Who's Who in Poetry

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Olivia Macassey - Sheree Mack -  Paul St John Mackintosh -Gerard McKeown - Brendan McLeod - Jas Maddock
 J. Scott Malby - Chris Mansell  John E Marks - Tejumola Martins - Dan Masterson - Trevor Maynard  - A. S. Maulucci - Steven Mayoff
 Leonard McCarthy - Les Merton -  Richard Michael 
 Kathy Miles - Deborah Moffatt -   Daniel Thomas Moran - Alan Morrison
 Stephen Morris - Peter Morriss- Brian Morton - Brian Moses - Christopher Mulrooney 
 Brian Murphy - Paul Murphy


Olivia Macassey

Doctoral Candidate,
Department of Film, TV, and Media Studies
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand

Telephone: +64 9 3737599 extn 83081
Email: olivia@macassey.com
Website: http://www.macassey.com

Olivia Macassey grew up in the wilderness of New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula, and then moved to Auckland where she undertook a doctorate in cinema. After a long involvement with the Auckland performance poetry scene, and invited performances at various Festivals, she has recently began to have work published in journals such as Poetry New Zealand. Her first book of poems, Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, was released by Titus Books in October 2005.

 Sheree Mack
Slatyford, Newcastle upon-Tyne,
Email: sheree@shereemack.com
Website: www.shereemack.com

Born in Bradford, to a Trinidadian father and mother of Ghanaian descend, Sheree Mack is in her early thirties, (in 2006) married with a 8 year old son. After teaching English for seven years in various places around the country, she decided to hang up her red pen and register and devote all her time to writing. She is the creator and coordinator of identity on tyne, the only group in the North East providing a space exclusively for writers of colour. She’s a poet at heart. She is currently completing her PhD at University of Newcastle upon-Tyne, focusing on black British women poets and her own collection ‘Family Album’.

 Awards, Fellowships, Grants: Decibel and Arts Council England Spotlight Award (2003 - 2004)

Paul St John Mackintosh
London, England

Email: paulma@websters.co.uk
Website: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/1418/

Translated the following books from Japanese with my wife Maki Sugiyama:

The Poems of Nakahara Chuya, Gracewing/Fowler Wright Books, Leominster, 1993
Oe Kenzaburo, Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, [translation of Memushiri kouchi] Marion Boyars, London/New York, 1995; paperback, Picador, London, and Grove, New York, 1996

Received 1995 Japan Festival Award for Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids.
Published first collection of poetry, The Golden Age, in 1997. (Bellew Publishing, London)


Gerard McKeown



Gerard McKeown is a poet and fiction writer based in Belfast . He is the current Ulster performance poetry champion and was a runner-up in the all-Ireland final. He is a member of the Ulster and Irish performance poetry teams.


His work has been featured in numberous magazines including Fire, Fuselit, Citizen 32, Delivered, Speech Therapy and a variety of pamphlets for the SPART Action group.


In 2002 he was named as one of Cumbria’s top 6 young writers (while studying at the Cumbria Institute of the Arts), this resulted in his work being published in their Six Pack anthology, which was edited by Toby Litt, and led to his being commissioned to write a one-act play for Cumberland Youth Theatre, A Short Play About Stealing  Stuff From School, which was performed the following November at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.


He has taught creative writing professionally, ranging from primary to university students.


Gerard has supported Writers such as Stewart Home and John Cooper Clarke, as well as comedian Frank Sidebottom.


He is a prominent member of the Belfast Poets and SPART Action Group.


Brendan McLeod

address: #205 1842 E Pender, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5L 1W7

Phone: #1-604-216-0700
email: eightmillionbrendans@yahoo.ca
website URL: www.brendanmcleod.ca
Brendan McLeod is a spoken word artist and musician based out of Vancouver. He is the current Canadian SLAM champion, has been Vancouver's Grand SLAM champion (2005), and was runner-up at 2005 World SLAM championships, held in Holland.  In the past two years he has toured cross-Canada three times, and four times through Europe as both a solo performer and member of the spoken word/music troupe The Fugitives  (with CR Avery, Barbara Adler, and Mark Berube). His past readings include: the Rotterdam International Poetry Festival, the German National SLAM championships, the Dylan Thomas Festival, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Excerpts from his first novel were published in the academic journal Sophia. He has a MA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.

