VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2 DECEMBER 2003 (4th
Born in HASSI BAH BAH; International poet awarded 5
times in Washington by ISP; published writer
www.1stbooks.com; teacher and responsible of the
intensive foreign languages center at University of
from Jerusalem, Israel;
literary and poetry critic and reviewer; organizes
creative writing workshops; in 1989 established literary
platform "At Pen Point"; founded the poetry journal Steps;
publications include Expressions,
Changes, Boxes, Almond Clouds; earned first place in the
Greek Literary Olympics.
from Decatur, USA is a spontaneous poet writer; published
three books The Poet's Eye, Potpourri, and Encore.
“I never "craft" a poem, just write what I feel as
it comes to me.”
lives in Paris; writes both in English and French; writings
published in a dozen languages worldwide; recipient of many
awards; nominated for the W.B. Yeats and Robert Penn Warren
poetry awards; a member of the jury for the Prix Europ�en and
sat in 1996 on the panel of the prestigious Neustadt Prize for
Literature, which often leads to the Nobel Prize. His most
recent novels: in English: ZANY, ZAPINETTE NEW YORK, MIXED
BLOOD and ECLIPSE OVER LAKE TANGANYIKA all with Domhan
Books; in French: L’AMANT DE MON P�RE (Ed. Le Nouvel
Athanor), ZAPINETTE ?NEW YORK, ZAPINETTE CHEZ LES BELGES,
both with Ed. Hors Commerce. Visit at www.albertrusso.com.
Poet from West Virginia, USA.
Poet currently in the USA, in Wisconsin. “Poetry is my way
of releasing my feelings and working through the thoughts in
my head. If it helps others, then, it makes the task all the
is an English teacher working in the UK.
currently in Lancashire, England, hard at work on her 3rd
fiction book; a poet, writer and book reviewer of varying
genres and types. 3 e-books are available for download at
www.angiehulme.com, along with more poems, stories and
“I am a 3rd generation Mexican American from Iowa now living
in Seattle, Washington. I have been published in several
publications. I consider myself a poet committed to truth and
Joan Brown is
from NJ, USA. Writing. Poetry is her forte, but
also dabbling in prose and even some monologs.
was born in the US and currently lives in an isolated part of
the North Carolina inland coast. She has been a teacher,
a corporate manager, a civil rights investigator, a writer,
musician, and a parent. She has had poetry published in Buffalo
Bones, The Mandrake Poetry Review, Baltimore Lite, Numbat,
Poetry Magazine, and various online poetry magazines.
Northants, UK, Writer and anthologist, columnist and short
film maker. Anthony Cain favours walking on the darker side of
(b. 1941) in Dale, Norway; five collections of poetry, and one
of prose; published in many anthologies; a member of the
Norwegian Authors Association; achieved her Master Degree in
English in 1983; worked as a high school teacher for fourteen
years; the recipient of a Nordic Scholarship for travel and
study in Finland; interested in existentialism.
Rico Lopez III
is from Iloilo City, Philippines. Aside from having been
published in the Philippines, his works have appeared in
various international publications.
is a Canadian freelance writer and visual artist. She is the
former co-editor and columnist for the now-defunct GT Times.
Her poetry has recently appeared in Makarta,
Thunder Sandwich, Reflections Journal, Poet's Pen, The
where she was the Featured Poet for May 2003. She currently
resides in Ontario, Canada.
Born and raised in Michigan, U.S.A. Began composing poetry and
song lyrics at the age of 15. Published several times by the
International Library of Poetry; also once by Noble House
Publishers. “I have one amazing and beautiful daughter, six
years old, named Alexandra Mae Chapman - light of my life.”
from NJ, USA is Ph.D. in English & American literature. He
has taught at the University of Hull and The University
College of Wales. He is the author of
Tahitian Journals: In Search Of Taata Mata, published in
London by Hearing Eye Press and Editor of Branch
Redd Review. Eric Mottram says, “A certain wry
self-knowledge surfaces in William Sherman’s letters, and
its humour and obsession articulates his writing.”
Poet from IL, USA.
live in southern New Hampshire, where I edit and publish a
small literary journal, Seldom Nocturne. My most
recent poetry has appeared in the Pebble Lake Review and
in Alpha Beat Soup. I have been a featured poet
in the New Hampshire area, and have also featured in Berkeley
in Utica NY; tours the world giving readings, signings,
workshops, so on; a Unitarian Universalist, a social and
political activist and a three time Woodstock National Slam
Team member. His books include First on the Fire
Gathering of the Tribes) Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik
Press) and Disaster Relief (Minimal Press). There
are over 2500 members of the Brett Axel Fan Club which can be
visited or joined online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brettfest/
“I’m not very good at describing myself because I am just
recently truly getting to know who I am.
