Alicia Byrne Keane: Too late in the year for winter-gods

Alicia Byrne Keane Alicia Byrne Keane is a final year PhD student from Dublin, Ireland. Alicia has a first class honours degree in English Literature and French from Trinity College Dublin and a MSt. in English Literature 1900-Present from Oxford University, and is currently finishing an Irish Research Council-funded PhD study that problematizes ‘vagueness’ andContinue reading “Alicia Byrne Keane: Too late in the year for winter-gods”

Alex McKeown: Gert

Alex McKeown Alex McKeown is an Australian poet, translator, playwright and software engineer. His work has appeared in Australian outlets such as The Canberra Times, Southerly, Cordite and Island, and overseas with The Pi Review, Black Scat Review, Blue Unicorn, and Penteract Press. A selection of his published poems and translations can be read on his website,

Nikki Dudley: What You Cannot See

Nikki Dudley Nikki is managing editor of streetcake magazine and also runs the streetcake writing prize and MumWrite. She has a chapbook and collection with KFS. Her pamphlet ‘I’d better let you go’ is out with Beir Bua Press. She is the winner of the Virginia Prize 2020 and her second novel, Volta was publishedContinue reading “Nikki Dudley: What You Cannot See”

R.M. Francis: Wyvern

R.M. Francis R. M. Francis is a lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. He’s the author of two novels, Bella and The Wrenna, published with Wild Pressed Books, and a poetry collection, Subsidence, with Smokestack Books. In 2019 he was the inaugural David Bradshaw Writer in Residence at the UniversityContinue reading “R.M. Francis: Wyvern”

Genevieve Carver: Conch

Genevieve Carver Genevieve Carver is a writer and performer whose poetry has been published in journals including Mslexia, The White Review, The North, The London Magazine, Magma and Poetry News. Her first collection, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy (Verve Poetry Press), was based on a gig theatre production in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist live band The Unsung celebrating female experiences inContinue reading “Genevieve Carver: Conch”

Mark Wynne: Night Fatigue

Mark Wynne I have been published in Magma, South Bank Poetry, Lighthouse, The Moth and Ambit, where I won second prize in a competition judged by George Szirtes. My first pamphlet, Frank & Stella, was published by tall-lighthouse last year. I had two poems shortlisted for the 2020 Artlyst international award for poetry based onContinue reading “Mark Wynne: Night Fatigue”

Cat Woodward: I feel so sorry for poetry

Cat Woodward Cat Woodward’s first collection Sphinx was published by Salo Press in 2017, her second Blood. Flower. Joy! was published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press in 2019. In 2018 she won the Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment. Cat’s current poetry project is a mytho-history of the city of Norwich. She studied for her PhDContinue reading “Cat Woodward: I feel so sorry for poetry”