biographies - issue 57
Gaynor is a crazy dog lover living in Kingston Upon Thames. Taking a Creative Writing Course part-time
in between running two businesses. She takes inspiration from things she sees and hears every day and
wants her writing to encourage thought and discussion.
Vesna Main was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she studied comparative literature before obtaining a doctorate
from the Shakespeare Institute in Birmingham, England. She was a lecturer at universities in Nigeria and the UK
and has worked at the BBC She has written articles, reviews and short stories for daily newspapers and
literary journals. She has had two novels published. A collection of short stories, Temptation: A User’s Guide,
was brought out by Salt in 2018. She lives in London and writes in English, her second language.
Stephen Nelson’s last book was a Xerolage of visual poetry called Arcturian Punctuation (Xexoxial Editions).
His other books include Lunar Poems for New Religions (KFS Press) and Thorn Corners (erbacce-press).
He frequently appears in journals and magazines around the world, including Otoliths, Utsanga, Big Bridge
and Eratio, and appeared in The Sunday Times Poet’s Corner once. He has exhibited vispo and asemic writing
internationally, most recently in Germany and Italy. Have a look at his work here:
www.afterlights-vispo.tumblr.com, or here: www.afterlights.blogspot.com
Some of Jared Pearce's poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Shot Glass, Sonic Boom, DIAGRAM, Rosebud,
and Spectrum. His debut poetry collection, The Annotated Murder of One, is due from Aubade Press later this year.
Olivier Schopfer lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He likes to capture the moment in haiku and photography. He has won
an honorable mention in the New York Center for Photographic Art Wandering Curves 2017, and his artwork
is featured in After the Pause, Die Angst Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Former People:
A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers, Gnarled Oak, Otoliths, Peacock Journal, Scryptic Magazine, Sonic Boom,
The Sunlight Press,Up the Staircase Quarterly and Window Cat Press. He also writes articles in French
about etymology and everyday expressions at: olivierschopferracontelesmots.blog.24heures.ch/
Brett Stout is a 38-year-old writer and artist originally from Atlanta, GA. He is a high school dropout and
former construction worker turned college graduate and paramedic. He writes now while mainly hung-over
on white lined paper in a small cramped apartment in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has published several novels of
prose and poetry including Lab Rat Manifesto, and has been featured in a vast range of various media
including the University of California and Litro Magazine UK.
Michellle Wareham has her historical novella Under Gaslight included in the curated Kindle Single list (2014)
where she made number one in her category at the time. This is the first time her poetry has appeared/been published.