Issue Twenty-Five: Contributors

Martin Christmas lives in South Australia; has a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies; and is a poet, photographer, and theatre director. He has been published in several Australian print and internet anthologies and teaches presentation elements to young poets. His poetry collection Immediate Reflections was published at the end of 2016.

Órla Fay is the editor of Boyne Berries Magazine and the secretary of Boyne Writers Group. Recently her work has appeared in The Ogham Stone, A New Ulster, The Honest Ulsterman and is forthcoming in The Rose Magazine and Amaryllis. Órla had poems long listed in The Fish Poetry Prize 2017 and The Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award 2017. She recorded her poem ‘Lau Tzu at the Door’ for Lagan Online’s Poetry Day Ireland Mix Tape 2017. Órla keeps a blog here.

Joachim Frank is a scientist and writer who lives in New York City. He is a recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He has published short stories, flash fiction and poems in a number of magazines, including Offcourse, elimae, Cezanne’s Carrot, Eclectica, The Noneuclidean Cafe, Hamilton Stone Review, Bartleby Snopes, Red Ochre Lit, StepAway Magazine, Fiction Fix, Short Fast and Deadly, The New Poet, Rivet Journal, *82 Review, Conium Review, theeel, and Black&White. A more complete list along with a blog on the state of the world is found  on his website.

Tinka Harvard is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, She writes stories, essays and poetry that lend ideas toward inspired living. She has a short story published in the journal Polychrome Ink and is currently seeking an agent and publisher for her first novel.

Gill James is a writer, publisher and creative writing lecturer. She is the author of Jason’s Crystal, The Lombardy Grotto, and The House on Schellberg Street, amongst many others. Here website can be found here and her blog here.

Jack Little is a British-Mexican poet, editor and translator based in Mexico City. He is the author of the pamphlet Elsewhere (Eyewear, 2015) and is the founding editor of The Ofi Press. He was the poet in residence at The Heinrich Böll Cottage on Achill Island in Ireland in July 2016.

Theresa Ryder was PA to author, J.P. Donleavy before graduating MA (Classics) and a teaching degree from Maynooth University. She won the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award, 2015 and has since been published in various literary journals for her prose and poetry. She was selected to read at the Women X Borders Readathon, 2017 in the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. She is currently working on a novel.

Margarita Serafimova has published two collections of poetry in the Bulgarian, Animals and Other Gods (2016) and Demons and World (2017). In English, her work is forthcoming in Agenda, Trafika Europe, The Journal, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Futures Trading, Poetic Diversity, The Punch Magazine, Aaduna, SurVision, and appears in London Grip New Poetry, A-Minor Magazine, Minor Literatures, Noble/ Gas Quarterly, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Obra/ Artifact, Ginosko Literary Journal, Dark Matter Journal, Window Quarterly/ Patient Sounds, Peacock Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, In Between Hangovers, MockingHeart Review, Renegade Rant and Rave, Tales From The Forest, Misty Mountain Review, Outsider Poetry, Heavy Athletics, The Voices Project, Cent Magazine. More of her work can be found here.

Sue Spiers lives and works in Hampshire, U.K.  her poems have appeared on line in Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Lake and StepAway Magazine.  Print magazines Acumen, Orbis, and South Bank Poetry have included her work during 2017.  Her poem ‘Tar Balls’ was included in the anthology Best of British published by Paper Swans Press. Her first collection Jiggle Sac is still available on Amazon.

Marc Swan is a retired vocational rehabilitation counselor. His poems have recently been published or forthcoming in Scrivener Creative Review, Sanskrit, The Antigonish Review, Mudfish, Gargoyle, Nuclear Impact Anthology, among others. His third collection, Simple Distraction, was published by Tall-Lighthouse, London, England. He lives with his wife Dd in Portland Maine.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been widely published in recent anthologies such as – ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Silver Birch Press, ‘The Border Crossed Us’ and ‘Rise’ from Vagabond Press and journals such as Apogee, Firewords Quarterly, Indie Soleil,Pilcrow & Dagger, Light Journal and Snapdragon.