Cristina Baptista - Paradise of the Fake Soldiers (Poetry)
First-generation Portuguese-American poet and author of The Drowning Book (Finishing Line Press 2017).
Sascha Bercovitch - Futebol or Nada (Narrative nonfiction)
With the support of Harvard's Trustman Fellowship, this author spent five years living in Complexo da Maré, the largest group of favelas in Rio de Janeiro and the setting of his book.
Based on years of first-hand research in Complexo da Maré, one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent and impoverished favelas, Futebol or Nada tells the story of a team of local adolescent soccer players and their charismatic coach, Glaucio, in their quest to win the citywide championship.
Carmen Bugan – Life Without A Country (Nonfiction)
Author of four poetry collections, a memoir, and a critical study. She has a doctorate in English literature from Balliol College, Oxford University and has been a guest on current affairs and history programs on the BBC, ABC, NPR, The Foreign Desk (Monocle, London).
A Canadian writer and author of Out of Darkness, Light (Hidden Brook Press, John B. Lee Signature Series, 2018). Her work often addresses issues pertaining to women and spirituality.
Year of the Dog: A Poet’s Journal is a memoir that represents a year in the life of award-winning Canadian poet April Bulmer.
Annie Christain - The Vanguards of Holography (Poetry)
Poems in The Vanguards of Holography explore themes of technological singularity, consciousness transfer, The Many Worlds Theory, cloning, conspiracy theories, race relations, LGBTQIA issues, and the Apocalypse. ________________________________________________________________________
Using a once-displaced voice and speaking through distance, the narrator of The Moral Judgement of Butterflies flutters through vast geographies of an ever-present exile. These poems recount experiences of survival in the wake of displacement, leaving room for the reader to step back and see how ephemeral life can be.
C.W Emerson - Luminous Body, Glittering Ash (Poetry)
A winner of Poetry International’s 2018 C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize and a 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee. Dr. Emerson lives in southern California and works as a clinical psychologist.
Theo Greenblatt - Storage and Salvage (Memoir)
Past winner of The London Magazine's Short Story Competition. Theo teaches writing to aspiring officer candidates at the US Naval Academy Preparatory School.
Storage and Salvage is an ethnographic memoir about experimental education, counterculture family life, and coming of age in 1970s' Boston.
Carolyn Guinzio - (A) V(ERTIGO BOOK) (Poetry)
Author of six collections, most recently How Much Of What Falls Will Be Left When It Gets To The Ground? (Tolsun, 2018).
(A) V(ertigo Book) is a collection of poems exploring personal, philosophical, linguistic and geographic borders.
Mary-Jane Holmes - Set a Crow to Catch a Crow (Micro/Flash Fiction)
An Anglo-Irish poet, she has won Bridport prize for poetry, the Reflex Fiction Prize 2019, the Mslexia Prize for flash Fiction (2018) and the Dromineer Fiction Prize amongst others.
Set a Crow to Catch a Crow is a collection of short-short stories spanning centuries, countries and a diverse array of landscapes both real and surreal. A woman becomes bait for a fly fisher and finds love, Rain, sits in her kitchen bemoaning the menopause, a retired farmer takes on a charging bull to find a new lease of life.
Karen Mulhallen - The Scent of Spring, Elegies Out of Season (Poetry)
A published author of 24 books including 18 books of poetry; her poems have been published in Bosnian, Turkish, Spanish, Italian and French. In addition to poetry, she has published numerous essays on the arts and culture.
The Scent of Spring, Elegies Out of Season interrogates the line between poetry and prose, based in news accounts, thirteen elegies explore tragedy and heroism world- wide, from the war-strewn streets of Mosul, to the refugees in the Mediterranean, to global environmental disasters, and the courage and indignities of aging.
A producer for a north London creative agency, Jeff has enjoyed some success with stage and screen, including winning the British Urban Film Festival’s screenwriting competition, and selling out the Notting Hill Tabernacle with his debut play Lost in Mozart.
Jasper's Brood is a psychological crime novel for anybody who loves Crime & Punishment with the addition of a few child assassins.
Holly Painter - At last, we listen closely: cryptic crossword poems (Poetry)
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