Seema Prusty – Saudi Arabia

Seema Prusty comes from India and now resides in Saudi Arabia. She recently discovered that she can write poetry. While scrolling through Facebook, she found the MockingOwl Roost ad began reading the magazine and the beautiful poetry therein, finding inspiration for her own work. She received her degree in Civil Engineering in India, then married and settled in Kaust, Saudi Arabia where her husband works as a Research Scientist. She works at the same university as her husband. They have a 4.5 year old son.

Nalini Priyadarshni – Punjab, India

Nalini Priyadarshni is a poet, a writer, an editor, a translator, and an educationist though not necessarily in that order, who has authored Doppelganger in My House and co-authored Lines Across Oceans with the late D. Russel Micnhimer. Her writings have appeared in numerous literary journals, podcasts, and international anthologies including but not limited to The Madras Courier, Ugly Writers, Counter Currents, Art Hut, Silence Between Notes, Witness, and Still We Sing. She has edited several poetry collections including Contemporary Major Indian Women Poets and lives in Ludhiana, India.

Nick Perry bio – Vancouver, Canada

Nick Perry is a blooming schoolteacher and writer. Hailing from Canada’s west coast, he lives his life as if he’s already on television.

Nathaniel Patterson – West Virginia, USA

Nathaniel Patterson is a writer and former high school English teacher in Falling Waters, West Virginia. His work has been published in the 2023 Ohio Bards Poetry Anthology by Local Gems Press and the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Volume XIV: Marie Manilla by Shepherd University. In 2017, he was awarded the Denise Giardina Prize for Fiction by West Virginia State University for his short story “Get Along.”

Ellen Piasentin – Vancouver, Canada

Ellen Piasentin is a writer from Vancouver, Canada. Her favourite genres to write and consume are fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, but she also dabbles in poetry and has had a poem published in Bridge Literary Journal. Besides writing, Ellen enjoys playing board games, reading, and listening to fiction podcasts. She also really likes cats.

Find more from Ellen on Instagram.

March Penn- Massachusetts, USA

March Penn is a queer poet and founder of the Self-Educating Poets Network, a literary group providing free resources and meeting space to writers. Penn’s poetry is published in What Are Birds, The Offing, The Fem and other literary magazines. Penn has featured in Boston at the Cantab Poetry Lounge and Stone Soup.

Find more on March’s website.

Leigh Parsons – Michigan, USA

Leigh Parsons is an emerging poet based in Michigan. She is currently working on her debut poetry collection. Her poetry is tailored to the daydreamers and twilight thinkers, weaving a relatable narrative crafted to shed light on the challenges of the human experience. Her poetry has been featured in Stick Figure Poetry, Oddball Magazine, and she was selected as Poet of the Week by the Poetry Super Highway.

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Jess L Parker – Wisconsin, USA

Jess L Parker is a poet and strategist originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Jess lives in Fitchburg, WI with her husband, 18-month-old son, and Pitbull, “Poe”. Her debut poetry collection, Star Things, is winner of the 2020 Dynamo Verlag Book Prize. Jess’ poems have appeared in Bramble, Kosmos Quarterly, Blue Heron Review, and elsewhere. Jess holds a B.A. of English and Spanish from Northern Michigan University, an M.A. of Spanish Literature from UW-Madison, and an MBA from Concordia University.

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John Phebe – Port Harcourt, Nigeria

John Phebe hails from the western part of Nigeria. She is a student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. She loves writing poems and creative stories. She resides in Port Harcourt city with her family.

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Kushal Poddar – West Bengal, India

Kushal Poddar The author of ‘Postmarked Quarantine’ has eight books to his credit. He is a journalist, father, and the editor of ‘Words Surfacing’. His works have been translated into twelve languages, published across the globe.

You can find more about Kushal on Twitter.

Kylie Petrovich – Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Kylie Petrovich is an English PhD Candidate at Middle Tennessee State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, and a Master of Arts in English from Belmont University. Ms. Petrovich specializes in modern American literature, popular culture, and critical theory. Ms. Petrovich enjoys creative writing, watercolor painting, and maintains avid interest in psychology. Currently, her research focuses primarily on identity.

Robert Priest – Canada

Robert Priest, is the author of 17 books of poetry, 3 plays, 4 novels, and lots of musical CDS. His words have been debated in the legislature, posted in the Transit system, quoted in the Farmer’s Almanac, and turned into two hit songs. His latest book of poems for adults is If I Didn’t Love the River, (ECW). A new album of songs and spoken word pieces, Love is Hard, is available on Spotify and YouTube.

“He is certainly one of the most imaginatively inventive poets in the country.” The Pacific Rim Review of Literature

Find more on Roberts website, facebook, and Twitter.

Jennifer Priest Mitchell – Arizona, USA

Jennifer Priest Mitchell, a native of Ohio, holds a bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Columbus and a master’s degree from Arizona State University. She started composing poetry and short stories while growing up in Perrysburg, Ohio. Jennifer has supported her family by writing for several universities over the years, and with her freelance articles in numerous regional publications. She has published with the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and is now assembling a collection of essays for publication. Jennifer enjoys baking, hiking with her husband and dogs, and pursuing her family’s genealogy while collecting historic recipes and photographs.

Sue Paterson – Washington, USA

Sue Paterson is a writer, nurse and farmer. She and her husband live in the Northwest with chickens, ducks, cats and dogs.

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Helen E. Patterson – Ontario, Canada

Helen has been a writer, in some form or another, for most of her life. She has written short stories, plays, song parodies and two novels. And has been published in The Scots Canadian, Commuter Lit and in the Wicked Shadow Press anthology, A Flash of Fangs. She is currently working on a collection of short stories while procrastinating over a third draft of her second novel.

Charlotte Amelia Poe – England

Charlotte Amelia Poe (they/them) is an autistic nonbinary author from England. Their first book, How To Be Autistic, was published in 2019. Their debut novel, The Language Of Dead Flowers, was published in September 2022. Their second novel, Ghost Towns, was self-published in 2023. Their second memoir, (currently untitled), will be published in 2024. Their poetry has been published internationally.

Find more on Charlotte’s website, Instagram, and Twitter.