Paul Stephenson has three pamphlets including Selfie with Waterlilies (Paper Swans Press, 2017). He co-curates Poetry in Aldeburgh and lives between Cambridge and Brussels. His debut collection will be published with Carcanet in 2023. Website: paulstep.com / twitter: @stephenson_pj / instagram: paulstep456
What I Can Tell You About Hot-Air Ballooning in Temecula
Lucy Holme lives in Cork. Her poems feature in The Stinging Fly, Southword, PBLJ, and New Irish Writing amongst others. Her debut chapbook, Temporary Stasis, shortlisted for The Patrick Kavanagh Award, was recently published by Broken Sleep Books.
Stuart McPherson is a Forward Prize nominated poet from the UK. Recent poems have appeared in Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Wales, and Anthropocene. The pamphlet Waterbearer was published in December 2021 by Broken Sleep Books. A debut full length collection Obligate Carnivore was published by Broken Sleep Books in August 2022.
I wanted madness to explain you, not crafted mascara and perfume to force me from the crowded bar.
Your blisters, us hitchhiking into a sandy city. You said my offer to carry you just made you inhumane.
I saved one bar of Green & Blacks all night. You loved me in pieces.
Under a snowfield of Guinness glass, I found you in the roots of tables.
Gram Joel Davies is a poet in Devon. His collection Bolt Down This Earth (V. Press) was published in 2017. It’s been a while, but he is getting back into writing after training as a counsellor. A recent poem in The Moth marked his return.
Finola Scott’s poems scatter on the wind like leaves. They can be read in The High Window, I,S&T and Lighthouse. She invites you to Finola Scott Poems FB. Finola enjoys treating grandchildren and blue-tits to readings of poems and cake.