Who's Who in Poetry

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Ray FenechBrian Finch - Frank William Finney, Jr -Cliff Forshaw  - Jan Fortune-Wood

Ray Fenech
Freelance journalist/poet
2, Carmen Flats, C. Von Brockdorff Street, Msida, Malta MSD02
phone: 356 21 332670 fax: 356 21 336620

Winner of several poetry prizes:
Second Prize Winner for poem The Old Fisherman - Poetry Network Newsletter Poetry Competition 1993, UK.
Poet of the Year Honourable Mention Award 1994 for Within the Edges of Immortality (poetry book) by the National Authors Registry and Cader Publishing Ltd. USA
High Commendation Award for book of poems, Poiesis – Tears In the Fence Magazine Pamphlet Competition 1995, UK
Runner-Up Prize Winner the Capricorn International Poetry & Short Story Competition 1996 for poem, The Spiral Wind - The Capricorn International Authors Guild, UK
Editor’s Choice Awards Third Prize Winner 1997 for poem, The Legend Of the Dogwood – Triumph House Publishers, UK
Runner-Up Prize Winner the Capricorn International Poetry & Short Story Competition 1999 for poem, The Straw Hat – The Capricorn International Authors Guild, UK.
Extremely interested in the paranormal and has conducted a research on Malta's haunted places on behalf of renowned author Dennis William Hauck, who compiles the International Directory of the Most Haunted Places. This research was published in THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF HAUNTED PLACES, by Penguin Books in Putnam, USA,(2000).
Member of various literary organisations, including the Canadian Poetry Association, the Society of American Poets; the National Authors' Registry, the Poetry Society, Poezija Plus, Malta and the Freelance Press Services in the UK. Between 1995-97 he was also the Malta delegate for the European Union Association for the Promotion of Poetry (EAPP) in Brussels, Belgium. Consequently he was appointed representative of Poeziecentrum in Ghent, Belgium in 1997. He was also the Malta representative for HAUNTED SCOTLAND between 1998-99.
Published his first book of poems, Within the Edges of Immortality in 1994 (Malta) followed by Poignant Voices 1999(1st Books USA) and Broken Innocence 2000 in the UK. He is currently working on his third collection of poems, Forgotten Fairytales.

Brian Finch
organisation: Finch/Miggins Interactive
Post Office Box 75, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0075
website: Neverland Poetry.com

Featured art work in the Children's Black History Month Art Show in New York City - 1985; The Scholastic Art Awards of 1995. Featured cast member in: Nausea - 1989; Sexual Abuse Educational Movie for Teens - 1992; Two For The Road - 1993; Dreamboats - 1994; etc. Poet of the year nomination in 1997; Induction to the International Poetry Hall of Fame in 1997. Launched Neverland Poetry.com in June 2000.


Frank William Finney, Jr

Thammsat University
Department of English Language & Literature
Rangsit Campus
Klong Luang, Prathum Thani
Frank W. Finney, Jr  BA, Certifificate of Creative Writing  from University of Massachusetts, Boston MA; MA in English, MPhil (with Distinction) Simmons College, USA.  His poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Nation (Thailand); Green Mountains Review (USA); Offerta Speciale (Italy); Verandah (Australia) and many others. Collections include: Fragments from the Smoked-Glass Elephant Bank (chapbook) and The Dissolution of the Sparkling Bridge.  Work forthcoming in Iodine Poetry Review, The Lilliput Review (USA) and elsewhere.  Biographical information available from International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encylopaedia; Marquis Who's Who in the World.

Cliff Forshaw
Pen-y-Braich, Braichtalog, Tregarth, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales LL57 4PB
website: Cliff Forshaw - Poems & work in progress

Has been a Blue Nose Poet-of-the-Year, a Hawthornden Creative Writing Fellow, and taught Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Bangor and for the Open College of the Arts. He won the Welsh Academy John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry 2002. His fifth collection Verb Sap will appear from The Collective Press, Wales. He also writes fiction.
Interests include verse translation. He has published translations from German - Rilke; French - Rimbaud and Baudelaire; Spanish - Vicente Aleixandre, Octavio Paz and Tomas Segovia; Portuguese - Camoes and Pessoa.
Currently finishing a collection containing two long sequences: Trans is a sort of modern rewrite of the Metamorphoses – Ovid meets J.G. Ballard to chat about cloning, sex changes, do-it-yourself surgery and other bodily modifications; Satyr does exactly what it says on the tin – the lusty ancient man-goat hybrid turns up to lash the modern word and wildly and hypocritically indulge himself in sex, vitriol and inappropriate technology.

Jan Fortune-Wood
Cinnamon Press & Coffee House Poetry
Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd,
LL41 3SU
websites - cinnamon press - www.cinnamonpress.com

Originally from Redcar, Teesside I read Theology at Selwyn College, Cambridge and later did a PhD in feminist Christology. I also have an MA in Creative Writing. I live in North Wales and divide my time between writing, editing and home educating my children.  

My writing includes alternative education, novels (A Good Life, was published by bluechrome in September 2005 and I have two novels due for publication in 2007) and poetry. My first collection, Particles of Life, was published by bluechrome in 2005 and I am currently working on a second collection, Knot-work.


I am a founder and editor of Cinnamon Press, which publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry; edited Coffee House Poetry for almost four years and have recently taken over editorship of Envoi, as it celebrates its 50th year of poetry publishing.


My writer’s website is at www.janfortunewood.com