Who's Who in Poetry

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Paul Hackett -  Jackie Hagan - Bonita Hall - Rosemary Hatcher - Brendan Hawthorne - Michael Haynes - Ken Head - Daniel Healy - Richard Heley  
     Eliza Hemingway - Rebecca Henderson - Sue Hemmings - William Herbert Martin Holroyd
Danielle Hope - David Horner - John Horvath - Peter Howard - Kostas Hrisos - Glyn Hughes - Coral Hull - Andy Humphrey - Kwon Jun Hyung
Paul Hackett
PO Box 19, Ledbury, HR8 1YP UK
Phone +44 (0)700 580 2184
website: The Green Man

I have published a lot of articles, poems, etc in Europe and the US. I also have 4 books listed on Amazon.co.uk. Conservation and the Consumer: Understanding Environmental concern, (Routledge, 1995) is the most interesting of these. New Gaia, a new way of approaching green issues for all of us, is a major new book due for publication in 2003.
Interests: The environment and protecting it. Welsh politics and culture and of course, writing, especially poetry.

Jackie Hagan


Contact details: jaclynhagan@hotmail.com
website url: www.geocities.com/elin_loves_agnes

A performance poet based in Manchester, her background (a combination of academic philosophy and minimum wage factory work) is reflected in her compellingly droll outlook on life. She has performed all over the north-west and at the  Glastonbury Festival.

Bonita Hall
The Black Rose
56 Marlescroft Way, Loughton, Essex IG10 3NA
website: The Black Rose

Published in various small press magazines, Bonita was one of the winners of Springboard's millenium trilogy competition, runner up in Forward Press' top 100 poets of the year 2000 and received special merit in Q.Q Press's Five by Five poetry competition.

Rosemary Hatcher
2100 NW 61st Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Native American poet, author of "A Celebration: Rosemary's Poems and Songs", available by mail order from the autor at $10.00.

Brendan Hawthorne

20, Wharfedale Street


West Midlands

WS10 9AG


07970 441110


E-mail: mooncrow@blueyonder.co.uk   Web: www.brendanhawthorne.org  

Brendan Hawthorne hails from the Black Country in the industrial heartland of England, which has forged his attitude to writing and performing poetry, occasionally even in dialect.  Sometimes hard-hitting, sometimes delicate and poignant, his work examines the range of human experience from factory gates via 1970's tower blocks to the survival of humour in modern times.


He is a co-founder of Poetry Wednesbury and regularly performs at pubs, clubs and festivals, including Birmingham's ArtsFest, and has also been the West Midlands Ambassador for Smooth Radio where he was seen regularly on the accompanying television advert.


He is Poet in Residence at Wightwick Manor (National Trust), Wolverhampton, and The Crystal Tea Room, Stourbridge. He takes community and corporate commissions, collaborating with artists in all artforms (see: Morrison's superstore, Wednesbury) and appears in print: Urban Dawn, The AllNight Cafe, Slide, Station 15, Exhibit B  and on CD: 'E Day 'Arf Spake Funny


Brendan also writes his own songs, which can be serious, comedic and soul searching or any combination of the three! He works as a solo performer and also with a folk/blues combo ‘SO IT GOES’ with Kerry Halford where he sings, plays guitar and harmonica though not always at the same time! 

Born in 1961, he is married, with two cats and a retreat summerhouse.



Michael Haynes

60 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RB
phone: 020 7326 1915

Born Jamaica 1967. Lived in Brixton from infant. Drifted into petty, then more serious, crime when youth. Several prison sentences, including one for armed robbery and assault. In prison discovered poetry and writing. Managed to reform. Writes hard, uncompromising poetry using previous experience as inspiration. Trying to influence youth not to follow bad example.
Has played in many pubs and clubs around London. Mainly, but not only black venues. Has begun to make a small living out of poetry.
Poetry has kept him out of trouble, although law still hassle him occasionally.
1998 - had two poems included in "Poetry on the Buses" for six months - Stoke Newington festival




Ken Head

Cambridge, U. K.