I’m a 47-year-old man from Northern Ontario. I have a
wife and two daughters that are my reason to live.
I have just recently found my new love in life,
“Poetry”… No matter how compassionate and loving a
person you are, there is always room for growth!”
is the editor of "Haiku Moment, An Anthology of
Contemporary North American Haiku." He lives with his
wife Astrid, a physician, in Maine, USA.
the associate director of Anhinga Press. Her poetry has
appeared in Louisiana Literature, Tar River Review,
Footsteps, Earth’s Daughters, The Ledge, Slipstream,
Comstock Review, Northwest Florida Review, and Penumbra,
and in the anthologies Off the Cuffs (Soft Skull Press)
and Touched by Eros (Live Poets Society) and North
of Wakulla. She has exhibited her drawings, pottery,
sculpture and digital images throughout the eastern United
went to Hunter College in Manhattan. Is working as a
waiter in a diner in Brooklyn, at the moment.
Science degree with Graduate studies in psychology and
philosophy, Asian specialty; then survived more than 200
combat missions as a Navy "Top Gun" fighter pilot;
dedicated rest of life to public service as citizen
environmental activist and political reformer on state and
regional basis; part time charter boat Capt. in Florida Keys.
is the author of three published nonfiction books on topics
related to Southern California history. He also served for
more than five years as the managing editor of a U.S. trade
magazine in the energy industry. He is currently employed as
Whittier College’s Media Coordinator.
"I have been writing poems since I was 17. I served 20
years in the U.S. Army, and joined the U.S. diplomatic service
in 1982. I have served in Germany, China, Korea, Japan,
Vietnam, Thailand, Sierra Leone, and Panama, and am currently
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia."
is from Vermont, USA. “A naturalist, I see life in
everything in nature relating it to music. Perhaps this comes
for a love for music as well. I live in an area of the United
States that is surrounded more by nature than people. Nature
is where I find peace and entertainment, visualizing it as
beautiful, spiritual with a voice all it's own.”
Herts, Great Britain. "I am now working part-time
teaching adults how to use a computer, but have not lost sight
of my joy in putting words on paper. I suffered a tragic loss
recently and it made me realise how short life really is, you
have to be the best person you can now!"
works as a Public, Corporate and Community Relations
Specialist providing jobs and coaching for professionals whose
lives have been disrupted by mental illness.
Christine lives in a suburb west of Boston,
Massachusetts with her husband and son where she serves as a
Commissioner supporting the importance of Recreation, Parks
and Human Services. She
is an aspiring songwriter, performer and painter as well as a
is from Florida, USA. “Life is the art of living, the
sharing of things loved to others, so live, love, and share.
What I do is for me and you, until forever I lie, my pen shall
the writer of both fiction and nonfiction, currently resides
in Los Angeles CA. He has been published 35 times in the last
is a poet, teacher and astrologer; has shared her work in
venues from London to San Francisco, and throughout New York
City, including Lincoln Center, Nuyorican Poets’ Caf?and
The Bowery Poetry Club; has performed at colleges throughout
The United States; published in A Gathering of the Tribes
and Mudfish, among others; a proud recipient of the
2003 New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Poetry; has
taught everywhere, from homeless shelters to public schools to
prisons; working on her first book, “The Edge of
is an Australian writer who has had numerous short stories
published over the past decade. His works range from
period-style horror to
grim satire to explorations of every day relationships.
from TN, USA; published in several magazines and anthologies; won
the Moonfire Poetry Chapbook Competition. “I've
been a book reviewer (for The Commercial Appeal, BookPage, The
Memphis Flyer, Brightleaf), fiction editor (for Ion
Books/raccoon), university press sales rep, grant committee
judge (for The Oregon Arts Council), father and son. With my
wife I own Burke’s Book Store, one of the country’s oldest
(1875) and best independent bookstores.”
lives in San Francisco, and teaches with California Poets in
the Schools. Two collections of his poetry appeared in 1999: One
Hand on the Wheel (Berkeley: Heyday Books), and Buried
Treasure (Cleveland State University).
MA, USA; published in numerous small poetry mags and poetry e-zines;
"The Fat Girl on Belmont Street" published as an
e-chapbook by Spent Angel Press.
Poet from SA, Australia.
Renfrewshire, Scotland; lives in Scotland with his wife and
daughter; writer of poetry and short stories.
John Hart: Born
in Illinois Sycamore, Illinois.
Artist in oil paints.
Deborah FerBer is
from CA, USA. Dr. Ferber holds several degrees in business and
liberal arts. She was born in Germany Freiburg Germany.
She has published two books entitled Passion and Passion
a retired secretary with 500 poems copyrighted on different
websites, lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a city of
approximately 50,000 located on the shores of beautiful Lake
have been expressing my thoughts and feelings in poetry since
I was in grade school. I also collect coins and vintage sheet
music. For over three years now writing poetry for poetry
sites on the internet has been my pride and joy."
