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Dahlia Lotus Black in the Spotlight

Dahlia Lotus Black, whose poem ‘At the End of the Rainbow’ is published in the seventh edition of Lucent Dreaming, is a previously unpublished poet from Perth, Scotland. She started writing poetry only a few years ago, after having been inspired by Allen Ginsberg’s works. Her work is predominantly dark and focused upon heavy imagery. So, what inspired your piece

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Waverly SM in the Spotlight

“I’ve met so many partners and friends through my writing, ever since I was young, and they’ve all been impossibly forbearing as I’ve pitched ideas, groused about querying, and drip-fed them snippets of zero-draft prose over the years.”

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Jenny Curtis in the Spotlight

“Being able to make someone laugh, think, or take time out of their day to enjoy themselves is why I write.” Read this wonderful interview with author Jenny Curtis on our blog

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Diane Jackman in the Spotlight

“You have to apply the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. Variations of this advice have been circulating for 100 years.” Practical advice from writer Diane Jackman in this week’s spotlight interview.

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Aremu Adams Adebisi in the Spotlight

Aremu Adams Adebisi, whose poem ‘Force Mechanism’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Nigerian writer, economist and religionist. He is Kwaran, grew up in Lagos and started scrawling poetry precisely six years ago on his skin. He is a recipient of the Green Authors Prize with works in Best New African Poets and the anthology

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Sarah Jessen in the Spotlight

Sarah Jessen, whose poem ‘A Peedie Heartbeat’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a Business Management graduate who resides in the beautiful Scottish islands of Orkney – an archipelago at 59 degrees north. She currently works in the renewable energy sector, with the vision of a carbon-free future. Her inspiration comes from the incredible landscape of her

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Madeleine Milligan in the Spotlight

Madeleine Milligan, whose short story ‘Baintsí’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a 22-year-old musician, writer, and sock knitter from Essex, UK. She has spent the last three years of her Creative Writing degree buried in notebooks, crafting short stories inspired my music, dreams, and folklore. ‘Baintsí’ stemmed from a piece of choral music by Don

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A C Clarke in the Spotlight

A C Clarke, whose poem ‘Armchair Explorer’ is published in the fourth issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a poet living in Glasgow who has won a number of prizes over the years and been widely published in anthologies and magazines. Her fifth full collection, A Troubling Woman (Oversteps Books), centred on the Medieval visionary Margery Kempe, came out in 2017. It is

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Beau Beakhouse in the Spotlight

Beau W. Beakhouse, whose poem ‘Water Runs Endlessly’ is published in the debut issue of Lucent Dreaming, is a writer/artist in Cardiff. He mostly works with text and video. He is particularly interested in the spiritual, the metaphysical, the poetic, the radical, the experimental, the avant-garde & in small press publishing. He co-edits LUMIN Journal.   What does writing mean

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Fleur Dijkman in the Spotlight

Fleur Dijkman, whose story ‘The Middle of the Loch’ is published in the third issue of Lucent Dreaming, is an Anglo-Dutch author. She was raised in Hampshire in the south of England and studied English Language and Culture in the Netherlands. Whilst in the Netherlands, she co-founded the English Academy for Newcomers where she taught English. She currently lives in

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