Who's Who in Poetry

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Rachel Dacus - Fred D'Aguiar - Barbara Daniels - Catherine Daly - Will Daunt - Elaine Day - Kay Day - Linda M. Deane -

  William F. DeVault - Scott Devon - Patricia Dixon - Brian Docherty -  Chandra Shekhar Dubey - Rosemary Dun

 

Rachel Dacus
Walnut Creek, CA USA
e-mail:
rachel@dacushome.com
website:
Poetry by Rachel Dacus


My collection of poems, Earth Lessons (Bellowing Ark Press, 1998) and my CD of poetry with music, A God You Can Dance , are both available through my web site and Amazon.com. My poetry and essays have appeared in journals that include The Alsop Review, Bellowing Ark, Many Mountains Moving, Prairie Schooner and Rattapallax. My work has been anthologized in The Poetry of Roses (Abrams), Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English (Wesleyan University Press) and The Best of Melic (Melic Review). I work as a fundraising consultant to hospitals and health care institutions and take long walks with my two Silky Terriers. I have long been a student of Earth's lessons.


Fred D'Aguiar

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Fred D'Aguiar was born in London and brought up in Guyana and London. He has written poetry, fiction and for the theatre and television. His book-length narrative poem Bill of Rights was short listed for the 1998 T S Eliot Prize. He teaches English at the University of Miami.

 


 

Barbara Daniels  

minyrafon@amserve.com.

My poetry has been published in a wide range of British magazines including Acumen, Borderlines, Envoi, Equinox, London Magazine, iota, Poetry Nottingham International and  Staple.  I have also been awarded first prize in a variety of competitions:  Ledbury, Envoi,  Northampton Rhyme, Equinox, River Thames Society and Friends of War Memorials.  Five collections have been published: Dance With Me, Spin Again and Mean Time (NPF); Camera Obscura won the Poetry Monthly Pamphlet Competition in 2001.  The most recnt booklet is Take Off (3.00 from Pikestaff Press, Ellon House, Harpford, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 ONH.)  Reviewers have described my poetry as "energetic, intellectually curious, sensuous, optimistic" and have found " a terrific sense of humour at work "  Topics include science, the relationship of the sexes and activities of everyday life. My aim is be readable without being trivial. 

 


 

Catherine Daly

UCLA Extension
533 South Alandele Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
fax: 3239331380
website:
Catherine Daly: Poetry


I am a poet and have started my own software development company.
As for poetry, I have several manuscripts which are not published. Over 90 of my individual poems have been published on and offline. My site has links to many of the online poems.
I also teach at UCLA Extension: their online poetry workshop, and occasional in person workshops and literature classes, such as one on Love Poetry coming up right before Valentine's Day.
I am currently starting to write more book reviews.
Achievements: e.g., a California Small Business and WBE MFA, Columbia University, 1991


 

Will Daunt


Ormskirk, Lancashire
 

Contact - will.daunt1@btinternet.com

 

Poetry Collections: 'Running Out Of England' (Oversteps, 2004). 'Lancashire Working', (Kite Modern Poetry Series, 2003). '2000 Tales of Love, Rewinding' and 'Houses Dim' (Grendon House, 2001 and 2000).  Latest collection: THE GOOD IS ABROAD (Lapwing Publications, 2006).   Poems in anthologies: 'Poet's England, Lancashire', 'Poetry North-west' and 'Voices'.
Poems in magazines: including 'Envoi', 'Orbis', 'Smoke', 'Iota', 'Pennine Platform', 'Sepia', 'Links', 'Krax', 'Period Piece and Paperback', 'The Green Book', 'Vigil', and 'Purple Patch'.

a new volume, DISTANT CLOSE was published by Lapwing in 2008.

 


Elaine Day


141 Turpin Avenue, Collier Row, Romford, Essex RM5 2LU
Phone. 01708 743929
e-mail.
elaineday@supanet.com


Have 7 Editor's Choice Awards. Appear in the International Authors/Writers Who's Who. Have a Mensa Certificate. Three books in shops at present. Written a Rock Opera in the 1980's. Written two plays. Have had poems appear in magazines/Newspapers, ETV Video magazine, Citizen newspaper. Three books in 2000, Children in Need book, 2000,for BBC. Radio appearances with Active Radio,Dec 2000. Romford Recorder newspaper, Jan 2001, International Authors/writers Who's Who for April/May 2001. Book Let's Shout about It. Poems in Gentle Reader, Linkway, Acorn. The first book of small poets anthology,2000, One magazine, Poetry Church magazine.

