The Poetry Kit
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)
The Poems of Nakahara Chuya,
Gracewing/Fowler Wright Books, Leominster, 1993
Received 1995 Japan Festival Award for Nip the Buds,
Shoot the Kids.
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.
address: #205 1842 E Pender, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5L 1W7
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.
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.
893 Newmark, Coos Bay, Oregon, 97420.
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.
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
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
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.
Born the year Kennedy was shot, Trevor celebrated his 38th Birthday the day the Twin Towers were hit. His first collection of poems LOVE, DEATH and THE WAR on TERROR was published 2009 with his new collection KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON published in 2012. He has the edited two anthologies of poetry garnered from new media, social and professional networking, THE POETIC BOND and THE POETIC BOND II, 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 III, and accepting submissions until 30 June 2013. His recently performed at RAW POETRY in London.
KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, 2012, ISBN 978-1480052499
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
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.
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
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,
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
Publications: The Rocking-Stone (Poetry
Wales Press, 1988); The Third Day: Landscape and
the Word (Gomer Press, 1995).
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
Flat 2, 43, Clyde Road
Telephone: 01273 693527
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.
Address 4 Rue Las Cours, Aspiran, Herault, France 34800
Phone 00 33 467965467
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
Pitnamoon Farmhouse, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1ES
Also now published in over 100 anthologies of poetry
Membership- The society of Authors
British Haiku Society
Lapidus- Literary Arts in Personnel Development
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.
Published several collections of poetry, published in main stream press and radio
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.
Poetry, fiction, translations & photography in Loop, Janus Head, The East Village, Big City Lit, The Burning Bush, Little Brown Poetry, etc.
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.
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