Mobile:  07765100467

Email:    KAHead@gmx.com.
Website:  www.kenhead.co.uk
Bio:  Ken Head is presently based in England, although for many years he lived and worked in South-East Asia.  His poems appear regularly in a wide variety of both print and online publications and a number have been anthologized.  In 2008, he published Long Shadows, his first chapbook, available to read online or download from Snakeskin, and was invited by Phoenix Arts and Media Centre in Exeter, U. K. to contribute a poem previously published  online by Poets Against War to the visitor material for an exhibition of the work of  the Iranian-born artist Akram Rahmanzadeh.  Anyone interested in hearing Ken read his own work will find him among the poets recorded online at Poetcasting and at Non-Euclidean Café.  His first full-length collection, Listening For Light, is available from Poetry Monthly Press at www.poetrymonthly.com.



Daniel Healy

Born in 1972 in Wales. Lives and works as a bookseller in Cambridge. First Collection 'Winter Lines' published by Cinnamon Press in April 08. Will also be in the anthology 'Only Connect' from Cinnamon Press in December 07. Has been published in a wide variety of magazines such as Acorn (U.S.), Borderlines, Envoi, HQ, The Journal, Obsessed with Pipework, Other poetry, Poetry Monthly, Seam, The Rialto etc. Interested in Imagist and Objectivist poetry.

Richard Heley
organisation: Earthbeat
90a Walterton Rd., London W9 3PQ
phone: 0171 286 1880

: Richard Heley is an Artist, poet, songwriter, story writer, and "live" performance painter. He exhibits his paintings and drawings regularly in the UK and paints as performance in night-clubs & arts events internationally, often inviting audience participation, an activity that has been particularly successful while working with children. His paintings are represented in collections around the world. Richard has a growing reputation as a spoken word performer. He has performed his poetry, storytelling, and songs on BBC Home Counties Radio, GLR, and local radio stations in the UK, Australia and the USA. A qualified art and craft teacher, he is an experienced 'live' painting, art, craft and creative writing workshop leader and can generate a powerful and infectious creativity which serves to inspire and energise those with whom he works. Achievements: Richard is the 1997 Farrago U.K. Poetry Slam Champion and has performed at venues all over the UK and America. Richard has produced three volumes of poetry and stories [Lines. (1983), Fishing for Chance Answers. (1996)] & Jigsaw World. (1998)] and two albums of poetry and music [Curves. (1986) & Waves of love. (1996).] He is currently M.C. and co-host of Earthbeat Slam Club a music and poetry venue in West London, which provides a performance platform for some fine emerging UK and International songwriters and spoken word performers. Richard is resident "Live" Performance Painter at 'Dutchpot' a monthly art and songwriters showcase held in Subterranea Night Club in West London. Richard starts his Year 2000 tour of America on April 1st with gigs in Houston, Dallas, Temple, San Antoine, and Austin Texas, through to 17th April.
Interests: Painting, drawing, exhibiting. Writing & performing poetry, stories and songs. Desktop Publishing. Computer graphics. Running Earthbeat Slam Club (1st friday of each month, at The Planet, 11 Malvern Rd, London, NW6)
Anything else: Anyone can enter our slams. We welcome teams of poets from anywhere in the UK to slam against us. It's lots of fun! I'm available to perform poetry/stories, run poetry slams or workshops and to paint "live" as performance, with or without audience participation (Gigs, Arts Events, Childrens Events/parties, Schools, etc).

Eliza Hemingway Organization: Chemainus Literary Festival. Address: 2968 Arbutus Street, Chemainus BC, V0R 1K1, Canada. Phone: toll free (North America) 1-866-605-2604 local (250) 416-0363 fax: (250) 416-0367, email chemlit@shaw.ca

Web site: www.chemlit.ca The Chemainus Literary Festival
or www.elizahemingway.com 

Born Featherstone, West Yorkshire, England. Have lived in 14 countries but am now a Canadian working currently in Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.You should see this Island. Sell the house and come here: it's paradise! Have been an artist and writer since age three when I cut flowers from my bedroom curtains to paste to the wall. I am a writer of short stories and poetry. Some have won first place in competitions. I was made an Honorary Citizen of Victoria for my work in the arts. I have written and produced plays, written for newspapers, acted in theatres across Canada, read stories for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and appeared on television and in movies, some Hollywood. I am also a successful painter and fabric artist, my paintings are in collections and galleries throughout Canada and the United States. I have had five books published ( two more coming out soon) two of them poetry, the others are fiction and non-fiction. I write short stories, articles, and poetry regularly for magazines. I give writing workshops and teach university classes when needed, and do reading tours when invited. I have won four awards for my work. I have been on the governing board of two major art institutions. I exercise by digging and composting the garden and growing organic food when I'm not producing art or writing. I don't do hobbies.