1960) is from Berlin, Germany; 5 Children (3 of them attending
JFK-School of Berlin/before that an International British
School in Spain where their grandma lives); her husband born
in Italy/Sicily owns his own catering-store; owner of a
car-store for 10 years; writing since 1980; published a book
for children; Dagegenhalten-published
in May 2003 at Das Boot, Bl�tter f�r Lyrik der
Mahnung will be published in an anthology in Germany in autumn 2003;
"Give Peace" published in Voyages
(2003) India; Collateral
Damage was chosen Best Poem in March. "I am writing
for The African Courier which you can find:
is from CO, USA. After earning a B.A. degree in English at
Northern Illinois University, she moved to Denver. Denise, a
lover of the written word, began writing years ago.
M. Keaveney: “I
teach English to eleventh graders in the Boston Public School
System. I was born
and raised in Boston and now live in the South End.”
“I've been writing for approx 40 years....... poems, books,
music etc. Graduated from UCLA in music performance with
English Comp minor. Have been involved in Kung Fu since tenth
grade (lots of years ago, lol)..... so, music and kung fu have
been with me my entire life. You can see my website at
Allen Hunt: Poet
from UT, USA.
a poet/writer based in London, published worldwide in over 185
publications. His latest book is CHROME RED. His aim is to
create a literature of depth as to add new new dimensions to
contemporary art scene.
Poetry writer from Central Ohio.
E. Stanelli is
from PA, USA. “I am a freelance writer that enjoys learning
about the universe and spending time with my four pets.”
Edwards Strickland “I
am a 51 year old grandmother of 6 who enjoys arts and crafts,
reading, writing, gardening, and the internet. I live in Rocky
Mount, North Carolina, USA.”
has had poems published in many literary journals in the
United States and England; has authored three chapbooks of
poetry which have received critical notice; listed in The
Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers, and
also in the 2003 edition of Marquis Who's Who in America.
Kay Earle is
from Twillingate, Canada. “My profile will not be long,
since I have only one thing to say. And I say it with much
gusto! I love, love, LOVE to write… and it's all right under
my nose waiting for me to put each one's personal madness down
on paper. That's where I come in. I can do that!”
“I live in East Amherst, NY and currently attend Cortland
State. I am a senior majoring in Professional Writing,
and minoring in English Language.”
Poet, psychologist, meditator; has recited his poetry in NY
and Mexico. Published book, Haven of Lost Dreams,
1927) Author, Poet, Lyricist from Ohio, USA; She writes, “I
have two new books out besides SMALL CHANGE, the true story of
my life as a child during the Great Depression. The new book,
DADDY WAS A BAD BOY, and POET’S NOOK POTPOURRI. I am getting
a reprint of THE SANDS OF RHYME. my inspirational poetry book,
which is selling fast since the September 11 tragedy.” The
poet’s two poems written on behalf of Peace are due to be
presented to the city of New York. Out
of the Ordinary, a collection of short stories by Floriana
Hall, “is dedicated to all people who believe in God, His
Angels and His Spirit which dwells in all of us.”
a member of PEN International and the Philippine Literary Arts
Council. Holds a BA degree in English & Comparative
Literature and an MA degree in Linguistics & Literature.
Recipient of a creative writing fellowship from Cambridge
University in England. Works published in Evergreen Review and
many other international literary journals. Awards include
Poet Laureate, 2002 Verses Magazine Laureates Competition,
Sterling Heights, Michigan and Honorable Mention, 2001
Anthology Magazine Poetry Contest, Mesa, Arizona.
is from North Carolina, USA. "My Pen Name Is Paula Johns.
My poetry attempts to show and teach Spiritual oneness with
the creator through love, insight and spiritual inspiration. I
would love to spread the Good News (Gospel) … through the
love of poetry."
from Dublin, Ireland. Author/ translator of over 100 books,
poet, haikuist. Member Aosdana (Irish Academy of Arts &
lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She is widely
published in the "New Formalist" poetry world.
Her first book, The Price of Everything, is
available from Mellen Poetry Press.
is an American poet living in Germany; published in The
Adirondack Review, The God Particle, Clean Sheets, Remark,
is from Flanders,
Belgium. Born 31-05-1948 Haiku poet & jazz photographer.
Visit at http://users.skynet.be/geert.verbeke.bowls
from NY, USA; co-editor of THE LEDGE Poetry & Fiction
Magazine and author of five poetry chapbooks and a book of
poems, BEYOND RENEWAL (2001); reviews poetry books for several
periodicals, including THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.
A. Goodwin from
MI, USA is an experienced journalist who has written
poetry as a labor of love for a number of years.
