No 8 - Autumn 2005
poetrymagazines note: Please note these bios were published in 2005.
RIZWAN AKHTAR was born 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. He got his M.A. and M.Phil. in English Literature from the University of the Punjab where he currently he works as lecturer in English.
GARY ALLEN was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. He has travelled and worked throughout Europe, settling for some years in Holland. Two full-length collections of poetry: Languages (Flambard / Black Mountain, 2002) and Exile (Black Mountain, 2004). A third collection, North of Nowhere, will be published this autumn by Black Mountain Press.
DAVID BANKS, born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1943, studied philosophy at Cambridge. Since 1975 he has been living abroad, first in Iraq, and subsequently in France. His first major collection, Celt Seed, was published in 2003 by Poetry Salzburg. He is Professor of English Linguistics at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale at Brest in France.
NAZAND BEGIKHANI, born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1964. Living in exile (Denmark, France and later UK) since 1987. PhD in Comparative Literature at Sorbonne University, France. She has published two poetry collections in Kurdish, Yesterday of Tomorrow (Paris 1995) and Celebrations (Arras, 2004). She is a polyglot, self-translates her poetry into French and English, and translated Baudelaire and Eliot into Kurdish. She is working as sub-editor for the BBC.
A. C. BEVAN's first pamphlet collection Of Sea-Graves & Sand-Shrines was published by Arc in 2001. His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, the SHOp, and Caveat Lector. He lives and works in Bristol.
GUY BIRCHARD. Still of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Publications: Baby Grand (Brick Books, 1979), Neckeverse (Galloping Dog Press, 1989), Birchard’s Garage (Pig Press, 1991), Twenty Grand: the fin de siecle poems (Pressed Wafer, 2003). “Crows Go” was written in response to Howard McCord, and in memoriam Ray Tremblay a.k.a. Condo, Gael Turnbull, and George Johnston.
PATRICIA BISHOP lives in Lechlade, Gloucestershire. She won a BBC/Arts Council Award and consequently broadcast her work on Radio 3. She came second in the National Poetry Competition and won an open competition organised by the Arts Council/C.D.C. For four years she was poet-in-residence at the Penwith Public Libraries. Oversteps published Times Doppelgänger in 2002 and intend publishing her fifth collection this year.
ANNE BORN, poet, reviewer, translator and publisher, lives mainly in South Devon. As well as poetry, she writes regional history and recently published a revised and updated version of A History of Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Translations over the past few years include three novels from the Danish of Jens Christian Grondahl, Silence in October, Lucca (both 2002), and Virginia (2003, all Canongate) and a second novel by Per Petterson, Norwegian, In the Wake (Harvill) appeared in 2003; a third, Out to Steal Horses, is due in 2005.
VAHNI CAPILDEO was born in 1973, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. She came to England in 1991. Her work has appeared in Fire, Poetry Wales, Pulsar, Rain Dog, Southfields, Stand, Terrible Work, The Oxford Magazine, and Weyfarers. Salt published her first collection, No Traveller Returns, in 2003.
GLEN CAVALIERO was born in 1927. He read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford and was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1953. In 1965 he moved to Cambridge where he read for a degree in English, obtaining his doctorate in 1972. He now lives and teaches there as a member of the Faculty of English and a Fellow Commoner of St Catharine's College. He is the author of five collections of poems. His latest collection, Ancestral Haunt, was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2002. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has contributed to numerous journals and periodicals, including The Cambridge Review, Encounter, The New Yorker, PN Review, Stand, and The TLS.
BELINDA COOKE was born in Reading in 1957. She took a degree in English/Russian at Liverpool University. Her PhD-thesis was on Robert Lowell's interest in Osip Mandelstam. Her own poems have appeared in Poetry Scotland, Cyphers, and The SHOp, her translations of Vadim Andreyev, Viacheslav Ivanov, Zinaida Gippius, Boris Poplavsky and Marina Tsvetaeva in various anthologies and journals. A selection of her Poplavsky translations was published in Richard McKane's Ten Russian Poets (Anvil, 2003).
ALEXANDER J. CUTHBERT. Originally from the East Neuk of Fife he is currently at the University of Glasgow. In 2003 and 2004 he was short-listed for the RSAMD Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize.
ROBERT DASSANOWSKY is Chair of Languages and Cultures and Director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA. He served as the founding President of Colorado P.E.N., is a founding Director of the Austrian American Film Association and Vice President of the International Alexander Lernet-Holenia Society. He is an independent film producer and the author/editor of several books including Telegrams from the Metropole: Selected Poems 1980-1998 (Poetry Salzburg, 1999).
