lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
is a Nigerian based poet. His poems have been published in online
magazines like Africanwriter, Sentinel Literary Quarterly and
Palapalamagazine. Some of his poems are due to feature in the next
issue of African-writing and his short fiction is being reviewed by
Storytime. He is working on his first Poetry collection, The Diary
That Became Man.
lives in Wales.
His work has appeared in numerous publications including Quadrant,
The French Literary Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Wales,
Landfall (New Zealand), Agenda and The Wolf. Recent collections
include Cuffs (Rack Press 2008) and Nocturne in Blue (Lapwing
Publications) which was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre,
in March 2010.
studied creative writing, business administration, theology for
brief periods and film and television production for a short while
which was followed by a brief stint as a trainee at a production
house. She is a writer and poet. She has lived in
Port Elizabeth but she is currently living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
She has had poetry published in print in
South Africa and online in
Nigeria, Zimbabwe, the
United States and England. She has had short fiction
published online. In 2005 and 2008 she was awarded grants from the
National Arts Council in
is from Kebbi state, Zuru local government area in
Northern Nigeria. She is a lawyer by profession and she
works with the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Her law degree is from
Zaria Nigeria. She is also a poet and
writer of short stories. Her first collection of poems, titled
“Cacophony of Mime,” is forthcoming. She enjoys and has been
inspired by poets and writers like Pablo Neruda, J.P Clark, Paulo
Cehlo, and Chinua Achebe to mention a few. Abuja is her place of
a native of San Diego, received his
Maîtrise from L’Université de Nice and PhD in Literature and
Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In 2010 he won the Lindberg
Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize (in Israel), Crucible Poetry Prize,
CutBank Patricia Goedicke Prize and the Birmingham-Southern College
National Hackney Literary Award in Poetry. His work has appeared in
Prairie Fire, Asian Cha,
Gulf Coast and Aesthetica. His chapbook,
The Language of Birds, is available from Finishing Line Press.
He currently works in Washington, DC
and is a contributing editor of Umbrella Journal. His website is:
Makavani, Tendai Tshakisani
was born in 1983 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
She was educated at Southerton Primary School in Harare
and Monte Cassino Girls High in Macheke Zimbabwe. Tendai holds a Bachelor of
Science Honours Degree in Psychology from the University Of Zimbabwe.
In 2002 Tendai won the first prize award in English Literature Essay
Writing at The Zimbabwe International Book Fair in a competition
sponsored by Coca Cola for A level students. Tendai also writes
scripts for theatre and film
first book of poems, Witchcraft, was published in 2008. She is
currently working on a novel, Constellation of Scars, and a second
collection of poetry, Bulletproof Offering. Noted in particular for
her unusual charisma on stage, Sharanya has done readings
extensively since 2001, at venues as diverse as small indie cafes,
an abandoned pier, a cemetery and the Borobudur Temple.
Born in Madras in 1985, Sharanya grew up in Sri Lanka and
Malaysia, and has lived in
since 2007. She was the recipient of the Lavanya Sankaran Fellowship
for 2008-2009 from Sangam House International Writers’ Residency, Pondicherry, and was a finalist for both the
2008 Srinivas Rayaprol Prize in Poetry and 2010 Toto Funds the Arts
Award in Creative Writing (for which she received a special jury
commendation). She writes a personal column, The Venus Flytrap, for
The New Indian Express.
is 21, lives in
and is entering the final year of her undergraduate degree in
English in the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She started
writing poetry recently and is in the process of writing a novel
based loosely around Irish mythology.
was born in Calabar; hails from Uruan, Akwa
She is early lover of poetry, fantasy, comics and cartoons, and also
a member of Abuja Literary Society.
lives in New York.
His writings have been published in numerous literary journals
including _The Florida Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, and
left high school behind to join a heavy metal band, traveling across
country and sneaking into clubs to sing. She returned to school to
start a nursing career but left that behind as well for music when
she became a singing, bass playing riot girl in several punk bands
throughout the nineties. She raised her daughter as a single parent
while working as a dancer and nightclub manager. She has written
for an online travel sites and magazines. She currently splits her
time between NYC and her home in
Alabama, where she is hard at work writing
and playing music
studied French literature at the Sorbonne after obtaining a degree
in English at
Essex University. During the 1960s, she was
involved in publishing avant-garde magazines with poets such as
Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and helped to produce the first
Beat Poetry Reading at the Albert Hall. She and her husband went on
to work with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, living with them on their
estate at Ascot. When the Lennon’s
moved to New York,
they followed and Jill was employed for a while as Yoko Ono’s
personal assistant. When the marriage broke up, she took her
children to live in Cape Cod,
Massachusetts. Returning to
in 1992, Jill studied autobiographical writing at the City Literary
Institute. She is currently seeking publication for The Burmese
Sister, a novel based on her travels in Burma. She is also working on
a new novel inspired by a recent trip to Tibet.
is Cornish born and bred. She lived in
for a few years, then travelled abroad for a while, but found
herself back in Cornwall, due to her
insatiable greed for decent pasties. In her past, she has been an
English teacher, a careers adviser, a manager and an alien. She is
currently teaching English again and enjoying writing whenever she
gets the opportunity. She has had a short story published in a
Bridge House Publishing Anthology called “Going Places”. She has
also been published on the Channel Four website.
has had several short stories published in anthologies or magazines
and some have been selected for readings at live events. Her first
novel, The Eloquence of Desire’, won an award from The Royal
Literary Fund and was published in 2010 by Sparkling Books. She has
an MA in Creative Writing and Authorship from
Sussex University and teaches novel writing in Brighton.
writes poetry, fiction and radio drama. Two of her poetry
collections have been short-listed for The Forward Prize. Her first
short story collection, The Biting Point, will be published by
Speechbubble Books later in 2010.
is a 90s pop music specialist, kyokushin karate student, and writer
from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is his first poem.
was educated at Queens University in Belfast,
Northern Ireland, but lives
and works in London
now, where he helps to run a small design and marketing company. He
has had work published in small press titles in the
Ireland, the US and Canada and has great hopes for his
(so far, unpublished) novel, Northern Soul
Wong, Nicholas Y.B.
is a creative writer based in Hong Kong.
He has recently won the Oblongata Contest Award and is nominated by
Asia Writes for the Best of the Net 2010. His poems and short
stories have appeared in The Centrifugal Eye, Asia Writes, Taj Mahal
Review, The Medulla Review, Fag/Hag: A Scandalous Chapbook of
Fabulously Codependent Poetry, 6S: The Green Bike Stories,
amphibi.us, Cha, Qarrtsiluni, Fifty-fifty: New Hong Kong Writing,
edited by Xu Xi (2007, Haven Books) and among others. He is
currently an MFA Candidate at the City University of Hong Kong.