Koon Woon, born in China, now lives in Seattle where he studies philosophy
through the University of London. His most recent collection, Water Chasing Water,
published by Kaya Press (2012), is available through D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers).
The Truth in Rented Rooms is available at amazon.com.
Koon edits and publishes the hard copy literary quarterly, Chrysantheumum, and is the
owner/manager of Goldfish Press.
His favorite poets include Li Po, Theodore Roethke, Federico Garcia Lorca, Tu Fu, Jean Follain
amd Nazim Hikmet. He zines here and
blogs here. Gives a live reading here.
Jan Oskar Hansen
The work of Norwegian poet Jan Oskar Hansen appears in many
anthologies and magazines worldwide. Four recent collections of his poems are available:
Murmur From The East (Lapwing, Belfast 2008),
End Of A Voyage (Water Forest Press, US 2007),
Letters from Portugal (BeWrite Books, UK 2003),
Lunch in Denmark (Lightningsource, UK 2005) and
La Strada (Lapwing, Belfast 2006). End Of A Voyage, Letters from Portugal,
Lunch in Denmark and other titles are available from
amazon.com. Jan, a former merchant seaman, lives in Portugal.
A web search will bring you to many more of his poems and to reviews of his work.
He welcomes e-mail.
Nigel Burwood, British, lives in Santa Cruz, California and also in
London and Norfolk part of the year. When he isn't writing poems and publishing them in literary journals,
he sells books on the Internet, attends auctions and plays golf.
A collection of his poetry is currently published in World's Strand,
an international anthology (academici/UK 2006) for which he suggested the title, helping to mold
the vision. An English major with a degree from Southampton,
favorite poets and writers include Baudelaire, Eliot, Borges, Nabokov and Meades.
Sandeep Kalathimekkad, 23, is currently working on a MS in Optics, under
the European Union's Erasmus Mundus programme at Imperial College, London. He is especially passionate about Quantum Mechanics
and Quantum Information Theory. He is also passionate about poetry and has published
two collections, Sheer Echoes of Time (2006) and Complaints of a Selfish Soul (2010), as well as poems online. Sandeep loves music,
too, and has studied Indian classical, Carnatic style, and Kathakali music
for many years, performing in many concerts and in temples. Another passion is
football, especially its management, on-field tactics and the complexities of moves culminating in wins that
delight. He welcomes email.
Joanne Tolson, from Morehead City, North Carolina, has been writing poetry since 1992.
She began serious writing as a means "to restore dialogue between both hemispheres
of my brain" following a severe blow to the back of her head. Joanne writes
science fiction and detective stories as well, and also works in the restaurant
business. Joanne is a descendant of English settlers and Native Americans who lived on the outer banks of
North Carolina on Portsmouth Island. Welcomes e-mail.
Fide Korkmazer Erken
Fide Korkmazer Erken is a Turkish poet, born in 1967 in Bursa where she lives and
works as an English teacher. She has a degree from Uludag University in
English and writes in both English and Turkish. Her poems, inspired by
nature, have been published in magazines and on Internet sites such as
Other Voices International.
Fide is married and has two daughters. She welcomes e-mail.
Laurence Overmire, based in Portland, Oregon, is
an actor, director and writer who has worked on
stage, film and television on both coasts and in-between. He
founded and produced The Writer's Lab in Los Angeles, a
non-profit organization to foster quality writing in the entertainment
industry. He has also conducted arts programs for schools and other organizations, including Lincoln
Center Institute in New York City. In 2007 he launched
Indelible Mark Publishing to present quality work in the literary arts. Laurence's poetry has been widely published in the U.S.
and abroad, and on sites such as Kimera, Shadyvale, Art Villa, Ygdrasil
and This Hard Wind. He welcomes e-mail.
Rati Saxena is a Hindi poet and Sanskrit scholar residing in Trivendrum, Kerala, India.
She has published three collections of poetry and is well-known for her Malayalan translations
of poetry and fiction. In 2000 she was awarded the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for translation
and is also a recipient of the Indira Gandhi National Culture and Arts Fellowship.
Rati edits and publishes KRITYA, an online
bilingual (Hindi and English) poetry journal, and
blogs here. She has an extensive web presence; you will find more of her poems in journals
such as thanal online. Welcomes
Kostas Hrisos was born in Thessalonica, in the north of Greece, and now
lives in Newcastle, England where he obtained an MSc in Information Systems and a MA in
Creative Writing. He teaches IS, M. Greek, Photography and Creative Writing at a local college.
His award-winning poetry has been published in many Greek and international magazines, websites
and anthologies; currently he is working on his first novel. He reads at poetry events in London, and in Newcastle
upon Tyne at Morden Tower and in Athens. A collection of poems, in other words,
was published in August, 2000. Kostas is married and the father of three children.
Dimitris Palazis lives in Athens, Greece. A selection of his poetry from
various writing periods, translated by him into English, is published here on Soul to Soul.
Three hard copy collections have recently been published in Greece:
The Red Book (2009),
Fugitives of Times (2006) and Eftalia Island (2005).
Lisa Zaran is an American poet, essayist and the author of six collections including The Blondes Lay Content
and the sometimes girl, the latter of which was the focus of a year-long
translation course in Germany. Selections from her other books have been translated to Bangla, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese and Greek.
She is founder and editor of Contemporary American Voices, an online journal of poetry.
More samples of her work can be found by visiting her website.
Laala Kashef Alghata
Bahraini poet and novelist (and student) Laala Kashef Alghata writes regularly for
the Bahrain and Kuwait issues of Clientele, a lifestyle magazine and is the editor of the poetry journal,
Write Me a Metaphor. Her most recent book, Behind the Mask: A Folded Heart (2006), a collection
of poetry and prose, is available at
Amazon.co.uk and her work appears online in poetry journals such as All Things Girl, Argotist Online, and La Fenetre.
