Issue 10: Contributors

Jim Burrows lives in Cordell, Oklahoma. His poetry has appeared in Measure, 32 Poems, Angle, Passages North, and other journals. 

David Callin lives, if not quite at the back of beyond, certainly within hailing distance of it, on one of Britain's offshore islands. Dabbles in poetry when he can. Seems to spend most of his spare time in the garden, whether he likes it not, where he is trusted with a few menial tasks, but occasionally slips away to the pub. He has had poems in erbacce, The Journal, Iota, Other Poetry and Orbis, and also online in Snakeskin and Lucid Rhythms.

Sara Clancy a Philadelphia transplant to the Desert Southwest. Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in The Madison Review, The Smoking Poet, Verse Wisconsin, The Linnet's Wings, Burningword Literary Journal, Owen Wister Review, Pale Horse Review, VAYAVYA and Houseboat, where she was a featured poet. She lives in Arizona with her husband, their dog and a 23 year old goldfish named Darryl.

Seth Crook taught philosophy at various universities before moving to the Hebrides. He does not like cod philosophy in poetry. But he likes cod, poetry and philosophy. His poems appear in recent editions of The Rialto, Orbis, Magma, Gutter, The Journal, Poetry Bus, Streetcake, Far Off Places, Southlight, The SHOp, The Interpreters House and elsewhere.

Dill Darling lives between London and the Cotswolds. Her poems have been widely published in various magazines and anthologies in the UK and North America, and one was nominated for the 2013 Forward Prize. She’s currently working on a first pamphlet, and also paints and writes the odd song lyric.

Charlotte Eichler lives in West Yorkshire, edits books and works for the International Medieval Bibliography. She has an MA in Norse and Viking Studies from the University of Nottingham.

Joe Evans works in education, having previously been a stained glass artist, a company director, a gardener and a musician. His poetry has been published (or accepted for publication) by The SHOp (Ireland), Lighthouse, Neon and Sarasvati as well as various online collections. He is currently absorbed in writing a sequence of narrative poems set on a small island in 1278, a project which he now understands to be wildly over-ambitious. He is 44 and has two children.

Charlotte Gann is a freelance writer and editor based in Sussex, who also writes poetry. She’s had work in The Rialto, The North, Smiths Knoll and Magma, among others, and her pamphlet, The Long Woman (Pighog Press) was shortlisted for the 2012 Michael Marks Award.

Louisa Howerow's latest poems appeared in Arc Poetry Magazine (Canada), Antiphon (UK), Ayris (USA) and Rabbit Poetry (Australia).

Suzanne Jean Johanson lives in a yellow house with a black roof, which if on fire, she'd grab her dappled porcelain pony, her green ceramic elephant and her white-rimmed, dye-cast 1951 Ford truck. She's been published in Antiphon.

Sue Kindon's poems have appeared in The Interpreter's House, The North. The Journal, The French Literary Review, Popshot, Antiphon, and The Rialto. She was awarded The Maryport Poetry Prize 2012 and Poets and Players Open Prize, Manchester 2013. She divides her time between The Pennines and The Pyrenees.

Tricia Knoll is a Portland, Oregon poet. Her poetry and haiku have appeared in many journals and a three anthologies. Her chapbook 'Urban Wild' is coming out from Finishing Line Press in May 2014.

James Scannell McCormick teaches college English in Rochester, Minnesota, a city that does a very convincing impression of the Coldest Place on the Continental United States.

Beth McDonough first trained in Silversmithing at Glasgow School of Art, and after many happy years teaching Art completed an M.litt in Writing Practice and Study at Dundee University. She finds poems in her family, and whilst foraging, and swimming in the North Sea.

Gill McEvoy Has two pamphlets from Happenstance Press: 2006, 2008 and two collections from Cinnamon Press “The Plucking Shed” (2010), and “Rise” (2013). She collaborates with singer Polly Bolton to produce ‘sung and read’ shows. A third pamphlet “Philomela” forthcoming from Happenstance Press, 2015. Gill is a Hawthornden Fellow.

Ray Miller is 60 years old. Can't swim, can't drive, won't fly.

Tracey O'Rourke lives and works in Mallorca with occasional forays to the north of England, Sheffield, her heart's home. Her work has been appeared in Ten Hallam Poets. She had a poem placed on the shortlist for the 2013 Montreal Poetry Prize, which will appear next year in the associated anthology.

Catherine Rockwood lives in Massachusetts, with her family. 

Jane Røken lives in Denmark, on the interface between hedgerows and barley fields. She is fond of old tractors, garden sheds, scarecrows, and coloured lanterns. Her writings have appeared in several magazines, most recently Snakeskin, Right Hand Pointing, International Times, and Star*Line.

Lindsay Shen is a China-based writer. In addition to her publications (mainly in the area of the arts) she is the author of the literary biography 'Knowledge is Pleasure: Florence Ayscough in Shanghai' (Hong Kong University Press, 2012) and has appeared at both the Hong Kong, and Shanghai International Literary Festivals. She was the editor of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society China, 2013 and 2010. Her fiction has recently appeared in Eastlit - a journal for Asia-based writers.

Jayne Stanton lives, works and writes in Leics, UK.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Under the Radar, Staple, Hearing Voices, The Journal, Danse Macabre du Jour, Southword, Hinterland, Popshot and others. Her debut pamphlet is forthcoming from Soundswrite Press in autumn 2014.

Diane Tucker Vancouver native Diane Tucker earned a B.F.A. from the University of B.C. in 1987. BC’s Nightwood Editions published her first book of poems, God on His Haunches, in 1996. It was shortlisted for The League of Canadian Poets’ 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has since published another book of poems, Bright Scarves of Hours (2007, Palimpsest Press) and a young adult novel, His Sweet Favour (Thistledown Press, 2009). Her poems have been published in Canada and abroad in more than sixty journals. Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre produced her first full-length play, Here Breaks The Heart: the Loves of Christina Rossetti, in 2013. Bonsai Love, her third book of poems, will appear from Harbour Publishing in April 2014. She lives in Burnaby, BC.

Annette Volfing is an academic teaching medieval German literature. Her poems have appeared in various magazines, including The Interpreter's House, Magma, The North, Obsessed with Pipework, Other Poetry, Smiths Knoll, Snakeskin.