Aaron is from Wirral, and performs poetry widely around Merseyside.
Abigail lives in Redruth in Cornwall where she writes poetry and short fiction and does her best to remain positive. Her new blog is at http://abigailelizabethwyatt.blogspot.co.uk/. She can also be found on Facebook.
Afric won the prestigious Hennessy Poetry Award (2011). Her début collection,
The lucky star of hidden things, was published in 2012 by Salmon Poetry.
Ajit Sherawat : Ajit is presently working as a Preventive officer with customs and presently posted at Gurgaon. He follows his passion of writing ardently.
AiJ lives and writes in the beautiful Cheshire countyside. Having read at venues across the North West over the past two years, AiJ is now attempting to get work published
Alan is 33 and originally from Dublin. A relative newbie to poetry, the above is the second poem he's written.
Ana Garza G'z
Ana has an M. F. A. from California State University, Fresno. 35 of her poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, with one forthcoming in Magnolia Journal.
Andy N has a website, a blog and pages on facebook, myspace and youtube.
His current band is 'A Means to an End' and he has a project with Amanda Silbernagel.
Andrew is the author of several slim volumes of poetry, including "The Rust Belt MRI (Pudding House). He lives in Canton, OH.
Anjum Wasim Dar
Anjum was born in Srinagar Kashmir. A refugee migrant to Pakistan, she was
educated at St Annes Convent Rawalpindi. She is a published and award winning poet.
Anna is passionate about her world and writes about her feelings in both poetry and prose. She lives in the UK and for personal reasons, prefers to remain just 'Anna.'
Anthony is from Colchester, reputed home of Humpty-Dumpty.
Antonia is a freelance journalist. She also writes at The Anti-Room, and lives in Dublin.
Antoine is a Maltese poet and translator, recipient of the 2009 United Planet writing prize. His latest book is Bejn / Between (Skarta, 2011), with parallel English translation by Éire Stuart, Alex Vella Gera and himself.
Raised along Highway 61 in Minnesota, Barbara ran away to sea, living and working around the world. She curses like a sailor and loves a well-fitting pair of boots.
Bill has written for theatre, TV and film. He also writes and performs poetry, is a story teller and was previously a stand up comedian.
Bob won 5 pamphlet Competitions between 1994 and 2000. He’s just won another and a Pamphlet will be published by Ward Wood later this year. His last full length collection is still available here.
Breda Wall Ryan
Breda has poems in several journals and anthologies. She was shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize 2010.
Brent is a Lit Editor for A&U Magazine and Associate Editor at Lambda Literary, currently divides his time between San Francisco and Atlanta, and between poetry and writing that pays the bills.
Brigid is an Irish writer. She writes short stories and poetry. Her work has been broadcast on Irish radio and her stories have been included in anthologies and literary publications.
Caroline's poems have been published in e-magazine, The Electric Acorn. She recently returned to post-graduate psychology studies and has also written a novel, short stories, and both a stage and screenplay
Carolyn writes poetry sporadically or relentlessly (depending on the season) and is influenced by travel, former careers and people watching. She dreams of Booker Prizes and a life in France. @carolyn_corny
Cath has a PhD from Lancaster University. She is now over-qualified for almost everything except a job in academia or libraries, and - oh! Look at those jobs vanish. Never mind.
Award-winning Cathy co-edits the annual anthology 'Best of Manchester Poets', and her collection 'Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature' was published by Puppywolf in 2010.
Charlene is an organic gardener and a graduate of the S.U. graduate writing program. Her portfolio, includes an ebook literary mystery, THE SAMANTHA PAPERS offered by Smashwords.
Chris Lawrence lives with his muse in West Kirby and writes, having been published in many journals internationally and can be found on twitter @clawfish.
Christine lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is a Gaelic enthusiast – amongst other things!
Clare is a quirky performance poet and writer based in Wirral and active in Liverpool's Dead Good Poets Society. She is also a co-founder of Poetry24.
