Egyptian poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, folklorist,critic, and translator, Arif Khudairi was born in Luxor, Qena and grew up in Aswan, a little town in the southern of Egypt.

Dr. Martin Glaz Serup was born in 1978 and lives in Copenhagen. He has published seven children’s books, most recently an illustrated story entitled Yana and Eliah (and many other kids) (2013)

Dr. Hagar Peeters, born in 1972, is one of Holland’s most celebrated poets and the recipient of many awards. Her poetry is passionate, with a strong physicality shaping her language, a language often marked by halting,

Dr. Natalia Fedorova is a new media poet, a digital literature scholar and a mediapoetry festival curator. In collaboration with a sonic artist Taras Mashtalir she founded a media poetry project Machine Libertine.

Mmakgosi Ophadile Anita Tau is the co-founder of MO Scripts, a group advocating for growth and awareness of literature in Botswana.She is a mother, a vocalist, voice over artist, stylist, poet, author and an entrepreneur.

Sitawa Namwalie is a Kenyan poet, playwright, writer and performer. In 2014 she won Kenya’s Sanaa Theatre Awards Best Spoken Word and Poetry for her show of dramatized poetry called “Silence is a Woman”.

Eric Tinsay Valles has published two poetry collections, A World in Transit and After the Fall (dirges among ruins) and co-edited the Get Lucky anthology of Philippine-Singapore writings [Ethos Books].

Seth Michelson is an award-winning poet, professor, and translator whose collections of poetry include Swimming through Fire, Eyes Like Broken Windows, House in a Hurricane, Kaddish for My Unborn Son, and Maestro of Brutal Splendor.

Godspower Oboido of Nigeria, is a poet and cultural researcher. His poetic voice, described as both matured and assured, has been compared to that of Christopher Okigbo and Leopold Senghor, .

Kittelsen had his debut as a poet in 1970. He has since then published several poetry cycles and collections, as well as fables, dramatic works and translations of poetry.

Inter-disciplinary artist, writer and educator Valerie LeBlanc has presented throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between video poetry, fiction, performance, visual and written theory.

Tete Burugu, known as Neno Kali, is more than a recording engineer and a producer. He is a weaver of words. With lyrics that examine both the individual (where he draws from his own personal experiences),

Gunnar Wærness was born in 1971, in Trondheim, Norway. He is a poet, theatre-maker & illustrator. He lives and works in Skeinge, Sweden.

Kevan Anthony Cameron, also known as Scruffmouth is a scribe, spoken dub poet, performer and proud co-editor of The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry.

Beatrice Ekesa is a Kenyan post-graduate student at the University of Nairobi pursuing her Master of Arts in Literature. She is also a holder of a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree from Maseno University,

Daniel H. Dugas is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar. His practice includes video, photo, interactivity, audio, music, graphic design and writing and seeks to address social and political issues.

Tony Mochama is a popular columnist and writer with the Standard Newspapers, and one of the most prolific younger authors in the East African region.

Amir Or Aviel (Israel)
Amir Or, the Israeli poet, novelist and essayist, has been recognized as a major new generation voice in world literature. He is the author of heleven volumes of poetry, the latest being Prophecy of the Madman (2012), Loot – selected poems 1977-2013 (2013) and Wings (2015). His poems have been translated into more than forty languages, and have appeared in poetry journals, anthologies and literary sites, as well as in twenty three books in Europe, America and Asia.
Among them are Poem and Day (English by Dedalus, Ireland, 2004, 2006,); The Museum of Time (English by ArtAark, 2009; Dutch, Azul Press 2012, Serbian, Arhipelag 2015), Miracle/Milagro (Spanish/English, Urpi Editores, U.S. 2011, Havana 2012), Loot (Serbian, Arhipelag Press 2012, 2014, Şiirden, Turkish 2014), Le Musée du Temps (Editons de l'Amandier, 2013), Tredici Poesie (Italian, Milan 2014) and Dia>Logos (Art Aark 2015). His novels include The Song of Tahira (2001), a fictional epic in metered prose and The Kingdom, a novel about the life of King David.
Kunta was born in a small mining town called Orapa in Botswana, Southern Africa. He was raised and lived most of his life in Mahalapye. He began both his elementary and primary studies in the years 1988/89 respectively.

Jennifer Karmin has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, and Europe. Her multidisciplinary work has transpired at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets.

Poet, narrator and musician, Claudio is appreciated in Italy and abroad for his poetic performances in the most important international literary and poetry festivals.