Laala Welcomes e-mail.
Arunansu Banerjee, from Calcutta, West Bengal, India, has been writing poetry only a few years
but the art and craft were rooted in him long before his work appeared on web forums such as
The Peregrine Muse,
Here & Now, Kritya and
Poetry Soul to Soul. Arunsansu is a teacher by profession, with a degree in physics and a specialty in softwares.
His primary love is listening to Indian Classical music. Favorite poets include Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Rabindranath Tagore,
Li Po, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda and Matsuo Basho. Arunsansu blogs here.
He welcomes e-mail.
Changming Yuan, twice Pushcart nominee and author of
Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and
Politics and Poetics (2009), grew up in a remote Chinese village and published several books
before moving to Canada. He currently teaches in Vancouver and has had poems appearing in
Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, Cortland Review, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse,
London Magazine and nearly 250 other literary publications worldwide. The poet welcomes
Uzeyir Cayci, born in 1949 in Bor, Turkey, is a poet, artist, and writer with
a degree in architecture and industrial design from The Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul. He has been
drawing, painting and writing since childhood and has received many awards for his work, most
recently from Radio NPS of Holland and Les Amis de Thalie in France. Both his
Art are featured
on many elegant websites. Uzeyir lives and works in Paris.
Welcomes e-mail (en français ou en turc, si possible).
Dawn Zapletal was born in Illinois and moved to California in 1945. Her poetry, fiction
and non-fiction have appeared in such publications as Bellowing Ark, Fox Cry, Snake River, Mariposa, Riverrun,
Skylark, Le Colibri (France), The Sussex Review (England) and Kookaburra (Australia).
Dawn loves caring for her flower and fruit gardens, long
walks and nature, reading, and doing volunteer work for the National EAR Foundation and The National Self Help Center.
You may write her at this e-mail address.
Olutayo K. Osunsan
Olutayo Osunsan was born in Lagos, Nigeria and lives in Kampala, Uganda. His poetry
has been published in anthologies and magazines on four continents and some poems have been translated
into other languages. Olutayo is the author of three collections: Strange Beauty (2004), The Poet In May (2006)
and, most recently, The Alchemy of Butterfly Memories (2011); all are available on
amazon.com. He enjoys traveling, listening to music, reading the bible and watching good movies.
Favorite Poets include Maya Angelou and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Welcomes e-mail.
Bob Hart, active for a score of years and well-known for his work as a performing poet
on the New York City circuit, also writes poetry for dancers (which he sometimes performs) and does
"dialogues" with other poets. For many years he has been a member of a poetry
performance group, the No Chance Ensemble.
Bob welcomes calls at (718) 638-2927.
Ananya Guha was born and brought up in Shillong, a beautiful hilly region in the northeast of India.
He taught English Literature prior to joining the Indira Gandhi National Open University where he is
now a Joint Director in New Delhi. His poems have been published in a number of journals, e-zines
and on web sites in India and abroad. He holds a doctoral degree in Modern Fiction (novels of William Golding).
Wesley Patterson (1938-2010)
Wes Patterson was born in New York City and attended Johns Hopkins,
graduating with highest honors in Psychology and Creative Writing.
In addition to working as a psychotherapist, he bred and cross-bred wild animals and reptiles for pets as a business (ferrets being best known) and
published his poetry widely in the U.S. and England; in translation in Japan and Russia. Wes is survived by his wife and son.
He has presented his uniquely brilliant work on this site since its inception in 1996; to say that he is missed deeply by many is an understatement.
Argo Spier lives in Ghent, Belgium. He spent much of his childhood
in South Africa and studied under the "high priest" of Afrikaans poetry,
N.P. Van Wyk-Louw. Influenced by Herman Charles Bosman, Argo has continued that writer's
efforts to embed the Afrikaans syntaxis into English. All of Argos poetry is inter-linked and functions as one unit.
He has a home page and offers intriguing downloads.
Check out his elegant opera theatres world-wide index. Welcomes e-mail.
Catherine Zoltan is a full-time mother of twin boys and a freelance writer.
She is married to a software engineer and lives with her family in
California's San Jacinto mountains. Six of her songs have been used by
Motown Producer Andre Moore on demo tapes and a small collection of her poems was recently published
in World's Strand,
an international anthology. She is currently working on a screenplay.
Comments are welcome and will be forwarded.
Joop Bersee was born in Holland in 1958. From 1989 until 1996 he lived in South Africa
where he began writing poetry in English. Currently he works for the library of a museum in Amsterdam.
His poetry has been widely published in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, India and the United States.
Roger Humes is a poet/computer graphic artist/musician from
Claremont, California. His recently published collection of poetry,
after the visitation, is now available, along with other titles.
Roger co-directs The Other Voices International Project,
an extensive collection of poetry from around the world. He is also International Poetry Editor for
Harvest International magazine. Welcomes e-mail.
Currently featuring poems by C.P. Aboobacker and Luis Benitez.
Joneve McCormick hosts and co-hosts Poetry Soul to Soul and
other sites. Her poems, short stories and articles have been published in various journals, periodicals, collections and anthologies,
online and hard copy.
Three Poets: Voices from the West Coast, an ebook which features Koon Kau Woon's, Changming Yuan's, and Joneve's poetry is
available on amazon.com.
Two solo collections have been published: Small Bird Bones and The Visitor.
Joneve offers online writing services, including editing, consulting, research and teaching. Blogs here. For more information, please send
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