D. M. DE SILVA translates German poetry and produces original verse as well as critical prose. He has published specimens of his work in all three areas in a number of issues of The Poet’s Voice and PSR, including a translation of Stefan George's Year of the Soul, as well as in various British journals.
AIDAN ANDREW DUN spent his childhood in the West Indies and returned to London as a teenager. His first epic poem, Vale Royal, a psychogeographical journey into the mysteries of the historic King Cross district of London, was published in 1995 by Goldmark. A second epic, Universal, was published by Goldmark in 2002. He lives in London and Gloucestershire and divides his time between writing poetry and composing music.
ALAN DUNNETT is Course Director of a screen-oriented MA Performance at Drama Centre London, which is part of Central St Martins College of Art & Design. A former theatre director, he has more recently worked at Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. Poems have appeared in several magazines, including Stand, The Interpreter’s House, Pennine Platform, Other Poetry, Orbis, Envoi and The Rialto.
JOSÉ ENSCH was born in Luxembourg where she lives and works as a teacher. She is a widely published poet (her work has been translated into several languages) and a member of the Arts and Language section of the Institut Grand-Ducal de Luxembourg. In 1998, her collection Dans les cages du vent (Editions Phi, 1997) won her the Prix Servais.
JONATHAN FALLA. Born 1954, resident in Fife, Scotland. Novelist, dramatist and essayist. Plays: Topokana Martyrs Day (1981) and The Hummingbird Tree (1991). Fiction: Blue Poppies (11/9, 2001) and Poor Mercy (Polygon, 2005).
HELGA GASSER is a young Austrian artist from Carinthia. She studied Graphic Arts at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Her work has been exhibited in Salzburg, Paris, Porto, Barcelona and Berchtesgaden (Germany).
ANNE-MARIE GLASHEEN – poet, photographer and translator – English mother and Belgian father, spent her early years in Belgium. She is a past chair of the Translators Association and was awarded, in 1998, the Prix de la traduction de la communauté française by the Belgian Ministry of Culture. Her own poetry – she writes in French and English – has been widely published in the UK as well as in Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg. Selected translations of poetry: Muze trilingual anthology of women's poetry (KCC. 1997), Rocking to the North Wind (Liliane Wouters, Dedalus, 2001), Erasing Jean Portante (Dedalus, 2003).
GILES GOODLAND works as an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. His previous books include Littoral (Oversteps, 1996), Overlay (Odysseym 2000) and A Spy in the House of Years (Leviathan, 2001).
GTIMOTHY GORDON teaches and writes on Modernism-Postmodernism, Poetics, and Creative Writing at Graduate College, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Everything Speaking Chinese, winner of Riverstone Publishers' Poetry Competition (Scottsdale), and Ground of This Blue Earth (Mellen P) were published last year, “Summer Rhythm” nominated for a national Pushcart Prize (NY), From Falling a finalist for Blue Light Publishers' 2004 Book Award.
MIRIAM HALAHMY is a freelance writer and reviewer. She has published a novel, Secret Territory (Citron Press, 1999) and two collections of poetry, Stir Crazy (Hub Editions, 1994) and Cutting Pomegranates (David Paul Press, 2003).
VIACHESLAV IVANOV (1866-1949) was one of the most erudite of the Russian Symbolists. In 1924 he left Russia to live permanently in Italy till his death. His main collections of verse are Pilot Stars (1903), Transparency (1904), Eros (1907), Cor Ardens (1911) and Tender Mystery (1912). Evening Light came out as posthumous collection in 1962.
MARTIN JERVIS lives in Leeds, England. His poetry has been published in the UK, the United States, Canada and Australia. Spends part of the year in India and has written a series of poems with an Indian theme.
NORMAN JOPE was born in 1960 in Plymouth, where he currently lives and works as an administrator at the College of St. Mark and St. John. Editor, Memes, 1989-94. Collections include For the Wedding Guest (Stride, 1997) and Terra Fabulosa (Phlebas, 1999).
JEANETTE KARHI has recently received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa where she was awarded a Maytag Fellowship, a Teaching/Writing Fellowship, and was nominated for Poetry's Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared in several magazines, most recently in River Styx (Fall 2004).
PARM KAUR was born in the Black Country, daughter of Punjabi immigrants, and is currently based in London. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 & 4 and will be broadcast on BBC 2 television in 2005. She has received international fellowships from the Hawthornden and the Ledig Rahoult Foundations. Her pamphlet Inside the Fourth Dimension was published in April 2004 (Greenwich Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory).
