notes on issue 7 contributors
Anthony Aguero is a queer writer in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared, or will appear, in The Bangalore Review, 2River View, The Acentos Review, The Temz Review, Rhino Poetry, Cathexis Northwest Press, fourteen poems, Redivider Journal, Maudlin House, and others. Angeliki Ampelogianni grew up in Athens, Greece and is currently living in Oxford with her favourite human. She holds a BA in English Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. Some of her work has also appeared in Porridge Magazine and The Kindling Journal among others. She tweets @ampelogianni Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and his debut novel, The Black Flamingo, won the Stonewall Book Award. He is a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Dean is based in Glasgow, and is co-director of the Scottish BAME Writers Network and a patron of LGBT+ History Month. Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani is a London-based multilingual poet of Croatian/Algerian heritage. Her poems have appeared in various UK journals and magazines including Molly Bloom, Pamenar Press and Tears in the Fence. Her multilingual poetry performances ‘Reveries about Language’ (in London and Zagreb) received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Language Acts and Worldmaking small grants programme in 2018 and 2019. Koraly Dimitriadis is the author of Just Give Me The Pills and Love and F--k Poems (which has also been translated into Greek). These poetic works form the basis of her theatre show ‘I say the wrong things all the time’. She also makes films of her poems. She is a freelance opinion writer who has been published widely across the Australian media, with international publications in The Washington Post. She was the recipient of the UNESCO City of Literature residency (Krakow) in 2019 for her debut fiction manuscript, Divided Island. www.koralydimitriadis.com Aylin Graves is a Turkish writer, poet and lecturer with words in Trafika Europe, The Found Poetry Review and Saccharine Poetry. She is currently living in an olive grove on the west coast of Turkey. Antony Huen’s latest publications include poems in amberflora and Ink, Sweat & Tears, and articles in Hong Kong Review of Books, The Oxonian Review and Wasafiri. He was in Birmingham and York for his studies and now lives in Hong Kong, his home city. Find him on Twitter: @AntonyHuen Julie Irigaray is a French Basque poet who divides her time between the UK and the Basque Country. Her debut pamphlet Whalers, Witches and Gauchos will be published by Nine Pens Press in April 2021. She is the winner and finalist of various prizes, including the 2020 Ambit Magazine Poetry Prize and The White Review Poet’s Prize 2019. Julie teaches creative writing and is currently doing a PhD on Sylvia Plath’s transnational identity at the University of Huddersfield. Hiromitsu Koiso is a Japanese poet and literary translator. He finished an MA in Literary Translation from UEA and later returned to study on the Creative Writing MA. He has translated works by Anne Carson, Teju Cole, Ursula K. Le Guin and Grayson Perry into Japanese. He was co-guest editor for Wasafiri issue 102, which featured Japanese literature. Marina Dora Martino is a poet. She currently lives in Venice, Italy, where she works as a copywriter and delivery runner, and she learns a thing or two about water. Fokkina McDonnell lives in Manchester and Wassenaar, the Netherlands. She has two poetry collections (Another life, Oversteps Books Ltd, 2016; Nothing serious, nothing dangerous, Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd, 2019) and a pamphlet A Stolen Hour (Grey Hen Press, 2020). Poems have been widely published and anthologized. She received a Northern Writers’ Award from New Writing North in 2020. Gabriella Munoz is a Mexican-Australian writer and editor living in Melbourne. Her work has been published in the Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Mascara Literary Review, The Victorian Writer and elsewhere. Pratyusha is an Indo-Swiss writer based in London. Her latest pamphlet, Bulbul Calling, was published by Bitter Melon Press in 2020. She is co-editor of amberflora, and writes poetry, prose and reviews. Michellan Sarile-Alagao is a Filipino writer and editor who speaks English and Tagalog. She has found homes in England, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Mich did Criminology and Psychology at London Met, and has worked for local and international non-profits. Her latest e-book, Black, is a noir poetry verse novella available online at 8lettersbooks.com Claire Trévien is the Breton-British author of The Shipwrecked House and Astéronymes (both Penned in the Margins) and Brain Fugue (Verve Poetry Press). She founded Sabotage Reviews and its Saboteur Awards. clairetrevien.co.uk Sofija Ana Zovko is a writer, editor, and translator from Croatia with an MSt in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. Her work can be found in Ash, Flash Fiction Magazine, and in The Emma Press’s upcoming anthology Night-time Stories. Her poem ‘Sevdalinka’ was shortlisted for the Martin Starkie Awards in 2017.