Happy World Poetry Day to Ellie, Danielle, April & Ann!

Ellie Golder, a trained philosopher and vagabondette, has decided to make a career of writing down her rants, raves and traveller’s tales. She likes whales, rare accents and referring to herself in the third person. Ellie continues to be published online and in print.

Danielle Angela Pegg is a child of the 80s, born and bred in the North East of England. From a very early age, Danielle was entranced by stories and the art of telling them, which led her to many diverse jobs, from film making to teaching assistant to creative and cultural education coordinator. She mainly writes children’s stories and poetry. Currently working full time in Social Media and Marketing, Danielle is also studying for a Post grad. She lives with her fiancé in Newcastle, in a house on top of a hill, with a white picket fence. She writes in her spare time and enjoys afternoon tea, reading and dancing to old records. Her dream is to be a full time writer, lose a few stone whilst eating copious amounts of pasta and live happily ever after.

April Krassner is a poet and essayist living in the New York area. She teaches writing at New York University to adult students who are seeking their undergraduate degrees. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College quite a long time ago. Her work has appeared in Iconoclast, Poet Lore and Zing and more recently in Poetry Breakfast and the online journal Anderbo.

Ann Gibson has always been an avid reader and took to writing about twelve years ago. She combined both these interests when she completed a part-time MA in Literature Studies at St. John’s University in York. She has published poetry in Leaf, Blinking Eye and Biscuit anthologies as well as in The Word (St.John’s magazine), Prole magazine and online in Pulsar. She wishes she had more time to write, having to fit it in between family and work, although both of these provide inspiration. She lives in North Yorkshire.