Cleveland is a poet, actor, and mail artist from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Möbius magazine, and online in New Purlieu Review. Twitter: @clevelandwall
Colin is author of four collections of poems. He works in Adult Learning and is not a millionaire.
Colleen states, "In the same way a baby puts everything in his mouth to see what it is like, I put words on paper."
Craig is from Wirral, UK.
Craig is from Wirral, UK.
Csilla's stories and poetry have appeared in The Black Mountain Review, Southword, Fortnight, Poetry Monthly, and Strictly Writing Award.
D. Brian Craig
Douglas is a native of Michigan, does research at Children's Hospital of Michigan, and is studying for his MFA in creative writing at Goddard College, Vermont.
Dave is a Mancunian performance poet has performed for BBC Manchester, currently performing in Amateur Thematics / Lowry Theatre and can be contacted at Vineypoet@hotmail.co.uk
Damien Healy is from Dublin in Ireland but has lived in Osaka, Japan for the past twenty years. He has been published in Poetry 24, Spinozablue and The Ofipress to name a few.
David was Liverpool Poetry Slam Champion 2007, and still hasn’t got over it. His one proper book is Curse Of The Killer Hedge (Iron 1996). He also writes stories and teaches some creative writing.
David began writing haiku and tanka after taking a course in Buddhist poetry of Japan under the late Professor William LaFleur.
David J. Costello
David lives in Wallasey, Merseyside, and is co-organiser of local poetry venues “Bards of New Brighton” and “Liver Bards”. David has been widely published and won the 2011 Welsh Poetry Competition.
David Francis Barker
David says, 'I try to paint, write poetry, prose, sometimes music - I guess that makes me an artist.'
David was born in Liverpool in 1964. He left school with nothing, rummaged around various dead end jobs, then back to college and uni. In his 20s he first discovered poetry, starting writing and performing and has done so ever since. I has lived on the Wirral for the past 8 years.
David Subacchi was born in Wales of Italian roots. He is a well known poet in the UK especially in Wales and the North West of England. His English language collection ‘First Cut’ was published by Cestrian Press in 2012.
Deirdre's first collection 'Midnight Solo' is published by Lagan Press and her second collection will be published later this year. She is based in Belfast.
Winner of Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam, author of 'Tomorrow, I Will Go Dancing', Dominic's Arts Council funded poetry show 'Wizard' will tour through 2012, commencing at Manchester's Contact in March
Douglas is a poet from Nebraska. He has published three books of poetry; In My Defense, The Defense Rests, and On Appeal.
E R Olsen
E R Olsen writes poetry and practices law in Nevada, in the U.S., where he lives with his wife and four children. His poems have appeared in several U.S. journals, most recently in Viking.
Elizabeth is a retired Head Teacher and I belong to Poetry Aloud, in Bury St Edmunds. 'Poetry is how I process my reactions to the world.'
Elvis has appeared at venues and festivals all over the UK. He's a winner of the World Slam championship, and occasionally performs on BBC Radio 4’s “Saturday Live.”
Erika lives in New York City. Her poems have appeared in American Journal of Nursing, Christian Science Monitor, Moment magazine, and others. She is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories.
Fran lives in the West Midlands (UK). She teaches English in a local secondary school, writes, performs, blogs, tweets and tries to resist chocolate.
Francisco Rebollo (aka flycisco) @flycisco
Writer, poet, pilot, surfer and father of a young boy. A Mexican living in Ireland
writes poetry and is currently working on his first novel working title: 'Propdogs'
Gabrielle is an Australian poet published in Ripples, Speedpoets, Extempore magazines; Cherry Blossom Review, Lunarosity, Divan, Bolts of Silk, Third Eye, Specusphere ezines; and on national ABC Radio.
Geoffrey Datson is a poet, singer-songwriter and composer. He has released several solo albums of spoken word works and song.
