After childhood in South Yorkshire and student years at Cambridge, Stewart Bartlam lived in London for nine years, teaching English as a Foreign Language to - amongst others - F.1. Grand Prix drivers and African Deputy Prime Ministers. He then retreated to the quieter backwaters of Civil Service Administration in Peterborough, where he still lives. Now retired, he has had short stories and poems published by Alfie Dog Fiction and Lunar Poetry Magazine, and his poetry blog is http://stewartstanzas.wordpress.com
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Shirley Bunyan lives in Hertfordshire, England, and has had a lifelong fascination with poetry of all types, though it is only quite recently she has been able to devote more time to writing. She loves both free verse and the challenges of formal poetry, whether profound or humorous, and has finally started to send her work into cyberspace.