Koleka Putuma is an award-winning poet, playwright and theatre director. Her bestselling debut collection of poems Collective Amnesia is taking the South African literary scene by storm. Since its publication in April 2017, the book is in its 10th print run and is prescribed for study at tertiary level in South African Universities and Gothenburg University in Sweden.
Madhur Anand is the author of the book of poems A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes (McClelland & Stewart/PHRC, 2015) and the memoir This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart (Strange Light/ PHRC, 2020), both highly acclaimed and considered trailblazing in their synthesis of art and science. Her second collection of poems will be published by McClelland & Stewart in Spring 2022.
Caitlin Stobie is a Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her writing has appeared in Berfrois, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Plumwood Mountain, Tears in the Fence, Zoomorphic, and elsewhere. She is an editorial assistant at Stand and a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds Arts University.
Christodoulos Makris has published three books of poetry—most recently this is no longer entertainment: A Documentary Poem (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019)—as well as several pamphlets, artists’ books and other poetry objects. He is the poetry editor at gorse journal and associated imprint Gorse Editions.
In 2019 Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin awarded Dylan Brennan the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award. His debut poetry collection, Blood Oranges, was published by The Dreadful Press in 2014 and was awarded the Patrick Kavanagh Award runner-up prize.
Joanna Walsh is a multidisciplinary writer for print, digital and performance. The author of seven books, she also works as a critic, editor and teacher. She is the recipient of the 2020 Markievicz Award in the Republic of Ireland, a UK Arts Foundation fellow, and the founder of #readwomen, described by the New York Times as “a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers”. Her next book, Seed, will be published by No Alibis Press in June both as a paperback and as a reconfigurable artist’s book. You can run “Thicket” at
Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal
Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal was born in the Himalayan town of Palampur, India. She studied at St. Bede’s College, Shimla; Trinity College, Dublin; and Queen’s University, Belfast. Her poems have been translated into Arabic, German, Italian; and have appeared in Ambit, Banshee, Cyphers, Gutter, Madras Courier, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Jukebox, Poetry London, Rattle, The Bombay Literary Magazine, The Irish Times, The Lifeboat, The Lonely Crowd, The Pickled Body, The Tangerine and elsewhere. Her upcoming book of poems is called The Yak Dilemma and will be published by Makina Press, London later this year.
Claudia Luna Fuentes
Claudia Luna Fuentes. (Monclova, Coahuila. Mexico. June 3, 1969). She has published The fruits of the sun (Castillo MacMillan 2005) children’s book and poetry collections among which are Casa de sol (FECA- CONACULTA 1995), Noise of ants (Gatsby Ediciones, 2005), Meat for flowers, personal anthology (Aullido Libros, Spain 2011), The flowers draw their thorns, a personal anthology (Ministry of Culture of Coahuila, 2013) and Where the skin (Mantis Editores / CONARTE, 2019). Appears in Mexican Poetry Yearbook (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006). She is a communicator. Director of Scientific Dissemination at the Museum of the Desert. Master in History of Contemporary Society (Universidad Iberoamericana).