Cumbrian poet Geraldine Green has read and been published in the UK, USA, Italy and Greece. Her latest collection The Other Side of the Bridge was published in July 2012.
Greg is currently residing in New Zealand. He has not escaped yet. He has been writing poetry for over 20 years and at present co ordinates a Poetry group on a beautiful bush clad Penisula.
Greg is set to graduate from LJMU in July 2011. He appears sporadically on the Liverpool poetry scene and is continuing to study a Masters in writing.
Gwen is an academic specialising in medieval legal history, who has also published poems and stories in magazines and books, and on the radio, and has read at events including the Bristol International Poetry Festival.
Hamish is a 51 year old New Zealander. He has been writing poetry for a couple of years.
Heather is a wordsmith, humorist and musician with a rich professional life as poet, composer, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and facilitator.
Helena's work has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines including; The Stinging Fly, The Moth, and the Spoken Ink audio website. Last year she was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award.
Ian is fairly new to writing poetry. He has strong connections to Birkenhead and performs around Merseyside. More of his work is on WriteOutLoud
Isaac has poems published or forthcoming in journals like the Beloit Poetry Journal, Callaloo, and Poetry Quarterly. He's been awarded New York poetry fellowships.
Jaki has published poetry and short stories. Her play, Leopoldville, was a finalist in the 2010 Yale Drama Series Playwriting Competition and won the 2010 Papatango New Writing Award.
Born in Hillingdon and brought up first in the greyscale of the London suburbs before moving to the technicolour of the West Country
James is a poet and slam performer who strives for the simplicity of Cavafy mixed with modern gay wordplay. His book, The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America, was published by in Group Press in 2011.
Jan lives in Nottinghamshire and writes poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Her work has appeared in 14 Magazine, nth Position, Popshot, Mslexia and other places.
Jane works in Arts &amp;amp; Heritage in the West Midlands, spends too much time
on Twitter and is constantly surrounded by fish.
Jane is a former journalist, now council press officer, living in Plymouth. In her spare time, she is falling in love with words again by making her own stuff up!
Jason T Richardson
Jason is a poet, comedian and artist who has supported John Cooper Clarke, performed live in a bed in the Bluecoat and invented the tin opener. (One of these facts isn't true.)
Jess is a 22 year old poet facing full time unemployment but performing on every stage possible, held back only by bus fare.
Jessica is an Irish poet with poems published in New Irish Writing, The SHOp, The Moth and The Stinging Fly. She won the 2011 Listowel Writers Week Poetry Award.
Author of 67 books and proprietor of <a href="http://www.poetrykit.org/">Poetry Kit</a>. Jim tours throughout the year giving reading and performances of his poetry and songs.
Jinksy blogs as Napple Notes and Alias Jinksy.
You can explore John's talents at SOUNDCLOUD
Jo's Blog is A Nana's Journey.
John lives in St. Louis, Missouri, performing his poetry at local cafes. He is slightly obsessed with genealogy research; his militia ancestor later deserted, turning United Empire Loyalist.
John was born in Limerick. Some years ago, he co-founded Bayside Writers, has contributed to several anthologies and magazines. Last year, Lapwing produced his 'Order of the Wild'.
John Saunders’ first collection ‘After the Accident’ was published in 2010 by Lapwing Press, Belfast. John is featured in Measuring, Dedalus New Writers (Dedalus Press, 2012). His second collection ‘Chance’ is to be published shortly.
Joshua is an ex-pat New Yorker living in Holland. He organises the Irrational Library evenings - nights of poetry, rock n roll and casual chaos, and performs as a Standup Spoken Word artist.
J S Robinson
J S Robinson is a biologist and writer living in Ireland whose recent work has been shortlisted for the O'Donoghue and Bridport poetry prizes and has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Abridged and Magma
Juliet is a poet, adult education tutor and editor of Bolts of Silk
Karen lives in Brooklyn NY. Her poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies. She has always lived near the ocean.
