Who's Who in Poetry

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Cathleen Calbert - Howard Camner - Steve Carroll - Ken Champion -  Arthur Chappell - Mary Charman-Smith - Debjani Chatterjee - Helen Clare - Mandy Coe
Jez Colclough - Geraldine Collinge - Bob Cooper - Jon Corelis - Paulo da Costa
Sylvie Cox - Tony CrowtherCat hy Cullis

Cathleen Calbert
English Department
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

I am the author of two books of poetry:  Lessons in Space (University of Florida Press) and Bad Judgment (Sarabande Books). Individually, my poems and stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Ms., The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The Womenıs Review of Books. I have been awarded the Discovery Prize from The Nation, the Gordon Barber Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a Pushcart Prize. Currently, I am a Professor of English at Rhode Island College. My website is www.cathleencalbert.com.

Howard Camner
10440 S.W. 76th Street, Miami, Florida 33173 USA
phone: (305) 595-9972
website: Howard Camner

Recognized as the most widely published poet in South Florida, Camner has published 1,400 poems since 1976. He also has the distinction of having been the youngest poet nominated for a Poet Laureateship in the country (Florida, 1980). Camner currently represents the United States in the Poet 2000 Sculpted Library exhibition in Dublin.



Ken Champion




email: kenchamp@hotmail.co.uk



Ken Champion …is an internationally published poet and writer whose work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Rialto, Smiths Knoll, Magma, African American Review and others too numerous to mention. He has two pamphlets, African Time (2002) and Cameo Poly (2004) published by Tall Lighthouse and a full collection, But Black And White Is Better (2008, reprinted 20011). He has had fiction published in literary journals in the UK and USA - among them, Bellevue Literary Review, Tears in the Fence and Hamilton Stone Review. He reads in London and elsewhere, hosts More Poetry at The Coffee Shop, E1, runs poetry workshops and writes reviews for the Tall Lighthouse website.

A selection from over 250 published poems and fourteen pieces of short fiction can be found at The Poetry Library and at www.kenchampion.org.uk

Living in London, he lectures in sociology and philosophy, has worked as a decorator, sign writer, mural painter and commercial artist.  


Steve Carroll
the spoken word foundation
77 Sneinton Boulevard, Nottingham NG2 4FD
phone: 0115 958 0428
e-mail: steve@theresa76.freeserve.co.uk

31 year old writer of poetry (in various forms) and short stories. Lived and worked variously.
Performed widely in London and Midlands over last nine years. Publication in various magazines.
Interests: Eclectic. And football.

Arthur Chappell

E-Mail - arthur@chappell7300.freeserve.co.uk
Arthur's MY Space blogs - http://www.myspace.com/56954240.
Website www.arthurchappell.clara.net/contents.htm
Publications list http://www.arthurchappell.clara.net/publications.htm

Born in Manchester England  on 9/2/1962.  Arthur has a  degree in literature and philosophy. He was brainwashed into a cult which he escaped from
in  1985, .  He is a Secular Humanist who writes  to prove that he is more than just a cult victim.  He has several articles, poems and stories in
print as well as his website and has issued a very successful audio CD of his poetry, called "Bard For Life".     He has also produced a book of poetry and
short stories, "Dreams Take Flight".  Arthur is currently, a member of the Sealed Knot English Civil War Re-enactment Society,  which he serves as a
pikeman on the field of battle.


Mary Charman-Smith

Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex,

email; mabelenglish@hotmail.com


B 1958, poems include two collections, The Moon the Waves and the Breeze, Leaf Books, 2008,  http://www.leafbooks.co.uk/New/home.html (also listed on Amazon) ISBN 9781905599479 , and The Day is White, another collection which has won publication in the  Indigo Dreams Press Summer Collection 2009 , to be published later in 2009.  Poems have been frequently published as Poem of the Week in the West Sussex Gazette. The sonnet ‘To a tree’ appeared in Dawntrader (poetry magazine)  June 2009. http://www.indigodreamspress.co.uk.  Mary’s poems have frequently been placed in competitions. ‘Yellow’ won the Writelink Spring Fever competition in 2006, Daffodil Harvest was placed in this competition in 2005.  The Day is White, was a published entry in the Leaf Books competition spring 2007 and is in the anthology, Ukraine and Other Poems, Leaf Books, 2007, ISBN 9781905599387.  A number of poems have appeared in anthologies by United Press over the years. Some have appeared in Digitally Organic, Earlyworks Press Anthology, ISBN 9780955342967.  Her poem Merry go round, was one of the Forward Press top five poems in January 2008 and she is a featured poet. http://www.forwardpress.co.uk/b_featured_poets/2009/featured_poets_Mary_Charman-Smith.html  Mary completed the MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University in 2003 and submitted poetry for the dissertation. She currently works as a tutor on poetry and general writing courses for both The Open College of the Arts and Writers’ News Home Study.


