notes on issue 4 contributors
Gustavo Barahona-López is a poet and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. In his writing, Barahona-López draws from his experience growing up in a Mexican immigrant household. His work can be found or is forthcoming in Apogee, Glass’ Poets Resist, PALABRITAS, Puerto del Sol, The Acentos Review, Homology Lit, Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. When he is not teaching, you can find him re-discovering the world with his son. Bhupender K Bhardwaj works as a senior bureaucrat with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. His poems have been published by The Honest Ulsterman, Squawk Back, Mad Swirl, Indian Review, The Galway Review. His first poetry book, Ebullience and Other Poems, published by Kelsay Books, US, was released in March 2019. He was longlisted for The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry 2019 and shortlisted for The All India Poetry Prize. Helen Bowell is a co-founder of Dead [Women] Poets Society, touring with Arts Council England funding in 2019/20, and is both a London Library Emerging Writer and a Roundhouse Poetry Collective member. Her poems have appeared in Ambit, Strix and The Manchester Review. She is a graduate of the London Writers Awards and The Writing Squad, and currently works at The Poetry Society. Theodoros Chiotis is the editor and translator of the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015). Other publications include Screen (with photographer Nikolas Ventourakis; Paper Tigers Books, 2017) and limit.less: towards an assembly of the sick (Litmus, 2017). His work has appeared in Litmus, Datableed, Adventures in Form, Austerity Measures, Shearsman, aglimpseof, amongst others. In 2017, he was awarded a High Commendation from the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Sara Elgerot is a bilingual book artist and writer, living in Sweden, with a background in comparative literature and translation. Ed Garvey-Long is a poet from north London. His poetry tends to be about queer Love, masculinity, London, and Scandinavia. His first pamphlet, The Living Museum, was published in April 2019 by Selcouth Station Press. His website is edgarveylong.com Patrizia Longhitano was born in Brazil in 1980 and lived in Manaus until she was eight years old. She lived in Italy with her adoptive parents until 2005 when she decided to move to the UK. Some of her poems have appeared in the anthology Un Nuevo Sol, The Rialto, The South Bank Poetry Magazine and The Delinquent. Jenny Mitchell is joint winner of the Geoff Stevens’ Memorial Poetry Prize, and has been placed in several competitions. Her work has been broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC 2; published in The Rialto, The New European and The Interpreter’s House. She has work forthcoming in Under the Radar and a special issue of the African and Black Diaspora International Journal. She will guest edit the Ice Floe Press Poetry Blog later this year. A debut collection, Her Lost Language, is published by Indigo Dreams. Pey Pey Oh is a Malaysian poet living in Bath, whose work is included in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, And Other Poems, and Domestic Cherry among others. Her pamphlet Pictograph came out with Flarestack Poetry in September 2018. Daniele Pantano is a Swiss poet and literary translator. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared widely. His most recent works include Kindertotenlieder: Collected Early Essays & Letters & Confessions (Hesterglock Press, 2019), ORAKL (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), and Dogs in Untended Fields: Selected Poems by Daniele Pantano (Wolfbach Verlag, 2015). He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. Caleb Parkin is a day-glo queero techno eco poet & facilitator. He has poems in The Rialto, Poetry Review, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog, Coast to Coast to Coast, Strix, Magma and elsewhere. In 2019 he’s received Arts Council funding to explore queer ecopoetry and ecosexualities in his first collection. S Niroshini is a writer and poet based in east London. Born in Sri Lanka, she grew up in different parts of South Asia and Australia where she trained as a solicitor. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Good Journal, On Bodies: An Anthology by 3 of Cups Press, amberflora, and in Bedtime Stories for the End of the World. Hideko Sueoka is a Japanese poet and translator living in Tokyo. She was the winner of the 2013 Troubadour International Poetry Competition and her winning poem was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2014. Her debut poetry chapbook was out from Clare Songbirds Publishing House (USA) in 2018. Her blog ‘CHEERFUL NOISE as in a poem’ is http://joyousnoise0509.blogspot.com/. Jennifer Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is the author of two poetry books including Goldfish (Chameleon Press 2013). Her pamphlet, The Diary of a Miu Miu Salesgirl, was published by Bitter Melon Poetry in September 2019. Her new collection, Letters Home, was published by Nine Arches Press in February 2020.