Jas Maddock
Freelance poet/artist
39 Saltburn Road, Wallasey, Merseyside CH45 8LT
phone: 0151 638 4532

Several exhibitions here and abroad, eg: International Festival of Street Art and Artlas Knutsford Exhibtion, won 1st prize in SAA exhibition 2000 for Manwoman,  BA Hons degree.
Interests: sci fi, toys, childrens classic books,indie music- Add (N)to X, Magazine,Granddaddy,Strokes,etc, writing to friends, yoga.

J. Scott Malby.

893 Newmark, Coos Bay, Oregon, 97420.

Phone: 1-503-267-2005,

email: beowolf2@harborside.com

brief bio:

Scott Malby has published work in over 500 journals; including printed anthologies and university publications. He is an essayist, columnist, short story writer, playwright and poet. His multimedia prints have been featured in America, Australia, England and Canada. A former mental health therapist, college counselor, college administrator and Executive Director of a Health Planning Agency, his writing reflects a concern for all aspects of the human condition as it relates to itself and the natural world.

Chris Mansell
PO Box 94, Berry NSW AUSTRALIA 2535
Phone: 61 2 4464 1432
Fax: 61 2 4464 1410
Website: www.asauthors.org/web_of_poets/Mansell/index.html



Chris Mansell www.chris.mansell.name is widely published in literary journals in Australia and overseas and has written five books of poetry. Some of these have been short-listed for major prizes and she has won the Queensland Premier’s Award and the American Amelia Chapbook Award. Her new book, The Fickle Brat appeared in text + audio form on CD with Interactive Digital, and Stalking the Rainbow came out shortly afterwards. Her latest venture is, in fact, a new small poetry press called PressPress - www.presspress.com.au       (26904)

John E Marks
phone: 0161 941 2349

British poet and critic with an Irish wife, four daughters and a son. First collection 'Soundbites' (Envoi, 1993), second collection 'Lifting the Veil' (New Hope International, 1997). Works for the Open University as a lecturer in history and Victorian Studies.
Articles, mainly on poetry, in 'The English Review', 'The Thomas Hardy Journal, 'Acumen', 'Envoi' etc.
Poetry published in a wide range of British and North American magazines and journals. Also poems published in Britsh and Canadian anthologies. Work published on the net: Zimmerzine, Ydrasil, New Hope International among others. Main 'achievement' is finding the time to write!  R
ecovering from cancer.

Tejumola Martins
London N7 6BN UK
phone: 0956 597 349
website: Teju's Poetry Haven

I was born and still live in London. I am well travelled and enjoy meeting and conversing people of different backgrounds and culture. I am a Poet and Freelance Writer. I have been writing poetry ever since the age of nine and have only recently started airing my work. I can be seen performing at various Poetry Events around London.
I have produced a calendar for 2000 which features 12 of my Inspirational poems. This can be bought at Timbuktu Books in Cold Harbour Lane, Brixton or New Beacon Books in Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park. New publication soon to be released "Chocolate for the Body, Mind and Spirit".
I have a degree in Computer Science ... you may think this is not related, but I have found a link.
Interests: The spoken Word. Watching other creative people perform, be it Comedy, Poetry, Dancing, Singing etc. Travelling.

