Authors & Artists


Demi Anter is a multidisciplinary artist, originally from California’s Coachella Valley and now living in Berlin. She graduated with a B.A. in art from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014. Her photographs have been featured in literary magazines including Spectrum and Into the Teeth of the Wind. As a writer, she has been published in the US, the UK and Europe, and will perform at Glastonbury in 2019. Please visit www.demianter.com for more information. (Photo: Sandro Mosco).


Based in Amsterdam for more than two decades, Nina Ascoly loves this beautiful city and the challenge of trying to convey ideas visually or through text.


Nathan Beck lives in Amsterdam, though originally from Manchester, UK. He is a designer by day, but writes poetry and fiction in his spare time, when his cat will allow him to. He graduated with a first in English Language & Literature, and will soon start a Master’s degree in Comparative Cultural Analysis.


Ivan De Luce is a graduate of the City College of New York, where he studied creative writing. He has been published in The Promethean, Adelaide, Avatar Review, Z Publishing House, and (mac)ro(mic), among others. He has won the Esther Unger Prize for poetry. He works as a journalist in New York.


Mark Fiddes has published two, award-winning collections with Templar Poetry — The Rainbow Factory and The Chelsea Flower Show Massacre. He recently won the Ruskin Prize, was placed third in the 2018 National Poetry Competition and runner-up in the Bridport Prize. Other work has been published in Poetry Review, Magma, London Magazine, The Irish Times, and The New European. He lives in temporary Brexile in the Middle East.


Siobhán Flynn lives in Dublin, Ireland, where she is a member of Airfield Writers. She has been placed and shortlisted in a number of poetry competitions including the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies and literary journals, including Wild Atlantic Words, Visual Verse, The Pickled Body and The Irish Times. In March 2019 she was selected to read at the Poetry Introductions at the Cork International Poetry Festival. (Photo: Billy Ryan).


Anju Kanwar is the author of The Sound of Silence (nominated for the MLA Independent Scholar’s Award) and the Introduction to D.H. Lawrence’s novel, The Lost Girl. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, Indian Literature, Stonepile Writers’ Anthology, etc. She received the Arnold B. Fox Writing Award (special reference) and the 2018 Loquat Literary Prize in poetry (third place). Website: www.riseglobalinitiative.org .


Sandhya Krishnakumar teaches French, relishes words in any form, reads poetry with her morning coffee and writes poetry when the stars align. An English Literature graduate, her poems have appeared in The Peacock Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, The 3 Elements Literary Review and Poetry Breakfast. Born and brought up in Kerala in southern India, she currently lives in Amsterdam.


Susan E. Lloy is the author of two short story collections, But When We Look Closer (2017) and Vita (2019). Susan likes to write about the fractured and the steady who sometimes find their way. Currently, she is working on a third collection of unconventional retirement tales. Susan lives in Montreal. Her website is susanlloy.com.


Bryan R. Monte’s poetry has appeared in Bay Windows, Friends Journal, (interview/reading at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPMOKG_nI2E), Irreantum, Poetry Pacific, the South Florida Poetry Journal, Sunstone, and in the anthologies Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Press, 2013), Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors (Celery City Press, 2017) and is forthcoming in Voices from the Fierce, Intangible World (SoFloPoJo, 2019). His poetry collection: On the Level: Fifty Poems about Living with Multiple Sclerosis, is in search of a publisher.

Lianne O’Hara is a poet and writer from Amsterdam. She lives in Dublin, where she studies on the MA Creative Writing at UCD. Her poetry has been published in Writer’s Block and Black Bough Poetry. She is currently working on a novel about experiences in prison.


bart plantenga is the author of Beer Mystic, Wiggling Wishbone, Spermatagonia: The Isle of Man, Paris Scratch and New York Sin Phoney in Face Flat Minor. His books, Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo and Yodel in HiFi, and CD, Rough Guide to Yodel, have created the misunderstanding that he’s the world’s foremost yodel expert. His novel, Radio Activity Kills, seeks a publisher. As a DJ, he has produced Wreck This Mess, (NYC, Paris and Amsterdam) since 1986. He lives in Amsterdam.


Samuel Prince lives in London. His poems have been published in various magazines, including Atticus Review, Cordite Poetry Review and The Fenland Reed. He has appeared in anthologies including Lives Beyond Us (Sidekick Books) and The Emma Press Anthology of Love (Emma Press). He won the 2018 Café Writers Poetry Competition.


James H. Schneider has published poems in various online and print journals, including Verse Wisconsin, Abraxas #49, Third Wednesday, and several tanka publications. A recent poem of his was read (and archived) on Maine Public Radio’s Poems from Here series. He and his wife live in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., where they relocated, after over forty years in Wisconsin, to be near their grandsons. James is a retired lawyer.


Meryl Stratford lives with her husband, Richard Magesis, in Hallandale Beach, Florida. She is an associate editor for the South Florida Poetry Journal. Her chapbook, The Magician’s Daughter, won the 2013 YellowJacket Press Contest for Florida Poets, and her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. A video of her poem, ‘Ruffian,’ first published in AQ19, can be viewed at https://youtu.be/AU-LzZ13MJU


David Subacchi lives in Wales where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has published five collections of his English language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016), A Terrible Beauty (2016) and Where is Wales? (2019). More information about David Subacchi and his work can be found at http://www.writeoutloud.net/profiles/davidsubacchi . (Photo: Paul Subacchi).