MIMY KINET was born in the Ardennes and died in 1996 at the age of 48. She was 40 when she published her first pamphlet. In 1992 she took on the editorship of regArt publishing 26 issues before her death. She was also a translator of Greek poetry. Selected bibliography: Hypogées (1991), Le discours du muet and Fables du mardi (1994), Poésie (OEuvre complete) (1998).
JOHN KINSELLA's most recent volumes of poetry are Peripheral Light: New and Selected Poems (WW Norton, 2003) and Doppler Effect: Collected Experimental Poems (Salt, 2004). Norton published his The New Arcadia in July 2005. He is Professor of English at Kenyon College, Ohio, and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University.
CLAIRE LEJEUNE was born in the Hainaut, Belgium. She is the founder of the internationally renown Cahiers Internationaux de Symbolisme and Réseaux. Her photographic writings – analphabétiques – often feature alongside her poetry. In 1984 she was awarded the Prix Canada-Communaute Francaise de Belgique de Litterature for the body of her work. Selected titles: La gangue et le feu (1963), Le pourpre (1966), Le dernier testament (1969), Elle (1969), Mémoire de rien (1972).
BÉATRICE LIBERT was born in Amay but now lives in Liège where she works as a teacher, librarian and poetry critic. Selected titles: La langue du désir et du déssaroi (1992), Le bonheur inconsolé(1997), Le rameur sans rivage (1999), Un arbre cogne à la vitre (2000), Litanie pour un doute (2004).
FRANÇOISE LISON-LEROY lives and works as a teacher in Tournai. She is as well known for her plays and short stories as she is for her poetry. Selected titles: La mie de terre est bonne (1983), L’apprivoise (1984), Elle, d’urgence (1989), Pays géomètre (1991), Lettres d’appel (1996), Marie-Gasparine (1999), Le dit de petite elle (2000).
DUANE LOCKE, Doctor of Philosophy, English Renaissance literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities was Poet in Residence at the University of Tampa for over 20 years. He is also a painter, having many exhibitions, his latest at the city art museum in Gainesville and the Polk Historical Theater in Lakeland.
EDWARD MACKINNON has had a collection entitled Wising Up, Dressing Down published by Shoestring Press in 2002. He studied Modern Languages in Cambridge and lives in the Netherlands, where he works as a translator.
MARY MICHAELS was born in London, studied for her first degree at Bristol University (later taking an MA in Existential Psychology) and worked in the USA and elsewhere before returning to London, where she now lives. She is the author of five pamphlet collections and a book, The Shape of the Rock: New and Selected Poems (Sea Cow, 2003).
DAVID MILLER was born in Melbourne in 1950, and has lived in London since 1972. His publications include The Caryatids (Enitharmon Press, 1975), Primavera (Burning Deck Press, 1979), Losing to Compassion (Origin Press, 1985), Darkness Enfolding (Stride Publications, 1989), W.H. Hudson and the Elusive Paradise (Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 1990), Pictures of Mercy: Selected Poems (Stride, 1991), Tesserae (Stride, 1993), Stromata (Burning Deck, 1995), Collected Poems (University of Salzburg Press, 1997) and Spiritual Letters (1-12) (hawkhaven press, 1999), The Waters of Marah (Singing Horse Press, June 2003. He was an Associate Editor of the literary journal Origin, from 1983-1985, and is currently Corresponding Editor of the literary journal First Intensity and an Associate Editor of Poetry Salzburg Review.
ALAN JUDE MOORE, born in Dublin in 1973. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Burning Bush, Books Ireland, Force 10, and Kestrel. Short-listed for fiction in Sunday Tribune / Hennessy New Irish Writing Awards 1999. His first collection, Black State Cars, was published by Salmon Poetry in November 2004. Living in Moscow.
LINCOLN O'NEILL currently works at New Zealand's Ministry of Social Development. Previously, he lived in India for two years and has travelled to many other countries in Asia such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos, all of which have been an influence on his writing.
CATHERINE OWEN from Vancouver, BC has published widely in Canadian periodicals. Her books include Somatic: The Life and Work of Egon Schiele (Exile Ed. TO 98) and The Wrecks of Eden (Wolsak and Wynn TO 02). Cusp/detritus will be published by Beach Holme (BC) in 2005. The piece printed here, inspired by Foucault and time spent in the hospital with a schizophrenic, courses back and forth between a history of the asylum and schizoid consciousness.
JOHN PHILLIPS most recent publications are Language Is (Sardines Press, 2005) and A Small Window (Longhouse, 2005). He is to be featured in the forthcoming Sixth Series of Origin. Presently he is back living in St. Ives, Cornwall, after spending 10 years in Slovenia.
