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[…]

Greg Quiery

Greg Quiery

Greg Quiery – a native of county Down – was a community worker in Belfast during the early years of the troubles before coming to Liverpool in the 1970s. In Liverpool Greg worked for the Simon Community, before becoming a youth worker, secondary school teacher, and Head of Liverpool’s Virtual School ( the education serviceRead more about Greg Quiery[…]

Laura Voivodeship

Laura Voivodeship

Laura Voivodeship was born twice in rural West Yorkshire. While faking her way through higher education she worked as a bookseller, a waitress, an artist’s model, an analogue shredder and a curator of horses, among other, less notable positions. She mainly writes erasures and sestinas, while masquerading as a teacher in the Middle East. Her poetryRead more about Laura Voivodeship[…]

Becca Miles

Becca Miles

Becca Miles, biologist – turned – creative writer, has been published in anthology More Exhibitionism, Dream Catcher and British Fantasy Society magazine Horizons. Becca is an active participant in LARP (Live action role play) and occasionally her LARP roles overflow into her poetry. We also have her a performance she gave at York’s unique PoetryRead more about Becca Miles[…]