Contributors to Issue Three


C. J. Allen’s poetry has appeared in magazines & anthologies in the UK, USA, Ireland & elsewhere & has regularly been awarded prizes in numerous competitions. His most recent collections are:  A Strange Arrangement: New and Selected Poems (Leafe Press, 2007), & Lemonade (a red ceilings press e-book, 2010 Violets—winner of the Templar Press Short Collection Competition—came out in November 2011, & At the Oblivion Tea-Rooms (Nine Arches Press) is published in May 2012.

Priscilla Atkins lives in the USAMidwest, but in a past life shipped a small car to Hawaii and stayed ten years. Her studies have been at Smith College (Massachusetts), the University of Hawaii, and Spalding University (Kentucky). Her poems appear in Poetry London, The Dalhousie Review, Poetry, and other journals and anthologies. The language on the Antiphon website, from both editors and poets, makes her heart leap. The fish skeleton gracing Antiphon issue one is to die for.

Mark Blaeuer’s poems and translations have been accepted by approximately five dozen journals over the past 35 years, including Bone Orchard Poetry, The Centrifugal Eye, Lucid Rhythms, The Road Not Taken, and Victorian Violet Press and Journal. He is also a man of society: the Arkansas Native Plant Society, the Garland County Historical Society, and the Society for American Baseball Research.

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 Envoi, erbacce, The Journal, Iota, Other Poetry and Orbis, and also online in Snakeskin and Lucid Rhythms.

Seth Crook taught philosophy at various universities before moving to the Hebrides. He does not like cod philosophy in poetry, though he does like cod, poetry and philosophy. He has poetry appearing in Snakeskin, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Centrifugal Eye and Message in a Bottle.

Rebekah Curry is a student at the University of Kansas, where she is majoring in Classics. Her work has previously appeared in Inkscrawl and in the anthology Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems (Woodley Press, 2011).

Amanda Dales is currently a MA student at the Academy for Live and Performing Arts in London. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico she was Emory University's Aristine Mann Award winner for best poetry written by an undergraduate.

Carol Dorf’s poems have appeared in Qarrtsiluni, Sin Fronteras, Spillway, The Beltway Quarterly, The Mom Egg, In Posse Review, Moira, Feminist Studies, Heresies, Fringe, The Midway, Poemeleon, Runes, and 13th Moon. They have been anthologized in Not a Muse, Boomer Girls, and elsewhere. She is poetry editor of Talking Writing, and teaches mathematics at Berkeley High School.

Claire Dyer writes poetry and fiction and works part-time for an HR research forum in London. Her poetry has been widely published and, as a Brickwork Poet, she has performed conversations in poetry on set themes at venues around the UK. She has an MA in Victorian Literature & Culture from The University of Reading and her website is

Brian Edwards lives in Japan. Recent work has appeared in Other Poetry, The Journal and Orbis, and he is currently working on his first collection. He is an editor at After Literature.

Harry Giles has lived on four islands, each larger than the last. The latest used to run a fifth of the planet, badly. Now he writes (recently in Magma, PANK, Drey, &c.) & performs (theatre, poetry, workshops, &c.) & runs a live lit event series called Inky Fingers & tries to make people recycle & can be found at

Ben Johnson lives in the New Forest, England. He has been hooked on poetry ever since he heard a brief fragment from a poem on Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott in a film. After writing alone for several years the world progressed far enough for online poetry forums to spring up. His writing has benefited hugely from the honest feedback he has received from so many others.

Larry Jordan’s work has appeared or is scheduled to appear in Straight Forward, Miller’s Pond, Tifferet, Pirene’s Fountain, Antiphon and the Comstock Review. He lives and writes in Lexington, South Carolina.

Philip Kane lives in Chatham, Kent with his partner and a large collection of swords. He is the author of several books, so far; his latest poetry collection, Unauthorised Person, is due to be published during the summer of 2012. He is also artistic director or the Rochester Literature Festival, a founding member of the London Surrealist Group, and founder of Wolfshead and Vixen Morris.

Molly Sutton Kiefer’s chapbook The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake won the 2010 Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press Poetry Award.  Her work has appeared in Harpur Palate, Berkeley Poetry Review, Gulf Stream, Cold Mountain Review, Wicked Alice, and Permafrost, among others. She serves as poetry editor to Midway Journal and curates Balancing the Tide:  Motherhood and the Arts | An Interview Project.  She currently lives in Red Wing with her husband and daughter, where she is at work on a manuscript on (in)fertility and finishing her MFA at the University of Minnesota.  More can be found at

Fiona Moore lives in Greenwich, London, and has had poems in various magazines, last year including Poetry London and The Rialto.  She has a blog at  Pamphlet forthcoming from HappenStance.

John Nash finally settled down as a self-employed bookbinder and writer in Northampton, UK. His work has been, or is due to be, published in various online and print magazines including Antiphon, Triggerfish, Cake and Ink, Sweat & Tears.

Roy Marshall lives in Leicestershire. His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Smiths Knoll and other magazines. His debut pamphlet Gopagilla is published by Crystal Clear pamphlets.

Matt Merritt is a poet and wildlife journalist from Leicester, whose published collections include Troy Town (Arrowhead, 2008) and hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica (Nine Arches, 2010). He blogs at

Conor O'Callaghan teaches at Sheffield Hallam University. He has published three collections of poems. The most recent, Fiction (2005), was a PBS recommendation. A fourth collection will appear in 2013.

Chris O’Carroll is a writer and an actor. His poems have appeared in Angle, 14 by 14, LightenUp Online, Literary Review, Measure, and other print and online journals, as well as in the anthology The Best of the Barefoot Muse.

Helen Overell has had work published in magazines including Scintilla, Staple, Other Poetry and Acumen as well as online in The Glasgow Review and Qarrtsiluni. Her first collection Inscapes & Horizons was published by St Albert's Press in 2008. She belongs to The Mole Valley Poets and takes part in seminars and workshops at the Poetry School.

Jane Røken lives in Denmark, on the interface between hedgerows and barley fields. She is fond of old tractors, garden sheds, scarecrows and other stuff that, in the due course of time, will ripen into something else. Her writings have appeared in a number of online magazines.

Marybeth Rua-Larsen lives on the south coast of Massachusetts and teaches part-time at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Raintown Review, The Shit Creek Review, 14 magazine (UK), The Poetry Bus (Ireland), Verse Wisconsin and The Nervous Breakdown. She is on the editorial team at The Newport Review, a book reviewer at New York Quarterly and was named winner in the Poetry category for the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in Galway, Ireland.

Edward Schelb is a poet and critic who currently lives in Washington, D.C.. Among his works is the Dogbelly sequence, a series of satirical poems from the perspective of a burnt-out rhythm guitarist from a retro Texas swing band. He originally performed the poems with the late musician Dennis Monroe, a legend on the Rochester music scene. Among numerous critical essays, Schelb has authored full-length studies of Robert Kelly and John Yau.



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