March Contributors


Eugene B. Redmond is a national and international lecturer, Redmond reaches worldwide audiences with his multicultural messages. In 1999, Redmond joined Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, Lerone Bennett Jr., August Wilson, and Henry Dumas as an inductee into the National Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent. While a professor of English and Poet-in-Residence in Ethnic Studies at California State University-Sacramento (1970-85), he was named and remains Poet Laureate of East St. Louis. In 1976, Doubleday published his critical history, Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry. From 1967-69, he taught at the Experiment in Higher Education (Southern Illinois University-East St. Louis) where his colleagues included Henry Dumas, Joyce Ladner, and Katherine Dunham. He has authored six volumes of poetry and has edited many more. Since 1968 when he became literary executor of the Dumas estate, Redmond has edited several volumes of prose and poetry by the late writer. He is currently a Professor of English and the editor of Drumvoices Revue at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, USA.

His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Pan-African Movement USA, a Pushcart Prize: Best of Small Presses, a Tribute to an Elder from the African Poetry Theater of NYC, an American Book Award (The Eye in the Ceiling: Selected Poems, 1993), and Writing Fellowships from the California, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri and West Virginia Arts Councils.

Sarah Parry is Welsh poet. She is an undergraduate Journalism student at Cardiff University and has been published in numerous anthologies. She has forthcoming publications in journals such as "First Time" and "Monkey Kettle".


Gary Beck’s poetry has appeared in dozens of literary magazines. His recent fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines. His plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes, and Sophocles have been produced Off-Broadway.


Robert Yates was born in Liverpool in 1984 and moved to London in 1992, where he  works as a translator. He has been published in several journals has been published in two anthologies: "Visions of Ecstasy and Boredom" (2003) and "Appendices to Life" (2004).


Toyin Loye was born in 1959. He is a Nigerian visual artist resident in the Netherlands. He has exhibitions in all over the world. He has been commissioned by various organisations such as FIFA (World Cup art poster, Germany 2006 “bridging the World”) Novib in the Hague, Amnesty International, Van Gennep Publishers ( book cover “Sozaboy” Ken Saro Wiwa) Terre des Hommes,  World Wild Life Fund (WWF) Waterhousecoopers and Royaal Nederland. Collectors of his work include The Gallery of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan HE Kofi Annan, Secretary General, UN, Africa Museum, Bergen Dal, FIFA, Switzerland Eneco, Rotterdam.


Victor Ehikhamenor was born in Udomi-Irrua in Edo State, Nigeria. He earned a BA degree in English and Literature from Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Nigeria, and an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College, USA. Victor is a visual artist, a writer and a photographer. He maintains a home in Nigeria and in the US. His art is influenced by traditional African motifs. As a young boy he witnessed festivals that were highly spiritual; this early influence of African ritual, religion and their cosmogony carries into his creativity. An international award-winning writer, artist, photographer and poet., he has a collection of poems, Sordid Rituals (Lagos, Oracle Books, 2002). A short story of his, “The Supreme Command”, won a An Association of Commonwealth Broadcasters Award in London. As a visual artist Ehikhamenor works with different materials and objects. He has had numerous solo art exhibitions across the USA..  His paintings are available at



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Sentinel Poetry (Online) #40


ISSN 1479-425X     March 2006