K.T Slattery

K.T. Slattery was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up just across the state line in Mississippi. A graduate of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, she now lives in the West of Ireland with her husband and an ever-increasing amount of rescue pets. Brain Siege Try as I might to secure my defences                          Who do you think you are?   One little crack, and they begin their assault                       Why can’t you do anything right?   Creeping in one by one                                                Thinliness is next to Godliness   Whispers become screams                                           If they get to know you, they will hate … Continue reading K.T Slattery

Mark Blickley

Mark Blickley is the author of ‘Sacred Misfits’ (Red Hen Press) and proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center.  “PANDEMIC  PROPHET” Proud Paleo Perfect People!  Come forth and purify yourselves in our annual pageant of truth, the D.O.A.  Dervish!  Help squeeze the pus out of the pimple of humanity’s darkest time, the Dawn Of Agriculture, when we were forced from our true nature of hunter/gatherer into the curse of sagging and shapeless humankind that does not want us to venerate and expose the powerful purity of uncontaminated genes, free of chemical additives and crop failure famine.  Flabby factory farming … Continue reading Mark Blickley

Howie Good

Howie Good is the author of THE DEATH ROW SHUFFLE, a poetry collection forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Church and State Joggers, dog walkers, and couples with baby strollers slowed down when they noticed the church had fine black cracks etched all over. The expression on most faces was a combination of surprise and puzzlement. At first they weren’t sure what they were seeing. But then they were like, “OK, why not?” There was a time they might have hurled projectiles at the police and passed cobblestones to one another to build barricades on a street already ablaze. Now, with … Continue reading Howie Good

Ceinwen Haydon

Ceinwen Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and print anthologies. She was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Competition [Spring 2018], won the Hedgehog Press Poetry Competition ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’ [August 2018] and was shortlisted for the Neatly Folded Paper Pamphlet Competition, Hedgehog Press [October 2018]. She is a winner in the Nicely Folded Paper Pamphlet Competition (July 2019). Her first Chapbook is due to be published shortly, (‘Cerddi Bach’ [Little Poems], a Stickleback by Hedgehog Press. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from … Continue reading Ceinwen Haydon

Camilla Lambert

Camilla Lambert began writing poetry on retirement in 2007, having had a varied career as a Health Service Senior Manager, a social policy researcher and an Open University tutor-counsellor. In 2013 she gained a First-Class degree in Literature with Creative Writing from the O.U. Her first pamphlet Grapes in the Crater was published by Indigo Dreams Publishing in 2015 and she was Profiled Poet for SOUTH issue 55 in April 2017. Individual poems have been published in Acumen, Poetry Ireland Review, The Interpreter’s House, Agenda, SOUTH, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The Frogmore Papers, Artemispoetry and The Alchemy Spoon. Poems have also … Continue reading Camilla Lambert

Stephanie Clark

Stephanie Clark is a Canadian writer abroad, who writes literary fiction of all lengths.  Her short stories have won or placed in several awards and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Her work has appeared in Sudden Denouement, Cold Coffee Stand and Literary Taxidermy.  She writes in the silence between words and is a fierce lover of obscure language. The Love Song of Cicadas “Try this.”  Sheila said, handing Eloise a soft slice of yellow cake.  The low hanging sun turned it golden.  “It was my mother’s recipe.  St. Clemens cake.”  Small crystals of sugar gripped her palm.  Eloise … Continue reading Stephanie Clark

Clem Henricson

Clem Henricson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary Senior Fellow University of East Anglia. She is a writer and philosopher and has directed a public policy institute advising international government on human rights and social relations. Widely published, her philosophical works include Morality and Public Policy, Psychology and the state we’re in and Making Space for Melancholy.   Of  Anglo Swedish heritage, she has written  a North Sea Memoir. She contributes poems regularly to the Poetry Society’s Poetry@3 and has links to The Writer’s Center and Arvon. Her most recent published poem was written during the pandemic … Continue reading Clem Henricson

Katie Boylan

Katie Boylan started writing when she joined Tanya Farrelly’s creative writing group in Purple House Cancer Support in Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Her personal essay ‘Emma’s Wedding’ was included in the Anthology of Short Stories ‘The Music of What Happens’ which was published by New Island Books to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Purple House.  She lives in Dublin with her two sound housemates, who also happen to be her parents, Basher and Trishie.  In college she completed a BSc in Communications – Film and Broadcasting, but ended up working in advertising to pay the bills, and now works in a … Continue reading Katie Boylan

Ken Cumberlidge

62 year-old prize-winning* poet and recovering actor Ken Cumberlidge was born in Birkenhead and cut his performance teeth on the Liverpool pub poetry scene of the 1970s.  His work has appeared variously in print and, more recently, in numerous online journals.  Since 2011 Ken has been based in Norwich, but can be lured out of cover by good company and an open mic – a proclivity that has led him to become an habitué of the fetid underworld that is the slam poetry/spoken word scene.  He likes it.  A lot. Ken’s poetry on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/ken_cumberlidge_poetry Ken’s YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrEPf1MlegfAJyKDA5-wNqQ * … Continue reading Ken Cumberlidge

Mark Tarren

Mark Tarren is a poet and writer who lives on remote Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various literary journals including The New Verse News, The Blue Nib, Poets Reading The News, Street Light Press, Spillwords Press, Tuck Magazine and Impspired Magazine. He is currently working on a collection of poetry and a novel. The Absence of Tears: Silentium There is something moving away from us, outside that last known field of tenderness. Here, at the edge of this dream. When there were still tears — that trembling, last known thing. Before we … Continue reading Mark Tarren