Beside the grave of Abram Wood King of the Gypsies
Frances Roberts Reilly is of mixed heritage Welsh-Romany and English, a direct descendant of Abram Wood the Welsh Romany family of harpists, fiddlers and storytellers.
She began writing in 1972, while working at the BBC in London. After making documentaries on human rights, she earned an honours degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Frances is a full-time writer. Her poetry is published internationally and she has been a guest author on CBC radio and WSQR Talk Radio, Sarasota. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
She is currently working on her memoir ‘Underground Histories’, recovering her Romany heritage, hidden for over 100 years.
Lisa Reily is a former literacy consultant, dance director and teacher from Australia. Her poetry has been published in several journals, such as: Panoply, Magma and Foxglove Journal. Lisa is currently a budget traveller with two bags, one laptop and no particular home. You can find out more at