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notes on issue 2 contributors


Alan Baker was born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and has lived in Nottingham since 1985, where he runs the poetry publisher Leafe Press. His most recent poetry collections are Letters from the Underworld (Red Ceilings) and Riverrun (KFS). Leo Boix is a Latinx bilingual poet, translator and journalist born in Argentina who lives in the UK. Boix has been included in many anthologies, such as Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe). His poems have appeared in POETRY, PN Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. Boix is a fellow of The Complete Works Program and co-director of Invisible Presence. He’s the recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize 2019. Troy Cabida (b. 1995) is a Filipino poet, editor and producer from south west London. His poems have appeared in Bukambibig, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and Voice & Verse and is a Barbican Young Poet alum (2016-2018). He is currently senior editor for Siblíní Journal. His producing credits include open mic night Poetry and Shaah, his debut show Overture: An Evening with Troy Cabida and Poems for Boys, a night dedicated to male-identifying poets talking about their relationship with masculinity. Julie Irigaray’s poems have appeared in the UK, the US, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. She was selected as one of the 50 Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 (Eyewear Publishing) and won second prize in the 2018 Winchester Writers’ Festival Poetry Competition, among others. She grew up in the Basque country and lived in Paris, Dublin, Bologna and London. Laura Izabela (@lauraizm17 on Twitter) is a poet and a writer, most easily found haunting the streets of London or Paris. Diana Manole is a Romanian-Canadian scholar, literary translator, and author of nine books of poetry and drama. Her poetry in English has been published in magazines and anthologies in Europe, the UK, the US, Mexico, South Africa, and Canada, and in B&W (Tracus Arte 2015). Her second English-Romanian collection of poems will be published in Canada by Grey Borders Books in 2020. Astra Papachristodoulou is a graduate from the MA Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. Her work is collected and has been exhibited at the National Poetry Library, and her poetry has appeared in magazines such as The Tangerine, The Poetry Society’s YPN and 3:am Magazine. She is the author of three poetry pamphlets, Almost a Nightmare (Sampson Low, 2017), Astropolis (Haverthorn Press, 2018) and Clockwork (Ampersand Publishing, 2018), and her forthcoming pamphlet Stargazing will be published by Guillemot Press in September 2019. Nina Mingya Powles is a writer and editor from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently living in London. She is of mixed Malaysian-Chinese and European ancestry. She is the author of several poetry pamphlet collections, most recently field notes on a downpour (If A Leaf Falls, 2018). Her prose debut, a food memoir, is forthcoming from The Emma Press in 2019. Igor Reyner is a writer and pianist based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a graduate of King’s College London, where he obtained his PhD in French Literature in 2018. His first bilingual poetry book, Sound Body | Corpo Sonoro, is forthcoming with Impressões de Minas – Leme. Lou Sarabadzic is a French writer based in Warwickshire. She has published in French a novel, La Vie verticale, and a poetry collection, Ensemble, which was awarded the Prix de La Crypte - Jean Lalaude in 2016. Her poems, in French and English, also appeared in a range of publications including Gutter and Morphrog. She is Assistant Managing Editor (Issue Production) at Asymptote Journal. Follow her on Twitter @lousarabadzic. Andreea Iulia Scridon is a writer and translator from Romanian to English. She studied Comparative Literature at King’s College London and is studying Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. Currently, she is assistant editor at Asymptote Journal, where she also writes. Her poetry has been published in Romanian in Steaua Literary Journal. Often, she writes about Romanian themes in English. Maria Taylor is a British Cypriot poet and reviewer. Her work has been published in various magazines, such as Magma, The Rialto and The North. She is Reviews Editor for Under the Radar and was shortlisted for Best Reviewer in the Saboteur Awards, 2019. Her first collection Melanchirni was published by Nine Arches Press and was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. She also has a recent pamphlet, Instructions for Making Me, published by HappenStance Press. Dasom Yang is a writer and translator from South Korea. Her work appeared in journals such as The Tangerine, The North, and Stadtsprachen, and has been nominated for prizes at The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, and Nimrod International Journal. She lives in Berlin and is working on her first book. 

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