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A Venetian Pizzeria at 8 pm

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

Prophecy’ and ‘Harpies’

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

Abecedarian

Michelle Bermudez is a Latina poet who received her MFA in creative writing at Adelphi University

Kurt Vonnegut

Paul Turley is currently studying for a Master of Philosophy degree.

Dry Bones

James Finnegan - shortlisted for Hennessy Literary Award (2018), highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition (2016, 2018)

Reflections on home, foreign places and the body

Bree Alexander (also Lika Posamari) writes poetry and more in or between Melbourne and New Delhi.

The New Order

Dr. Emily Bilman teaches poetry in Geneva as London’s Poetry Society’s Stanza representative.

Leda

Hana Meighan is currently finishing her undergraduate English degree at Ulster University Coleraine.

You Can’t Eat a View

Maxine is widely published in print and online.

Filigree by Melinda Jane

Melinda Jane, author of the poetry book ‘Nature's Nuptials’ and the children’s book ‘The Currawong and the Owl’.

In the House at the Edge of the Heart

John W. Sexton’s sixth poetry collection, Futures Pass, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2018.

Miss Elsie Ratchet

Tony DeLorger is the author of twenty-one published books.

Archaeological Poetry

Jodie Hannis is a Midlands-based poet and spoken word artist who is exploring archaeological writing as part of her PhD research with the University of Leicester.

Degrees of Deception

David Atkinson's collection 'The Ablation of Time' is available through Ginninderra Press.

Ice house and other poems by Moya Pacey

Moya Pacey published her second collection: Black Tulips (Recent Work Press, University of Canberra) in October, 2017.

The Dweller by Elaine Dillof

After 45 years in the antique business Elaine Dillof, retired, has returned to an early love, writing.

Rob Schackne. Elegy for a bee

Born in New York, Rob Schackne lived in many countries until Australia finally took him in.

2 Poems from Sandy Green

Sandy Green's first Chapbook is Pacing The Moon. (Flutter Press, 2009)

The Beautiful Moment and other poems from Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas's first collection, Even in the Dark (UWAP) won the Mary Gilmore award in 2014.

Dylan Everett. Fall down the wind

Dylan Everett is Adelaide-based Australian poet. He has a background in visual arts and poetry.

Carrion and other poems by Siobhan Hodge

Siobhan Hodge is the co-editor of Writ Poetry Review and winner of the 2017 Kalang Eco-Poetry Award

Jennifer Compton. All the lonely people

Jennifer Compton was born in Wellington (New Zealand) and now lives in Melbourne (Australia). She is a poet and playwright who also writes prose.

Migraineur and other poems by Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara's most recent collection is Engraft (Island Press in 2016)

Bedding, poetry by Sandra Renew

Sandra Renew’s ongoing project is the interrogation of gender presentation and the LGBTIQAA gender discourses.

Luminous and other poems. Brenda Saunders

Brenda Saunders was awarded the 2014 Scanlon Prize for her collection 'Looking for Bullin Bullin' and in 2018 she won the Ooodgeroo Nunnucal Prize and the Joanne Burns Award ( Spineless Wonders).

Heart Lag. Poetry by Rosa O’Kane

Rosa O’Kane's poem Hydrography of the Heart was a commended entry in The Hippocrates Prize 2014

Laura Jan Shore. In praise of foibles

Laura Jan Shore’s poetry collections include Breathworks, Dangerously Poetic Press, 2002 and Water over Stone, IP Picks Best Poetry 2011, Interactive Press. She’s also the author of YA novel, The Sacred Moon Tree, Bradbury Press,1986

2 poems by Diana Manole

Diana Manole is a Romanian-Canadian scholar, literary translator, and award-winning author of nine books of poetry and drama in her native Romania

Waxing Gibbous. Poetry by Lucy Dixcart

Lucy Dixcart was shortlisted for the 2019 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year competition.

Mary Mulholland. The Making of Dreams

Mary Mulholland founded and co-runs Red Door Poets and lives in London.

Kimberly’s Hands. Kaci Skiles Laws

Kaci Skiles Laws is a writer and musician living in Dallas—Fort Worth. Her work has been featured in The Letters Page, Pif Magazine, The American Journal of Poetry, and several others.

The Window Scratchers by Iseult Healy

Iseult Healy is a member of Poets Abroad, Ox Mountain Poets, Sandy Fields and A New Ulster groups. www.iseultwriter.com

Iain Campbell. Watching the Weather

Iain Campbell's poetry is inspired by his love of the landscape and the sea, often intertwined with a tale of someone he has met, or of a journey he has undertaken.

At the site of the crash – Brendon Booth-Jones

At the site of the crash all is thunderingly still. The street, trees, and houses lie...

Ekphrasis in an Essex Sculpture Garden. Poetry by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

Ekphrasis in an Essex Sculpture Garden  - an allegory of choosing and being chosen 1 –...

Les Dernières Heures: The Last Hours – Anne Pia

Les Dernières Heures: The Last Hours Nails in your head  at the hammering that went on...

How I Want Picasso To Sketch Me – Simeon Dumdum Jr.

HOW I WANT PICASSO TO SKETCH ME This is how Pablo Picasso sketched Ella Fitzgerald. Her breasts...

Slates – Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Slates In England, slate´s blue-grey. Where I live now, it also comes in amethyst and green....

Beach Watch – Charlotte McCormac

SLIPPING THE SHELVES Skim shelves of old typography, letters that have faded into age. Some in their ninth...

What I Was Leaving – Carla Scarano D’Antonio 

What I was Leaving 2014 In the distracted pale sun  shadows hide, leaves gather in burning rust...

Damn Catholics and other poems – Peter Mitchell

DAMN CATHOLICS In a small town moment, I and a neighbour's boy play rapture: a...

Zbigniew by Justin Lowe

Justin Lowe is a poet, editor and occasional reviewer

The World Is Quiet Here – Rosie Bogumil

THE WORLD IS QUIET HERE Silence sulks. But thoughts are loud, louder than my...

At The Brewery Down The Street – K.G. Newman

At The Brewery Down The Street I moved past yelling at clouds and...

Just a Few Poems – Daniel Senser

JUST A FEW POEMS Read me but a few poems tonight, my love, For my...

Building a Shed – John Kaprielian

Building a shed When building a shed the  most important thing to  remember is to...

Analog Beauty – Jordan Trethewey

Dad’s Second Canvas My father doesn't understand small scale. His preferred medium, sculpting softwood logs...

Reconciliation – Alan Toltzis

THE MORNING AFTER After the winds  when the shuddering almost lifted  the house off its foundation,...

Proof of Life – Bill Rector

Proof of life Half-hidden  In dewy milkweed By the lake Is a centerfold  From an...

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