 Books of Poetry by Elaine Day.

                                             Heaven & Earth,

                                             Praying in Poems

                                             Prayer for Jesus/Other Poems

                                             Praise Poetry

 The books are available on Amazon website, and the following websites  countrybookshop.co.auk

                          support@WHSmithonline.co.uk  -  The Book Pl@ce

 


Kay Day

Jacksonville, Florida
904-880-4516
kdaynjax@comcast.net
Website:
A Collection of Writing by Kay Day


Kay Day writes columns for Circle Magazine, Alsop Review, and Jacksonville.com, Net site for the Florida Times-Union. Her program, "Not your average poetry review," is broadcast on Bookcrazy.net, a 24/7 radio station based in Phoenix, Arizona. . Awards for poetry include the ByLine National Literary Award, the Carrie Allen McCray Literary Award, and second place in the Florida State Writing Contest. Her work has been published in print and on the Net in journals such as ByLine, Pif, Conspire, Perihelion, Alsop Review, Purpose, and Foliate Oak. She is the author of Perfect Words, collection of poetry and essays on writing and publishing poetry. Her second book, a collection of metrical and free verse poems, is due out in January, 2004 from Ocean Publishing. Day's poems are included in anthologies, and in texts used in schools.

 


 

Linda M. Deane
Country: Barbados, W.I.
Email: deane_linda@hotmail.com, tunde@caribsurf.com
Website: artsetcbarbados.com
Tel: (246) 426-1792

Linda M. Deane is a British-Barbadian editor, graphic designer, publisher and poet. She has over 25 years' experience as a journalist and, with Canadian-Barbadian author Robert Edison Sandiford, is co-founder of "ArtsEtc: The Premier Cultural Guide to Barbados". They are also co-editors of "Shouts from the Outfield: The ArtsEtc Cricket Anthology" (AE Books, 2007).

Linda is the 2005 recipient of Barbados' prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment and Prime Minister's Award for the poetry collection, "Cutting Road Blues: A Narrative."  A performance poet and participant in the 2004 Eden Mills Writers Festival in Ontario, Canada, her jazz-inspired writing has appeared in "Poui," the Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and will appear in the upcoming issue of "Caribbean Writer."

A graduate of the University of Warwick and mother of two, she is also a member of Writers Ink Barbados and a founding board member of B-Copy, Barbados' reprographic rights organisation.

 


William F. DeVault

Rumoured to be living in West Virginia, Los Angeles
e-mail: williamfdevault@CityOfLegends.com
website: The Romantic Poet of the Internet(tm) (www.cityoflegends.com)

Born Greenville, SC, USA, August 16, 1955.
Married, and divorced, twice.
Three children by first marriage, Perelandra(Peri), Dante and Elric.
A prolific writer, considered one of the fathers of the "digital renaissance", christened the "Romantic Poet of the Internet" by Yahoo in 1996.  Won both Poet and Poem of the Year for 2001 from "Preditors and Editors" Readers Poll.  Named one of 50 oustanding creative artists from West Virginia by the Appalachian Education Initiative in 2004. Published in over 300 magazines and e-zines.
Books include
"PanthEon" (ISBN #0-9659576-0-8),
"From Out of the City" (ISBN #0-9659576-0-8),
"from an unexpected quarter" (ISBN #0-5950023-1-5),
"Love Gods of a Forgotten Religion" (ISBN #0-5952225-2-8) and
"101 Great Love Poems" (ISBN #0-5952588-2-4)
 


 

Scott Devon

 

Scottdevon@hotmail.co.uk

www.writeoutloud.net

            Scott Devon is one of the first of a new generation of street poets that are emerging through the UK performance poetry scene. His words have been described as like a child whose been given a gun, explosive and dangerous. His words deal with the modern world crisis, the export of the unhappiness of the USA to countries and people that simply have no use for it, because as the UK becomes the 51st state we loose ourselves and the winner of the rat-race can only ever be a rat.

            Scott has been published in numerous websites and magazines since he began performing in 2004 and most recently in the New Word Order anthology, ‘Out Of Order’. He is due to release a full CD of his street poetry next year.


