Bob Beagrie

Bob Beagrie

In a recent review of And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur (The Black Light Engine Room 2010) Kathleen Jones notes “English poetry is blessed with fantastic poets whose work never makes the headlines. Bob Beagrie is one of them. His work has been translated into ten languages, yet his name is stillRead more about Bob Beagrie[…]

Robin Richards

Robin Richards

Robin Richards has self-published two award-winning books, and has over 20 articles or stories in publications as diverse as the Journal  of Advanced Nursing, Debut and The Dalesman. In July 2019, the first chapter of The Great Billy Butlin Race (titled The Footsloggers), was shortlisted for the inaugural Writers &Artists Working-Class Writers’ Prize, out of 200 +Read more about Robin Richards[…]

Katy Turton

Katy Turton

Katy Turton is a Russian historian who has worked at the University of York and Queen’s University, Belfast. She now teaches at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She has spent many an hour in the archives and libraries of Moscow and St Petersburg and has published widely on the role of women andRead more about Katy Turton[…]

Richard Harries

Richard Harries

Richard Harries (not to be confused with the Bishop of Oxford) is a well known spoken word artist with a considerable following on YouTube. He performs throughout East Yorkshire but mainly in and around Hull. His first poem, Pirate Izzy, was written for his Granddaughter; and thereafter he began writing and performing at Folk Clubs and Pubs.Read more about Richard Harries[…]

Tanya Nightingale

Tanya Nightingale

Tanya believes poetry should turn people inside out. She won the Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition in 2008 and the Ryedale Poetry Competition in 2013. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and in literary journals including Orbis, Acumen, The Slab, London Grip, York 800, Other Poetry and Dream Catcher Magazine, where she was Reviews EditorRead more about Tanya Nightingale[…]

Joy Simpson

Joy Simpson

Joy Simpson, Mary Callan’s middle daughter, studied Fine Art at Northumbria university, winning the John Crisp memorial prize for painting. Despite the day-job, Joy is a busy painter and illustrator and holds regular exhibitions.

F Mary Callan

F Mary Callan

Frances Mary Callan grew up in North Shields in NE England. She studied French and Latin at the university of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and in Toulouse. Poetry filled the family bookshelves, and Mary revelled in the work of G.K.Chesterton, Tennyson, Housman, Shakespeare, Yeats, Keats, Donne and Hopkins, as well as Verlaine, Baudelaire and Ronsard. Mary started writingRead more about F Mary Callan[…]

Laura Engel-Sahr

Laura Engel-Sahr

Laura Engel-Sahr was adopted by Libby Libbinski, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, with assistance from Peppertree Rescue, a volunteer organization that rescues dogs from New York City animal shelters.   Libby served as the creative consultant and inspiration for her book. Laura lived most of her life near Albany, New York and she now resides near Las Vegas,Read more about Laura Engel-Sahr[…]