No 19 - March 2009
Felicity Brookesmith has been a member of the British Haiku Society since 1999 and is regularly published in the BHS Journal Blithe Spirit. She has recently started a local haiku-sharing group in Kent following a successful BHS Day in Broadstairs in June 2008.
Nicola Daly has had poetry published in "Myslexia", "Envoi" and "The Shop" along with many other poetry magazines. She has also had a number of short stories and articles published. In 2002 she pusblished a novel entitled "Thinking Of England."
Simon J. Charlton is employed as a carer. He was educated at Croydon College and Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. He reads Lagerkvist, Borges, Ferlinghetti, Keats, Neruda, Hanri Ford, Corso, Coleridge...
Paolo Chianta lives in London.
Barbara Daniels has six collections of poetry published: the most recent, The Cartographer Sleeps (Shoestring Press) includes several prize-winning poems.
Marilyn Donovan's poems have been published in several magazines including Orbis, South, The Interpreter's House and ArtemisPoetry. She was shortlisted in the Second Light Network's poetry competition in 2007.
Barbara Dordi's poetry has been published in magazines, anthologies and on the Internet. Her most recent collection Entre-Deux is written in English and translated into French.
Retired journalist Val Doyle's two poetry collections, Paperbacks with Chips in Bell Street and A Pause in Time have now been joined by a third, Twenty Two Steps Above The Sands.
Ann Drysdale was a journalist for many years, writing, among other things, the longest-running by-line column in the Yorkshire Evening Post. She has won a few prizes and published several books, including a memoir, Three-three, two-two, five six, described by Raymond Tallis as "a masterpiece". She has also written a quirky guidebook to the City of Newport. Of her four volumes of poetry from Peterloo, the most recent, Between Dryden and Duffy appeared in 2005. A fifth collection, Quaintness and Other Offenses, is scheduled for Spring 2009.
Josh Edroy lives in London.
John Enright has retired from Samoa and has moved to New England where he is working on a long historical novel based in Pago Pago.
Peter Eustace has lived in Italy for 30 years working as a translator. His first book Vistas was published last year with English and Italian versions side-by-side.
Jo Hemmant was a journalist and editor. She has had serveral poems published in various magazines. She has also published blossombones.
Hilary Jupp has lived and worked around southwest Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley; both areas encourage and influence her poetry and prose.
Chris Kinsey received an Arts Council of Wales Writer's Bursary in 2000. Her poems are widely published, in magazines and anthologies. Her collection, Kung Fu Lullabies came out in 2004 and she has read at Poetry Cafes across the UK. She writes poetry reviews for Envoi and New Welsh Review and is currently working on drama. Her digital story Houndsplay is published on the BBC Capture Wales website. She won the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year competition for 2008.
Thyrza Leyshon teaches English in a sixth form college where she runs a creative writing group for young adults. She is working towards her first collection.
Russell Jones studied literature at Lancaster University and then moved to Japan to teach English. In 2007 he completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University. He is now researching for his PhD on 'The Science Fiction Poetry of Edwin Morgan' at Edinburgh University. He won the Grierson Verse Prize (2007), was shortlisted for the Eric Gregory Award (2008) and long listed for the Bridport Prize (2007). His work has appeared in a number of books and magazines internationally.
Tessa Smith McGovern is an English writer based in the US whose fiction has been published in US and UK magazines.(tessasmithmcgovern.com).
Hilary Mellon has been published in over 70 magazines and anthologies as well as in four pamphlets. Her first full-lenth collection is Night with an Old Raincoat. She is currently putting together a new collection.
Georgie Morgan Steele has studied Comparative Religion and Corporal Mime, in that order. She worked as theatre performer in London for ten years before moving to Oxfordshire where she is now living with her husband and two small sons. She is now starting to work as a storyteller and is writing more poetry.
Caroline Natzler has been published in a variety of magazines. Her collection Design Fault was published by Flambard.
D A Prince lives in Leicestershire. Her first full length collection, Nearly the Happy Hour, was published by Happen- Stance Press in May 2008.
Terry Quinn is a medical engineer at the Royal Preston Hospital. He is one of three poets who developed a local Arts Hour on Preston FM radio. His poetry has been exhibited at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
Janet El Rayess writes poetry and short stories, and has published poems and translations in the UK, USA and Ireland.
Neil Reeder lives in London and his most recent publications are in Splinter Anthology.
Marilyn Ricci's poems have appeared in anthologies and many magazines including The Interpreter's House, Other Poetry, Envoi, Orbis and Smiths Knoll. Her first pamphlet, Rebuilding a Number 30 was recently published by Happenstance Press.
Joshua Roche is studying Creative Writing at university.
Kate Ruse has been published in magazines in the UK and America. Her books include The Mountain Poem published by Tangent Books and Witches by Branch Redd Books. Her poetry appeared in the anthologies The Virago Booko of Love Poetry in 1998 and Making a Mark, Leicester Writers' Club Anthology 2008.
Daphne Schiller gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and has published poems, stories and articles.
Myra Schneider's publications include ten collections of poetry, novels for children and teenagers, Writing for Self Discovery written with John Killick with whom she is currently working on Writing Your Self. Jessica Kingsley published her book, Writing My Way Through Cancer and she has co-edited four anthologies of poetry by contemporary women poets.
Stephen Shields lives in County Galway. His poems have been widely published in journals in Ireland and the UK. His fiction has been anthologised widely.
Wisty Thomas was born in Wales and now lives in London. She has worked as an English teacher and a herbalist and recent poetry has been published in South and online.
Ted Walter has tutored Creative Writing for thirty years. Collections: Choosing Yellow, blue moon, The Visit with Saviour Pirotta and Gerard Uferas, and radio therapy inspired poems in Promptings of St. Thomas.
Judith Wilkinson is a poet and translator living in the Netherlands. Her work has been widely published in journals and she has written long poems for the London dance-theatre company The Kosh. Her first collection of translations Instead of Silence (work by Miriam Van nee) was published by Shoestring Press in 2007 and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Rik Wilkinson has worked for the Ordnance Survey as a surveyor and taught English before taking early retirement. His poems have been published in several magazines and in 2008 Acumen published his collection of poems A Hundred Mile Walk.
Conrad Williams is the author of three novels, four novellas, and a collection of short stories. He lives in Manchester with his wife, the writer Rhonda Carrier, and their three sons.
John Younger studied Painting at Royal College of Art. After teaching he lost his sight and had to reconsider his career. He gained a Lectureship and taught Eng. Lit. for twenty years. He now writes poetry using his reader Sue and a computer fitted with a voice synthesiser. He has one collection, 'Viewing Point'.
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