Issue Twenty-Seven: Contributors

Byron Beynon lives in Wales. His work has appeared in several publications including Agenda, London Magazine, Cyphers, Crannog, The Yellow Nib, Planet and the human rights anthology In Protest (University of London and Keats House Poets). He coordinated the Wales’ section of the anthology Fifty Strong (Heinemann). Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).

Wendy Bourke lives in Vancouver, Canada where she writes, goes on long rambling walks gathering photos and inspiration – and hangs out with family and friends. After a life loving words and scribbling poetry lines on pizza boxes and used envelopes, Wendy finally got down to writing ‘in earnest’ six years ago. Her work has appeared in over 100 poetry anthologies and journals such as: riverbabble 31 (Pandemonium Press), Shot Glass Journal (Muse-Pie Press), Windows: River Poets Journal (Lilly Press), poetic diversity – the poetry zine of los angeles, hedgerow journal and Firefly Magazine. She won first prize in the Ontario Poetry Society Sparkle and Shine Contest in 2014.

Miki Byrne has written three poetry collections and had work included in over 170 poetry magazines and anthologies. She has read on TV and on radio many times. She was a finalist for Poet Laureate of Gloucestershire. Miki is active on the spoken word scene in Cheltenham and ran a poetry writing group at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury. She began performing her poems in a biker’s club in Birmingham. Miki is disabled and lives near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Marc Carver has published ten collections of poetry including London Poems published by Lapwing Press.

Berni Dwan‘s poems have been published in The Galway Review, A New Ulster, Stepaway, the Irish Times New Irish Writing page, and Crossways Magazine. In 2017, she earned second prize for poetry in the Johnathan Swift Creative Writing Awards. In 2016, as part of the Scene and Heard Festival – she performed her one-woman show, Unrhymed Dublin, in Smock Alley Theatre. Her first collection has been accepted for publication by Lapwing Press.

Luca Gennatiempo is a photographer based in Pavia, Italy. His portfolio can be found here and here.

Jayant Kashyap‘s poetry appears in Rigorous Magazine, Event Horizon Magazine (June 2018), The International Poetry Digest, and several other national and international anthologies, and has appeared on several local and international websites. One of his poems has recently been featured in the Healing Words Awards Ceremony. His interests include reading extensively, delving into old forms of poetry, writing letters, lexicography, playing with dogs, listening to music and a lot more. You can see more of his work here.

Alex MacConochie lives and writes in the Boston, MA area. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The McNeese Review, Roanoke Review, Stonecoast Review, and elsewhere.

Ilona Martonfi lives in Montreal, Canada. Author of three poetry books, Blue Poppy (Coracle Press, 2009), Black Grass (Broken Rules Press, 2012) and The Snow Kimono (Inanna, 2015). Forthcoming, Salt Bride (Inanna, 2019). Founder / Artistic Director of The Yellow Door and Visual Arts Centre Readings. QWF 2010 Community Award.

Jake Sheff is a major and pediatrician in the US Air Force, married with a daughter and three pets. Currently home is the Mojave Desert. Poems of Jake’s are in Radius, The Ekphrastic Review, The Brooklyn Review, The Cossack Review and elsewhere. He won 1st place in the 2017 SFPA speculative poetry contest and was a finalist in the Rondeau Roundup’s 2017 triolet contest. His chapbook is Looting Versailles (Alabaster Leaves Publishing).

Annette Skade‘s first collection, Thimblerig, was published following her receipt of the Cork Literary Review Manuscript prize in 2012. She has been published in various anthologies and magazines in Ireland, the UK and the U.S. She has won and been placed in several poetry competitions. She made the journey which inspired “Newcastle Eclipse” to receive an award in the Basil Bunting Poetry Competition 2015. Her website can be found here.