Issue Seventeen: Contributors

Ben Banyard lives in Portishead in the UK, where he writes poetry and short fiction. You might have seen his work in Popshot, Shortlist Magazine, Sarasvati, Ink Sweat & Tears, The Blue Hour, The Stare’s Nest, Nutshells & Nuggets and others. He edits Clear Poetry, a new(ish) blog dedicated to publishing accessible poetry.

J.D. Blair developed a 30-year career in journalism and television production as a Writer/Producer and was nominated twice for Emmys. Since 2000 he has been writing plays, short fiction, essays and poetry and has had publishing success in each genre.

Nancy Charley‘s has had poems published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Her pamphlet, This Woman, was published in 2011 by Conversation Paperpress. She has a forthcoming collection in 2017. She lives in urban Kent and works in the London metropolis, as an archivist, commuting 3 days a week to uncover the treasures of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Adam Ford was formerly Priest-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen at the Chapel Royal, and chaplain to a London school. He has an MA in Indian Religions and lectures on Buddhism, Hinduism and Astronomy. He is the author of The Art of Mindful Silence, Galileo & the Art of Ageing Mindfully and Mindfulness & The Art of Urban Living.

Joachim Frank, a German-born scientist and writer, moved in 1975 to Albany, New York and recently (2008) relocated to New York City.  He took writing classes with William Kennedy, Steven Millhauser, Eugene Garber, and Jayne Ann Philipps.  He wrote three novels, still unpublished.  He has published short stories and prose poems in Lost and Found Times, The Agent, Inkblot, Heidelberg Review, Groundswell, Peer Glass, Open Mic, elimae, 3711 Atlantic, Cezanne’s Carrot, Brilliant, Eclectica, Offcourse, The Noneuclidean Cafe, Ghoti Magazine, Duck and Herring Co. Pocket Field Guide, Hamilton Stone Review, Raving Dove, Bartleby Snopes, Red Ochre Lit, StepAway Magazine, Litbomb, Works in Progress, Black&White, Fiction Fix, Short, Fast and Deadly, TheNewer York!, and The New Poet. Some portfolios of his photographs are found here.  His website is

Artist John Gledhill was born in Bolton, Lancashire but is currently based in London, where he has a studio in Notting Hill. He has experience with various mediums, among them drawings with charcoal and pencil. His work  focuses on London but also, perhaps more importantly, on its people and their daily routines while out and about in the city. Gledhill has studied at the University of Lancaster and the Royal Academy Schools in London and was awarded a doctorate by the University of York. He has collections in the U.S.A., South Africa, Australia, Ireland and UK and has exhibited extensively including often times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. His website can be found here, and he is also on Facebook.

Sarah Newfeld-Green hails from Malvern, England. She moved to London in the late 1970s where she was an office worker. Her work has been published in The Mountain Astrologer, amongst others. She now lives on the Californian coast, where she writes poetry and flash fiction.

Sam Lewis studied English and Creative Writing at Baldwin Wallace University, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts. He is currently taking graduate courses through Cleveland State University, and is living in North Olmsted, OH. His work has been featured in Freshwater Poetry Journal, The Mill, and Northcoast Review.

Luisa Lyons is an actor and writer living in New York City. Her writings have been featured in the Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp Cowbird blog, My Fair Lipstick, Wolverine Farm blog, and published in the Fort Collins Courier, Unsweetened, and Origins. Luisa has performed original works in Sydney and London. For more visit

Myron Michael enjoys walking through both familiar and unfamiliar cities and is a 2015 Best New Poets and pushcart prize nominee.

Derold Sligh is currently a member of the English faculty at Daegu University in Daegu, South Korea. He received a BA and MA from Central Michigan University and an MFA from San Diego State University. He was the recipient of the J.L Carroll Arnett Creative Writing Award. His work has appeared in journals such as American Poetry Journal, Mythium, Chamber Four, Konundrum Engine, Saw Palm,, Asian Journal of General Education, Pudding House Press, Switchback Magazine, Central Review, Web del Sol, and Gemini Magazine. He has taught creative writing workshops for San Diego State University, Gear Up and King/Chavez/Parks and was also a guest poet at the Theodore Roethke Memorial where he ran a workshop for African American fathers and sons.

Gina Williams lives and creates near Portland, Oregon. Her writing and visual art have been featured most recently by Carve, The Sun, Fugue, Palooka, Boiler Journal, Whidbey Art Gallery, Black Box Gallery, and Great Weather for Media, among others. Learn more about her and her work here.