Ph.D., D.Sc., D.H.L., LL.D., Litt.D., is a Fellow of the World
Academy of Poets, a member of the Academy of American Poets
and the New Jersey Poetry Society(of which he is a Past
Trustee), a Fellow of the world Academy of Arts and sciences;
author of 23 books, including 10 volumes of poetry, and
contributor of articles to over 270 journals nationally and
internationally; and a Founder Fellow of the International
Academy of Poets. He is also a member of the Royal Society of
Arts, of England. He lives in West Orange, New Jersey. He is
one of the greatest literary figures of the age, and an active
sharer in the stirring life of his times.
is the author of 15 books of poetry. His work is housed in
the most prominent literary collections in the world,
including ten historical archives and six royal libraries. He
represents the United States in the Poet 2000 Sculpted
Library, an international exhibition of the works of
contemporary poets. He resides in Miami, Florida with his wife
Hyacinth Cynthia Wyatt
was born in Trinidad. She went to Paris at the age of ten
where she studied and obtained her B.A and M.Phil. at the
university of the Sorbonne. She worked as an English Teacher
in a Grammar School for ten years in Paris. She also taught
French in U.K. for two years. In Spain, she taught at the
School of Language at the University of Barcelona and is
currently teaching at the University Rovira i Virgili in
Tarragona where she completed her PhD. on R. K. Narayan. Her
thesis calls attention
to the importance of the mythological heritage in Narayan’s
fiction and examines systematically all Narayan's novels
grouped according to the four stages of the life of a Brahmin.
Its publication, by the University Press of Rovira i Virgili
is forthcoming. She has written several articles on R.K.
Narayan and other Post Colonial authors. She has edited a
book, The Vitality of
West Indian Literature. Her second book on Myths
and Symbols in R.K. Narayan's Novels is forthcoming.
(b. July 28,1973 Kiev, Ukraine): "One of the few women in
the technology field, I graduated in 1995 with a degree in
Information Systems from StonyBrook University. I am married
and live with my husband in Massapequa, NY."
Poet from Co Durham, UK.
BA Millikin University, MA Brooklyn College, Ph.D. University
of Manitoba. married, 2 children, 4 grandchildren.
G. Bowman was
born in 1962 to a workin'class family in south-western Ohio.
He has been a Vocalist with the Notorious Hanley Page Band
since 1985. He has 3 Cds of original music out, with another
due by Christmas. His work in the Mental Health field since
1984, along with his adventures and the "spirit of the
times" reflect in his poetry and other art forms. He is
the author of 2 books, a former cohost of "Thursday Night
Poetry" in Pasadena and news editor for Poetix
is from CA, USA.
Foss’s more recent publications include The
Hat, Studio, Hanging Loose,
and Rattle, as well
as poetz.com and
other online zines. He is also a volunteer ESL tutor to
Chinese immigrants at a Senior Center in San Francisco.
Day Leavitt is
the author of five chapbooks from Daynight Press, including Flaxen
Heart, Like a Warped Mirror, and Jackknife. He is
also a painter. He currently resides in South Portland, Maine,
with his wife Kathleen and daughter Audrey.
"Although originally from New York, I currently live in
Boston, Massachusetts. My work has been nominated for a
Pushcart Prize and published in several journals including Coal
City Review, HEArt, The Paumanok Review,Valparaiso Poetry
Review and Xavier
Review. My first book Immersion
(Lotus Press, 2002) was selected by Lucille Clifton as the
winner of the 2001 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award."
Oskar Hansen from
Portugal; published in The
Fabric of A Vision, The
Still Horizon, The Golden Wings, Voyages, Symphonies and Taj Mahal Review.
Lille, France; 35 years painting experience; theoretician of
abstraction. "What I am interested in painting is not the
painting itself, but what is beyond the painting, besides the
plastic aspect. The painter's part is to make visible what is
not. I intend to draw the way, to trace the path, from the
real world to the invisible, from the divided-state to the
unity; this, by a global perception of both the world and the
work; suddenly the light appears within the color, the
am 33 and I am married to my beautiful wife, Catherine and we
have a two year old daughter named Chloe…”
from MA, USA. Poetry “is a reflection of my life as well.
its my passion.”
Poet from Connecticut, USA.
Horvath Jr.: Editor
of PoetryRepairShop since 1997, John Horvath is a native
Chicagoan, a second wave immigrant, now living in Mississippi.
