Issue Eighteen: Contributors

Stephen Bone has been published in various journals in the U.K. and U.S. His first collection In The Cinema, is published by Playdead Press.

Caroline Boobis is a recently retired matrimonial lawyer living in Newcastle upon Tyne, even more recent English Literature graduate, aspiring writer of short stories, radio scripts and life-writing.

A native Ohioan, Carl Boon lives in Istanbul, where he directs the English prep school and teaches courses in literature at Yeni Yuzyil University. Recent or forthcoming poems appear in Posit, The Adirondack Review, The Tulane Review, Badlands, The Blue Bonnet Review, and other magazines.

Miki Byrne has written three poetry collections, had work included in over 170 poetry magazines and anthologies and won a few poetry competitions. She has read on both radio and TV, judged poetry competitions and was a finalist for Poet Laureate of Gloucestershire. She is active on the spoken word scene in Cheltenham and is a member of a number of poetry groups. She began performing her poems in a bikers club in Birmingham. Miki is disabled and lives near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK.

Jared A. Carnie grew up in Essex and now lives in Sheffield. He was awarded a New North Poets Award at the Northern Writers Awards 2015. Waves, his debut novel, will be out Summer 2016. He can be found here.

Philip Dacey‘s latest book is Church of the Adagio; his previous, Gimme Five, won the 2012 Blue Light Press Award.  He appears in Scribner’s Best American Poetry 2014.  Winner of three Pushcart Prizes, Dacey has published whole volumes of poems about Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Eakins, and New York City.

Gram Joel Davies lives in Taunton, Somerset, UK. His poetry recently appears in Magma, The Interpreter’s House, Lighthouse Literary Journal and (forthcoming) Under the Radar. He is a member of Juncture 25 Poets and can be found online or tweeting @GramJD

Julie Hogg is a poet who loves flipping words around so that they have a chance of looking, sounding and meaning their very best. She is interested in what might have been missed, either accidently or on purpose.

Rikardo Reis is an urban photographer, artistic videomaker and experimentalist. His work can be found here.

Gerard Sarnat MD received his education at Harvard where he was the editor of the freshman literary magazine The Yardling, and Stanford.  He established and staffed clinics for the disenfranchised, has been a CEO of healthcare organizations, and was a Stanford professor.  Gerry is published in over a hundred journals and magazines and is the author of three critically acclaimed collections:  HOMELESS CHRONICLES from Abraham to Burning Man (2010), Disputes (2012), and 17s (2014) in which each poem, stanza or line has 17 syllables. For Huffington Post reviews, reading dates including Stanford, publications and more, visit his website .

Morelle Smith studied English and French Literature at Edinburgh University and taught English as a Second Language in the UK and Albania. Her poetry, fiction and travel articles have been published in various print and online magazines. She has published several books, the most recent being Tirana Papers, a travel memoir (2013) and The Definition of Happiness, a bi-lingual poetry collection (2015) published in Bucharest by Contemporary Literary Horizons. At the Terra Poetica Festival in Ukraine in 2014, she received the Audience Award for her poetry. More information can be found on her blog.