notes on issue 11 contributors
Maria-Sophia Christodoulou is a British-born Cypriot working as an English Secondary School Teacher, Mental Health Advocate and Poet in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths with a BA and MA in English with Creative Writing, and Creative and Life Writing. Her debut pamphlet, A Disbelief of Flesh, was released by Out-Spoken Press in November 2022. Megha Harish is a queer writer of poetry and prose from Bangalore, India who works in the not-for-profit sector. They are an alumnus of Barbican Young Poets, and the UK x India Poetry Exchange. They have performed at the Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, and NCPA Mumbai. More on their work and publications can be found at www.meghaharish.in. Erica Hesketh’s poems have appeared in The North, Acumen, Ink Sweat & Tears, harana poetry, The Friday Poem and elsewhere. She placed second in the 2022 Winchester Poetry Prize, and was commended in the 2023 Magma Poetry Competition. She is the Director of the Poetry Translation Centre, a charity dedicated to celebrating contemporary poetry from around the world in English translation. alice hiller is a writer, poet and curator. Her poems have been widely published, and her debut collection, bird of winter, a Poetry Book Society Summer 2021 Special Commendation, is out with Liverpool University Press. Kexin Huang won 2nd prize in the 3rd International Festival of Poetry & Liquor “Poetic Flavor” Composition Competition, 1st prize in the Your Name Is A Poem challenge on Young Poets Network and was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize. Her poems have been published by The Poetry Society, Sylvia Magazine, The Writers’ Block and others. lisa minerva luxx is a poet, playwright, essayist and political activist of British and Syrian heritage. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and TEDx. Her debut poetry collection, fetch your mother’s heart, is out with with Out-Spoken Press. Her short stories are published by Comma Press, who will be publishing her short story collection Sun Son in 2024. She splits her time between Beirut and London. Simon Maddrell is a queer Manx writer, editor and performer living in Brighton & Hove. His debut, Throatbone, was published by UnCollected Press in July 2020. Queerfella jointly-won The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition, 2020. Isle of Sin (Polari Press) and The Whole Island (Valley Press) will be published in 2023. Inga Piotrowska is a young Polish poet currently living in Manchester, UK. Her first poetry book Pytania bezsennych nocy was published in Poland in 2018. She received a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College, USA and MA in English Literature from the University of York. Her English poems were published in the Wild Roof Journal, Eye of the Telescope and others. Mykyta Ryzhykh has been previously published in Tipton Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Journal, Divot journal, dyst journal, Superpresent Magazine, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Alternate Route, Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal and Littoral Press.