 

Patricia Dixon


Sonora,CA
e-mail:
pdixon@mlode.com


I am a married mother of two, and a software consultant for WiredRed Software Inc. I have been writing poetry, short story and historical essays since I was a child.
Certificate of Merit from the American Legion Auxiliary, and a medal of excellence in history from the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Many publishing credits in anthologies, and a number of awards for some of these poems.
Interests: Family genealogy, as well as the study of Abraham Lincoln's roots and historical significance. I have long been a student of medicine, and still enjoy its study.  My deepest interest still is writing poetry and essay.

 


Brian Docherty 

Read the interview  Read the poems
organisation: word for word
email, briandoc67@yahoo.co.uk

 

Born Glasgow 1953, now lives in London. Educated at Middlesex Polytechnic, University of Essex, London University Instutute of Education. St. Mary's University College, Twickenham,   Member of Vertical Images, Islington Poetry Workshop, Word for Word writers group.
Books include Armchair Theatre, (London: Hearing Eye, 1999)

ISBN  978-1-870841597, Desk with a View, (London: Hearing Eye, 2008), ISBN 978-1-905082,

Woke up this Morning, (Middlesbrough: Smokestack Books, 2012), ISBN 978-0-9571722-2-7.


Poetry Kit interview

 


Chandra Shekhar Dubey

 

Associate Professor, Department of English

Shaheed Bhagat Singh  Evening college,

University of Delhi

 

Sheikh Sarai,Phase II, New Delhi -110030, 09868164405 (M)

 

I am a poet, writer and translator.I have published two collections of my poems titled ''Ripple On A  Stone' , Writer's Workshop,

Calcutta,1994 and ''Substance of Shadows'', Swati Publications,New Delhi,2007. My poems have been published in many national and international journals of repute.My poems have been widely anthologized. My poems were featured in '' The Dance of Peacock :An Anthology of English Poems from India'', Hidden Brook Press, Canada,

2013 .  I have edited many books.

 


 

Rosemary Dun

 

www.rosemarydun.co.uk
www.big-mouth-poetry.co.uk
www.myspace.com/rosemary_dun
www.myspace.com/bigmouthpoetry

 

 

Rosemary Dun has been a performer on the Bristol poetry scene since winning the Bristol Poetry Slam in 1997.  She has performed at many venues and festivals including Stroud, Bristol, Cheltenham, Manchester, Brighton, Tiverton, Glastonbury, Royal Festival Hall London, Ledbury, and New York – even at Chelsea Football Club.  She has supported John Hegley and Attila the Stockbroker and Zimbabwe's premier poet Albert Nyathi and his band Imbongi.  Her poetry has been published in anthologies, including Short Fuse: A global anthology of new fusion poets eds. Todd Swift & Philip Norton (pub. Rattapallax Press New York;) Rive Gauche: An anthology of Bristol women poets ed PVT West et al (pub Rive Gauche Publshing); City: Bristol today in poems and pictures ed. Johnson & Hunter (pub. parallalia); Bristol Slam Poetry (pub POTA).  She has edited a collection of new work by Bristol authors Folk House Anthology eds. Rosemary Dun & Kate Gardiner (Chameleon Press), has her own self-published book and is working on a cd of poetry and music.  She is also a member of the football poets www.footballpoets.org

 

Rosemary has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa, has written 3 novels, has twice been short-listed for the prestigious Ian St. James Awards, and had short stories published.  She has also performed with Words Allowed - a group of short story tellers.  She organises the poetry tent at Ashton Court/ Bristol Community Festival and runs the highly successful Big Mouth Cabaret nights as well as hosting Open Mike Nights at The Folk House Bristol.  She has organised master classes in performance poetry for up-and-coming poets in and around Bristol.  Rosemary has been guest editor for the highly successful online magazine, Fusebox and has been a featured poet in The Hole magazine plus nthposition on line poetry e-zine.  She was commissioned to write a poem for the ITV1 programme The Trouble With Love, and has appeared on local radio and tv.  She is also a member of the highly successful Stroud Football Poets. 

 

Rosemary runs workshops and courses on creative writing, novel writing, football poetry and performance poetry.  One of her poems is on the school curriculum in Finland.  She lives with two teenage daughters.