Issue Twenty-Nine: Contributors

Francis Bede is an Australian who lives in Tasmania. His first book, Bad Clergy, was recently published by Niche Press and his poems appear in Terror House Magazine, Oddville Press, Literary Heist and Whimperbang.

David Francis has produced six albums of songs, one of poems, and Always/Far, a chapbook of lyrics and drawings. He has written and directed two films: Village Folksinger (2013) and Memory Journey (2018). David’s poems and stories have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. His website can be found here.

Matthew James Friday has had poems published in numerous international magazines and journals, including, recently: Bushfire Literature & Arts Review, Dawntreader, Ginosko, New Contrast, Poetry Salzburg and the Waterford Teachers Centre. The mini-chapbooks All the Ways to Love and Waters of Oregon were published by the Origami Poems Project. His website can be found here.

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and in print anthologies. She was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Competition [Spring 2018] and won the Hedgehog Press Poetry Competition ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’. [August 2018]. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University, in 2017 and is now developing practice as a creative writing facilitator with hard to reach groups. She believes everyone’s voice counts.

Tom Kelly has eight poetry collections and appeared in the landmark anthology Land of the Three Rivers-The Poetry of North East England (Bloodaxe Books). His website can be found here.

Gregory Luce is the author of Signs of Small Grace (Pudding House Publications), Drinking Weather (Finishing Line Press), Memory and Desire (Sweatshoppe Publications), and Tile (Finishing Line). His poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals, and in the anthologies Living in Storms (Eastern Washington University Press), Bigger Than They Appear (Accents Publishing), and Unrequited and Candlesticks and Daggers (ed. Kelly Ann Jacobson). In 2014 he was awarded the Larry Neal Award for adult poetry by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Retired from the National Geographic Society, he lives in Arlington, VA, and works as a volunteer writing tutor/mentor for 826DC. He blogs here.

Ilona Martonfi is the author of three books of poetry, Blue Poppy, Black Grass and The Snow Kimono (Inanna Publications, 2015). Forthcoming, Salt Bride, (Inanna, 2019). The Tempest (Inanna 2020). Her work has published in five chapbooks, journals across North America and abroad. Founder and Artistic Director of The Yellow Door and Visual Arts Centre Reading Series. Argo Bookshop Readings. QWF 2010 Community Award.

Gearoid O’Brien is a retired librarian living in Athlone. His poetry has been widely published, most recently in Abridged, Revival, Ropes, The Shot Glass Journal, The Stony Thursday Book and the anthology I Live in Michael Hartnett. He won the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition in 2013 and The Hanna Greally Poetry Competition in 2016. He is a founder member of Athlone Writers Group.

Mo Ogier has been writing as a hobby for many years and has been successfully published by both New London Writers and Reach Poetry. In her retirement she aims to bring a perspective to her work which acknowledges the changes which exist both within and across cultures.