Kat is a Canadian poet, and the author of 'Shadowstalking'.
Kay worked for 30 years for the US National Parks Service in the area of National Historic Preservation, retiring in 2005. She writes and publishes poetry in the US and the UK.
Kellie Doherty is a writer and editor. She freelances whenever she can and loves every minute of it. She blogs here
Biography is all masked ball or epitaph. As you find me, so we are. For those who like to think they know stuff, I'm a magician's daughter. More here. Tweet @YachtNinky
Kieren is a poet, a heathen & an anarchist and must be approached with caution at all times. Tickling him behind the ear has been proven to soothe him.
Kim (aka wordturner) is a writer, editor, and poet. A former BBC online journalist she has an MA in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia.
Kulsoom Mirza is a third year University student studying English with Creative Writing. Friend of books, against hate and violence, pro peace and a lover of music.
Kushal resides in Kolkata, India. He has written fiction and scripts for TV and his poems have been published in various online and print magazines all over the world.
Award winning poet, Laura, is a regular festival and open-mic night guest performer throughout the North West of England. She has been writing and performing poetry for two years, and has been widely published.
Laurie's poems and short stories have appeared online and in print publications. Her story "Signs of David" is in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotionals for Tough Times, due October 5, 2011.
Lavinia lives in New Jersey. Her poetry has appeared in several publications, in the US and UK. She writes a blog for her brother’s seniorsmagazine.org, based in Portsmouth, NH.
Lois won the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship; 2011; She is a Book Reviewer for brooklyner.org, the rumpus.net, and press1, and has been a finalist for Flannery O’Connor Award.
Luigi Pagano was born in Italy and lives in England. He has published two collection of poems, entitled ‘Idle Thoughts’ and ‘Reflections’
Máire is Irish, lives in Co. Wicklow and retired early from the Financial Sector. She is a member of Haiku Ireland and the Irish Haiku Society and has been published in Every Day Poets, New Ulster, Lynx, Sketchbook haiku, Notes from the Gean, A Hundred Gourds, Whirligig, The First Cut, Wordlegs, and Open Road Review.
Retired, cantankerous, libertarian and occasionally a poet, Malcolm says he is probably malodorous, but seeks to avoid being malicious or malevolent, so he vents malapert musings through malpoetry.
Maurice is reading for an MA in Poetry Studies at Mater Dei, and has recently been short-listed for the Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Collection Competition. He is working towards a first collection.
Marcus writes poetry and is a member of the Ward9Writers group (Co.Mayo, Ireland)
Marilyn is a retired primary school head teacher, who now has the time to indulge in the writing she's always wanted to do and read the works of other creative individuals.
Mark is a seething ball of resentment towards inequality and injustice, but rather than do anything concrete he writes about it, on his blog (http://markbrophy.blogspot.co.uk) and on twitter (@mark_brophy).
Mark steals time away from restoring an old house in Florida to write poetry and make art out of salvaged wood.
Mark William Jackson
Mark is a Sydney artist whose work has appeared in various journals including Popshot, Going Down Swinging, The Diamond &amp;amp; the Thief, and SpeedPoets.
Martin A. Bartels
Martin is a poet, author, artist, and songwriter living in the Washington DC area. He is currently president &amp;amp; CEO of the humanitarian organization, Seed Programs International.
Martin is a writer, and former columnist. He has twice been editor of Viewpoint (a forum for INDEPENDENT internal comment within the University of Southampton), and is co-founder of Poetry24.
Maureen's work has appeared in Anthologies and in a publication of the White house poets. She has also been published in a Ledwidge competition.
Melinda lives in Quakertown Pennsylvania (USA), and is a freelance journalist, covering local and state news, human interest features, arts and entertainment. Rizzo’s work is published regularly in print and online.
