Carla M. Cherry – New York, USA

Carla M. Cherry is a veteran English teacher studying for her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at The City College of New York. Her poetry has appeared in Random Sample Review, MemoryHouse, Bop Dead City, Anti-Heroin Chic, 433, The Racket, and Raising Mothers. She has written five books of poetry: Gnat Feathers and Butterfly Wings, Thirty Dollars and a Bowl of Soup, Honeysuckle Me, These Pearls Are Real, and Stardust and Skin.

You can find Cherry on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or her website.

Lorraine Caputo – Latin America

Lorraine Caputo is a wandering troubadour whose poetry appears in over 300 journals on six continents, and 19 collections – including Notes from the Patagonia (dancing girl press, 2017), On Galápagos Shores (dancing girl press, 2019) and Escape to the Sea (Origami Poems Project, 2021). She also authors travel narratives, articles, and guidebooks. Her writing has been honored by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada (2011) and nominated for the Best of the Net. Caputo has done literary readings from Alaska to the Patagonia. She journeys through Latin America with her faithful knapsack Rocinante, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth.

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Amb. Maid Čorbić – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe

Maid Čorbić is a 21 yr old poet from Tuzla. He is a moderator for WLFPH (World Literature Forum Peace and Humanity) in Bhutan, a forum for humanity and peace in the world. He is an editor and selector for the First Virtual Art portal led by Dijana Uherek Stevanovic, that aims to bring together poets from around the world.

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Ayan Chakraborty – India

Ayan Chakraborty is a PhD Research scholar and a Junior Research fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He comes from Kolkata, West Bengal in India. He is a student of English Literature and enjoys poetry and fiction. He has published several critical academic articles in his sphere of work that mostly concern philosophical linguistics and political philosophy.

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Deborah Cutler – Missouri, USA

Debbie Cutler, a writer of more than 30 years, has been published in numerous mainstream and literary magazines, including Cirque Literary Magazine, Wingless Dreamer, Journal of Expressive Writing, The Dewdrop, and others. She currently works at the University of Missouri, writing for seven departments in the College of Arts and Science. She was the former editor of Alaska Business and Alaska magazines.

W Roger Carlisle – Alabama, USA

W Roger Carlisle is a 75-year-old, semi-retired physician. He currently volunteers and works in a free medical clinic for patients living in poverty. He is on a journey of returning home to better understand himself through poetry. He hopes he is becoming more humble in the process.

Urmi Chakravorty – Bangalore, India

Urmi Chakravorty is a former educator and freelance writer whose articles, short stories and poems have found space in The Hindu, The Times of India, multiple social and literary platforms, and over twenty national and international anthologies. Reviewing and editing are areas she dabbles in. Urmi has won national awards for her poetry and writing on LGBTQIA issues. She believes in the therapeutic power of words. More often than not, her pieces enclose a slice of her soul. Her other interests include music, and playing godmother to community/street dogs.

Find more on Urmi’s website, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Moonmoon Chowdhury – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moonmoon Chowdhury is a poet and writer. Her work has been previously published or is forthcoming in Borderless Journal, Tell Me Your Story, A second cup of Tea by The Hive Publishers, The Pine Cone Review, Sylvia Magazine, Sonic Boom Magazine, Amethyst Review, and more. She is currently based in Amsterdam.

Susan Carberry – London, UK

Susan was born and lives in NW London. For thirty years her inspiration is an eclectic mix of social commentary, the natural world, the human condition, humour and a deep faith in God. She spends her time between Roundwood Lodge and Rubio Café, having breakfast at Roundwood, and in the afternoon arriving at Rubio for a latte and a ‘to die for’ slice of carrot cake. She is a familiar figure in her neighbourhood, speeding along in her mobility scooter. When asked how she is, her response is always: I’m still alive. Yes, Susan’s still alive!

For more, check out Susan reading her poetry.

Douglas Colston – Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Douglas Colston – who finds himself approaching his mid-50s and living at the Sunshine Coast in Australia – has played in Ska bands, picked up university degrees, supported his parents during terminal illnesses, married his love, fathered two great children, had his inheritance embezzled, transitioned into Counselling as a vocation and experienced chronic mental and physical illnesses consequential to workplace harassment. Now, among other things, he is pursuing a PhD.

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Ada Cheng – Chicago, Illinois, USA

An educator-turned artist, speaker, and community builder, Dr. Ada Cheng has utilized storytelling to illustrate structural inequities, raise critical awareness, and build intimate communities. Committed to amplifying and uplifting marginalized voices, she has created numerous storytelling platforms for BIPOC and LGBTQIA community members to tell difficult and vulnerable stories. Dr. Cheng has been a speaker for Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau since 2019. She is named 2023-24 Lund-Gill Chair in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences at Dominican University. Her interests encompass academia, storytelling/performance, and advocacy.

You can find more on Dr. Ada’s Website Facebook and Instagram.

