Poetry by Daragh Byrne

Daragh Byrne writes informed by his background in physics, a dedicated mindfulness practice and a career building technology.

5 Poems by Jenny Blackford

Jenny Blackford scooped the prestigious ACU Prize for Literature 2014

Helen Moore, Featured Poet

Helen Moore is an award-winning British, Sidney based, ecopoet.

El Medol, Tarragona

Clare Morris regularly collaborates with the abstract artist, Nigel Bird

Tree of Knowledge by emerging writer Jason Jawando

Jason Jawando has an MA in Creative Writing from the Open University.

Absence Yvonne Brewer

Yvonne Brewer lives in Cork, Ireland and has had poetry published since 2014

The skin that separates water and air – Sandra Arnold

Sandra Arnold is an award-winning writer who lives in New Zealand.

Assam. Poetry by Krishna Lewis

Krishna Lewis the Fellows Program Director at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.

Mittens for Nasma by Tracy Gaughan

Tracy Gaughan presents the popular arts show ‘WestWords’ on Ireland’s Community Radio Network

Clara Burghelea interviews featured writer Tracy Gaughan

Poetry Editor, Clara Burghelea speaks to our featured writer, author & poet Tracy Gaughan

Featured Poet- Tracy Gaughan

Tracy Gaughan presents the popular arts show ‘WestWords’ on Ireland’s Community Radio Network.

The Closest Thing to Home. Fiction Shinjini Dey

Shinjini Dey has been published in Efiction and Cactus Heart Press.

Interval in late June

Andrea Potos is the author of nine poetry collections

The Burden of My Star

Alina Stefanescu was a finalist for the 2019 Kurt Brown AWP Prize,

Irradiated Love

Irradiated Love How I enjoy seeing you in your  paper shoes and hat and lilac scrubs, Do with me what you will, Aurelia...

Dragon Flies & The Funeral

Manoj Nair lives in Bangalore, India. He writes short stories, poems and haiku.

Shelter

Stephen House has won two Awgie Awards (Australian Writers Guild),

Market Place by Diane Payne

Diane’s most recent publications include: Barn House, Notre Dame Review,

Waiting for Robin Williams by Mark Blickley

Mark Blickley is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Scholarship Award for Drama.

Prayer

Chris Jansen cares for a disinterested guinea pig named Poozybear.

Forty-one children

Chris Christopher Kennedy is a Mandarin scholar, poet, journalist and author.

The Fantastic End of America

R.G. Evans published works include Overtipping the Ferryman (Aldrich Press Poetry Prize 2013)

Yet another poem about coming home to croaking frogs

Dana St. Mary is a poet and father and husband living in Portland, Oregon

Featured Poet Alan Britt

Alan Britt served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award in 2018

These are the Thoughts

John Berryman said our poetry should be something no one else could do. I've tried to focus on that idea.

After The Fight, The Paint

Jill Neimark is the author of adult and children's fiction, as well as a journalist

The Present

Jack Houston was shortlisted for the Basil Bunting and Keats-Shelley Prizes.

Small town big wet. Poetry from Ivy Ireland

Ivy Ireland was runner-up in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2019 with her poem, "The Owl Inside".

Gated community by Brent Cantwell

Brent Cantwell is a New Zealand writer from Timaru, South Canterbury

Looping Gravity

Kymm Coveney co-hosts a multilingual poetry recital series in Barcelona, Poémame.

Weightless in San Francisco

Marc Woodward is an Anglo/American poet and musician living in rural South West England

Poetry by Jennifer A. McGowan

Jennifer A. McGowan has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The Rialto, and The Connecticut Review.

Life and Conflict in 2019 New Zealand

Philip Muir savours the power of words as both a mode of communication and as an art form.

A Venetian Pizzeria at 8 pm

Chloe Marer enjoys gardening, baking, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

A Field for the British Isles. Nigel Jarrett

Nigel Jarrett a double prizewinner: the Rhys Davies Award for short fiction and the Templar Shorts award.

Prophecy’ and ‘Harpies’

Kitty Coles' poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies

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