The Poetry Kit
mainly by the UK dance scene and contemporary life.
Running an open-mic night
for musicians, poets DJs etc in North Wales. Have
performed in Liverpool, Bristol, London and Glastonbury
as well as locally in Gwynedd.
Journalist, Consultant Editor, Poet, Lecturer and
Narrator / Voice-over talent.
For a complete list of David Taub's publications, visit his website: http://ukpoet.cjb.net/
Born in Leeds 1942. Leeds Training College 1961-64. Included in Michael Horovitzs Penguin anthology Children of Albion. Collected Poems 2003. Kith and Kin: Experiences in Mental Health Caring 2004. Pitfall Street (novel) 2005. Series editor Easy Guides for Patients and Carers. Director Sixties Press. Runs six websites. Main sites www.barrytebb.co.uk and www.sixtiespress.co.uk. A survivor from the 60s, close to Martin Bell and Peter Redgrove but doesnt fit contemporary trends. Believes Arts Council funding of small presses needs radical overhaul. A passionate reader of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and admirer and translator of French poetry. Editor (with Simon Jenner) of Orphans of Albion: Twentieth Century British Poetry, a comprehensive 550 page anthology of neglected poets like Thomas Blackburn and James Simmons. (publication late 2005.)
Organisation: 'Hot Wire Poetry Slam' and 'We Are Poets!'
Tel: 01925 752611
Helên Thomas has been writing poetry and songs for as long as she can remember and appears regularly on the UK poetry circuit.
She is a prize-winning poet whose first taste of success came in 1985 when she won a runner-up prize in 'She' Magazine's National Poetry Competition with 'Ode To Bad Poetry'. In October 2000 she won the Manchester Poetry Festival Slam.
Helên is a performance poet who is both versatile and original. She has organised events as 'Poetry Link Organiser' for The Lymm Festival and as part of Warringtons Hot Wire Poetry Slam along with Jo Warburton. In July 2003 Helên and Jo were commissioned to write and deliver a ten minute performance poem to commemorate five years of The Lymm Festival.
Guest appearances and performances include: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (1989 &1990);The Buxton Fringe Festival (2000); The Bristol Poetry Festival (2000 & 2003); The Poetry Tent at Glastonbury (2000, 2002 & 2003); The Ashton Court Festival, Bristol (2002, 2003 & 2004); The Lymm Festival (1999 - 2004); The Cheltenham Festival of Literature (2002) and at various venues in New York as part of the launch of Shortfuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry, published by Rattapallax Press, Autumn 2002.
In 2003 Helên compèred for the Glastonbury Poetry Tent and co-hosted the prestigious Glastonbury Festival poetry slam. She has been working with Bristols Big Mouth Cabaret and helped MC at Bristols Ashton Court Festival along with poetry impresario Rosemary Dun.
Her poems appear in numerous anthologies including 'The Hot Wire Slam Anthology' (Pyramid Press); Shortfuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry (Rattapallax Press) and her own collection 'Hopelessness And Other Hobbies'. Her poems have also appeared in a number of editions of Manchester's 'The Ugly Tree' magazine. In 2003 Helên donated poems to three ground breaking new e-books edited by Todd Swift. 100 Poets Against the War; Times New Roman and Poems for Lord Hutton. All three titles are free to download from www.nthpositiononline.com.
Helên has recently been working on a collection of childrens poetry which she has incorporated into a performance piece 'We Are Poets!' For 'We Are Poets!' Helên has teamed up with primary school teacher Kate McGann in order to devise a piece of performance which meets many of the National Literacy Strategy's requirements for teaching poetry in schools. The 'We Are Poets!' show is performed by Kate and Helên in the roles of Penelope Page and Gabby Mouth, two larger than life characters with conflicting ideas about what makes good poetry.