Debjani Chatterjee

11 Donnington Road, Sheffield, S Yorkshire, UK S2 2RF

Publications: Poetry collections include: 1) I Was That Woman (Hippopotamus Press, Frome, 1989; & Writers Workshop, Kolkata, 1997); also published as Cette Femme La.../I Was That Woman, a bi-lingual edition from L'Harmattan, Paris, 2000. 2) The Sun Rises in the North (Smith/Doorstop, Huddersfield, 1991). 3) A Little Bridge (Pennine Pens, Hebden Bridge, 1997). 4) Albino Gecko (University of Salzburg, Salzburg, 1998). 4) Animal Antics (Pennine Pens, Hebden Bridge, 2000), a collection for children, illustrated by the author and with a foreword by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. 5) Jade Horse Torso: Poems & Translations (Sixties Press, Sutton, 2003). 6) Namaskar: New & Selected Poems (Redbeck Press, Bradford, 2004). 7) Words Spit & Splinter (Redbeck Press, 2009).
Poetry anthologies edited include: The Redbeck Anthology of British South Asian Poetry (Redbeck Press, 2000), described in Poetry Review as being "of historic import". Others include: Northern Poetry Vol. II (Littlewood Arc, 1991), My Birth Was Not in Vain (Sheffield Libraries, 2001), Rainbow World: Poems from Many Cultures (Hodder, 2003), Generations of Ghazals: Ghazals by Nasir Kazmi & Basir Sultan Kazmi (Redbeck Press, 2004), Sixties Press Anthology of Gregory Fellows' Poetry (Sixties Press, 2004), Masala: Poems from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka (Macmillan, 2005) and Raising their Voices: Poems by Children in Burngreave (Sahitya Press, 2008). She has also edited several bilingual anthologies of poetry and prose, including Barbed Lines (BWSG Book Project, Sheffield, 1990) which won the first Raymond Williams Community Publishing Prize in 1990. Her numerous books for children include: The Elephant-Headed God & Other Hindu Tales (Lutterworth, 1989), selected for Children's Books of the Year in 1990. She has won prizes in various poetry competitions including the Lancaster Litfest Open Poetry Competition, Peterloo Poets Open Poetry competition, Southport Writers Circle Open Poetry Competition and Muse India Poetry Translation Competition. Debjani won a Yorkshire & Humberside Arts Writer's Award in 1995, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University in 2002, and in 2008 she received an MBE for services to Literature.


Helen Clare
85 Park Road, Leyton, London E10 7BZ
website: www.helenaclare.themutual.net

Born 1965. Been writing for several years. Recently moved to London from the North West of England. Tutor for Lancaster University, Department of Distance Learning's on-line Creative Writing Course.
Recently graduated from Lancaster University's MA programme. Published in Faber's First Pressings, Rialto, Smoke, The Interpreters House and other small magazines. Also joint pamphlet, "What a Performance" with John Carley and Christine Potter. Won prizes in Lancaster Litfest and Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition.
Besides writing, I have an unhealthy interest in cricket, food and classical music (I play the recorder).

Mandy Coe

website - www.mandycoe.com

Mandy Coe's work has been featured on Woman's Hour, Poetry Please and BBC television and published in the Radio Times, The Guardian and ‘101 Poems to Save Your Life’ (Harper Collins). Her collections include Pinning the Tail on the Donkey (Spike 2000) and The Weight of Cows (Shoestring Press 2005), a poem from which is included in the Forward Book of Poetry 2005.

Her work for children is anthologised by Oxford University Press, Pearson Education and Bloomsbury and her latest book, co-written with poet Jean Sprackland is, 'Our thoughts are bees: Writers Working with Schools (Wordplay Press 2005) can be ordered at www.wordplaypress.com

Mandy is based in the North West. Her last community project at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the 2004 International Poetry Festival. She is available for readings and workshops.

Jez Colclough
Ivy Cottage, Lymes Rd., Butterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 4DR, UK

Email: jezcolclough@justso.fsnet.co.uk
Website: http://www.justso.fsnet.co.uk/

Born Jeremy David Colclough, 1973, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Graduated with a 1st Class Hon's in English & Drama from St. Martins College, Lancaster in 1995. Currently completing MA in Creative Writing at Bretton Hall. His poetry has been published by Staple New Writing and Framework Press. He was placed 3rd (Joint) in the Northern New Writers Award for poetry 1997. While living in Barnsley in 1996 he became a member of the Pennine Poets and is currently the assistant editor of the Pennine Platform.

