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Tag: poetry

  • Brindley Hallam Dennis

    Brindley Hallam Dennis lives on the edge of England and writes short stories, many of which have been broadcast, published and performed. Some have won prizes. He writes to be read aloud, but is uncomfortable with the ‘p’ word. He began writing at school in the 1960s. Took a fifteen-year break (writer’s block), and circa 1998 resumed, writing his first short stories as Brindley Hallam Dennis. He writes in other genres (poetry, plays and essays… Read more [...]

  • Margaret Crompton

    Margaret Crompton has a BA in English Literature and a diploma in Social Sciences. She has worked as a Social Work Practitioner and a University Lecturer in Social Work. She has also taught English as a Foreign Language in Poland. Fortunately, writing poems and stories was encouraged at home and school. From 1974 Margaret has had numerous articles, papers, books on communicating with children published; from 1996 publications developed into ideas and practice regarding children’s Read more [...]

  • Omar Sabbagh

    Omar Sabbagh is the author of Minutes from the Miracle City, publishing on 11 July 2019. Born in London, Omar now lives in Dubai, where he works as an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Dubai. Omar holds a PhD in English Literature from King’s College, University of London. Omar is widely published in both fiction and poetry. His collections of poetry, My Only Oedipal Complaint, Square Root of Read more [...]

  • Owen Lindsay Boyd

    Owen Lindsay Boyd is a writer, personal carer, and traveller originally from Melbourne, Australia. His travels have taken him to around seventy countries all over the world. He has spent extended periods in several of them, often as a volunteer personal carer to marginalised people in intentional community settings. Home is wherever he lays his running cap. He set himself the challenge of writing a novel at the age of twenty, the compulsion to write Read more [...]

  • Richard Corney

    Having just retired from working more years than he cares to remember in the NHS, Richard Corney is left free to concentrate on playing the piano, writing, cycling and paragliding. Richard has always been writing, starting as a child. His first love has always been poetry, although he did try to write a novel in his twenties. ‘We won’t go there! Something about angry young men.’ For many years he did little writing, but poems Read more [...]