Who's Who in Poetry

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Janet Jackson - Larry Jaffe - Richard James -  Dr Jill Jameson - Alan Jefferies 

Charles Johnson - Christina L. Johnson - Fred Johnston - Esmond Jones - Jill Jones



Website: Proximity

BIO (April 2015):
JACKSON, based in WA, seeks poems that work whether declaimed loudly or whispered in the mind. She is the founding editor of Uneven Floor poetry blogzine, unevenfloorpoetry.blogspot.com. In 2015 Jackson commenced a PhD in Writing at Edith Cowan University. In 2014 she won the Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Award and came second in the Glen Phillips Poetry Prize and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award. In 2013 Mulla Mulla Press published Jackson's second collection 'lemon oil' and Fremantle Press a micro-collection. She also released an album, 'The right metaphor'. Jackson's guest performances include the Tasmanian and Queensland Poetry Festivals. In 2009 she founded Perth Poetry Club. The National Library of Australia archives Jackson's collected poems and online home Proximity, proximitypoetry.com.

Larry Jaffe

jaffe word studio
1954 hillhurst avenue, los angeles, ca 90027 USA
phone: 323-666-5600
fax: 323-666-8698
website: jaffe word studio

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Larry Jaffe began writing at the age of 11 when he realized the air was made of letters, which he could breathe in and breathe out words. Says Jaffe, “Life is a poem and I write it.” He is committed to returning poetry to the people and speaks strongly about the role of poetry and poets in today’s society.
From the sensually romantic to humor to social commentary, Jaffe impacts audiences with a rich emotional range, masterfully crafted. His poetry appears in numerous anthologies, magazines, and on the internet where he has pioneered web sites that feature poetry of others as well as his own. His recent books include Unprotected Poetry, Hate’s Not Natural, Winter Rose, and Jewish Soul Food.
At the Moondog Cafe in Hollywood, Larry hosts PoeticLicense, rated one of the hottest, high-energy venues in Southern California. He strives to provide a safe haven for poets to bring their works alive. He has also created PoeticLicenseNEWS, an online newsletter, featuring an international poet’s forum, poetry news bulletin board, an open mike, and local poetic news for So. Cal.
Jaffe has been featured throughout the country, including Las Vegas, and three Austin tours, where he has read during the Austin International Poetry Festival, and at such venues as Waterloo Ice House, and Heritage House. In his SoCal home base, Larry has featured at the Comedy Store, Borders Books, Celebrity Centre, the Onyx, Beyond Baroque, Magic Johnson’s Starbucks and many others.

Richard James
website: http://www.richard-james.blogspot.com/

Richard James ~ Australian-born poet, based in Bristol, England. Has had numerous poems published both in print and online magazines. His first poetry CD-Roms 'Lost and Found' and 'Love's Own Treasure' are available from Kedco Studios Inc.. Richard James is working on print volumes to be published with Publish and Be Damned in the United Kingdom. James is also editor of the bi-monthly online poetry magazine Ancient Heart Magazine.  

Dr Jill Jameson
Organisation: University of Greenwich
Address: 1, Craigton Road, Greenwich, London, UK SE9 1QE
Phone: 02088592474
Fax: 0208592474
E-mail: jjameson@easynet.co.uk
Website URL and website name: still working on this!

Brief Autobiography:

DR JILL JAMESON has worked from 2000-04 as the Director of Lifelong Learning in senior management at the University of Greenwich, and has a background as an Executive Director and Head of Department in HE/FE/Adult Education. She is a member of the Assocation for the Advancement of Computing in Education, the Development Education
Association, the Society for Research in Higher Education, Greenwich Lifelong Learning Partnership, the Kiping Society, and Who's Who International Historical Society.  Jill studied at the Universities of Cape Town (BA, Post-Grad. Dip.), Nottingham (PGCE, distinct.), Goldsmith's (MA Lang&Lit in Education), Kings' College London (MA distinct. and PhD, Computers in Education). Jill's research specialisms are in lifelong learning/FE practitioner research, PCET, regeneration
and partnership, and e-Learning. The joint author of two recent books in post compulsory education research, and several journal articles and conference presentations, Jill is currently writing a new book on 'Leadership in Post Compulsory Education', and is developing her interests in writing in a variety of modes, including poetry and travel writing. On a personal note, Jill was born in Zimbabwe, is a descendant of Professor Robert Jameson, Regius Professor of Natural History 1804-54 at the University of Edinburgh, and one of the great-grand nieces of Sir Leander Starr Jameson.

Alan Jefferies
21 2nd floor, Sha Po New Village, Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Has published four books of poems.
Interested in performance poetry, concrete poetry.

