Who's Who in Poetry

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  Jeremy Page  -  Stephen Pain Helene Pilibosian - Fiona Pitt-Kethley - Pauline Plummer

Angelina Polonskaya - Adam Donaldson Powell -Wendy Pratt - Selwyn Pritchard

Jeremy Page
Organisation:  The Frogmore Press
Address:  Folkestone, Kent CT19 4EF

e-mail: J.N.Page@sussex.ac.uk
Website: www.frogmorepress.co.uk
Autobiography: Jeremy Page founded the Frogmore Press in Folkestone in 1983.  The literary magazine 'The Frogmore Papers' enters its 25th year of
publication in May 2007 and the magazine's longevity will be celebrated by launch events for its 70th number at the Troubadour, Old Brompton Road and
the University of Sussex in October.  The Frogmore Press has also published individual collections by Geoffrey Holloway, Sophie Hannah, Giles Goodland,
Marita Over and many others.  The Frogmore Poetry Prize has been awarded annually since 1987, and previous winners include Tobias Hill, Caroline
Price, John Latham and Mario Petrucci. In addition to editing 'The Frogmore Papers', Jeremy Page teaches at the University of Sussex and continues to
write and perform his own poetry and short stories, which have been widely published in magazines ('Acumen', 'Ambit', 'Envoi', 'Equinox', 'Magma',
'Poetry News', 'Seam', etc.) and anthologies ('The Scarpfoot Zone', 'The Silent Key', etc.).


Stephen Pain
B-116 Sky Heights, 719 Maegasaki, Nagareyama-shi, Chiba-ken Japan 0471-40-26
phone/fax: 0471-40-2640

I was born in London, 1956.I have lived in Malvern, Germany, Weston-Super-Mare, Singapore, Northumberland, Norwich, and Japan. All these countries have had their influence upon my poetry. I have four degrees. Three in literature and one in law.
I have been writing poetry since 1976. I was published in Norman Hidden's New Poetry alongside Michael Hulse, Ivor Cutler et al. I have had poetry published in many magazines. Deep South, Black Bear Review, Pen & Sword, Kimera, Snakeskin, Apples & Oranges, Pif, and many others.
I am collecting my poetry into two volumes.Edited several books for Everyman, including two forthcoming anthologies of poetry. Won short story competitions and an Eastern Arts drama conmpetition with my play "Apathy".
Interests include Collecting books. Writing. Travel. Science. Philosophy. Just about anything. I have an insatiable appetite for knowledge.What ever the tide brings in.
If anyone has the inclination, they can write to me at the above address.

Helene Pilibosian


web site   http://home.comcast.net/~hsarkiss


My work has appeared in such magazines as The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Louisiana Literature, The Hollins Critic, North American Review, Seattle Review and is pending in Art Times.  Some of my poems won prizes or finalist status in competitions such as New Letters and Madison Review, and the latest anthology which includes my work is Forgotten Bread from Heyday Books (2007).  I have published Carvings from an Heirloom: Oral History Poems, in 1983 and  At Quarter Past Reality: New and Selected Poems, in 1998 (Ohan Press).  The latter won an award from Writer’s Digest.  History’s Twists: The Armenians will be released in January.  Formerly I was an editor at an Armenian-American newspaper; now I am head of Ohan Press, a private bilingual micropress which has published eight books.  My work has been recognized by publications in Canada, Armenia and Switzerland.



Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Calle Era Baja 30, Santa Lucia, Cartagena, 30202 Murcia, Spain. Email contact preferred at livinginspain@hotmail.com

Fiona Pitt-Kethley has been published from 1984. Her titles include Sky Ray Lolly, Private Parts, The Perfect Man, Double Act, Journeys to the Underworld, Red Light Districts of the World, Selected Poems,  both poetry and prose. She was also the compiler of The Literary Companion to Sex. Apart from the Selected Poems most of her poetry titles are now out of print but some are available in limited quantities from the author. She is married to the grandmaster, James Plaskett. They have one son, Alexander.Since 2002 they have lived in Spain.
Achievements: Calouste Gulbenkian Award
Interests: Kyokushin karate, swimming, cycling, hill-walking, mineral-collecting, fishing, music,food.

She is on Twitter as pittkethley

Pauline Plummer
11 Westbourne Rd., Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 5BN
phone: 01642 851272

Liverpool born poet of mixed Irish and Welsh descent. Currently teaching on MA Creative WRiting at University of Northumbria. Has also given workshops in schools, prisons, adult education and in the community in UK and abroad (Sierra Leone). 2 grown up sons. Previous work in human rights, community development, school teaching.
Three collections of poetry: Demon Straightening, Iron Press, 2000; Palaver, Scratch Press, 1998; Romeo's Cafe, Paranoia Press, 1992. Work in anthologies also. Many poems published in small presses, including Stand, Envoi, Rialto, Blade, Seam, Pennine Press, Smiths Knoll. Readings on Tyne Tees TV, Radio 4, Poetry Ireland, Troubadour Cafe, Dovecote Arts Centre, Poetry Live Middlesbrough, British Council etc.
Interests: Collaborations with artists& musicians. POetry cards produced with printmaker John Tetley. Palaver, a collection of poems and paintings by Annette Chevallier plus a touring exhibition. Have also read with drummers. Very interested in working with a musician to write songs. Also working now on short stories.



Angelina Polonskaya


email anjela@polonskaya.com


Born in Malakhovka, a small town near  Moscow.

Her first book of verses "Svetoch Moy Nebesny" (My Heavenly Torch) appeared in 1993. By that time, the magazine "Smena" had already published her first poems.

