Steven Heighton’s poetry collections are Stalin’s Carnival; Foreign Ghosts; The Ecstasy of Skeptics; and The Address Book. Stalin’s Carnival received the 1990 Gerald Lampert Award for best first book, while The Ecstasy of Skeptics was a Governor General’s Award finalist in 1995. He has also received the 2002 Petra Kenney Award and the 2004 gold medal for poetry in the National Magazine Awards. His poetry has appeared in many magazines and anthologies in Canada and abroad, and is translated into several languages. He has also published fiction: Flight Paths of the Emperor; On earth as it is; The Shadow Boxer; and, most recently, Afterlands, which appeared in Canada in 2005, has just appeared in the UK and the USA—where the New York Times Book Review described it as “a magnificent novel”—and will follow next year in Germany and Holland. He lives with his family in Kingston, Ontario, where he is working on new poetry and translations.
Chuma Nwokolo, Jr, author and advocate, was born in Jos, Nigeria in 1963. His first novel was published in 1983 and he was called to the bar in 1984. He was managing partner of the C&G Chambers for many years. His recent books include Diaries of a Dead African and One More Tale for the Road. He is married with children. His website can found at www.nwokolo.com. By the way, when is the new edition published?
Gary Beck is an American poet. He 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.
A.M. Jules is a Canadian poet originally from Trinidad & Tobago, where she sang with a local quartet and wrote and directed two plays in the mid-1980s. She moved to Canada in 1988 and continues to write in her spare time. In 1992, she began work on a Novel, Black Birds Don’t Fly, about the black male in Canadian society.
Anietie Isong is a Nigerian poet. He holds a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Ibadan and an MA in Globalization and Communication from the University of Leicester. He has won Nigeria’s MUSON Poetry award and a Commonwealth Short Story award. He also emerged the 2nd prize winner in the innaugral Oluadah Equiano Prize for Fiction. His works have been published in Thisday, The Post Express, Spirit of the Commonwealth, Okike, New Fiction Farafin. Some writings have been broadcast on the Commonwealth Broadcaster and the BBC and Radio Nigeria. He is head of Public Relations, University of Leicester Students' Union.
Uche Edochie studied art at the University of Nigeria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (painting major) in 1997. Edochie has organised exhibitions and artists gatherings and has had various critical essays and reviews written about him in the media. In 2000, he was specially commissioned to paint the portrait of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. In November 2004, Edochie represented the art community as a delegate at the Commission for Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. He was also one of the photographers that exhibited at the 5th Bamako Photography Biennale, Mali. He has served as a curator both for Masterstroke gallery in Jos from 1998- 1999, and for the exhibition Reflex at Sandton, South Africa in 2004. His writings have appeared in highly regarded journals, books and exhibition catalogues. A versatile and innovative artist, he has had six solo shows and more than forty group exhibitions both locally and internationally. His 3D mixed media paintings and his genre of journaling in his acclaimed series Digressions of an Artist remain some of the most unique creative efforts within the Nigerian art circle till date.
Sentinel Poetry (Online) #41
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POETRY & GRAPHICS...Since 2002 ISSN 1479-425X April 2006
Editor: Amatoristero Ede