David O’Meara is a Canadian Poet, born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario. He has lived, for varying periods, in Montreal and Vancouver, also South Korea and Japan, working as a bar tender, Maintenance worker and English language instructor. He has two collection of poems, Storm still (McGill-Queen UP: 1999), nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and The Vicinity (London, Ontario: Brick Books, 2003). He lives in Ottawa.


Meghan Casey is a Canadian Poet. As the eldest daughter of a librarian mother she grew up amidst towers of books and the inevitable burden of overdue fines. She is a frequent contributor to the Canadian In/Words literary magazine and also performs at poetry readings in Ottawa.  She is finishing her B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature and History at Ottawa's Carleton University. 


Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo was born on September 29, 1973 in Onitsha, Nigeria. She received her B.A. in painting in 1997 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Since that time she has exhibited both locally and internationally. As a creative writer, her poems, short stories, and drawings have been published in several anthologies, newspapers, and journals all over the world. Her recent collection of poems and photographs titled The Fluttering of Wings, was published by The Stone Press (2005). She is married to the artist Uche Edochie and they have a daughter.


Obemata, Nigerian poet, writes from Slough, England. He is an international commercial lawyer engaged in poetry as an avocation.


Afam Akeh is a Nigerian poet and author of Stolen Moments (Lagos: Update Press,1988) and the forthcoming collection of poems Letter Home. He has worked as a pastor for several years in the UK. He lives in Oxford.


Gabeba Baderoon has been the Guest poet on sentinel online. She is a is South African poet and the author of two collections of poetry, The Dream in the Next Body and The Museum of Ordinary Life. Her poetry also appears in the following anthologies Ten Hallam Poets (Mews Press) and Worldscapes (OUP).  Her third book A Hundred Silences has just been published by  Kwela/Snailpress South Africa in April 2006.  She has been a featured in several international poetry festivals, including ‘Poetry Africa 2005’ in Durban, the Berlin 2005 Poetry Festival and the Stockholm Poetry Festival, 2005.  She holds a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town, and writes on art, literature and the media. Gabeba received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry in 2005.


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MAY 2006  ISSN 1479-425X    Editor: Amatoritsero Ede