Issue Thirty-Three: Contributors

Jan Ball has had 354 poems published in various journals internationally and in the U.S. including: ABZ, Mid-American Review, Parnassus and Puerto del Sol. Finishing Line Press published her three chapbooks and first full length poetry collection, I Wanted To Dance With My Father. Orbis, England, nominated her for the Pushcart Prize in 2020.

Irish poet, academic, and financial journalist, Oisín Breen’s debut, Flowers, all sorts in blossom… was released March 2020. Breen is widely published, including in About Place, Northern Gravy, the Blue Nib, Books Ireland, the Seattle Star, La Piccioletta Barca, the Bosphorus Review of Books, In Parentheses, and the Madrigal.

Michael G. Casey has published five novels including, Come Home, Robbie, and The Visit. He has also published a book of non-fiction and a prize-winning chapbook of short stories, Treadmill. His poems have appeared in magazines in Ireland, the UK and the USA. A collection of poems, Broken Circle, is due out this year.

R.T. Castleberry’s work has appeared in Blue Collar Review, K’in, Pedestal Magazine, White Wall Review, Trajectory, Vita Brevis and Switchback. Internationally, he has been published in Canada, Great Britain, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand, Portugal, the Philippines and Antarctica. His work has also featured in the anthologies: Travois-An Anthology of Texas Poetry, TimeSlice, The Weight of Addition, Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and LEVEL LAND: Poems for and about the I35 Corridor.

Trevor Conway is a writer of poetry, fiction and songs, from Sligo, Ireland. He has published two poetry collections (Evidence of Freewheeling and Breeding Monsters), and is currently writing an experimental novel.

Julie Easley is a working-class poet from Saltburn in the UK. She is published in Anthologies from Ek Zuban Press, Kirjastus Luul, Slice of the Moon books, Dreich magazine, Versification, Stone of Madness Press, Thrive Teesside, The Morning Star and Culture Matters. Her film poems are published by Icefloe Press and Darlington Pride. Julie can be found on Twitter, You Tube, Spotify and BBC Tees Upload.

Nancy Graham’s poems have appeared in journals including Crannog and Prole. Selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2020, she’s just completed an MA in Creative Writing. Currently planning a second poetry competition for local charity Tools for Solidarity, she works in a women’s centre in Belfast.

Richard W. Halperin’s most recent Salmon collection is Catch Me While You Have the Light, 2018; Selected and New Poems has been listed for Spring 2023; his most recent collections for Lapwing are Richard Dalloway in Wisconsin, Summer Night 1948, and The Girl in the Red Cape, all 2021.

Recent poems by Eugene O’Hare have featured as a news piece in The Irish News and in magazines such as Honest Ulsterman, Crossways, Galway Review, and Fortnight.

Shaun Hill lives in leafy Birmingham where he glides through the nocturnal city on a bike and climbs trees. Over 30 of his poems have appeared in a range of outlets, from BBC Radio 4 to A&U: America’s Aids Magazine. He was recently lead artist on Shout Festival’s ‘Hidden Histories’ project, developing an interactive literary map of Birmingham’s gay village. His debut collection, warm blooded things, was published by Nine Arches Press in December 2021.

Gregory Luce is the author of Signs of Small Grace, Drinking Weather, Memory and Desire, Tile, and Riffs & Improvisations. He writes a monthly column on the arts for Scene4 magazine. He is retired from National Geographic, works as a volunteer writing tutor/mentor for 826DC, and lives in Arlington, VA.

DS Maolalai has been nominated nine times for Best of the Net and five times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).

John Short lives in Liverpool and has appeared in magazines such as Envoi, Dream Catcher, The High Window and Poetry Salzburg Review. He has a pamphlet, Unknown Territory (Black Light Engine Room 2020) and a collection, Those Ghosts (Beaten Track 2021) and a tiny flat in Barcelona where he sometimes goes.

Janet Jiahui Wu writes and makes art. She has published in various publications of literature such as Plumwood Mountain, Cordite, Rabbit, and SFPJ. She lives in the middle of nowhere and does not believe in biographical statements of authors.