He has written and published widely since the 1970s.
from MO, USA is an award-winning fiction and non-fiction
author. Julie Failla Earhart has a bachelor's degree in
journalistic and creative writing and a master of fine arts
degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2002,
Julie's essay, "We will Never Forget," which deals
with 9/11, won first place in the essay category in Amy
Kritchen's Angels Without Wings Foundation's "Born-Again
American Literary Competition and an Award of Merit from the
Writer's Challege Literary Association. Also that year, she
was co-host of WGNU's (920 AM) weekly radio show, The Writer's
Hour; founded Write it Right!, her own company that
specializes in teaching writing classes, conducting workshops
and lectures on all aspects of the writing craft, and offers
editorial services for writers of all levels; and has been
selected to be on the faculty of the New York College for
Advanced Studies' Etech Programs and an adjunct as St. Charles
Community College. She has been a reviewer of fiction for the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, The Charlotte Austin Review, Booksights (in
the UK), Amazing Authors Showcase, and
Word Museum as well as written a plethora of newsletters
and brochures. In 2000, she was a runner-up in Book magazine's
"Don Quixote Essay Contest." She has published a
short story that was included in Milliken Publishing Company's
CD-ROM Knowledge Works. Her work has been also been published
in Well Versed 2003
(in publication); Voyages
2003 (in publication); Stirrings:
A Literary Collection; Palimpsest;
Gigantic; Watermark; Words and Dreams, Part XII; An
Archer's Dream; and Steps
Astray. She has recently put together a collection of
short stories, Home
Sweet Home & Other Dangerous Places Before starting
Write it Right, Julie taught feature writing at the University
of Missouri-St. Louis. Currently, she is a freelance writer,
teacher, speaker, and editor working in the St. Louis area.
lives happily on the "plains of his imagination" in
the White Mountains of New Hampshire; published his first book
of poems, Shock Waves: Letters From The Edge (1987), under his
"infamous pen name, Jonathan Konrad"; a writer of
letters and essays on diverse subjects, but first and
foremost, a poet of horror, science fiction and fantasy;
several poems published in The Berlin Reporter.
is from CT, USA. “ I enjoy outdoor activities such as rock
climbing, mountain biking, surfing and snowboarding.”
Ryan Coleman Hawkins: Born
in Nebraska [Aug.4, 1981], yet raised across the U.S.A. as the
son of a military father. “Poetry is his passion and a
American living in London, has been writing for many years.
is from GA, USA.
obtained a journalism degree from the University of Texas at
Austin and currently resides in Texas with family.
lives in the United States in the state of sunny Florida. “I
have three grown children and three adorable grandchildren. My
writing varies in style and content but is written mostly from
personal emotions and experiences. Writing has been my passion
for as long as I can remember. It is a gift that I will
treasure always. My only hope is that as time passes I can
develop my techniques in this forever learning process.”
Kumar Agrawal from
India has taught in a Post-graduate college of CSJM
“I was born and raised in New Hampshire, have degrees from
Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, and have been a
pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia for the past twenty
years…. more than 750 poems accepted or published by about
one hundred and seventy-five journals…. A book of my
“medical” poems, The Patient Presents, was published this
spring by The People's Press in Baltimore and a chapbook of
very different material, “I am going to walk toward the
sanctuary, ” was published this fall Nepenthe Books/Via
Dolorosa Press. I received a Pushcart nomination for an
experimental piece (from Gravity Presses) in 2000….”
is a 22-year-old South African; a published poet and optioned
Poet from Oklahoma, USA.
Ann Conselyea: Poet
from VA, USA.
Anne Berven from
WA, USA. Leslie and her family (husband Steve and their
three teenage boys) live on a "farmette" in the
country; appeared in PoetryMagazine.com.
from Quebec, Canada. She is the author of two published
novels: Lost on Earth: Fateful Love and The Russians Are
Coming! 14 Month in The Life of The Town. Lily Alex was born
in 1969, Moscow, Russia. She started to read when she was
four. Reading is still her passion. She prefers classical
romantic literature, modern fantasy tales, and stories about
animals. She's married and has a daughter.
a math teacher, lover of art, and avid musician from the
middle of the U.S.A. Poetry is a favorite form of writing and
a highly valued creative outlet for the soul.”
Poet from AZ, USA.
Lynn Veach Sadler won
The Pittsburgh Quarterly’s 2001 Hay Prize; tied for
first in Kalliope’s 2002 Elkind Contest; was a
runner-up for the 2002 Spoon River Poetry Review
Editors’ Prize Contest; and won the Poetry Society of
America’s 2003 Hemley Award and Asphodel’s 2003
Poetry Contest. Lynn Veach Sadler has a B.A. from Duke
and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
C. Rigsby from
USA. “I write for the love of writing. Although having works published
is very exciting, it is not necessary. The thrill is in the
creation. To be able to make a blank piece of paper come to
life is ecstasy, but to be able to make people feel or be
moved by my words is indescribable...” Visit the poet
E. D. Aslet from
Surrey, UK has been published in Italy, India and America as
well as her home country, England.
