The Five Editors of the Apocalypse:

Angela France writes poems, reads poems, studies poems, edits poetry journals and runs a poetry reading series but the day job sometimes gets in the way. Her second collection, Occupation is available from Ragged Raven Press and a pamphlet, Lessons in Mallemaroking came out from Nine Arches Press in Summer 2011.

Ann Drysdale writes a bit. Much of it poetry. She has five books of that, which she carries around with her and offers for sale on street corners until moved on by the police. She picks up unconsidered trifles everywhere she goes and talks to herself constantly, holding a small bar of chocolate to one ear so that people will think she owns a mobile phone.

Pat Jonesis an artist, poet, and retired disability advocate.

Paul Stevens has been taken away by The Rapture and is rapping on with ye Heavenly Houris.

Don Zirilli was born on an island. He has been known to edit Now Culture when he is not paddling upstream.

Peter Bloxsom lives in Australia, dabbles in this and that, and is always hoping to get more done. He has published prose and poems in various venues, in print and online.

Catherine Chandler, winner of the Howard Nemerov Award and author of Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press, 2011), is an American poet and translator. Her work has been published in Measure, The Raintown Review, Orbis, The Comstock Review, Alabama Literary Review, Iambs and Trochees, The Book of Forms and other journals and anthologies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. She lectured in Spanish at McGill University’s Department of Languages and Translation for many years. Now retired, she lives in Saint Lazare, Quebec and Punta del Este, Uruguay.

David Clarke lives in Gloucestershire. His work has appeared in magazines including Iota, Under the Radar and Anon. Other poems are forthcoming in New Walk and Staple.

Cally Conan-Davies moves about, and sometimes picks up poems. Some of these have been to places such as The Able Muse Anthology, The Flea, Shot Glass Journal and Lavender Review. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as Best on the Net.

Mary Cresswell is from Los Angeles and lives on New Zealand‘s Kapiti coast. She has had work in journals in NZ, the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Her third book, Trace Fossils, was published in early 2011 by Steele Roberts. (Please see this site for more information.)

God it was hell out there. Gunga Din was a better man than him, but that’s not saying much. What’s in a name? The hagard Ryder De’Ath insists that all days end and the innocence we are said to have lost we neither won nor lost but chose through constitutional majority. Jonas Bals said that in Norwegian anyway, but what is in a name? Awake, for morning sends forth the four riders of a new tomorrow.

Charles Doersch is a poet living in the Rocky Mountains where he teaches writing at the University of Colorado. His recent poetry has appeared in The New Criterion, Academic Questions, and The Hudson Review. He and the three men of his life are currently preparing for their next expedition — hiking the 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2012.

Ann Drysdale writes a bit. Much of it poetry. She has five books of that, which she carries around with her and offers for sale on street corners until moved on by the police. She picks up unconsidered trifles everywhere she goes and talks to herself constantly, holding a small bar of chocolate to one ear so that people will think she owns a mobile phone.

Marcel Duchamp made some trouble a hundred years ago, and he was damn good at chess.

Kathy Earsman lives in Maleny, Queensland. Once a denizen of many online poetry sites, she now confines herself to international Renku at The Renku Place. Kathy's a retired RN, wife of the late poet, Peter Earsman (Eratosphere, Sonnet Central ... ) mother of three sons and grandmother to five. She hopes you enjoy her sense of humour. Also her darkness.

Richard Epstein lives in Denver, Colorado, but his poems appear by electronic magic even in the underworld, through which, Dante tells us, the Shit Creek flows. More poems at

R. Nemo Hill’s work (some published and some less so) includes the following titles: Pilgrim’s Feather, The Strange Music Of Erich Zann, A Gumbo Abandoned & A Yeast Reversed, Prolegomena To An Essay On Satire, When Men Bow Down, My Kingdom For A Grain Of Sand: The Dreams Of Rip Van Winkle, Something To Cling To After The Fall, The Biographies Of Particles, and Where One Begins The Other Never Ends. He is the editor of EXOT BOOKS (, and his travel blog can be accessed at .

J.S. MacLean lives in Calgary, Canada. He has had poetry published in a variety of publications in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia. He hopes his poetry is accessible yet capable of unfolding over readings. In his spare time he works.

Richard Meyer, a retired English and humanities teacher, lives in the house his father built in Mankato, a city at the bend of the Minnesota River. His poems have appeared in Able Muse, 14, Shit Creek Review, The Flea, The Classical Outlook, and Autumn Sky Poetry.

Rick Mullin’s poetry has appeared in various print and online journals, including American Arts Quarterly, Méasure, The Flea, and Ep;phany. His chapbook, Aquinas Flinched was published in 2008 by the Modern Metrics imprint of Exot Books, New York. His book-length poem Huncke was published in 2010 by Seven Towers, Dublin, Ireland.

Gareth Prunty moves in mysterious ways and tends to write secretly and pseudonymously. However, he has been sighted a couple of times in The Flea.

Philip Quinlan has two print publications, True North and Leaves and Limnings, and a chapbook, Head Lands (forthcoming spring 2012, from White Violet Press). His work has appeared in: The Flea, The Chimaera, Lucid Rhythms, Lilt, Soundzine, Numinous, The Avatar Review, The Centrifugal Eye, Sea Stories, Shit Creek Review, Shot Glass Journal, Victorian Violet Press, Whale Sound, Studio 360, In Stereo Press, The Hypertexts, and Lighten Up Online. Visit Philip’s website at:

Basil Ransome-Davies is a Lancaster-based prose author who also writes verse. He has won prizes for both. He has been described as ‘saturnine’ but prefers ‘satirical’. He works slowly and envies prolific writers.

Ben Rasnic is originally from Jonesville, a small rural town in extreme southwestern Virginia, population <1000. Currently, Ben resides in Bowie, Maryland and earns a paycheck as an accountant for a paper recycling company in Alexandria, Va. His poems have appeared in numerous online and print journals.

Jennifer Reeser is the author of two collections published by Word Press, and also creator of the Shakespearean series, Sonnets from the Dark Lady. Her poems, scholarly articles, and translations of French and Russian literature are gathered in anthologies, databases and periodicals such as POETRY and The Formalist. She lives amid the bayous of southern Louisiana, USA.

Rik Roots currently lives in London, for his sins. His poems appear online at— feel free to pop by for a browse, when you have a moment to spare.

Mal Westcott lives in Montana, in the US. He has published poems about a flightless bird detective agency invesigating species extinction, the historical malevolence of figs, and us wearing out earth’s gracious welcome. A few forthcoming promise to ponder the tragic difficulties of recursion in human and avian languages as well as the desperation of crop circles. The Apocalypse seems a logical next step.

Simon Williams trained as an engineer and now spends his life writing about printers, or so it seems. He also writes and regularly performs poems and has had three published books. He feels science is under-represented in poetry and occasionally tries to redress the balance. He lives in Devon, England with his wife, Susan Taylor, also a poet.