the World Poet
extemporising at Rainboe Aquarian festival (nimbin)1973
STREET POET 1973-1985 20 chapbooks published, 30 tapes of
original poetry and music improvisations, 2
cds-ROSES!(1997),AMERICA!(1998), Guest of CHELTENHAM
LITERATURE FESTIVAL(1994-7), HUDDERSFIELS POETRY
FESTIVAL(1994), GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL((1994), LONDON JAZZ
FESTIVAL(1995), Founder of AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL POETRY
FESTIVAL(1993), and AUSTIN POETS AT LARGE(1995) Featured
at AUSTIN ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL(1994-6), and AUSTIN
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL(1998)
Born 1961 into
an irish family living in England. 'Educated' by the
Irish Christian Brothers. Former actor/director with PRETTY
DISGUSTING THINGS, STOCKPORT PERFROMING ARTS
TEAM and FOURSIGHT THEATRE COMPANY.
I was born and
raised in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on
New Years Day of 1952.
CK Tower, editor for the online literary journal,Conspire, resides in Lansing, Michigan and attends Michigan State University, where she is continuing her studies in literature and creative writing. CK also serves as poetry editor for the critically acclaimed internet literary journal, Recursive Angel. In working with both journals, CK hopes to further excellence in internet literary publishing.
Achievements: Grants and Awards/Honors Include: 1995 Cranbrook Scholarship(poetry), 1995 Lansing Community College Foundation Grant: "An Evening With Richard Tillinghast," 1996 Omega Institute- Poetry Workshop Invitational (selected by Galway Kinnell), 1997 Lansing Community College Student Life Grant "Reading and Workshop by Galway Kinnell," 1997 L.C.C. Student Service Award(for services performed as President of the Creative Writing Club) 1997 Niki Giovanni Poetry Workshop Invitational(selected by the members of the L.C.C. English Dept.), Featured Artist- Eclectica (May '97), Featured Poet- Brooklyn Poet (July/Sept '97) 1998, Michigan State University Poetry Reading Invitational- (selected by Diane Wakoski).
Some of the other journals where CK's work has been published include: The Allegheny Review, The Mississippi Review Web, CrossConnect, Zuzu's Petals, The Morpo Review, Gravity, Poetry Magazine, PIF, and Poetry Cafe.
interviewed here (1998)
website: Jacket magazine
is a leading modern poet. He spent his youth on a farm on
the South-east coast of Australia, attended country
schools, and took his BA in 1970 after attending
university sporadically. He has worked mainly in
publishing and radio production for the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation, and has travelled widely,
making reading tours of the United States, England and
Europe. He has lived at various times in Melbourne,
Singapore, Brisbane and London, and now lives in Sydney.
writing since 15 years old; love to write about self
searching things deep within the conscious &
unconscious realms. Achievements: Received Honorable
Mention; Award of Merit & Award of Acheivement
cerificates for some poetry work.
I lead "Poetic License," a successful poetry writing workshop I founded at my local library in 2003. The group reads their work to the public twice a year. I publish True Poet Magazine (www.truepoetmagazine.com), an online poetry magazine I founded in 2003. I write a monthly newletter column for an author's newsletter filled with poetry publishing tips. I read my poetry at local open mikes. I am in the process of locating a venue in my home town where I can host a new poetry-only open mike. As Poetry Editor for "The Professional Authors Newsletter," I write a column called "The Published Poet" in which I provide publishing and other tips for aspiring poets. I was selected as The Featured Reader for June 2004 by PoeticVoices.com (www.poeticvoices.com). I writes book reviews for poetry and other genres for www.BookIdeas.com and www.BookZonePro.com. I also mentor high school students interested in a writing career.
More details of my literary activites (including excerpts and reviews of her books, as well as transcripts of radio and newspaper interviews) can be found on my website: http://www.michelleailenetrue.com or at my blog: http://michelleailenetrue/blogspot.com
Performance poet, regularly performs in Glasgow. Has had numerous poems published over the years in various Anthologies and magazines both in UK and USA. Currently branching out into short story format but will continue to perform.
I have had a book and several poems published in national publications. I sing unaccompanied folk. I have a whole range of interests. Too many to list.