Rebecca Henderson
Worcester Po8try Project
website: Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca has performed at Lollapalooza, City Stages Festival, The Blithwold Mansion Benefit, Hear in Rhode Island Festival, Sober in the Sun Festival, Voices in the Dark, Worcester State College, WPI, MIT, Becker College, Rhode Island College, the Spoken Word, First Night Worcester, WICN radio, and other venues throughout New England.
Her publishing credits include Omnivore Magazine, The Arizona Anthology, Crone's Nest, The Anthology of Spoken Word Poets, and Check the Oil Magazine. She has published four chapbooks and the latest is titled Love Life Ailing. Rebecca is listed in the Who's Who of Poetry and published electronically at www.nycpoetry.com.
Anything else: Rebecca Henderson is a recent graduate of Worcester State College and plans on pursuing her Master's Degree in Education. She currently resides in Upton, MA with her two cats.

Sue Hemmings
organisation: The Pen & Ink Club
address: 52 Dumbain Crescent Balloch G83 8DP Scotland  email shemmings@blueyonder.co.uk

phone: 01389 605924
fax: 01389 605924

Born in Kent lived most of my early life in S.E London I moved to Scotland in 1976. At the moment studying for a BA hons in English Lit. with the Open University. I write poems and short stories. I have had two poems published in 'little' magazines.This has not stopped me writing! The Pen & Ink club are five people who meet every Wednesday in Ballochand read our work to each other. Our long suffering and unpaid tutor is Agnes Owens published author. Three of us went to Arvon ay Moniak Mhor in June where our tutors were Agnes Owens & John Burnside.
Interests: Jazz( Ella Fitzgerald is playing as I write) & of course literature.

William Herbert

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W.N. Herbert’s last book was The Laurelude (Bloodaxe, 98). Others include Cabaret McGonagall, Forked Tongue, The Testament of the Reverend Thomas Dick and Sharawaggi. He teaches Creative Writing at Lancaster University. He used to be Wordsworth Fellow at Grasmere, and Northern Arts Literary Fellow, among other posts. Recently he was a Wired Poet with TrAce and the Poetry Society. He has also been a New Generation Poet. He is currently editing (with Matthew Hollis) a book of statements about poetry by poets, called Strong Words.


Norbert Hirchhorn

website - www.bertzpoet.com.

Norbert Hirschhorn is a physician specializing in international public health, commended in 1993 by President Bill Clinton as an “American Health Hero”. He divides his time between London and Beirut.

Hirschhorn received a Master in Fine Arts degree from Vermont College in 1994. His poems have been published in over a dozen journals, three anthologies, four pamphlets, and one full collection (A Cracked River, Slow Dancer Press, UK). A second full collection, Mourning in the Presence of a Corpse, has been published in May 2008.


Martin Holroyd

Born Halifax, Yorkshire 1945. Brought up in Hay-on-Wye, Wales and Hereford. Nottinghan College of Art & Design 1966 - 1968. Poet, artist/graphic designer. Editor: Poetry Nottingham International 1993-1996. Editor/proprietor: Poetry Monthly. Published in magazines and anthologies. Reads on Radio Nottingham. Not prolific, completing only two or three poems a year. Now working on first collection, Strawberry Bullets - Poems 1960-1997. Lives in Long Eaton, Nottingham. Married with two children.



Danielle Hope

4 Thornhill Bridge Wharf

Caledonian Road, London N1 0RU




Born in Lancashire, now lives in London. Published widely in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Published four collections, all with Rockingham Press, latest is Giraffe Under a Grey Sky. Previously edited Zenos, British and International Poetry Magazine, now advisory editor of Acumen. Was a trustee and advisor to Survivors Poetry.