Cristina Azcona is
a bilingual author from Argentina. She has published four
books (poetry, novel and essay) and is being known through USA
and India. She has been semifinalist in many contests and her
work is continuously edited in international publications,
is a journalist, poet and writer who lives in southeastern New
Mexico. She has been pursuing a writing career -- in both
journalism and writing -- since age 14. She has worked
professionally as a journalist for more than six years. She's
currently the lifestyles editor of a daily newspaper in
southeastern New Mexico. She won second- and third-place
respectively in the features category in the 2002 Associated
Press New Mexico Newspaper Editors Contest. She is the author
of the fantasy romance novel "Bryce," her debut
novel published by Publish America in February 2003. Her
poetry and fiction has been published in a number of print
anthologies and on the Internet.
is from Kansas, USA. “Engineer by profession, Spiritual
Director by avocation and mystical poet for the pure joy of
writing from the point of view of absolute wonder. Husband,
father of three children. Been writing for 15 years.”
54 Years ago. Born in Baton Rouge, LA Married with 5
children. Works in the telecommunications industry for
A. Enticknap (1963
– 2003): Father of Cassie, Author of the enchanting novel
Exodus The Dolph/in Saga. International Poet and Author of Arc
of the Ancients and other Poetry - his published poetry
collection. Also, computer graphic artist and book jacket
illustrator. Even though the severe pain he endured may have
slowed his output during the past year his spirit remained as
strong as ever and for him poetry was still soul music which
allows you to hear the heart of humanity, the great song from
which we all can learn so much. He sent his heartfelt thanks
and to tell all readers of Cyberwit to spread the word,
"for in that place they weave the threads of a spiritual
song in all the volumes of work they produce that touches all
nations of the world." And finally Martin wrote this
about why we die. "You have to realise that the reason
why you die is that your life is your creative act and thus
when you have finished, only moment in perspective of time you
have to leave for there are other flowers waiting for you to
kiss. So you have a moment to kiss the flower so kiss it well!
If you do it with a lot of love and care you'll make lovely
flowers bloom next year. That's your gift, your act in the
Garden of Eden."
has worked as a journalist and film critic. He was born
in Montreal, Canada, where his family temporarily settled
after leaving Poland. He has lived in NJ and NY all his
life. He is passionate about art, photography and
is from OH, USA. “I believe life is freedom, life is our
dreams, and what we make of it. A tale of a human being in
his/her own destiny. My dreams develop because of my
girlfriend, my love. She is my rose that will never die.”
Michael R. Collings: Poet
from CA, USA.
is from NV, USA. "I live and write in Las Vegas. I
just finished my latest book. When I make it big, you'll
likely still find me at the strip clubs...however, I am still
grinding my axe on the stone with such intensity when I fall
asleep, my forehead gets cut on the limestone wheel."
from Indiana, USA. Poet of the year for 2000 and 2001.
Published in Books, Newspaper, Magazines etc.
“I am currently 28 living in Ohio.
I am married with a daughter age 8. I work full time
and in my spare time when something comes to me I put it on
paper, which then they become my own personal writings.
I have all my writings listed on my site at:
Jean Piggott is
from Tasmania, Australia. “Most of the poems I write when I
have experience love or loss of love.”
Poet from Washington, USA.
Poet from AL, USA; published in The
Golden Wings, Voyages and December 2002 issue of Taj Mahal Review.
from Dorset, England; an engineer by profession has written
two novel manuscripts (the second being revised after a gap of
14 years); published at TheWriteGallery.com.
years old from Derby, UK; a recovering drug addict, clean
two years now! “Writing is very much a part of my recovery
and my continual abstinence from drugs.”
was brought up in Cameroon and has published seven books of
poetry. Honorary Doctorate, World Congress of Poets, 1990;
listed in Who's Who in America;a Yaddo Fellow; Graduate of the
University of Pennsylvania & Temple University.
from OR, USA.
in Romania, is the founder of www.imagikon.ev.ro and
www.wordmaster.ev.ro. His novel JAZZONIA was awarded the best
Romanian SF novel in 1992. He received the award for the best
Romanian SF story, MANDHALA, 2001, the Sigma award, 2002, for
excellence in Romanian SF and the Sigma award for the best
Romanian SF novel, Moreaugarin’s crusade. As a recognition
of his talent, in 2003 he received the annual Clouds Magazine
former psychology researcher/writer/editor, has been published
in journals, newspapers, anthologies, and online. Her most
recent books are Don’t Turn Away: Poems About Breast
Cancer, Labyrinth: Poems & Prose, Apple Blossoms at
Eye Level and Lummox Press Little Red Book series, A
Gathering Glance. She lives in northern California.
from CA, USA began writing poetry in an abandoned garage
during a particularly adventurous phase of poverty and
waywardness. His latest work, a novel called The Rotten
Bridge, is a genre bending gypsy love story.
lives in Norfolk, England with his wife Julie, son Tom and
daughter Becky. He is a member of British Mensa's creative
writers group and has had stories published in the USA as well
as an anthology of his short stories published by Searle
Publishing under the title Dark Whispers.
from NY, USA; mother of three children; published in Black
Bear Review, Black Buzzard Review, Medicinal Purposes Literary
Review, The TESOL Journal, Poetry in Motion, Poetry Motel
Wallpaper broadside series, Snow Monkey and
Neza Boneza: Poet
and writer from The Democratic Republic Of Congo (Central
Africa) in Exile in Norway serving as the director of T: AP
Refugees Project. First Publication Nomad Sept 2003,
is from NM, USA. “Communication of new perspectives and
visions and ideas is the best way I know how to help bring
about world mind-change and, therefore, real world peace.”
