Anna Rose James

Anna Rose James

Anna (she/her) is a queer, bisexual actor-writer of mixed British and Asian heritage, based in North Yorkshire. As well as poetry, she writes flash fiction, memoir and scripts for stage and screen. Her previous works include Little Irritants (Analog Submission Press); Love, Alberta; Wayside; 100 Friggin’ Poems; It’s Ok to Fall For Camp Boys (self-published).Read more about Anna Rose James[…]

Suzanne Sheran

Suzanne Sheran

Suzanne Sheran is an American writer and artist whose creations showcase her love of wordplay, mischief and animals. In addition to authoring children’s books, she is a professional dog portraitist (worksofarfportraits.com) who has also been commissioned to paint the occasional pet chicken or goat, but no gnus (yet). Suzanne is a former creative in theRead more about Suzanne Sheran[…]

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[…]

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.