David Horner

21 Bristow Close
Great Sankey
Tel: (0044) 1925 710880

David's poems have appeared in many children's anthologies and been featured on radio and television; he has also produced 8 books of poems, the latest of which, "Uh Huh Huh", was published in December 2003. His new book, “Cowboy…and other animals” is due out in June 2005.

David has written regularly on poetry in relation to young readers and writers in various educational journals, and was a contributing author to the UK National Oracy Project's book on storytelling, "Common Bonds" (Hodder 1992). He has given readings and performances to audiences of all ages and abilities, provided stimulating INSET across the UK and run workshops with children in over 1000 schools from Swindon to Singapore and St. Helens to St Helier!

John Horvath
( editor@poetryrepairs.com )
202 Melrose Drive
Jackson MS 39211 USA
Mississippi Poet, Educator, Editor and Publisher - Available for poetry readings. Since the late 1960s, beginning in England, my poetry has appeared in American, British, and other international poetry magazines. Educated as a critical formalist at Peabody Teachers College of Vanderbilt University,  I have taught at most every level – preschool, high school, junior college, and university. My career ended as an administrator (Chair of English) at a historically black, private college. I retired due to an injury received in a bad parachute accident – I now suffer chronic pain and depressions, but not fools. I have edited PoetryRepairShop ( www.poetryrepairs.com/ ) sine 1997. My biography and bibliography are online at www.horvath.ws

Peter Howard M.A. (Oxon), C.Phys., M.Inst.P.
12 Butcher Close, Milton, Cambridge. CB4 6ED,

UKEmail:peter@hphoward.demon.co.uk (preferred)
Email work: Peter.Howard@cambridge.simoco.com
Email Compuserve: Peter_Howard@compuserve.com
Website: http://www.hphoward.demon.co.uk/poetry/

Born in Nottingham, UK in 1957. Childhood spent in Nottingham, London, Worcester. Educated at Royal Grammar School, Worcester and Hertford College, Oxford. Postgraduate Teaching Certificate from Worcester College of Higher Education. Taught Physics at Worcester Grammar School for Girls; became Senior Development Engineer at Irwin-Desman in Croydon (South London); currently Systems Design Consultant with Simoco Europe Ltd (formerly Philips Telecom - PMR) in Cambridge, designing radiocommunications systems. Married, no children.

Formerly secretary and magazine editor of the Poetry Special Interest Group of British Mensa. Has run hands-on workshop courses on Internet Literature and Poetry sites for Bedfordshire County Libraries. Currently a Section Leader on the CompuServe on-line Poetry Forum, with responsibility for the World Wide Web Poetry and No Holds Barred Workshop sections. Writes a quarterly Internet column for Poetry Review. Provides Internet consultancy for the Poetry Society, in connection with their Poetry on the Net project.
Achievements: Individual poems published in: Physics Bulletin; Vigil; Poetry Nottingham; Channel 4 TV; Outposts; Envoi; The Independent; Poetry Review; Bedford Writers Anthology; The Interpreter's House; The Rialto; The Faber Book of Christmas; Orbis; several competition anthologies; several WWW sites.
Twice 2nd Prize-winner in Canterbury Festival Competition. Commendationsn in several competitions, including: Blue Nose Poets; LACE; Society of Women Writers and Journalists; Kent and Sussex; Jersey Eisteddfod; Ripley; Dulwich; Poetry Life.
Short Collection: Low Probability of Racoons, Envoi Poets Publications, 1994.
Interests: Particular poetical interests are: the incorporation of science and technology as subject matter for poetry; the opportunities offered by the Internet and related technologies for expanding the horizons of poetry; getting my own full collection published.
Apart from poetry: photography, music, gardening.

Kostas Hrisos
Kostas was born in Greece, moved to Newcastle in 1975 where he lived ever since.
He writes in Greek and English and his poems have been published in many Greek
and international magazines. A collection of his work "In other words" (2000), and received excellent reviews.
He has translated poems from/into Greek and English

He co-edited and designed the "Morden Poets" Anthology in 2003,  and designed Adam Fish's collection "Diving Yemaya".