Geraldine Collinge
Apples and Snakes
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
phone: 0171 924 3410
fax: 0171 924 3763

Programmer at Battersea Arts Centre, developing live literature programme as well as theatre. Director Apples and Snakes 1998 onwards. Freelance theatre producer. Interests: Live literature, theatre, cinema, food

Bob Cooper
16 Windsor Crescent, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough TS7 0AN
phone: 01642 315431

Author of five collections of poems: Bruised Echoes (Outposts, 1977), Light From The Upper Left (Smith Doorstop, 1994), Beyond Liathach (Tears In The Fence, 1995), Drinking Up Time (Redbeck Press, 1997) and The Ideal Overcoat (Jackson's Arm, 1998). He has also written Making Poems, A Guidebook (Incredible Press, 1999).
He has had articles published in Epworth Review, has contributed articles to local and weekly newspapers, and written about fell-running, rock-climbing, and mountaineering for various outdoor journals and magazines.
He has won numerous Poetry Prizes including The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition (in 1993/94), The Tears In The Fence Pamphlet Competition (in 1994/95), the Redbeck Press Pamphlet Competition (in 1996/97), and then the Jackson's Arm Pamphlet Competition and the Dulwich Festival Competition in 1998.
As far as he's aware, only Drinking Up Time, his Redbeck Press Pamphlet, is still available.
He regularly performs his work and also works as a more-or-less freelance creative writing tutor, teaching adults and/or children.


Jon Corelis
website: http://sites.google.com/site/jcorelis

Jon Corelis was born in  California and grew up in and around Chicago, where he earned a degree in  Classical Languages and Literatures at the College of the University of  Chicago. He later took a doctorate in Classics at Stanford, and taught  Classics and Humanities at Stanford, the University of California, and the  University of Minnesota.   After a subsequent career as a software specialist in Silicon Valley, he moved to Northeastern Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife, Suzanne Mills.  His poetry, criticism, essays, reviews, and translations have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, and web sites in eight countries, and he has given lectures and readings by invitation in America and Europe.  Recently he has been composing songs (including musical settings for famous poems of the past) and instrumental arrangements of Celtic folk music.  For more information, please see his web site at http://sites.google.com/site/jcorelis



Paulo da Costa


Published in literary magazines in Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Brazil, Ireland, India, Sweden, CZ and France.
General Editor w/ filling Station, a Canadian Literary Magazine.
Recipient of an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant. (1998)
Recipient of a Canada Council Grant (1999) to assist in the completion of the manuscript, "The Scent of a Lie".

Sylvie Cox
Organisation: Castle Poets (Rochester)
26 Burleigh Close, Rochester, Kent ME2 3TQ

Retired now to spend more time writing. A very coloured childhood and early life prompts me to be a rather 'nostalgic' writer. Born in Sidcup, Kent moved to The Medway Towns on marriage in 1954 to a Rochester boy.
Several poems published in anthologies. Three books to date, all completely sold out, 'Inky Fingers' 'Intimate Frillies' and the last one in 2000 'Bridging The Millennium'. Book number four should be ready early 2002.

Tony (The Crow) Crowther

Since 1993 I've had approx 16 poems published in various anthologies, I was also involved with a Celtic Folk Rock Band, I was the writer of the only track we laid down in studio.
Enjoy playing the Recorder and Bodhran, as much as I enjoy my writing. I attend at the local folk club most weeks, and try out my new poems on the poor unsuspecting souls. I also spend far to much time sat at my PC.
Poetic Licence is an anthology of verse, by Tony (The Crow) Crowther. It is a mixture of emotions, on many levels. Please Enjoy.

Cathy Cullis
Website http://www.herebedragons.co.uk/slipstream/


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Born November 1969 in Perivale, Middlesex. Has since lived in Middlesex, Dorset, Arizona USA and Hampshire. She now lives in Cambridge and is working on new poems and garden writing. She holds a BA Hons English with Art from Brunel University. MA Creative Writing Bath College.
Received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors 1996. Winner of the 1998 Flarestack pamphlet competition. Poems published in a variety of magazines including: The Rialto, Seam, Poetry Wales, Obsessed With Pipework.
Co-editor of Slipstream magazine with Helen Knibb.
Also fiction writer. Work published in magazines and short story anthology The Catch (Serpents Tail) 1997
Currently seeking a fellow poet for collaborative project. Must be experienced with work published and have email access. Project open to discussion, according to shared interests. Purpose to stretch and work on strengths and weaknesses. If interested please email me!