Who's Who in Poetry

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Mark Christopher Eades - Karl Elder - Jocelyn Emerson - Chris Emery - Gerald England  - Christopher English - Lucy English - A C Evans - Joanna Ezekiel

Mark Christopher Eades
265 Vernon St.,#204 Oakland, CA 94610
phone: (510) 986-0942
Miracle Mile: Poems & Stories by MC Eades

Born 1962 in Arizona; have lived since then in various locations of U.S., Europe, and Asia; currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Achievements: Publication in American and British magazines and journals including Lucid Moon, Plain Jane, Poetry & Prose Annual, Talus & Scree, Tears in the Fence, and Vigil Literary Review.
Interests: writing, travel

Karl Elder
Lakeland College, P.O. Box 359, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53082-0359
(920) 565-3871
www.karlelder.com   kelder@excel.net

Karl Elder is the Jacob and Lucile Fessler Professor of Creative Writing and Poet in Residence at Lakeland College (Wisconsin) as well as author of seven collections of poetry, including Phobophobia, A Man in Pieces, The Geocryptogrammatist's Pocket Compendium of the United States, The Minimalist's How-to Handbook, and, from Marsh River Editions of Marshfield, Wisconsin, Mead: Twenty-six Abecedariums.   His work has also appeared in A Fine Excess: Fifty Years of the Beloit Poetry Journal; September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond; Sacred Fire; Sacred Waters; We the Creatures; and several other anthologies.   Among his honors are a Pushcart Prize, inclusion in the Best American Poetry series, the Lorien Niedecker Award, the Lucien Stryk Award, grants from the Illinois Arts Council for poetry and fiction, Lakeland's Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Robert Schuricht Endowment.  For many years and since its inception, Mr. Elder has been associated with the literary magazine Seems—originally as a contributor, followed by poetry editor, and, since 1978, editor and publisher.  

Jocelyn Emerson 
Boston University, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Jocelyn Emerson holds degrees from Smith College (A.B.) and the University of Iowa (M.A., M.F.A.) where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. The author of a chapbook, Confirmations of the Rapt (Red Dog Press), her poems and reviews have appeared in American Book Review, American Letters & Commentary, American Literary Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Electronic Poetry Review, Epoch, New American Writing, Seneca Review, and elsewhere. She is completing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at Boston University where she is also the Assistant Director of the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Chris Emery
3 Ratford's Yard, Great Wilbraham, Cambridge CB1 5JT
phone: +44 (0)1223 880929

Chris Emery was born in Manchester in 1963 and studied painting and printmaking at Leeds. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and e-zines including the Honest Ulsterman, Oxford Poetry, PN Review, Poetry Wales, Recursive Angel and The Rialto and has been anthologised in New Writing 8. He is currently working on three collections, Scally, Perfect Dust and Doctor Mephisto. He lives with his wife and two children in Great Wilbraham, England, and is Production Manager of the Publishing Division of Cambridge University Press and Production Editor of Folio Salt imprint.

Gerald England
20 Werneth Avenue, Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 5NL, U.K.
Tel: 0161-351 1878

Website: http://www.geraldengland.co.uk/ge/

Born in 1946 at Ackworth near Pontefract, the son of a Yorkshire miner. He was educated at the King's School, Pontefract; Strathclyde University and Sheffield Polytechnic where he passed HNC in Chemistry. He worked as an industrial chemist in the confectionary trade and as a University technician before moving to Oldham in 1974 to become a financial advisor with Britannic Assurance PLC. In 1998 he took early retirement. He is married to Christine Ann (nee Smedley) to whom he has two sons, Strontian (born 1977) and Craig (born 1981).

Eleven collections of his poems have been published - POETIC SEQUENCE FOR FIVE VOICES (St.John's Glasgow); MOUSINGS (Headland Publications); THE WINE THE WOMEN AND THE SONG (Kenfig Press); FOR HER VOLUME ONE (Poets Press of Osgoldcross); MEETINGS AT THE MOORS EDGE (Headland Publications); THE RAINBOW AND OTHER POEMS (Fighting Cock Press); DADDYCATION (New Hope International); FUTURES {with Christine England} (Magic Pen Press); STEALING KISSES (New Hope International) and FOUR SQUARE REPLAY (Krax); LIMBO TIME (New Hope International).

Some poems have been translated into German, Portugeuse, Spanish and Japanese and his work has been published in numerous magazines including Acumen (UK); The Affiliate (Canada); Aireings (UK); Bogg (UK & USA); Bo Heem E Um (UK); Candelabrum (UK); La Carta de Oliver (Argentina); Christian Living (USA); Cork Weekly Examiner (Eire); Envoi (UK); Eotu (USA); Global Tapestry Journal(UK); Green's Magazine (Canada); Gypsy (W.Germany); Haight Ashbury Literary Journal (USA); International Journal on World Peace (USA); Interstate (USA); Lactuca (USA); Leeds & Harrogate Graphic (UK); Lost & Found Times (USA); Lyrik-Mappe (Austria); Minotaur (USA); Ocarina (India); Orbis (UK); Osiris (USA); Peace and Freedom (UK); Pennine Platform (UK); Period Piece and Paperback (UK); Prakalpana Literature (India); Printed Matter (Japan); Prophetic Voices (USA); Transnational Perspectives (Switzerland); Village Review (UK); Weyfarers (UK); Wormwood Review (USA).