He has read in Newcastle, London and was a guest reader in the "Olympiad of Writing"
in Athens, Sept 2004.
He is responsible for the http://www.interpoetry.com website with original work from poets that need no introduction, such as Anne Stevenson, Kevin Cadwallender, Desmond Graham, Alistair Elliot, Sally Evans, Alec Finlay, Linda France, Lee Harwood, Alamgir Hashmi, John Hegley, Ira Lightman, Richard Livermore, Patrick Pritchett, Pedro Serrano and many more.

Also:Morden Tower (www.mordentower.com)
and Franks Casket ( www.frankscasket.com ) websites.

He is a keen amateur photographer and his photographs have been published on
covers and in many art magazines.


Glyn Hughes

 see: www.glynhughes.co.uk & www.contemporarywriters.com.


Books have been awarded: Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Welsh Arts Council Poets' Prize, Guardian Fiction Prize, David Higham Prize, shortlisted Whitbread Prize, Portico Prize, James Tait Black Prize.

 Recent publications: The Summer The Dictators Fell. (stories) isbn 1 870507.41  Goldmark. obtainable from the author.
 Dancing Out Of The Dark Side (poems) isbn 1 904886 21 3.  Shoestring Press, 19 Devonshire Ave., Nottingham NG9 1BS.
Two Marriages - poems and drawings.  isbn 978 1 904886 69 3  Shoestring Press, Dec 07.
Two books chosen by Guardian readers' poll as "Eco Classics". Also recently picked by Times as "one of 6 best ever authors on North of England".


Coral Hull
PO Box 1630, Collingwood, VIC, 3066, Australia.
phone: 61-3-9415-1797
fax: 61-3-9415-1797

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website: Animal Watch Australia
also at  Coral Hull

Coral Hull was born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia in 1965. She is a full time writer and a member of The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria and The Australian Society of Authors. She is an animal rights advocate and the Director of Animal Watch Australia, an online publishers directory and resource site on animal rights and vegetarian issues. She completed a Master of Arts Degree at Deakin University in 1994 and a Doctor of Creative Arts Degree at the University of Wollongong in 1998. Her work has been published extensively in literary magazines in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Achievements: In The Dog Box Of Summer in Hot Collation, Penguin Books Australia, 1995. William's Mongrels in The Wild Life, Penguin Books Australia, 1996. Broken Land, Five Islands Press, 1997. How Do Detectives Make Love?, Penguin Books Australia, 1998.

 Andy Humphrey
Address:York, UK
E-mail: andyhumphrey1971@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.geocities.com/andyhumphrey1971 ("Andy Humphrey's website")


ANDY HUMPHREY hails from Birkenhead, Merseyside. Following a brief spell in exile in the south-east of England, he is now a resident of York, where he lives with his wife, goldfish and many dragons. He began writing poetry at university and has won First Prize in the Speakeasy (2004), Blaenau Gwent (2006) and Envoi (February 2006) open poetry competitions. He was twice Second Prize winner in the Hastings international poetry competition (2005 and 2006) and has several other prizes and commendations to his credit. His poems have appeared in publications including Envoi, First Time, Monkey Kettle and Quantum Leap, and been performed by the Real People Theatre Group in York. He was judge of the 2005 and 2006 Speakeasy open creative writing competitions and has been a regular performer at poetry events in Milton Keynes and York. His favourite colour is Indigo and he professes to be in love with sunsets, fairy tales, folk music and single malt whisky. His wildest ambition is to prove that Dragons really did exist and, in fact, still do.

 Kwon Jun Hyung

I am a Korean. I am a poet. I am 30 years old.
I am living 102-805 sang-il Apartment Beopsang-dong Andong City,Gyeongbuk-do,South Korea.

My website address is www.siin-jh.com

e-mail address is siin-jh@hanmail.net

My phone number is 054-857-1785

(I can't speak English. and I need an interpreter.)

I published anthology of two volumes till now. My anthology is introduced my website.