School of Art. His current practice reflects upon walks around South London. He has written for Aspidistra, Athregeum, Fox Chase Review, Dark Sky, Ditch, Sugar Mule, Whistling Fire and Word Riot and produced animations and visual poems for Altered Scale, InStereo Press, Drunken Boat, Locus Novus, Otholiths, Toad and Suss.

John Stocks is a UK based poet who has had work published in magazines worldwide. In February 2011 he appeared in the Soul Feathers anthology, alongside Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou, Sharon Olds and others. His work has been published in, amongst others, the Cinnamon Press anthology, Shape Shifting, The Northern writers anthology, Type 51, and the Red Claw press anthology, Seek it. He is the poetry editor of Bewildering Stories magazine.

P.W. Trethaway lives in New York City. He is an aspiring writer with a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and enjoys writing flash-fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

Kate Wise is a city solicitor who composes poetry as she commutes.