Sentinel Poetry (Online) #38

The International Journal of Poetry & Graphics Monthly

ISSN 1479-425X









January Contributors


Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica. Although now based in Toronto, much of her writings continue to deal with Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.  Her work in recording and disseminating the cultural heritage of Jamaica was honoured in 2003 with the Norman Washington Manley Foundation Award for Excellence and in 2004 by the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. She is also the recipient of the Centenary Medal and the Silver Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for contributions to literature. Her latest book – Over the Roofs of the World – was nominated for Canada’s 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. She is also the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her short story collection, Summer Lightning and the F.J. Bressani Literary Prize for the poetry collection Gardening in the Tropics. Her other books include Talking of Trees (poetry), Arrival of the Snake-Woman and Discerner of Heart (fiction) and non-fiction works including Working Miracles: Women’s Lives in the English-Speaking Caribbean, the A-Z of Jamaican Heritage and the Encyclopaedia of Jamaican Heritage. In addition to her literary work, Olive Senior has been editor of two of the Caribbean’s leading Journals – Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies and Jamaica Journal, published by Institute of Jamaica Publications.  She has been Writer in residence at the University of Alberta and the Banff International Writing Studio; at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad; an Arts Council of England Visiting International Writer, a Hawthornden Fellow, and Dana Distinguished International Writer at St Lawrence University. She was named the 2005 Humanities Scholar at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados. She is on the faculty of The Humber School for Writers at Humber College, Toronto, and has taught in the writing programmes at the University of Toronto, St Lawrence University, Canton, New York, and Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, as well as the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, University of Miami, and the Creative Writing Summer School at the University of the West Indies, Barbados.


Anna Green is18 years old and lives in Chichester, South of England. She has not   published any work so far.


Toni Kan is a Nigerian award winning poet and essayist; widely anthologised, his works have appeared in Salthill, Drumvoices Revue, sentinel poetry quarterly, Farafina online, ANA review etc. He is at work on a new novel and collection of poem. He lives in Lagos.


Suchoon Mo is a former Korean Army Lieutenant and a retired academic living in the semi-arid part of Colorado, USA.   His poems and essays appeared both nationally and internationally in such publications as Dissident Editions, Bitter Oleander, Thunder Sandwich, Spillway Review, Subtle Tea, Quill and Ink, Full Moon, Stylus Poetry Journal, Sage of Consciousness.  


Lynn Cohen teaches writing at Hofstra University and literature and writing at Suffolk Community College. She has published a chapbook, Lone Star Days. She has also published poems in poetry magazines and journals and on-line. Lynn was a featured poet at Performance Poets Association Readings, at the New York Poetry Forum and on Radio Free Hamptons 


Amanda Earl is a Canadian poet and managing editor of and the Bywords Quarterly Journal. Her poems have appeared in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, and most recently in the Dusty Owl Quarterly and the online publication Ascent Aspirations. Her first chapbook, Blood Orange, was published in 2003 by Friday Circle. Amanda also writes erotic fiction and sensual restaurant reviews.



Kathleen Morbey was born in London, Ontario. She attended Canterbury High school in Ottawa, where she was placed in an intensive triple credit Fine Arts Program.  She also has a B.S.A at Concordia University. Her most recent artwork combines both painting and drawing.  Working with themes of the body, memory and observation, she creates an atmosphere or a suggestion of narrative, with a space left open for people to view what emerges. Her work also examines ideas of gender identity.  She uses images of the interior and exterior as an expression of subversion.  Her work combines realism verging on abstraction.


Emeka Udemba was born in Enugu, Nigeria in1968. He studied art at the University of Lagos and the College of Education Lagos. He has had exhibitions in Europe and Africa. He lives in Germany.


Olu Oguibe is a Nigerian art historian, curator, poet and author. He is Associate Professor of Art and African American studies at the University of Connecticut. He won the 1992 prestigious All Africa Christopher Okigbo Prize for Literature with the poetry collection, A Gathering Fear. He has published critical books like The Culture Game, among others. He has also won the Indira Ghandi Memorial Award.


Cathy Anne Stevens was raised in London, England. Having studied English & Drama at the University of East Anglia, she trained in performance arts at The Central School of Speech And Drama. She has been published through Pitshanger Poets and has used her poetry in her own performance work. Currently, Cathy Anne works as an English and Drama teacher in London.


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