Charles Johnson

Flarestack Publishing
8 Abbot’s Way, Pilton, Somerset BA4 4BN

01749 – 890019



Co-founder of Flarestack Publishing; Editor of Obsessed With Pipework new poetry quarterly magazine.
Achievements: Poems published in or accepted for the following:
Anthologies: Above the Salt, Along the Line, Beyond Bedlam, The Leaves at the World's Edge, One for Jimmy.
Magazines: Blade, Braquemard, Connections, Dandelion, Envoi, Exile, Fatchance, Fire, Headlock, Heartthrob, Helicon, Iota, Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry, Krax, The Magazine, Navis, Open Access, Orbis, Other Poetry, People to People, Poetry and Audience, PROP, Seam, Sepia, The SHOp, Slipstream, Smiths Knoll, Southfields, Spokes, Staple, Tandem, Tears in the Fence, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter's House, The Old Police Station (TOPS), The Wide Skirt, Working Titles, & Writing in Education.
  First full-length poetry collection "The Feather-List Extracts" published in 2005 by Five Seasons Press.
Interests: Astrology, tarot, alchemy, painting, modern sculpture, bebop, colour, almost everything.

Christina L Johnson
Website: http://www.geocities.com/spywriter007
E-mail: abracadabradesigns@yahoo.com

American poet Christina L. Johnson is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Since 1990, her poetry has appeared over two hundred times in over seventy journals throughout the world.
In addition to being a poet and freelance writer, Ms. Johnson is assistant acquisitions editor for Umsinsi Book Publishing of South Africa and co-editor of the South African literary journal, Planet Poetry. She is a workshop facilitator and writing coach and also a columnist for The NZ Writer (New Zealand), The Write Life (United States and Singapore) and The Author Network (United Kingdom).
Ms. Johnson's poetry collection, Before the 21st (Selected Poems 1990-1999), is published and distributed by Ginninderra Press of Canberra, Australia.

Fred Johnston
1, Carn Ard, Circular Road, Galway, Rep. of Ireland.
Phone: (091) 526915 or (086) 3158297
Email: sylfredcar@iolfree.ie

Fred Johnston was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1951, and educated at St Malachy's College, Belfast. He has published eight collections of poems, two novels and a collection of short stories; a musical play, No Earthly Pole, based on the life of explorer Sir John Franklin, was premiered during Galway Arts Festival by Punchbag Theatre Co. Being Anywhere - New & Selected Poems, has just been published (February 2002).
Co-founder, with Peter Sheridan and Neil Jordan, of the old Irish Writers' Co-operative in the mid-seventies, he is the founder of Galway's C¨irt literature festival, which began life as a poetry festival in 1986.
He has lived and worked in Galway since 1976. For a period he also lived in North Africa. He is now initiating a writers' centre for Galway city and county.
His other interest is traditional folk music and, with the group, Parsons Hat, has recorded two albums, Cutty Wren and The Better Match. In the UK, poems have appeared in the TLS, the Spectator, The Independent, Orbis, The Edinburgh Review, The New Welsh Review, The Sunday Times, The Express, with stories in Stand, Panurge, Cencrastus and elsewhere. He also reviews new poetry for a number of journals and has read his work abroad, chiefly in France, where he has also given a visiting paper on the relationship between the writing of Northern Ireland and that of the Irish Republic 1969 - Present, at the university of Poitiers. The paper was subsequently republished in Acumen magazine.

Esmond Jones
Editor: PANDA poetry magazine.
46, First Avenue, Clase, Swansea SA6 7LL
phone: 01792 414837
website: PANDA

Have six anthologies published, the first being 'Diverse Verse' ISBN 0 9536343 0 2 followed by 'Train of Thought' ISBN 0 9536343 1 0
Also written several short stories, not yet published 'in print' - but they have appeared on the web.
Also gone online with a page of poetry with the purpose of including work of local poets in and around Swansea, URL: http://www.angelfire.com/me/EJpoetry/new.html

Jill Jones
50 Ruby Street, Marrickville, NSW, 2204, AUSTRALIA
Phone: 61 2 9558 2323
Fax: 61 2 9558 4246
Email: jpjones@ihug.com.au
Website: http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~jpjones

Jill Jones is a Sydney poet and writer. Her work has been widely published in most of the leading literary periodicals in Australia as well as in a number of magazines in New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Britain.
In 1993 she won the Mary Gilmore Award in 1993 for her first book of poetry, The Mask and the Jagged Star (Hazard Press). Her second book, Flagging Down Time, was published in late 1993 by Five Islands Press. Her third book of poetry is The Book of Possibilities, published by Hale and Iremonger in 1997. It was shortlisted for the National Book Council 'Banjo' Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.
For a number of years Jill Jones worked in the fields of legal publishing, journalism, government information and public policy, and arts administration, including the position of Program Manager, Literature and History in the NSW Ministry for the Arts. She is currently working as a freelance writer and editor as well as managing the web site for the NSW Ministry for the Arts on a part-time basis.
She has been the recipient of two Australia Council grants. She is also involved in literary publishing and was a co-editor of A Parachute of Blue, an anthology of recent Australian poetry (Round Table Publications, 1995). She has been a regular reviewer of books, theatre and music for a number of periodicals.
She was a co-convenor of │The Whole Voice▓, the second national (Australian) conference on poetry, held in Sydney in 1995. She was a judge for the 1995 NSW Premier╣s Literary Awards and served on the Sydney Writers Festival committee. She was one of a number of poets featured at the first National Poetry Festival, held in Melbourne in April 1997.