Michael was born in Liverpool in 1985. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire until 2008 and graduated with his Masters in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University in 2012. He has written a number of novels, which are currently unpublished, and often writes short stories and poetry. He a freelance writer and CEO copywriter. He also works with PIYE magazine as well as working in retail. He is one of the editors of Poetry24.
Mike has been writing for many years and has just self
published his first book "Echelons' Rest".
Michael is a glass artist living in West Cork Ireland. In 2011 he won the RTE John Murray National Poetry Competition. His work has appeared in The Moth, Asylum, The Independent and Cyphers
Mike lived in Pembrokeshire. After University in West Wales, he left for City Life. He still hankers after the country that has inspired his writing.
Natalie is a 21yr old MA student writer from Manchester. She currently sells cheese for a living, but is determined to make it as a writer.
Nedjo has worked with anti-poverty and environmental organizations, has travelled and lived in Latin America, writes folk songs, and is parent to two artistic young adults. He writes open source software.
Niamh lives in Kinsale, Ireland where she is happiest when writing or surfing.
Nicollette was runner-up in the Ninth International Poetry Competition, published in Dawn Treader; Sentinel Poetry Movement , First Writer, and further anthologies Nicollette loves a challenge and enjoys writing in different styles.
Noel Loftus is a member of ward9writers based in Mayo and enjoys very short bursts of inspiration tempered by long periods of work.
Patricia has been published in Ireland and Spain. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is also a Healing Therapist practicing in Ireland and Spain.
Patrick Toland is a graduate of the new Masters of Creative Writing in Oxford University. He was shortlisted for the Lightship Poetry Prize 2011 and was a winner of the Bodleian Science Library Poetry Competition 2011 and the Edward Stanley Prize. He was selected as an emerging writer by Windows Publication in 2010 and for the 2012 Poetry Ireland Introductions. In 2013 he was nominated for the Hennessy Literary Award.
Paul has been published in many magazines, both online and in print, from ‘A cappella Zoo’ to ‘Zygote In My Coffee’, and is a founding member of the Clueless Collective.
Paul Andrew Russell
Paul is a poet and writer who has self published a book of poetry, Pocketful of Words, and two collections of flash fiction. He blogs at: http://blogpaulandrewrussell.wordpress.com
Peter is 77, belongs to Rossington Writers' Group, Doncaster, and writes short stories and poems for his grandchildren. He taught for forty years...mainly English.
Peter works in a warehouse in co. Kildare, Ireland and has bribed editors in four continents to accept his poetry. He has no practical talents whatsoever.
Philip blogs at 'The Curmudgeon' - He insists, "You'll come for the curses. You'll stay for the mudgeonry." Philip is the author of a number of books.
Philip's words have appeared in: The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil, Writer's Hood, Transparent Words; he works in elder care.
P.K.Deb. Pijush Kanti Deb is an Associate Professor in Economics. Poems published by international magazine Tajmahal Review and Camelsaloon online. Five poems accepted by E-Pao.net for serial online publication and one poem accepted by Diversion Press. One haiku published by Gean tree haiku journal, three more accepted by Down in the dirt 1 and Dead snake magazines 2. Another Haiku published by My word wizard online. Five poems published by Poetic monthly magazine.Another poem accepted by LSS
Philipos began writing poetry near Cape Town back in the mid-90s, appearing on local radio and TV programmes. Now his offerings occasionally feature in local UK magazines, etc.
Rachel is a trainee poet and failed domestic goddess. The latter is entirely due to the fact that her favourite pastime is sitting in the sunshine reading a good book.
Ralph worked on the Liverpool Echo for thirty years and became part owner of World Group Newspapers, Lancashire. He has a collection entitled: 'When there's Notin' on the Tele'.
Rebecca Audra Smith will be studying Creative Writing: Poetry MA at Manchester Metropolitan this September. She co-runs Stirred, a night aimed at feminist performance poetry.
