Issue Twenty-Two: Contributors

Alzo David-West is a past associate editor of the North Korean Review. He writes literary fiction and serious poetry about North Korea (past and present). He is also published in the areas of aesthetics, language, literature, philosophy, politics, and social psychology. His creative writing about North Korea appears in Cha, Eastlit, Offcourse, Tower Journal, and Transnational Literature.

Laura Glenn’s first book of poems, I Can’t Say I’m Lost, was published by FootHills. Her chapbook, When the Ice Melts, just came out with Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including, the Antioch Review, Boulevard, Cortland Review, Epoch, and Poetry. She is completing another book of poems. A nominee for a Pushcart Prize by StepAway Magazine, she is the recipient of grants from CAP and AE Ventures. Also a visual artist, she lives in Ithaca, NY, where she works as a freelance editor.

E. A. M. Harris’s poems and short stories have appeared in several print and online magazines and in anthologies, including Anon, Inside Out, Message in a Bottle, Orbis, Radgepacket online, The Pygmy Giant, Vintage Script, Xenith and You, Me and a bit of We and Cities anthologies from Chuffed Buff Books. She blogs here and tweets here.

Seamus Hogan was born on a farm in 1960 in Toomevara Co. Tipperary. He went to school locally and to UCD where he studied English. For many years he lived in Paris working at a variety of jobs. He has published three books of poetry, Interweavings, New Poems (both from Granville House, Paris) and Grey Smoke Against A Grey Sky, (Eblana Press). In collaboration with Ailin Becker and Sean O Mahony he has translated 30 Poems of R.M. Rilke into English. Also from Eblana Press. A selection of his poetry has been published by La Barbicane, translated into French by Jean Migrenne. The poem ‘Blackbird’ appears in The Great Book Of Ireland. He lives in West Cork.

Eamonn Lynskey is an Irish poet and essayist whose work has been published extensively. His third poetry collection It’s Time will be published by Salmon Poetry this Spring. His website can be found here.

Elizabeth McSkeane is originally Scottish but has been living in Dublin since 1981. In 1999, she was the overall winner of the Sunday Tribune/Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award for her poetry. She has had two poetry collections published: In Flight, (Lapwing, 1996); Snow at the Opera House (New Island, 2002). Her poems and stories have been published in the Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Pages, The Shop, The Stinging Fly and others. In 2016, her first novel, Canticle, was one of twelve winners in the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition.

Roberto Raiz is an amateur photographer from Gorizia, Italy. Drawn towards disciplines such as technical drawing, free painting and architectural studies from a young age, he found his camera-eye naturally followed lines, curves, and geometric patterns. His photography examines and gives meaning to architecture, and the human presence that exists within these architectural ‘lines’. He can be followed on Facebook and on 500px.

Belinda Rimmer writes fiction for children of all ages. She also writes short stories and poetry. Her work has featured in ARTEMISpoetry, Obsessed With Pipework, Sarasvati, Writers Against Prejudice, amongst others. Her website can be found here.

Iain Rowan’s novel One Of Us was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger, and he was shortlisted for a Northern Writers’ Award in 2016. Iain is creative director for the writing strand of the first Sunderland Festival of Literature and Creative Writing.

Michael Schiffman has had three careers: as an academic, a men’s tailored clothing executive, and then a wine salesman/educator. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Columbia University. Currently, he has a poem  in the on-line journal, These Fragile Lilacs, and two poems forthcoming in an anthology on work and social justice from Vagabond Books. He has made a point of becoming an aficionado of the decline of his hometown, Reading, in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Glaswegian Finola Scott’s poems appear in anthologies and magazines, including The Ofi Press, The Lake, Hark and Southlight. She is proud to be a slam- winning granny. Currently on the Clydebuilt scheme , she is mentored by Liz Lochead.