Joey Clutario – Manila, Philippines

Jose V. Clutario earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree at De La Salle University in 2017. His poems have been published in Kritika Kultura Anthology of New Philippine Writing in English, Philippines Free Press, Literature Today, and The Muse International Journal of Poetry. He currently teaches creative writing and literature courses at the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Linguistics under the College of Arts and Letters of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Linda M. Crate – Pennsylvania, USA

Linda M. Crate (she/her) is a Pennsylvanian writer whose poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has eleven published chapbooks the latest being: fat & pretty (Dancing Girl Press, June 2022), and three micro-chapbooks Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018), moon mother (Origami Poems Project, March 2020), and & so I believe (Origami Poems Project, April 2021). She is also the author of the novella Mates (Alien Buddha Publishing, March 2022).

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Christie Cochrell – California, USA

Christie Cochrell’s work has been published by Catamaran, Lowestoft Chronicle, Cumberland River Review, Tin House, and a variety of others, also receiving several awards and Pushcart Prize nominations. Chosen as New Mexico Young Poet of the Year while growing up in Santa Fe, she’s recently published a volume of collected poems, Contagious Magic. She lives by the ocean in Santa Cruz, California—too often lured away from her writing by otters, pelicans, and seaside walks.

You can find more on Christie’s Blog and Facebook.

Emecheta Christian – Lagos, Nigeria

Emecheta Christian is a talented and dedicated writer with a passion for storytelling and a commitment to social justice. With a background in literature and creative writing, Emecheta brings a unique voice and perspective to his work. Whether crafting fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, Emecheta’s writing is always thought-provoking and evocative, tackling important issues and exploring the human experience in all its complexity. In addition to his writing, Emecheta is also actively involved in various social and cultural organizations, working to promote equality and understanding in his community.

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Clarissa Cervantes – California, USA

Clarissa Cervantes is an outdoor travel photographer. Clarissa also supplies freelance travel articles on a variety of travel destinations for newspaper, blogs, websites, and magazines such as USA Today and LA Times. Clarissa’s photo gallery includes images from all over the globe, where she finds inspiration to share her images with others through her creative lens, inviting the viewer to question, explore more, and look closer at the world around them.

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Thomas Cannon – Wisconsin, USA

In August 2021, Thomas Cannon was selected as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Oshkosh, WI. He is the author of the books The Tao of Apathy and Shattered. His poems and short stories have been published in various journals such as Midwestern Gothic and Corvus Review. He has two chapbooks- Wisconsin Time and Our Oshkosh. He and his wife have three children and two grandkids.

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Shaoni Chakraborty – Kolkata, India

Growing up in the world of Rabindranath Tagore is blessing not many have. An Indian by birth, she has been in love with words ever since she can remember, although she always felt that the magic of the classics is impossible to recreate. Stepping into her early twenties, she strongly held onto her roots of a simple Bengali. Her words spill like a butterfly’s wings on paper, and she absolutely adores the freedom of expression that it allows. Writing is her peace.

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Renee Cronley – Manitoba, Canada

Renee Cronley is a writer and nurse from Manitoba. She enjoys long walks in the cemetery and hates when people chew with their mouths open. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Chestnut Review, PRISM international, Off Topic, Love Letters to Poe, and several other anthologies and literary magazines.

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Isobel Copley – England

Isobel writes what she sees all around her, the people, the places, and the senses. She is a graduate of the University of Leicester and the proud owner of an idyllic second-hand bookshop in France.

Find more on Isobel’s Website, The English Bookshop, Facebook and Instagram.

Tanja Cilia – Malta, Europe

Tanja Cilia is Maltese, Mediterranean and European. Her writing career began through happenstance, serendipity, and necessity. She has been writing, editing, proofreading, and translating, in Maltese and English, for more than half a century. She works with local and foreign companies, as well as individuals, and writes children’s stories, speeches, and advertising copy, and does ghost-writing. A cause close to her heart is Beads for Babies (Malta); fund-raising in aid of the Ursuline Creche, in Sliema, Malta. This is making, upcycling, recycling, remodelling, and mending costume jewellery.

Find more on Tanja’s website, blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Ann Chinnis – Virginia, USA

Ann Chinnis lives in Virginia, has been an Emergency Physician for 40 years and is a student at the Writers Studio in New York. Her poetry has been published in The Speckled Trout Review, Around the World: Landscapes & Cityscapes and Sledgehammer and is forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys and Didcot Writers.

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Ram Chandran – India

Ram Chandran has been a corporate lawyer by profession and a haijin for the past couple of years. His works have been published in various haiku publications including failed haiku, World Haiku Review, The Haiku Foundation, and Asahi Shimbun. His Haiga gallery is hosted by The Haiku Foundation. He has written more than 1200 poems in various Japanese short poetry forms.

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Sean Cahill-Lemme – Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sean Cahill-Lemme is an English tutor from the Midwest who has storytelling in his blood. When Sean isn’t writing stories, he is composing music or performing on stage. He takes his inspiration from the everyday truths of life and believes there is no greater pleasure than moving people with art.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.” -Oscar Wilde

Tulip Chowdhury – Masssachusetts, USA

Tulip Chowdhury is a long-time educator and writer. She has authored multiple books, including Visible, Invisible and Beyond, Soul Inside Out, and a collection of poetry entitled Red, Blue, and Purple. The books are available on Amazon, Kindle, and Barnes and Noble. Tulip currently resides in Massachusetts, USA.

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Jackie Chou – California, USA

Jackie Chou has published two collections of poetry, “The Sorceress” and Finding My Heart in Love and Loss.