Dan Masterson
Url:  http://www.poetrymaster.com
Email: prdan@optonline.net

Books online: http://capa.conncoll.edu
Recent poem online: http://www.ontarioreviewpress.com (#57 on past issues)

        Dan Masterson's New & Selected Poems, All Things, Seen and Unseen, was released by The University of Arkansas Press in 1997. It includes work published in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Esquire, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Hudson Review, London Magazine, Massachusetts Review, Yankee, New Orleans Review, Prairie Schooner, Ontario Review, Poetry Northwest, North Dakota Quarterly, and The Yale Review. A recipient of the presitgious Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Professor Masterson has directed the Poetry program at SUNY/Rockland/USA for forty years. For eighteen of those years, he also served as an adjunct professor in screenwriting and poetry at Manhattanville College, and continues his affiliation with that institution through a graduate poetry writing course he offers online through Poetry Master (url above) under the auspices of the College. Elected to membership in Pen International in 1986, he is a recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, The Poetry Northwest Bullis Prize, The Borestone Award, and the CCLM Fels Award. He is currently completing a manuscript, That Which Is Seen, which consists of poems based exclusively on artwork. Many of the selections have already appeared in such journals as The Sewanee, Georgia, and Ontario reviews, Artful Dodge, Ekphrasis, The New York Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, and Kestrel, as well as in two anthologies and a college workbook. The complete texts of his first two books, On Earth As It Is (Illinois, 1978) and Those Who Trespass (Arkansas,1991) are displayed on The Contemporary American Poetry Archives site (url above). His third and fourth books are still in the marketplace. Recently, his work was featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac.” Professor Masterson is the founder and director of  the website, Poetry Master, which offers free commentary on a single poem with further, optional involvement on a contractual basis (url above). He spent his early years in Buffalo, NY, involved in drumming and boxing, and graduated from Syracuse University. He has served stints as actor, narrator, discjockey, missionary worker, advertising copywriter, and theatrical public relations director. He resides in Pearl River, NY, with his wife, Janet, a psychotherapist. They spend much of the snow-free months at their cabin hideaway in the high peak region of the Adirondack mountains located in the state of New York.


A. S. Maulucci

poetry www.greentigerproductions.com
personal www.anthonymaulucci.com  


A. S. Maulucci is an Italian American poet, novelist and painter who has supported himself as a college teacher, journalist, stage manager, editor, and publisher. He has travelled widely and is passionately devoted to the cause of world peace. He is the author, most recently, of 100 Love Sonnets and Dear Dante, a novel about an adulterous affair, an attempted murder, and a young man's search for meaning. He is also the author of poetry chapbook, All for Love, and of the novels The Discovery of Luminous Being, about a Jewish father and son driven apart by the Vietnam war, and The Rosselli Cantata, a revenge story that ends with forgiveness. He believes that great art can be defined as art that has the power to help us transcend ourselves and achieve a deeper love and respect for one another. He grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Boston, Montreal, Toronto and New York City. He currently resides in Mexico. He relaxes by playing acoustic guitar and is curently studying the art of flamenco in his spare time. You can read more about A. S. Maulucci's books and ideas at www.lorenzopress.com.


Trevor Maynard


Willowdown Books

105 Crockford Park Road


KT15 2LP






Twitter  @zonetbm


Born the year Kennedy was shot, Trevor celebrated his 38th Birthday the day the Twin Towers were hit. His new collection of poems, GREY SUN, DARK MOON, is published September, 2015.  His previous collections are LOVE, DEATH and THE WAR on TERROR (2009) and KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON (2012).  He has the edited four anthologies of poetry garnered from new media, social and professional networking, THE POETIC BOND, I- IV, and manages the LinkedIN Group “POETRY, REVIEW and DISCUSS”.    Trevor is a Drama graduate from Royal Holloway with ten plays professionally produced and a collection of one act plays FOUR TRUTHS.  The above are all available on amazon and elsewhere.  He is currently putting together THE POETIC BOND V, due for publication in October, 2015.  His recently performed at RAW POETRY in London.


