Issue Twenty-Four: Contributors

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music, glitch video, and street art stickers. Some of his poetry has appeared in Empty Mirror, Futures Trading, In Between Hangovers, Otoliths, H&, Ex-Ex Lit, and Zoomoozophone Review. His published books include Savage Magic (poetry), Cthulhu Limericks (poetry), The Toothpick Fairy (fiction), and Computing Angels (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found here.

Nina Bajsić is a writer, dramaturge and a musician from Zagreb, Croatia, currently based in Dublin. She writes plays, screenplays and poetry. Her plays were produced and performed on theatre festivals in Croatia, she wrote a number of scripts for short films and two of her short stories have been published on an online literary magazine CriticalMass. She made a number of radio art pieces and she plays the violin in Hoerspiel – Little Play for Listening (and Watching), a theatre piece that explores a new hybrid genre between theatre and radiophonic art. In May 2017 she read her poetry as part of the European Poetry at Libreria 2017 — The Enemies Project in London.

Francesca Baker is a word lover, book geek, literary enthusiast. Armed with pencils, coffee, headphones and a spring in her step, she likes to think and scribble her way through life. She knows what it is to hurt. Find out more here.

Curmudgeonly old fuss pot, Berni Dwan, teaches journalism, history and English literature in Dublin. She loves performing her ‘Frankly Blank Verse’ at ‘Takin the Mic’ in the Irish Writers Centre and ‘The Merg Sessions’ in Tallaght Library. Her website is a response to everyday life. She is also working on an A to Z of Historical Misadventures to show how history repeats itself in the most maddening of ways. Berni’s work has featured on RTE 1′s Sunday Miscellany and Lyric FM’s Quiet Corner. She performed her one woman show, Unrhymed Dublin at the Scene and Heard Festival in Smock Alley Theatre in 2016. Interested in the past; curious about the future, the only object she desperately wants to own is a working time machine.

Mark Mansfield’s poems have appeared in The Adirondack Review, Bayou, Blue Mesa Review, The Evansville Review, Fourteen Hills, The Ledge, Limestone, Magma, The Opiate, Potomac Review, Pouch, Salt Hill, Scrivener, Tulane Review, Unsplendid, and elsewhere.  He was a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee.  Currently, he lives in upstate New York.

Born in Northern Ireland but living in S. Wales, Mike McNamara has had a collection of poetry, Overhearing The Incoherent published by Grevatt and Grevatt  in 1997. Mike is lead singer with Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band.  His poetry has been published in Envoi, Orbis, Tears in the Fence, New Welsh Review, The Dawntreader, amongst others. Mike also had a selection of poems published in The Pterodactyl’s Wing (Parthian, 2003).

Isabel Miles lives, writes and walks in the North Yorkshire Moors. She has published work in WTD, The View from Here, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Shooter, Grey Sparrow Journal, Toasted Cheese, Northwords Now and The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts. She is currently working on her second novel while seeking a publisher for her first.

Alex Musgrave is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and creative consultant, specialising in the poetic and personal world of independent, niche and artisanal perfume houses. He blogs as The Silver Fox, writing essays on the emotive and personally connective facets of olfaction. He is obsessed by flowers, memory, sensuality, wandering and his beloved Edinburgh, the haunted, gothic Athens of the North.

Dubliner Maeve O’Sullivan’s poetry and haiku have been published widely for the last twenty years. She has three collections of haiku/poetry with Alba Publishing: Initial Response, Vocal Chords and A Train Hurtles West. She is a founder member of Haiku Ireland and the Hibernian Poetry Workshop.