HELENE PRIGOGINE died in 1988 and was the first wife of the Nobel-prizewinning chemist, Ilya Prigogine. Her titles include: Sang lointain (1953), Ici commence un autre temps (1958), Ponts suspendus (1975).
ROBERT PRINGLE, Scottish, metal worker, consultant to The Muse Machine, Dayton, Ohio. One chapbook: Cold Front (Pudding House, 1998).
GLYN PURSGLOVE teaches English at the University of Wales in Swansea. He has published a number of works on English poetry, chiefly that of the Seventeenth Century. He is editor of The Swansea Review and reviews editor of Acumen.
ROBERT REHDER was born and grew up in eastern Iowa. He has published a book of poems, The Compromises Will Be Different (Carcanet, Sheep Meadow). He is the author of King Lear, Wordsworth and the Beginnings of Modern Poetry, The Poetry of Wallace Stevens and, most recently, Stevens, Williams, Crane and the Motive for Metaphor (Macmillan Palgrave).
MICHAEL RIVIERE. Born 1919, died 1997. Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Army service with Sherwood Rangers (1st Cavalry Regiment) in Palestine and Crete. Poetry publications included: Poems (Tel Aviv, 1940). Poems from the French of Pierre de Ronsard and Etienne de la Boétie. (1976), Troika (with Edward Lowberry and John Press) (both Daedalus Press, 1977), Late in the Day (1982), Selected Poems (both Mandeville Press, 1984, 1999).
PIERRE DE RONSARD (1524-1585). French lyric poet, foremost among the 'Pleiade' group and a leading influence in the reform and reinvigoration of French verse. He had considerable influence on English poets of the 16th century. Collections included: Les Odes (1550), Les Amours (1552), La Continuation des Amours (1556) and Nouvelle Continuation (1556), La Franciade (1572).
SARAH ROSENTHAL's work has appeared in magazines such as Aufgabe, Bombay Gin, Fourteen Hills, Shampoo, can we have our ball back?, VeRT, Lyric&, Tin Lustre Mobile, Mirage Period(ical), and Xcp (Cross Cultural Poetics). Her chapbooks include How I Wrote This Story (Margin to Margin, 2001), sitings (a+bend, 2000), and not-chicago (Melodeon, 1998). She is the recipient of the Primavera Fiction Prize and the Leo Litwak Award.
SABYASACHI ROY. Born in Calcutta, India. Graduated in Commerce, works at an Information Technology related company as an Instructional Designer. Primarily a poet in Bengali, his mother tongue. Publications in Quintessence, Mindfire Renewed, The Potomac, Poetry Salzburg Review, 13th Warrior, Malleable jangle, Underground Window, Real 8, Firstwriter, Indianest, Citizen Culture and in Virtual Writer.
JEFFREY SIDE did a degree in English at Liverpool University. He has had poetry published in over 30 little magazines, and has had a booklet of poems published called Distorted Reflections (Newground Press, 1992).
ANDRÉE SODENKAMP was born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium and died at the age of 97. She only started writing poetry in her fifties. Selected titles: Sainte terre (1954), Les Dieux obscurs (1958), Femmes des longs matins (1965), La fête debout (1973), C’est au feu que je pardonne (1976), Choix (1980), C'était une nuit comme une autre (1991), Poèmes choisis (1998).
JOEL H. VEGA, born in Manila, Philippines, works as editor for the Reed Business Information group in the Netherlands. His poems and short stories have appeared in various Philippine and US publications.
PAUL WATSKY lives in San Francisco, and earns his living as a Jungian analyst. His poetry has appeared in magazines such as The Cream City Review, Poetry Flash, Elysian Fields, and Modern Haiku. Tel-let published his chapbooks More Questions Than Answers (2001) and Sea Side (2003).
JOSEF WEINHEBER (1892-1945) is the most significant poet after Rilke. A write of considerable formal resource and range of feeling, he was the major poetic voice of Germany in the 1930s and remains one of the distinctive voices of German poetry in the twentieth century. Volumes of verse include: Adel und Untergang (1934, “Nobility and Decline”), Wien wörtlich (1935, “Vienna Verbally”), and Kammermusik (1939, “Chamber Music”).
LILIANE WOUTERS (1930) was born in Ixelles (Brussels) where she worked as a teacher until 1980. In 1985 she was elected to the Belgian Académie royale de langue et de littérature francaises. She won the Nuit de la Poésie (1955), (among the judges were Cocteau, Aragon and Reverdy), the Prix triennal de Poésie (1962), Prix Louise Labé (1967), Grand Prix de la Maison de Poésie (1989). Selected titles: l’aloès (1983), Journal du Scribe (1990), Le billet de Pascal (2000).
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