GREY SUN, DARK MOON, 2015, ISBN 978-1517095253 (Release date 14/09/2015)

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, 2012, ISBN 978-1480052499

THE POETIC BOND V, 2015, ISBN TBC (Release date 21/10/2015)

THE POETIC BOND IV, 2014, ISBN 978-1503034525

THE POETIC BOND III, 2013, ISBN 978-1492384199

THE POETIC BOND II, 2012, ISBN 978-1480209732

THE POETIC BOND, 2011, ISBN 978-1466498419

LOVE, DEATH, AND THE WAR ON TERROR, 2009, ISBN 978-1445206622

FOUR TRUTHS, 2011, ISBN 978-1466453395

Also a contributor to Men in the Company of Women: A Provocative Anthology of Praise & Persuasion (2013) ISBN 978-0985471569

Steven Mayoff
257 Pacific Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6P 2P7
phone: 416-767-5484
website: Youkali Song-Cycle

Poems and fiction published in Malahat Review and Grain ( Canada) and Acid Angel (Scotland). Lyricist collaborating on 3 musicals: The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Club Lafayette, Swingstep. Songs recorded by Melanie Doane on her 3 CDs: Harvest Train, Shakespearean Fish, Adams Rib. Co-writer of new play Bully. Self published book of poems with my One Free Hand. Website/Poetry book Youkali Song-Cycle. Nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Swingstep.

Leonard McCarthy
The Red Candle Press, 1 Chatsworth Court, utram Rd., SOUTHSEA PO5 1RA
website: Red Candle Press

Co-founder with Dale Gunthorp of The Red Candle Press (1970) Britain's longest established Traditionalist fringe poetry publisher. Editor of Candelabrum Poetry Magazine. Contributor to various fringe magazines. Editor of The Red Candle Treasure: an anthology of poems 1948-1998.
Interests: Literature, English, French and Latin. Classical music. Cinema and theatre. Fell-walking. Animals' rights.

Les Merton
11a Penryn Street
TR15 2SP


Les Merton is a poet, author, publisher, festival organisor and Cornish activist. His poetry has been published in over a hundred UK poetry magazines and he has also been published in Australia, Belguim, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, USA.

Les Merton is also the founder editor of Poetry Cornwall/Bardhonyeth Kernow and the author of the following books:
Cornflakes and Toast ISBN 1-900726-72-6 The National Poetry Foundation,
Missus Laity's Tay Room ISBN 0-9539594-0-6  Palores Publications,
The Spirit of a King ISBN 0-9539594-3-0  Palores Publications,
Light the Muse ISBN 0-9539594-5-7  Palores Publications,
The Official Encyclopaedia of the Cornish Pasty ISBN 0-9539594-8-1  Palores
Oall Rite My Ansum  ISBN 1-85306-814-4 Countryside Books, 
As Yesterday Begins  ISBN 1-904781-30-6 bluechrome publishing,
Adders in Cornwall  ISBN 0-9547985-5-4 Palores Publications,
Dark Corners  ISBN 1-904781-68-3 boho press.

In 2004 Les Merton was made a Bard of the Gorseth Kernow (The Cornish Gorsedd) for his services to Cornish Literature. His Bardic name is Map Hallow (Son of the Moors).

George Messo
Bilkent University, Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 06533
phone: 0090 312 290 3159/2621
website: Near East Review

Born in England in 1969. Read Philosophy at the Universities of Hull and Edinburgh before moving to Trabzon, Turkey, in 1998. Currently teaches in the Faculty of Humanities and Letters at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
First book of poetry, 'From the Pine Observatory', was published in 2000 by Halfacrown books, England. A selection of new poems appeared in the anthology 'Framing Reference', edited by Valerie Kennedy in 2001. Translated, with Jeremy Reed, 'The Complete Poems' of Jean Genet, published in England by Intimacy Books, 2001. Has translated poetry from both French and Turkish, and received a Council of Europe Translation Award for his versions of Rainer Maria Rilke. Currently editing the journal Near East Review, and international jouranl of poetry and literature focussing on Middle Eastern poetries.
Interests: mountaineer.