Major anthologies to which he has contributed poems include CHRISTIAN POETRY 1979 (Fellowship of Christian Writers); ENVIRONMENT (Ember Press); EYES (Sight Saving Association); INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN POETRY ANTHOLOGY (Melrose Publications); IT'S WORLD THAT MAKES THE LOVE GO ROUND (Corgi Books); MARIGOLDS GROW WILD ON PLATFORMS (Cassel); PENNINE POETS 1966-1986 (Fighting Cock Press); POETS FOR AFRICA (Family of God); SPEAK TO THE HILLS (Aberdeen University Press); YORKSHIRE POETS '72 (Grove Publications).

In 1990 he published EDITOR'S DILEMMA an account of 20 years of Small Press Publishing as editor of first HEADLAND and latterly NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL. In 1995 he published POSITIVELY POETRY an International Anthology of Little Press Poets 1970-1995. He serves on the Council of The Yorkshire Dialect Society, is a member of
The Pennine Poets, The Association of Little Presses, The Paradoxist Movement, International Writers & Artists Association and Cyberscribers.

Apart from poetry his main interests are motoring, islands and computing. He lives on the edge of the Pennines at Gee Cross, but close to Manchester (England).

Christopher English
fax: +44(0)1509 557603

Born 1950. Worked in an engineers drawing office for 15 years. Went to art college as a mature student to get a degree in fine art painting. Started writing poetry late teens.
Have taken part in several art exhibitions. Have had several poems and paintings published in magazines.
Because of the difficulty in finding a publisher to put my work into print I have decided to produce my own publication.The title I have given my book is : A KING ROSE TO BUILD A PALACE, A retrospective representation of poems, paintings,prints and drawings.
It is my intention to show my paintings as an expression of my poems,to give a meaning and understanding to the symbolism in my pictures.Indeed,to show where the ideas in the paintings came from,hence this publication of my poems and paintings together.The still life paintings and the life drawings are very much part my creativity,therefore I also include them in my book.
Details about myself and my book can be found on my web site.

Lucy English
organisation: Bath Spa University College
address: Newton Park, Newton St. Loe, Bath
phone: 01225 875875

Novels: "Selfish People" 1998, "Children of Light" 1999, "Our Dancing Days" 2000 all published by Fourth Estate.
Poetry: Three poems published in "Oral" by Sceptre 2000. She has appeared at the following festivals: - Hay on Wye, Edinburgh, Ledbury, Cheltenham, Bristol Poetry Festival, Roskilde Rock Festival, Austin International Poetry Festival and many others.
Interests: writing! As much as she can. Novels, poetry and short stories. She also is passionate about gardens, country walking, and her adopted city, Bristol. Would love to see performance poetry being taught at university level

A C Evans
email: ace@cygnusxpress.demon.co.uk
address: 23 Grosvenor Avenue, East Sheen, London, England SW14 8BT

Artist and writer A C  Evans lives in West London, England. His drawings, collages, reviews, articles, translations, poetry and poetic fictions have appeared in numerous magazines in the UK and other countries. Born in Hampton Court in 1949, A(drian) C(harles) Evans lived in South London until 1963 when he moved to Essex and co-founded the semi-legendary Neo-Surrealist Convulsionist Group in 1966. Moving back to London in 1973, he currently lives in Mortlake, near Richmond.  Working in the subversive tradition of the bizarre and the grotesque he defines himself, nevertheless, as a realist. Influenced by the dark-side of Gothic Romanticism, fin-de-siecle Decadence, Aestheticism, the iconoclasm of Dada, revolutionary Surrealism and the immediacy of Pop, he regards all these as points of departure, none as a destination - we live in a post avant-garde world.

A C Evans considers creativity to be the indirect effect of irrational drives and desires; a pre-verbal process of actualisation via the lyric ego. Poetry, he claims, is an infinite quest for self-discovery and, inevitably, an indictment of both established dogma and fashionable orthodoxy. In his extremist, author-centred, poetical works and images he uses ambiguity, juxtaposition, exclusion, disengagement, irony and objective chance. The absurd, negation and black humour are constant concerns. His works explore macabre themes and cosmological imagery enlivened with naturalistic detail, to question assumptions about convention, identity and reality.

Magazine contributions  include Stride, Nox, The Lamp of Thoth, Fire, Fisheye, Druscilla's Garden, Not Dead But Dreaming, Cold Print, Monomyth, Penny Dreadful, Angel Exhaust, Midnight Street, Inclement, Neon Highway, Fragments, and Outlaw.

Poetry collections include Exosphere (Stride), Decaying Orbits (Stride), The Xantras (Trombone Press), Neon Aeon (Trombone Press), Chimaera Obscura (Phlebas Press), Space Opera (Stride), Dream Vortex (Tabor Press), Colour Of Dust. Poems And/Or Texts 1973-1997 (Stride), This Sepulchre (Springbeach Press) and Fractured Muse (Atlantean Publications). Collaborative work has included projects with Rupert Loydell, Martin and Susan Duxbury Hibbert and Steve Sneyd. The poem sequence Space Opera was made into a digital film by OS2 Digital Film Makers and shown at the onedotzero3 Festival, held at the ICA, London, in May 1999.

Joanna Ezekiel

email - joannaezekiel@aol.com
Website - www.joannaezekiel.com

Joanna was born in Ilford, Essex in 1969 and grew up in various parts of Kent and Essex.  She has always written, and since 1998 her poems have been appearing in poetry magazines and small press anthologies in the U.K. and the U.S.

In 2005, Joanna gained an MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development from Sussex University.  She lives and works in South London, and is also a creative writing tutor.

Joanna's booklet 'A braid of words' (Poetry Monthly Press, 2003) received good reviews.  She is currently working on a full collection, and is available for readings.