Rinzu writes in an attempt to sear away from the boundaries of cliché. Research in the field of biology and feminist activism occupy the rest of her time and devotion.
Rose has hosted open mics for +9 years (www.yorkspokenword.org.uk) and co-owns small press Stairwell Books. She’s published in newspapers, books, journals, including her collection Temporary Safety (2011).
Rosemary J. Collins
Rosemary Collins is a gap year student whose dream is to be a writer. Her main interests are reading, writing and current affairs, especially human rights issues.
Scott is head of neo:writers, and run the international neo:poetryprize. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from MMU, and has been published in the UK and America.
Shaun is a non-professional award winning photographer and published writer.
Simitra is a student from Hertfordshire who believes that homelessness and poverty is a severe issue that needs to be dealt with urgently. Simrita hasn't written poetry before.
Simon Marks is a 40-something journalist from the Northeast of England, working in Scotland, who just loves throwing words together and seeing what comes out - some of it readable.Sinead Cotter
Sinead lives in Dublin and has had work published in the Sunday Tribune and the Irish Independent. She's currently working on her first poetry collection.
SK Iyer is a commerce graduate, leading a retired but busy life in Pune, India. His poems have been published. He is a member of PK Poetry List, UK.
Sonnet, the author of six poetry books, pioneered the 21 line fusion sonnet form. He has received a number of awards, including the Azsacra International Poetry award in 2011.
Stafford is a writer of musical plays and reading resources for schools. Wannabe novelist, one completed, two more on the way. Poetry happens when moved, limericks when amused.
A recent immigrant from Ireland, Steve has had agitprop plays performed in Ireland and a documentary broadcast on RTE in 1998. He has written and staged 2 plays in Liverpool.
Steve Pottinger writes and performs poetry whenever and wherever he can. He has a website at stevepottinger.co.uk and can be found on twitter at @oneangrypoet
Steve co-runs the Bards of New Brighton (Wirral) and Liver Bards (Liverpool) poetry clubs. A former newspaper reporter, he now blogs
Stuart is a retired lecturer living in South Gloucestershire. He belongs to Cheltenham Poetry Society and Cherington Poets and contributes regularly to the PK List discussion group.
Sue Morgan lives in Northern Ireland. Some of the places you can find her recent work are: Every Day Poets, the New Poet, the Southword Literary Journal and CrannogMagazine.
Susan is an Australian poet who has been published both in Australia and internationally. She has been read on ABC Radio National 'Poetica', All in The Mind' and '360'.
Sutanuka is a researcher in the University of Malaga, Spain as an Erasmus Mundus student. She tries to pick up pebbles from the path of life and treasure them as the new chapters of experience.
Tatjana is a member of the Association of Writers of Serbia UKS, Haiku Society of Serbia, Writers’ Association Poeta, Belgrade and Croatian Writers’ Association. She has published 3 collections of poetry.
Tim is a 32 year old living in Liverpool. He's married and teaches English at a secondary school in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. He writes on various themes such as nature and sport.
Indian born Usha Kishore is an internationally published poet, resident on the Isle of Man. Her work has won prizes in UK competitions and recently shorlisted for the Erbacce Prize 2012 .
Vala lives in Minnesota. She writes humorous poems for children and, occasionally, their parents.
Vicky is a prize-winning poet, storyteller, singer-songwriter and editor. Her mission is to decipher the world around her from a feminist perspective.
Vinita is a freelance writer, researcher and poet from New Delhi, India and has been published many times in print and online journals.
Wendy is an ecologist studying animals and plants but likes painting, and writing all kinds of poetry.
Wynne's poetry can be read in nearly 40 publications. She is the winner of the 2010 Lifepress Grandmother Earth Environmental Poetry Contest.
Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro
Yolanda is the author of the novel Caparazones (2010) and has won prizes including National Institute of Puerto Rican Literature Prize in 2008. She is a Director of the Puerto Rican Word Festival.