Richard Michael
organisation: Manchester Poetry Festival
2nd Floor, Enterprise House, 15 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WG
phone: 0161 907 0031
fax: 0161 907 0032
e-mail: mpf@dial.pipex.com


Manchester based promoter. previously managed rock venues and promoted music and comedy. Introduced to poetry as a living art by Henry Normal. Together they have built the festival in Manchester, which Richard also runs solo.
Has had a parallel dodgy broadcasting career appearing on TV as the drummer in Mrs Merton Show and as a radio host in North West.
Passionate about bringing poetry to a wide audience through better promotion and production of live events.
Also passionate about wife, Liz and Chelsea.
Achievements: Five Manchester Poetry Festivals. Published three books of poetry showcasing many un-published poets. Has put poetry on TV in Granada region. Has managed to get Seamus Heaney and Julian Cope to read poetry in Manchester.
Interests: Poetry: Seamus Heaney, Simon Armitage, Andrew Marvell, Cheryl Martin, Fiona Bowker, Dike, Lemn Sissay, UA Fanthorpe.
Football: everything to do with football, mainly Chelsea. Cinema, Swimming, Sculpture and Food. Poets, Publishers, Promoters,Paying Audiences - we all need each other.

Kathy Miles
Ty Pwll, Ffos-y-ffin, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 OHD
phone: 01545 570 317

Publications: The Rocking-Stone (Poetry Wales Press, 1988); The Third Day: Landscape and the Word (Gomer Press, 1995).
Founder-member of the Lampeter Writers' Workshop and twice winner of the One Voice Monologue Competition.
Interests: Swimming, aerobics, reading, walking my dog.

Deborah Moffatt
email:  writing@deborahmoffatt.com
website:  www.deborahmoffatt.com      

Deborah Moffatt's first collection of poems, FAR FROM HOME, is published by Lapwing, (Belfast), 2004.  Her poetry has also appeared in a number of periodicals and anthologies, including Acumen, Cencrastus, Cyphers, The New Statesman, Oasis, Orbis, etc.  Her short stories have been published in magazines including P.N Review, The Listener, and Cosmopolitan, as well as in anthologies from Faber, Bloomsbury, Virago and HarperCollins.  She is American by birth, and lives now in Scotland."   

Daniel Thomas Moran
P.O. Box 2008
Shelter Island, New York 11964

Poet Laureate Suffolk County, New York
Daniel Thomas Moran, born in New York City in 1957, is the author of six volumes of poetry, the most recent of which, Looking for the Uncertain Past, was published by Poetry Salzburg at The University of Salzburg in 2006. He has had poems published in Confrontation, Nassau Review, Oxford, National Forum, Commonweal, Parnassus, Sulfur River, Pedestal, Rattapallax ,LUNGFULL, Poetry Salzburg Review, Iconoclast, The Journal of The American Medical Association, The Art Times and The Norton Critical Anthology on Darwin. From 1997-2005 he served as Vice-President of The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in West Hills, New York. He is a participating writer in The Passwords Project, an international collaboration between visual artists and writers based in Graz, Austria. In 2005 he was appointed Poet Laureate by The Legislature of Suffolk County, New York. He has been listed in Who¹s Who in America, The International Who¹s Who, and The International Who¹s Who in Poetry. He is Editor of The Light of City and Sea, An Anthology of Suffolk County Poetry 2006 (Street Press). His collected papers are presently being archived by his alma mater, Stony Brook University . He is a practicing Doctor of Dentistry on Shelter Island in New York where he lives with his wife Karen.