CA, USA; currently working as a circulation supervisor in a
county library; writing for over 35 years; published in Cicada,
Brussel Sprouts, Red Dragon, and online magazines A
Room WIthout Walls, Carnelian, Snakeskin and Buddha's
from CT, USA; divorced father of three daughters.
is a 30 year old Florida resident who writes in his spare time
while working for the US Postal Service.
He has a tremendous passion for reading, writing, and
collecting fiction. He recently separated from the US Air
Force and hopes to relocate to TN to be near his 8-year-old
of six volumes of poetry, "Reflections in a Poets
Mirror", Love from a Poetic Point of View", "Poetic
Sighs", "Don't Read Me Like Some Poem",
"We Ain't in Kansas No More" and "Pour Me
Another Poem"; member of the Kansas Author's Club and his
author website is www.macpoetry.com.
M. Buehler, a
33 year-old Journalist in southern New Jersey, is an aspiring
writer and poet, with already five poems published in
anthologies and four others on
the website www.fictionauts.com. “I've also had
several photos included in exhibits, one of which has earned
an honorable mention.
Professionally, I've earned a third place and an
honorable mention for an article and a photograph I took
respectively from the New Jersey Press Association.”
lives in New Jersey (USA).
Her poetry has appeared in Poetism, Poems
Niederngasse, Lucid Moon, Writers of the Desert Sage, Echoes
from the Heart: An
Anthology of Poetry for Peace/from 9.11 to Infinity and
Dean Porter: “I
believe that the earth is first. I am a strict
environmentalist. I believe that Nationalism and Religion has
caused enough deaths… I
write, then I understand.”
is from MA, USA. “My words are penned from my true feelings
and come directly from my heart and soul..”
TX, USA is known as RoseMeade on the information publishing
highways of the Internets, the dusk to dawn writer and editor.
“…I work for a Texas newspaper creating bridal,
anniversary and obituary announcements for 14 communities;
previously, I spent 7 years as a graphic designer, writer and
publisher of fortune 500 newsletters for a corporation with
over 1000 employees; years volunteering on non-profit
October of 2000, I formed an on-line publishing company "Digi-Tall
News & Media."
been writing stories and poetry since early elementary school.
NY, USA is an artist, writer, performer and columnist. Her
works have appeared in a number of print and online
Jean Lathrop is
from WA, USA. “Always a passion for poetry, now as I am
healing I write!”
(b. 1946) is a poet, short-story writer and an editor from UP
India; Head of the English Department in A.D. College,
Allahabad; Ph.D. in English; several awards; poems published
in many anthologies; awarded for writing an epic The Fire
and The Garden: An Exploration of Beauty in three volumes;
Chief Editor of an international literary journal Taj Mahal
Review. He has also edited nine World Poetry Anthologies,
and two anthologies of World's Great Short Stories. He has 38
years experience in teaching English Literature at the
university level. His wife and he married for nearly 32 years
have two sons and one three-year old adorable grand daughter.
from Berkshire, UK has been a freelance writer for ten years;
appeared in a wide variety of publications in print and
is from PA, USA. ”I find that only poetry, not medication,
can truly let me be free.”
W. Flynn is
from MA, USA. “I love language and creating poetry out of
the words in that language. I also love to ponder the
spirituality of the Native American and have found a wealth of
ideas from their love of Nature and for their Creator.”
from IL, USA; creator of a neuroscience research website,
lives in a new house in Suffolk, Virginia. He has published
more than sixty short stories in thirty different magazines
and anthologies, both electronic and print. His first novel,
GUARDER LORE, was released by NovelBooks, Inc. (
www.novelbooksinc.com ) in March of 2002 and his collection of
short Horror Fiction, THE ROAD TO DARKNESS, was released by
Double Dragon Publishing ( www.double-dragon-ebooks.com ) in
April of 2003. Shawn and his wife share their house with two
old friends: a
much larger than normal cat and a dog who thinks he's human.
