Fitzrovia Atlas: Contributors

Joan Byrne a Londoner, writes fiction and poetry. She is also an award-winning photographer. Her most recent short fiction is published by Smoke: a London Peculiar. Hilary Mantel described one of Joan’s short stories as ‘an intriguing glimpse of lives colliding’. Her novel, Spin Cycle, is to be published on Kindle. Her website can be found here.

William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and teaches at Keene State College. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.

Jerry Ratch, novelist and poet has published 13 books of poetry, a novel, Wild Dreams of Reality, and a memoir, A Body Divided, the story of a one-armed boy growing up in a two-fisted world. His poems have been in over two dozens magazines and anthologies. Also, recently published on-line is his novel, How the Sixties Ended: or, the San Francisco Poetry Wars, which can be found here. He lives with his wife, artist Sherry Karver in Oakland, California. More about Jerry’s work can be found on his website. His work can also be purchased as kindle books.

Tony Rickaby studied at St.Martin’s School of Art. His current practice reflects upon walks around South London. He has written for Aspidistra, Athregeum, Fox Chase Review, Dark Sky, Ditch, Sugar Mule, Whistling Fire and Word Riot and produced animations and visual poems for Altered Scale, InStereo Press, Drunken Boat, Locus Novus, Otholiths, Toad and Suss. His website can be found here.

Amy Schreibman Walter is an American poet living and working in London. She is a graduate of The Faber and Faber Institute’s Becoming a Poet program, based in Bloomsbury. She has a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing earned at Birkbeck University, also in Bloomsbury. Her favorite pub in London is The Lamb, on Lamb’s Conduit Street. When not gallavanting around Bloomsbury, Amy co-edits the online poetry magazine: here/there: poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. Her website can be found here.

Kate Wise fits poetry in around being a solicitor and mum to two under-threes, composing on her commute. She has recently been published in New Trad Journal, and edition 12 of StepAway Magazine. She was commended in the 2013 Cafe Writers competition, and placed third in the 2014 Ware Poets Open competition.