Tony Frisby

Between 2011 and 22019 I self-published 8 collections of poetry four of which were awarded ‘Best Reads’ by Brighton’s daily newspaper ‘The Argus’. My 96 page epic poem ‘Me Me and Not Me’ was published by Waterloo Press in 2014; a reprint by Waterloo is imminent. In Pre-covid times I launched my collections at various venues in the South East including The Turner Gallery at Margate. Waterstones in Brighton stocked, and sold, all of the first six issues.I have friends who have had their poetry included in Impspired and who speak highly of the experience and would like to join … Continue reading Tony Frisby

Steve Carr

Steve Carr, from Richmond, Virginia, has had over 540 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, reviews and anthologies since June, 2016. He has had seven collections of his short stories published. His paranormal/horror novel Redbird was released in November, 2019. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice. His Twitter is @carrsteven960. His website is https://www.stevecarr960.com/ He is on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/steven.carr.35977 TWICE BAKED RANDALL Driving home from a date late at night in a rainstorm, as the windshield wipers swished from side to side, unable to keep up with the torrential rain that cascaded down the windshield, … Continue reading Steve Carr

R P VERLAINE

Rp Verlaine lives and writes in New York City. He has an MFA in creative writing from City College and taught English in New York public schools until he retired. His first volume of poetry, Damaged by Dames & Drinking, was published in 2017 and a second collection, Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers, in 2018. A set of three e books titled, Lies From The Autobiography 1-3 followed in years 2018-2020. Stirring The Ashes Her exhaled blue smoke gone with the frilly dresses once left on the floor. Last to go was the lipstick on glasses finally washed. You … Continue reading R P VERLAINE

Henry Bladon

Henry is a writer, poet and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. His poetic novella, ‘Notes from the State of OMNESIA’ was published by Impspired Press. Regret The man in the shiny black shoes is being interviewed on the radio, where nobody can see his feet The man in the shiny black shoes is tapping his foot with an irregular rhythm The man in the shiny black shoes looks down at them as if he believes the soles are too thick The man … Continue reading Henry Bladon

Michael Lee Johnson

Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, DuPage County, Illinois. Mr. Johnson is published in more than 2033 new publications. His poems have appeared in 42 countries; he edits and publishes ten poetry sites. He is the administrator of six Facebook poetry groups; he has several new poetry chapbooks coming out soon. He has over 533 published poems to date. Michael Lee Johnson is an internationally published poet 42 countries, … Continue reading Michael Lee Johnson

Thomas Everson

A failed nude model, volunteer astronaut, wolf catcher, private investigator, and fashionista, Everson Thomas has decided to give writing a go. Working out of the mystical lowlands of East Anglia, progress is slow. Love is hard. It wasn’t sex that DK-010 despised, only sex with humans. In place of the satisfyingly smooth interaction of polymer on polymer: oiled, hard, unrelenting, and precise, there was sweaty and forgiving flesh, lurid words with meaning beyond reason, saliva, seemingly endless organic mess, organic lubricant, and unwelcome chocolate accouterments. It was disgusting. Ve had a long undulating body, was thick in the shoulders – … Continue reading Thomas Everson

John Welsh

I promote writing as a therapy. “Got a frown, write it down, Feeling blue, a pen will do” Some of my work is deep, considered and emotive and some is daft. The performing bug has bitten me along with the writing and I am reluctant to hand back the microphone. I have a flat full of poetry, stories and compilations of undefined genres. I will be famous when I am dead (well at least for 15 minutes) John Welsh not dead just resting. January 2020 Say it It’s a word worth repeating. Use encouragement, give it a shove. The word … Continue reading John Welsh

Dale Cottingham

I am of mixed race, part Choctaw, part White.  I am a Breadloafer, won the 2019 New Millennium Award for Poem of the Year and am a finalist in the 2021 Great Midwest Poetry Contest. So Little Is Possible You had your reasons, that much was sure. They gathered like a storm. There was lightning, thunder, even wind in the low places while you slid the ring back to me. I watched on the plains. More than the open road that lead away, more than the silly efficiency apartment I took, its layers of silence drilling through me, or women … Continue reading Dale Cottingham

Lori A Minor

Lori A Minor is a queer, chronically ill poet and editor (#FemkuMag, Otoroshi Journal) living in Ohio. Her work has been featured in several journals including Prune Juice, The Heron’s Nest, and is/let. Lori has won awards including two shortlisted haiku for the Touchstone Award (2017, 2019). She is honored to be the finalist for the Sable Books Haiku Contest for Women (2020) and to have given a presentation on social awareness in haiku at the 2019 Haiku North America Conference. Most recently, Lori was selected to have work appear in New Resonance 12 (Red Moon Press) and Haiku 2021 … Continue reading Lori A Minor

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She is the winner of Spillwords Press 2020 Publication of the Year, her bio is featured in the “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020 and 2021,” published by Sweetycat Press. She is the author of 14 poetry books. lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and four cats. Her most recent credits are: Sparks of Calliope; The Closed Eye Open, Poetic Sun, Tangled Locks Journal, Wild Roof Journal, The American Writers Review, The Scribe Magazine, The Phoenix, Burningword Literary Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, The … Continue reading Ann Christine Tabaka