madhur anand

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.

pippin anderson
Pippin Anderson, a lecturer at the University of Cape Town, is an African urban ecologist who enjoys the untidiness of cities where society and nature must thrive together.
dylan brennan

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.

niamh mac cabe

Niamh Mac Cabe is an award-winning writer, published in many journals and anthologies including Narrative Magazine, The Stinging Fly, Mslexia, Southword, Wasafiri, No Alibis Press, The Irish Independent, The London Magazine, Aesthetica, The Lonely Crowd, Lighthouse, Structo, The Forge Literary Magazine, Fictive Dream, Bare Fiction, tears-in-the-fence, and The Bristol Prize Anthology.

christine coates

Christine Coates is a poet and writer from Cape Town. She has three collections of poetry: Homegrown, published in 2014 by Modjaji Books, received an honourable mention from the Glenna Luschei Prize. FIRE DROUGHT WATER was published by Damselfly Books, 2018, and The Summer We didn’t Die by Modjaji Books, 2020.

sapriya 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.

kate feld

Kate Feld writes essays, poetry, fiction and work that sits between forms. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies including Hotel, The Stinging Fly, and The Letters Page. She lives in Manchester, UK.

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).

bram gunther

Bram Gunther is writing a climate change novel called Softsole Monument. He was former Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources for the New York City Parks Department, Co-founder of the Natural Areas Conservancy, and is now starting a company that will transform lawns into native habitat. He lives in the burbs of New York City.

Kate Horowitz

Kate Horowitz is an essayist, poet, and science writer. Her work has most recently appeared in Rogue Agent and Moonchild Magazine. You can find her at, on Twitter: @delight_monger, and on Instagram: @kate_swriting. Kate likes moss and rain and little bats with big ears. She lives by the sea.

Deborah Leipziger

Deborah Leipziger is a poet, author, and advisor on sustainability. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of several books on sustainability. Thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her poems have been published in literary magazines in six countries.

christodoulos makris

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.

Lianne O’Hara
Lianne O’Hara is a poet and writer. Her work is published or forthcoming in Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry, Skylight 47, Washing Windows Too, Beir Bua, The Honest Ulsterman, and elsewhere. Her work has been shortlisted for the 2021 Bridport Prize and 2019 National Poetry Competition. She lives in Dublin, where she teaches creative writing.
Koleka putuma

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.

Steven Salmoni
Steven Salmoni’s is the author of A Day of Glass (Chax Press, 2020). He received a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and is currently the Department Chair of English at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. He also serves on the Board of Directors for POG, a Tucson-based literary organization.
dave seter
Dave Seter is the author of Don’t Sing to Me of Electric Fences (Cherry Grove Collections 2021). His poems and critical works have appeared in Cider Press Review, Paterson Literary Review, Raven Chronicles, and other journals. He has earned degrees in civil engineering (Princeton University) and humanities (Dominican University of California).
Kate Siklosi

Kate Siklosi lives, thinks, and creates in Dish With One Spoon Territory / Toronto, Canada. Her work includes leavings (Timglaset 2021), selvage (forthcoming, Invisible 2023), and six chapbooks of poetry. She holds a PhD in English Literature from York University, and her critical and creative work has been featured in various magazines, journals, and small press publications across North America, Europe, and the UK. She is also a co-founding editor of Gap Riot Press, a feminist experimental poetry small press.

caitlin stobie

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.

Sarah de Villiers
Sarah de Villiers is an architect and designer, based in Johannesburg. Her work questions money borders, and the spatially detectable abstractions of power and economy. She co-leads GSA Unit 18 at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg and contributes as a director at spaceKIOSK.
Ivan Vladislavić

Ivan Vladislavić is the author of The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View, Portrait with Keys, Double Negative, The Distance and other books. His published works include novels, collections of short stories, and essays on art, writing and city life. His work has won many awards including the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. He lives in Johannesburg where he is a distinguished professor in creative writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.

joanna walsh

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.

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