Conor Callan is an Irish artist/illustrator currently furthering his career in Canterbury, England. His pieces attempt to capture a sense of
joy and movement. "Life is hard enough and art should lift the spirits, even if only on a subconscious level".
Nessa Darcy became an artist by accident. She ended up graduating from Fine Print in NCAD in 2007, and has found herself exhibiting work on several occasions, including shows in the Talbot Gallery, The Limerick Belltable Theatre, Liberty Hall, The Cross Gallery, The RDS, and Éigse Festival 2007. She is currently working on an album design for Rory Grubb and a collaborative drawing exhibition which will take place in Monstertruck in December. All purely by mistake.
Noel Harrington is from Tuamgraney in Co Clare, though he now lives in Tulla, a good eleven miles away. The White House Poets published a chapbook of his poems Trio in 2007. He has also been published in The Stinging Fly, Revival, The Stony Thursday Book, and the joint Limerick/Newcastle publication, Two Rivers Meet. He was short-listed for the Flosca Short Story Prize 2008 and due to a recent bout of sciatica his novel is only flying along. www.myspace.com/noelharrington
John Holten grew up in Ardee, County Louth. His work has appeared in Sixteen After Ten, Circa Magazine, The Cúirt Annual 2007, Tempomgz.com, and West47. Joseph O Connor judged his short story ‘Germania’ 2006 Best Short Story in the oxygen.ie SMEDIA awards. www.johnholten.com is where he gets the crayons and scotch tape out.
Alex Hughes is 19. Originally from Offaly, he studies pure English at UCD. He is currently Auditor of the University’s English Literary Society, a position he took up as an excuse to dodge his studies. His favourite number is five.
After working for a number of years in London as a Freelance Designer/Illustrator, Eva Kelly moved back to Dublin in 2004. Since then she has been working in the field of Youth Arts and developing her own arts practice with emphasis on printmaking and drawings.
Andrew David King is a fifteen-year-old poet who writes from California. He has been published internationally, alongside such artists as Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Luis J. Rodriguez. He is currently the editor of Wings of Icarus, a small arts journal. http://andrewdavidking.blogspot.com
Will St Leger is a stencil artist, human rights activist, and editor of gay-zine Butcher Queers. Using his art to raise awareness, he has created a unique style he dubs artivism.
Daire Lynch is a 28 year old Dublin artist. He is self taught and works primarily in oil paint. He exhibits weekly in the Loft market, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. www.spindlefist.deviantart.com
Chris Major lives in Staffordshire, England.Poetry in many print and online magazines. Print chapbook The Lowest Level www.whiteleafpress.co.uk E Chap of visual poetry Concrete & Calligram free to download at www.whyvandalism.com
Jeanne Merer is French and was born in Cairo. She grew up between Scotland, London and Borneo, and was an art student in Paris. She has been a graphic designer in Moscow and Rome, eventually settling in Dublin for the last six years. She is a Multi Media Visual Artist, Dancer, Festival Organiser, and Creative Workshop Facilitator. Her work is made from wood, paper, ink, raw colour, legends, and tea bags infused in waters from around the world.
Alan Jude Moore was born in Dublin. Poetry has been widely published in Ireland and abroad. Fiction has been twice short-listed for the New Irish Writing / Hennessy Literary Award and published in various journals. First collection of poetry, Black State Cars, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2004. A second collection, Lost Republics, will be published in 2008. http://alanjudemoore.blogspot.com
Christopher Mulrooney has published poems in Default, West47, Electric Acorn, The Burning Bush, White Chimney, and Vanitas.
Jim Murray was born, bred & buttered in Kilkenny in 1956. He made his debut into the world on the eleventh anniversary of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Jim is an accidental writer. He fell into it as result of having nothing better to do on Saturday afternoons. He became an incurable addict of the blank page and pen trade. Nowadays, Jim doodles and scribbles (his pseudonym is the Qiill) for the Northwest Xtra, a free newspaper distributed over 10 counties, stretching from Galway to Donegal – or from Donegal to Galway, whichever way you want it.
Aongus Murtagh was born in 1970 and grew up in Mullingar. He attended TCD before moving to Berlin. Publications include: Albedo One, Stirring Magazine, Electric Acorn, Ascent Aspirations, and Fiction on the Web. Short-listed for a Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Award and Start Chapbook Award. Currently working on a novel or three. He has two children.
Mark Noonan studied English and music in and around UCD. He writes poems, plays, and music. He is currently working on a book of poems and pictures with Sarah Quigley, and trying to get the band back together, man.
Mark O'Keeffe is an avid portraitist from Dublin, whose work has been presented by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to Pope Benedict XVI and Tony Blair in the past. His work is featured on www.newirishart.com – a platform for various Irish artists, and can also be viewed at www.myspace.com/markokeeffe
Damien O’Reilly is currently working on a magazine entitled Dropout and is also working on putting an exhibition of his paintings together. Currently he is living in Wales where he studies Graphic Design and the delicate art of selling out. His work has appeared in various publications, and he didn’t really like the movie Forrest Gump. For info or commissions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Quigley is a genetics graduate from Dublin, Ireland. She spends her spare time drawing, painting and writing poetry. She
loves rainbows and picture books and hopes that one day some of her own children's stories will be lucky enough to be published.
Joseph Robert lives with his wife, daughter and goldfish in a very large city, in an apartment on the 7th floor. He considers himself to only dabble in poetry, his real passion being time travel. He spends most of his time catching gravitons, which he keeps in a jar, by the side of his bed.
Seán Ryan, a UCD graduate of Philosophy and English Literature, hails from no fixed abode. He is currently reading for a PhD analysing attempts to authentically re-present the phenomenological and the hermeneutic in American Modernist literature. In between this and his music, Seán writes both prose and poetry. He has been published once before with a short story in Watermarks called ‘Nothing’.