Alan Morrison
Flat 2, 43, Clyde Road
Brighton, UK

Telephone: 01273 693527
Email: glatisant2004@yahoo.co.uk
the Recusant: www.therecusant.org.uk
Alan Morrison: www.alanmorrison.co.uk


Alan Morrison's poetry first appeared in Don't Think of Tigers (The Do Not Press, 2001) as a prize in the First Edition Competition 1998 run by the Asham Literary Trust. He has published three chapbooks, Giving Light (Waterloo Press, 2003), Clocking-in for the Witching Hour ('leaves little doubt about Morrison's potential' - South) and Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever (both Sixties Press, 2004). Morrison has appeared in over thirty journals including Aesthetica, Airings, Eclipse, Great Works, Illuminations (US), The Penniless Press, Pennine Platform, Pulsar, Snakeskin, South and The Yellow Crane. He has been a featured poet in Poetic Hours and online at Strix Varia. His play for voices, Picaresque ('a beautifully clever, druggist parody of Under Milk Wood - Dada South; 'an ambitious dreamlike play' - the Guardian), which juxtaposes the residents of a homeless night shelter with piratical alter-egos, has been performed seven times at venues including The Poetry Cafe and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, RADA, as well as being broadcast last year on Resonance FM. Short stories and prose published in Headstorms, Seeker, The Taj Mahal Review and Beyond Stigma (Sixties Press). His forthcoming volume, The Mansion Gardens - Poems 1991-2006, is due out from Paula Brown Publishing.


Stephen Morris

Address   4 Rue Las Cours, Aspiran, Herault, France 34800
Phone  00 33 467965467
Website   www.stephen-morris.net


 Stephen Morris was born in Swethwick which on the edge of Birmingham in the West Midlands of England.. Over the years he has published 12 books of poetry and has toured the U.S.A., Britain, Holland, India, The Far East, Sweden and Denmark reading his work.
      He is a poet/painter and to date he has over seventy solo exhibitions showing his paintings, sculpture and visual poetry. In 2002 he was made a Companion of the Guild of St.George and association founded by John Ruskin. Stephen Morris, was a student at Moseley Art School, Fircroft College, Marieborgs Folk High School  (Sweden)  and the Universities of Cardiff and Leicester..His latest book 'Limbus of the Moon' was published earlier this year. He now lives full time in the South of France where he has his studios

Peter Morriss

Pitnamoon Farmhouse, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1ES


Also now published in over 100 anthologies of poetry

Membership-  The society of Authors

                     Poetry Society

                     British Haiku Society

                     Lapidus- Literary Arts in Personnel Development

website: www.scribesnook.co.uk

Published in over 100 anthologies. A collection of poetry published in 1999 by Paper Doll 'Through My Eyes'. Membership of The Society Of Authors. Inclusion in IBC Cambridge Authors And Writers 'Who's Who'16th-17th editions. Commendations-Poetry Club 1996- Triumph House 1997. Poems have been published by Poetry Now, Poetic Hours, Poets England, Poetry Club, Arrival Press, Anchor Books, Poetry Today, Daily Mail, URC a F.U.R.Y anthology, Fosse Focus, NHS magazine and others.   Also included in International WHO'S WHO POETRY 2004 ISBN 1 857743 1782 Also published by Poetic Hours in the Autumn issue 2003 my epic poem Painting The Town Red. Performed this poem live at the Melton Mowbray Art Festival 2003 by Melton Borough Council that was titled Paint The Town. Has a number of poems on the Poettext.com site. Interests: Wildlife and the sea.Photography. Reading poetry to different groups of people.Writing about all aspects of life. Member of the United Reformed Church Melton Mowbray (Reading poetry in church) Visiting places and history. Writing poems about my pet cat (Published). Writing about fox hunting,though taking no sides in the debate with people.

Brian Morton
Redcar Writers
33 Park Avenue, Redcar, Teesside TS10 3LW
phone: 01642 478699

Published several collections of poetry, published in main stream press and radio

Brian Moses
11 Barrow Rise, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN37 7ST
phone: 01424 755134
fax: oi424 755134
website: The Poetry Zone

