Issue Thirty: 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.

Dmitry Blizniuk is an author from Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared in The Pinch Journal, River Poets, Dream Catcher, Magma, Press53, Sheila Na Gig, Palm Beach Poetry Festival and many others. Dmitry is the author of The Red Fоrest (Fowlpox Press, Canada 2018). He lives in Kharkov, Ukraine.

James Cole is a poet from Dublin Ireland. He spends much of his free time writing poetry and believes it to be a great way to express a scene in revealing and imaginative ways. His work can be found in HEBE poetry magazine.

Ryan J. Davidson’s first book, Under What Stars, was published in 2009 by Ampersand Books. His second collection, Statues Need Stories, is forthcoming in 2019. He is a professor of English literature and creative writing.

Breanna DeSimone is a senior at Mount St. Mary’s University.  She has been published twice in the University’s annual literary journal Lighted Corners. Her poems have also appeared in Bourgeon. When she is not writing, she is reading, daydreaming, and finding beauty in the world around her.

Aine Dilleen has been writing poetry as a hobby for many years and this is her first published poem. She has an honours BA in Theatre and English, is a qualified drama teacher and currently works for Ireland’s largest marketing communications company.

Julie Hogg is published in many literary journals including Abridged, Black Light Engine Room, Butcher’s Dog, Corrugated Wave, Honest Ulsterman, Irisi, Poethead, PB7, Proletarian Poetry, StepAway, Well Versed and Words for the Wild. Featured in anthologies by Litmus, Zoomorphic and Seren, her debut pamphlet Majuba Road is available from Vane Women Press

Andrea Mbarushimana is a poet, artist and community connector working out of Coventry in the UK. Her collection, The Africa in My House was published in 2017 by Silhouette Press and since then she’s performed in Ireland and the UK, won a slam, delivered some workshops and set up a website at You can sometimes find her on social media at @andymba24

Eva Michely lives in Germany and commutes between Saarbrücken and Frankfurt, where she works as an Executive Assistant. Eva is working towards her PhD in Irish Literature and writes poetry when in transit. Her first poem was published in Nothing Substantial earlier this year.

Michael T. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English who teaches both writing and film courses.  He has published over 100 pieces (poetry and prose) in over 50 different journals.  He loves to travel.

Gerard Smyth is a poet, critic and journalist. His poetry has appeared in journals in Ireland, Britain and the United States as well as in translation in several languages. His collections include: A Song of Elsewhere (Dedalus Press 2015), The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus, 2010) and The Yellow River (with artwork by Seán McSweeney and published by Solstice Arts Centre, 2017).  His tenth collection, The Sundays of Eternity, is forthcoming from Dedalus. He was the 2012 recipient of the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the University of St Thomas in Minnesota and is co-editor, with Pat Boran, of If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus Press) which was Dublin’s One City One Book in 2013.