Visit his website at: http://legendarts.com/shawn/
In Israel since the 50’s. Lived on a kibbutz, served in the
army,. A biology and education
major.. For thirty years headmaster of the “Bagrut High
School’s of Jerusalem”
Poems and essays published in Australia, Canada, China,
India, Israel, New Zealand, UK, USA. At present involved in
philosophical and literary research
at the Hebrew University.
in Denver, Colorado
in the United States; has appeared in numerous publications
including The Fabric of A Vision, The
Still Horizon, Taj
Mahal Review (June
2002), Voyages and
The Golden Wings.
from Iowa, USA received his BA English and MA English from
Northern Michigan University, and his MFA creative
writing-fiction from Vermont College. He has published a short
story collection, The Distance to Venus, and a novella,
The Last Chord Concert. He has taught creative writing
at The University of Dubuque and writing at The University of
Wisconsin, Rock County. Currently, he is teaching writing at
The University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and communications
in the MBA program at The University of Dubuque.
lives in Denmark with his girlfriend and hopes to travel
widely over the next few years. He currently has stories in
the Sick Anthology and Fantasies: An Anthology of
World's Great Short Stories.
X_Y Guan was
born in Wuhan, China. His Chinese pen name is (Guan,
Pengfei) for academic publications in China; for poetry
writing in the United States. As a journalist, he used Sunny
X-Y. Guan (or Sunny Kwan) as his pen name.
and “I Remember…” published in Green Georgian Poetry
MO, USA: “47 years old, married high school sweetheart. Have
3 children and 6 grandchildren. Started writing poetry for
wife and children and then for friends. Mostly able to express
real feelings through poetry.”
Poet from CA, USA.
has written one unpublished novel and over a half dozen
published short stories, one of which appeared in the June
2003 issue of the Taj
Mahal Review. His
short story 'Trick or Treat' was nominated as one of the best
of the Web'99, and his 'Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty' won a first
place in a short story contest in '00. A former
Mr. Black lives in Missouri, U.S.A.
A. Downie was
born and educated in Rotterdam Holland; after World War two
emigrated with her family to Canada; married Ross Downie and
retired from nursing to raise two sons, Robert and John, and a
daughter Karen; a dedicated environmentalist; published world
wide; has promoted peace; the recipient of Ontario’s 2001
Outstanding Senior Of The Year award.
Elizabeth Wyss is
from BE, Switzerland. “I'm a student of English literature
and History at the University of Berne. I started writing
stories at the age of ten or eleven and during that time I
have also written the occasional poem.”
Mariya Victorovna: Born
in Pushchino 1981. 1994-96 two years of studying in the
States, Lake Ridge Academy, 1998-graduation from school in
Russia. 1998-2001-Moscow County Pedagogical College. At
present a student of Moscow State Regional University.
Specialisation in English linguistics.
of White and Nervous and Limousine Dreams; President of
the Board of Directors of The Poetry Project in New York City;
published in numerous magazines and webzines. Her
recently released spoken word cd, URBAN VOODOO is available
from www.spdbooks.org and features percussionist Daniel
Freedman. She lives in New York City.
Bong Chia Sing
is a poem-loving Malaysian; interested in romance novels, and
Poet from Pennsylvania, USA.
(b. 1976) grew up in Rivne (Western Ukraine) where he finished
the secondary school; at the age of seventeen he entered the
Volyn State University in Lutsk where he has been studying at
the foreign languages department for five years; at the
university he studied English and French as well as foreign
literature; graduated from the Volyn State University in 1998;
currently working as a teacher of English and foreign
S. Mayo is
from MD, USA.
41 yrs old, single, a member of the Poetry Society of
America, and an associate member of the Academy of
American Poets, lives in Shreveport, Louisiana,
in the United States; has one cat (named Precious);
interested in reading poetry and discovering new writers, and
listening to music. "To me poetry is a way of expressing
one's feelings." Visit:
Poetry In A Cup http://poetryinacup.org/
was raised in a large family of 17 children in Chewelah,
Washington. He was athletic, playing football, baseball,
and boxing. He was in Viet Nam over fifty-one months, and was
honorably discharged. William is married, with three children
and three grandchildren. His poetry is a reflection of life as
seen through his eyes, and his attempt to define it.
is from California, USA. Visit the poet at http://www.angelfire.com/wi/sentstruc
from Indiana, USA; published in Taj Mahal Review
(December 2002); author of The Architecture Of Me.
from Wspolna, Poland; published in Symphonies and Taj Mahal Review (December 2002 & June 2003).
was born in England but lived in Long Island New York for 11
yrs returning to England in 1958. I worked as a nurse to the
elderly for 31 yrs and am semi retired. I am well travelled
and love the natural world, visiting Africa twice, Alaska,
Thailand, Europe, America, Egypt, Israel to name a few. I have
been writing poetry for a number of years and have had my work
published here and in other countries.”
California, USA is author of "Sweet Grace A Book of
Testimony". “My place of rest is the Ocean.
It is where I seek refuge under the Lord.”