Shauna Barbosa’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awl, the minnesota review, The Atlas Review, A Bad Penny Review, No Tokens Journal, Sundog Lit, PANK and some mark made. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Bennington College. You can find her at


Caroline Doolin is a visual artist working primarily in video and writing. Selected exhibitions and projects include  Periodical Review #5, Pallas Projects & NCAD Gallery, Dublin, Seachange, TULCA, Galway, The Homesickness Project, Logan Australia (2015), Foaming at the Mouth, The Stag’s Head, Dublin (2014), These Liquid Brinks, The Guesthouse, Cork and At the level of entity, The LAB, Dublin (2013). Doolin is currently resident at Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and has previously undertaken residencies at Acme Studios, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has received an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award (2014).


Claire Farley is from Québec’s Outaouais region. She is a co-founder and editor of Canthius, a Canadian literary journal publishing established and emerging women writers. She has a Master’s degree in English literature from Toronto’s Ryerson University and was formerly a contributing writer for The California Journal of Women Writers. 


Michelle Hall is a visual artist who uses text in various ways throughout her interdisciplinary practice. She has exhibited in Ireland, the UK and France in spaces including Block T, The LAB, MART and Draíocht (Dublin), Catalyst Arts (Belfast) and CGP (London). She also makes art with other people and has exhibited collaborative projects at IMMA, Triskel Arts Centre and Pallas Projects, as well as disused retail spaces. Hall is currently studying on the MA Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD and is the recipient of an Artist’s Support Scheme Bursary (2014) and Travel and Research Bursary (2010) from the Fingal County Council Arts Office.

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Julie Morrissy is a poet from Dublin currently living in her home city after spending a number of years living in Canada and the USA. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize in the UK, and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. Her work has been published widely in Ireland, the UK and Canada. Morrissy has performed readings at the Cork International Poetry Festival, Strokestown International Poetry Festival, the International Literature Festival Dublin, and on RTE Radio 1. Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where is published by Eyewear Press in the UK and is available to purchase through her website.


Christodoulos Makris is a poet, editor and independent curator based in Dublin. His latest book is The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press, 2015). He is the poetry editor of gorse journal, and co-edited the bilingual exchange anthology Centrifugal: Contemporary Poetry from Dublin and Guadalajara (EBL-Cielo Abierto / Conaculta, 2014). Recent projects include Yes But Are We Enemies and cross-stream: ways of writing. Web: Twitter: @c_makris.

Jonelle Mannion is an Irish writer, currently living in New York, where some wonderful people at the School of Visual Arts are teaching her how to write. She believes that criticism can do anything.

Michael Naghten Shanks is the editor of online literary journal The Bohemyth. His own writing is featured in various publications, includinggorse, New Irish Writing, 3:AM Magazine and The Quietus. In 2015 he was selected to read as part of the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize. He has read his poetry on RTE Radio 1, in the London Irish Centre, and during the International Literature Festival Dublin. His debut pamphlet, Year of the Ingénue, is forthcoming from Eyewear Publishing. He lives in Dublin and tweets @MichaelNShanks.

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