Issue Thirty-Two: Contributors

Jan Ball’s three chapbooks and first full length poetry book, I Wanted To Dance With My Father, were published by Finishing Line Press. Besides the books, Jan has had 326 poems published or accepted in journals in the U.S., Australia, UK, Canada, Czech Republic, India and Ireland in journals like; ABZ, Atlanta Review, Chiron, Main Street Rag, and Phoebe. Her poem, “Not Sharing at Yoshu” was nominated for the Pushcart by Orbis, Great Britain, 2020.

Penny Blackburn’s poetry has been published by, among others, Poetry Society News, Atrium, Riggwelter, and Fly on the Wall. Her pamphlets with Yaffle Press and Wild Pressed Books are due in Spring 2021. She is on Twitter and Facebook.

Alan Cohen was a poet before beginning his career as a Primary Care MD, teacher, and manager, and has been living a full and varied life.  He has been writing poems for 60 years and is beginning now to share some of his discoveries.

Philip Davison has published nine novels. He writes radio drama.

Thomas Elson’s short stories, poetry, and flash fiction have been published in numerous venues such as Calliope, The Cabinet of Heed, Pinyon, Lunaris, New Ulster, Lampeter, Selkie, and Adelaide. He divides his time between Northern California and Western Kansas.

Laura Glenn’s first book of poems, I Can’t Say I’m Lost, was published by FootHills; her chapbook, When the Ice Melts, by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including the Antioch Review, Boulevard, Cortland Review, Epoch, Hotel Amerika, Pedestal, Poet Lore, and Poetry. She has completed another full-length book of poems. A nominee for a Pushcart Prize by StepAway Magazine, she is the recipient of grants from CAP and AE Ventures. Also a visual artist, she lives in Ithaca, NY, where she works as a freelance editor.

Amlanjyoti Goswami’s recent collection of poems River Wedding (Poetrywala) has been widely reviewed.  His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies around the world. A Best of the Net nominee, his poems have also appeared on street walls in Christchurch, exhibitions in Johannesburg, an e-gallery in Brighton and buses in Philadelphia. He has read in various places, including New York, Delhi and Boston. He grew up in Guwahati, Assam and lives in Delhi.

David Linklater is a poet from Balintore, Easter Ross. He is the author of two pamphlets, most recently Black Box (Speculative Books, 2018). He was shortlisted for the 2020 Edwin Morgan award and is the recipient of a Dewar Arts Award. His work has appeared in New Writing Scotland, Gutter, DMQ Review and The Blue Nib, amongst others. He lives and writes in Glasgow. He can be found on Twitter.

Abi Loughnane resides in London, is currently studying writing with the London School of Journalism and is collating her first collection.

Sinéad McClure is a writer, radio producer, and illustrator. Her poetry has been published on Poethead, Live Encounters ~ Poetry & Writing, Crossways Literary Journal, The Cabinet of Heed and The Ekphrastic Review.  She was shortlisted in the Hanna Greally Awards in October 2020. Sinéad has written 15 dramas for the National Radio Children’s Service, RTEjr Radio.  Originally from County Dublin, she has been living in rural Sligo for more than twenty years.

Martin Potter is a poet and academic, and his poems have appeared in Acumen, The French Literary Review, Eborakon, Scintilla, Ink Sweat & Tears, and other journals. His pamphlet In the Particular was published by Eyewear in December, 2017. His website can be found here.

Annette Skade is from Manchester, and lives on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Her poems are published in Ireland, the U.K., the U.S. and Australia, and her collection Thimblerig was published in 2013. She has just completed a PhD on the poetry of Anne Carson. Her website can be found here.

Marc Swan’s latest collection, all it would take, was published in May 2020 by tall-lighthouse. Poems forthcoming in Gargoyle, Speckled Trout Review and Nerve Cowboy, among others.

Andrea Ward is from Dublin. Memoir pieces of hers have been broadcast on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany. Her poetry has been published in Hennessy New Irish Writing (The Irish Times), Crannóg, Skylight 47, Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, Channel, Reflected Light (Grey Hen, 2020), and The Honest Ulsterman. She was shortlisted in the 2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year award, and highly commended in the 2020 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition. She won first prize in the 2020 Allingham Festival Flash Fiction Competition.