Featured Writers

  1. Pratibha Castle

    Pratibha Castle

    Pratibha Castle, an Irish born poet living in West Sussex, is widely anthologised and published in journals and ezines including Agenda, The Friday Poem, High Window, Orbis, Spelt, Stand, Tears in The Fence, and One Hand Clapping. A Pushcart nominee, short listed in The Bridport Prize 2023, her work has additionally been highly commended and shortlisted in numerous poetry competitions including Indigo Press, Repton, King Lear Award and the Welsh Poetry Competition. Her latest pamphlet, Miniskirts in The Waste Land, a Poetry Book Society Winter Selection 2023, takes the reader on a trip through Notting Hill and India in the late 60s/early 70s. She is currently working towards a full collection.

  2. Jude Marr

    Jude Marr

    Jude Marr (he, him) is a Pushcart-nominated trans poet, editor and teacher. Jude’s full-length collection, We Know Each Other By Our Wounds, came out from Animal Heart Press in 2020, and he admires the press’s founders so much that he now also works with them, as a reader, editor, and social media person. Jude also has a chapbook, Breakfast for the Birds (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and he is currently putting together a new, as yet unnamed, collection. Jude’s work has appeared in many journals and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic; most recently in Reed MagazineLeavingsCutleaf Journal, and in Masculinity: An Anthology of Modern Voices just out from Broken Sleep Books. After a checkered early career and ten years of living, learning and teaching in the US, Jude is now in England, working as a freelance editor and writing coach, and sometimes teaching an evening class in creative writing at the local art college. But cold winters and creeping intimations of age do not agree with Jude; he is plotting another move, hopefully to a warmer climate, next year. Here’s to the next adventure.

    For more about Jude’s work and to contact him, go to his website judemarr.com or find him on social media.

  3. Beth Brooke

    Beth Brooke

    Beth is a Dorset based writer. She has three published pamphlets- A Landscape With Birds (2022), Transformations (2023) – both published by Hedgehog Press and Chalk Stories, also published in 2023 by Hobnob Press. Beth feels that writing is a compulsion; sometimes she sees something and the words just come, sometimes it’s very slow and almost painful work but it is always joyful.