In 1998, the Moscow Writer’s Publishing House published the second book, entitled "Verses." 

Since 1998, she has been a member of the Moscow Union of Writers.

In 1999, her book "The Sky in a Private’s Eye" was published.

In 2002 her book “Golos” (A Voice) was published in Moscow, and in 2003, Polonskaya became a member of the Russian PEN-centre.  In 2004 an English version of her book, entitled "A Voice," appeared in the acclaimed “Writings from an Unbound Europe” series at Northwestern University Press.  This book was shortlisted for the 2005 Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation and is currently on the shortlist for the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) prize for literature in translation.  A review of the book was recently published in the Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ, 50, Polonskaya’s work has also been translated into  Dutch and Spanish.


Polonskaya continúes to live and work in Malakhovka, where she is preparing a new volume of poetry for publication.


Books and publications:


“Svetoch Moy Nebesny” (My Heavenlike Torch, 1993);

” Stixotvorenia” (Moscow Writer Publishing House, 1998); 

The Sky Through aPrivate’s Eye”(1999); - Kogelet Publishing House

 “Golos” (Moscow2002); Podkova Pablishing House

“A Voice” ( Northwestern University Press 2004.)


Slavic and East European Journal

Review Anzhelina Polonskaya. A Voice: Selected Poems. Trans. And ed. Andrew Wachtel

By Sarah Pratt, University of Southern California 2006



2005 International Writers and Translators Centre of Rhodes

2006 LH International Writers Residency (USA)

2006  Fundacion Valparaiso Residensy (Spain)




Adam Donaldson Powell



I have published various literary works: poems, stories, novellas/short novels, literary criticism, essays, art photography criticism; and also work with painting and photography. I was born in the USA, and reside in Norway. I have been a professional visual artist (since 1995) and a writer (since 1987). I have published 9 books, in USA, Norway and India, as well as several short works in literary publications. Among my many literary and artistic themes are multilingualism, the transcultural, spiritual development, societal development, LGBT issues, hiv/aids etc. I have written, performed and published works in English, Spanish, French and Norwegian. My poetry and essays have been translated into several languages, including: Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese and Bengali.

My book publications include:

Gaytude: a poetic journey around the world, gay poetry in English and French by Albert Russo and Adam Donaldson Powell, 335 pages, published by Xlibris Corporation, © 2009, Library of Congress Control Number: 2008907964, ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-4363-6396-9, ISBN: Softcover 978-1-4363-6395-2, USA.

2014: the life and adventures of an incarnated angel, 135 pages, Cyberwit.net, ISBN 978-81-8253-118-5, 2008, India.

Critical Essays, literary and photobook criticism by Adam Donaldson Powell and Dr. Santosh Kumar, 108 pages, Cyberwit.net, ISBN 978-81-8253-110-9, 2008, India.

Le Paradis (Paradise), 80 pages, Cyberwit.net, ISBN 978-81-8253-103-1, 2008, India. Includes a booklet with symbols from The Universal Language of Light, as seen by Laila Holand.

Rapture: endings of space and time (86 pages), Cyberwit,net, ISBN 978-81-8253-083-6, 2007, India.

Three-legged Waltz, (80 pages), Cyberwit.net, ISBN 818253058X, 2006, India.

Collected Poems and Stories, (175 pages), Cyberwit.net, ISBN 8182530288, 2005, India.

Arcana and other archetypes, (special limited edition - hardback collection of poetry), AIM Chapbooks ANS, 2001, Norway (now out-of-print).

Notes of a Madman, (hardback collection of poetry), Winston-Derek Publishers, Inc., 1987, ISBN 1-55523-054-7, USA (now out-of-print).

Among my awards and distinctions I can mention:



Winner of the AZsacra International Poetry Award, 2008


Recipient of Norwegian Foreign Ministry's travel stipend for authors, 2005.


Wendy Pratt

email is: wendycatpratt@yahoo.co.uk

website url is: http://www.wendypratt.com/

Wendy Pratt was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in 1978. She now lives just outside Filey. She is a graduate of Hull University where she studied Biomedical science. Wendy works for the local NHS hospital as a Microbiologist. In the evenings she writes furtively and furiously out of her office (conservatory). She is also studying towards a BA in English literature with the Open University, because she didn't think she'd punished herself enough with the completion of her BSc. 

She has enjoyed publication of her poetry in Acumen, Snakeskin, Prole, Other Poetry, The Interpreter's House, Pennine Platform and her work will be appearing in The Frogmore papers early next year. Wendy was recently asked to co-judge Prole's first poetry competition and she was also delighted to have her poem 'eating Mackerel' highly commended in the Swale Life April 2011 poetry competition as well as being longlisted for The Plough 2012 competition.

Her first poetry pamphlet, Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare, published by 'Prolebooks' went to print in October/November 2011 and is selling well. She also has another project on the go, a book of poetry and prose exploring the emotional impact that IVF, the subsequent pregnancy and heart-breaking still birth of her baby daughter, Matilda Rose had on her life in 2010, a subject very close to her heart. 



Selwyn Pritchard

(Selwyn Pritchard Hughes)
PO Box 46
Flinders 3929



Born 1933; King's School, Macclesfield;St Peter's College, Oxford; Commissioned The Royal Welch Fusiliers (1952-57; Emigrated 1980; Last post Prof of Eng Lit Jinan University, Guangzhou, P.R. of China.
Has published 5 collections in the UK and Australia, the most recent being Letters & Characters (Cornford Press, Launceston, Tasmania 2001)
Selwyn Pritchard Hughes writes under the name Selwyn Pritchard.

Selwyn died in July 2005.