Born in Ramsgate, Kent, Former primary school teacher. Since 1988 I have worked as a full-time writer and performance poet visiting over 1200 schools and libraries to give talks and readings. These include schools all over the UK, the Channel Islands, Cyprus and Germany.
Over 120 books published to date including volumes of my own poetry for children 'Don't Look at me in that tone of Voice' ;'Barking Back at Dogs'(both Macmillan' and "I Wish I Could Dine With a Porcupine' (Hodder Wayland). Editor of many anthologies for children including 'The Secret Lives of Teachers' 'Aliens Stole My Underpants', 'Parent-Free Zone' (All Macmillan) 'The Worst Class in School' (Hodder Wayland) Also books for teachers written with Pie Corbett 'Catapults and Kingfishers: Teaching Poetry in Primary Schools' (Oxford) and 'My Grandmother's Motorbike' - Story Writing in Primary Schools (Oxford)

Christopher Mulrooney
150 N. Catalina St. No. 2, Los Angeles, Calif. 90004 U.S.A.
website: broadcast

Poetry, fiction, translations & photography in Loop, Janus Head, The East Village, Big City Lit, The Burning Bush, Little Brown Poetry, etc.

Brian Murphy
Via Galliari 14, Turin, Italy 10125
phone: + 39011-6502595

Bryan Murphy recently came out of pleasant semi-retirement in Sofia, Bulgaria, to work as a translator in Turin, Italy. This followed an itinerant life as a teacher of English as a foreign language, which took him from his native England to Italy, Portugal, Angola, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Bulgaria.
He holds degrees in Social Psychology and in Applied Linguistics, as well as a teaching qualification. He has published over a dozen articles on language teaching and the psychology of language learning, and is co-author of "Getting Through: Communicative English for Speakers of Portuguese". Bryan Murphy's poetry has appeared in print in Envoi, Maelstrom, Mélange, Moveo ANgelus and even the Brighton Evening Argus. It has also appeared widely in literary e-zines such as Aabye's Baby, Bonfire, Disquieting Muses, Erosha, Free Zone Quarterly, Gravity, Mudlark, Poetrynow and Snakeskin. His poem "Jai" won MillenniumShift's "Word Hammer" award in September 2000, and his "Phoenix, Mexico" was displayed at the 2001 Venice Biennale and on its Website. He regards himself as one of the first generation of "cyber-poets".
Interests include travel, languages, societies in transition, science fiction and soccer.
Bryan Murphy is a convinced sceptic who admires the Cynics (Diogenes et al.) but denies being cynical. One regrt is that because he does not live in an English-speaking country, he has little chance to read his work in public. Although he is a terrible singer, his most successful performance was a rendition of "Bella Ciao" to a strangely appreciative audience of some 2,000 Chinese tribespeople. Nevertheless, he was a guest poet at the "Poets for Peace" celebration of World Poetry Day at Lago d'Orta, Italy, in March 2002.

Paul Murphy
3 Ardgreenan Drive, Belfast BT4 3FQ, N.Ireland BT4 3FQ
phone: 02890 659866
fax: 02890 322767
email: Quinqureme@Hotmail.com

Born in Belfast, 1965. He studied at the University of Warwick, gaining a BA in Film and Literature. From there he went to Queen's University Belfast to study for an MA on T.S.Eliot and the French philosopher Jacques Lacan. He has just finished a stint as writer-in-residence at the Albert-Ludwig Universitat, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany. His poetry, literary criticism, book reviews and travel writings have been published in English, Irish and American journals. He has published a pamphlet and one previous book of poetry, and has read from his work in Paris, Cambridge, Galway and Belfast. He is at the moment writing an oral history of the Black Forest, and working on many reviews of contemporary authors. He also writes philosophy and enjoys working on the interface between poetry and philosophy.
His poetry has appeared in the following publications: Never Bury Poetry, Connections, Krax, Poetry Now, Time Haiku, Fire, The Journal, Iota, Poetry Scotland, Black Mountain Review, Curlew, The Quarterly Muse, The Honest Ulsterman (as ‘Mephisto’), Braquemard, Buzzwords, Marginalia (supplement of Monas Heiroglyphia), Scintilla, Baker Street (USA), The Black Rose, Worm, The Purple Rose (USA).
Previous publications also include The New Life (Lapwing Press) a volume of poetry In the Luxembourg Gardens (Poetry Salzburg).