Who's Who in Poetry


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Roni WalterJennifer Watson  - Billy Watt - J.S.Watts - Lyn S Westerman - Les Wicks - Richard C Williams

Jackie Wills - Tyler Joseph Wiseman  - Michelle Wright


Roni Walter
po box 341255 LA.,CA. 90034
phone: (310)202-9227

Roni has written poetry that has been recited by Singer/actress, "Brandy" on the hit TV series, Moesha. Roni has successfully maintained a college poetry tour for the last 6 years,on her own. She has been conducting poetry workshops in LA at various schools and organizations for the past 7 years.

Jennifer Watson
650 Stoneykirk Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28314, USA
phone: 910-904-7033
fax: 910-904-7033

Blue Ribbon Award 7-1999 for the poem "Chicken Poxs"by Southern Poetry Association. Winning entry in the Warsitz Enterprises,Inc. P.O.W.E.R.[poetry on world energy resources]for poem "Wind."
Finalist in Famous Poet Society poetry contest for poem "Mr. Smith."
Poetry reading participation in The 1999 National Library Week Campus Authors & Reception Program at The University of NC @ Pembroke
Senior at The University of NC @ Pembroke.Graduation May 2000 with Bachelor Degree in Middle Grade Education with Concentrations in Language Arts and Science.

Billy Watt
17 Murieston Vale, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 9EP
phone: 01506 460573

Co-editor of journal: "Scotland's Languages"; Poetry pamphlet: "Porpoises on the Moray Firth" (1997); Short story selection: "Ways of Seeing, Ways of Falling" (1999); poetry, short fiction and occasional reviews published in many small press publications; half a dozen poetry prizes.


Email: j.s.watts@btinternet.com
Website: www.jswatts.co.uk

The novelist and poet J.S.Watts was born in London and now lives and writes near Cambridge in East Anglia. In between, she read English at Somerville College, Oxford and spent many years working in the UK education sector.

Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in a variety of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States including Acumen, Mslexia and Orbis and have been broadcast on BBC and independent radio. She has been Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide Magazine and Poetry Editor for Ethereal Tales. Her debut poetry collection, "Cats and Other Myths", is published by Lapwing Publications, as is her second, multi-award nominated poetry publication, "Songs of Steelyard Sue" and her latest collection, "Years Ago You Coloured Me". Her novels, "A Darker Moon" and "Witchlight", are published by Vagabondage Press. 



Lyn S Westerman
3 Lime Court, Lime Grove, Eastcote, Middx HA4 8RN
phone: 020 8866 9891

Novels: 'Weave a Circle'; 'A Quartz Contentment'; 'By The Power'
Poetry Published: Jumping The Gap' collection big wide words 1996; 'The Dybbuk of Delight' 5 Leaves Pub 1995; 'Homeless, Not Hopeless' Poetry Now 1993; 'A Woman's Place' Poetry Now 1993; 'Regional Anthologies: London' Poetry Now 1993.
Magazines/Competition Winners: Envoi 114; Poetry Nottingham Vol 49 No1; Perceptions #36, #37, #38; Rustic Rub (Woodman's Press winner 1993); Tandem No 2 Spring 1994; Tandem No 3 Summer 1995; Barnet Open Poetry Competition 1994 winner; 'Praise - An Anthology' - Beehive Press winner 1995; 'Atomic Shadows - poems for Hiroshima' ; 'Poems On The Buses' big wide words 1993- 1995

Les Wicks

Les Wicks is an Australian poet who has been published widely both there & elsewhere. His five books are "The Vanguard Sleeps In" (Glandular, 1981), "Cannibals" (Rochford St, 1985), "Tickle" (Island, 1993) & "Nitty Gritty" (Five Islands, 1997) & "The Ways of Waves" (Sidewalk, 2000).
He's been described as "varied, nimble, humane & well timed" - Jennifer Maiden.
Performances range from festivals to schools, prisons etc. Runs workshops, has won & judged several prizes (not at the same time!) & operates Meuse Press which focuses on poetry outreach projects including the Sydney/Newcastle poetry on public transport series.
His passions include the beach which is one of the major themes in his writing & a spiritual locus for the whole culture.

Richard C Williams
370 Meacham Ave, Elmont NY, 11003
phone (917)-539-0086
web site
Pierian Springs

Richard C Williams lives in New York City as a graphics designer. He is the editor of the literary journal Pierian Springs. Williams has poetry published in various magazines, journals, and e-zines including: Recursive Angel, Adirondack Review, Pedestal Magazine, can we have our ball back, Eleven Bulls, Little Brown Poetry, Comrades UK, Red River Review, Snow Monkey, Artemis, Poems Niederngasse, 3rd Muse, Magaera, Mentress Moon, Erosha, and others. He is currently working on his first collection of poems entitled Gift.

Jackie Wills
website :

Jackie Wills is a poet, whose first collection, Powder Tower, was published by Arc in 1995. It was shortlisted for the 1995 T.S. Eliot prize and was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Her poetry has also been published in anthologies and magazines, as well as being broadcast on BBC radio's Poetry Please.
Wills regularly works in schools, running poetry workshops for all ages. She also runs workshops for West Sussex CC's Able Pupils scheme. In addition, Wills works as a writer for business magazines and is currently ghost writing a book for Conran Octopus on design. She is finishing a second collection of poetry.
Achievements: Living. Giving birth to two children.
Interests: Reading widely. Walking by the sea. Keeping the garden under control. Good conversation with friends.

Tyler Joseph Wiseman

For the last 6 years I've traveled across 46 states and over 56,000 miles hitchhiking, with over 15,000 through other avenues of travel, in order to disseminate my poetry to the masses. As a result, I achieved the status of self publication in every state and a handful of countries by the age of 21, and at 22 found national publication in The Vault: Soul Fountain. Recently, I was featured on national television (NBC) reading my poem "When Rabbit Howls" at the 50th Anniversary of City Lights in San Francisco. Previous publications include Poetic Voices, The Sidewalk's End, and Quill and Parchment amongst others.
Now 23, I've been writing poetry since I was four, with the formative influences being Homer and Richard Brautigan. Since that time, my travels have taken me to poets home towns to read the works directly. Kerouac and Ferlinghetti in Frisco, Bukowski in L.A., W.C. Williams in Buffalo, and Angelou in Harlem included.
Currently, I am taking a reprieve in my home town of Fargo, ND, where I caretake my grandmother and father.

Michelle Wright
Wirral Poets

Published nationally, winner of Northwest United Press competition in 2000. Published in 6 anthologies. Represented Liverpool in Cities of Culture slam in Bristol, Adolfini Gallery, 2002. Performed in Northwest, Liverpool, Wirral, North Wales, Bath, Bristol over the last 4 years. Support set with Les Murray at Writers on the Wall Festival in 2002 in Liverpool, and John Gibbens on the Wirral in 2001.
Interests: writing childrens stories, womens studies - literature, theatre,photography, art, freelance journalistic work..... latin american dance and culture, influenced by the following poets/writers: Neruda, Nin, Angelou, Walker, Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Langston Hughes, Kundera, Miller, Lorca, Larkin.