Iain Britton is a New Zealand poet. His work has been published internationally in such magazines as Jacket, Tinfish, Overland, Drunken Boat, Slope, Magma, Orbis, Wasafiri, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Reader, Harvard Review, The Argotist, Rattapallax, Sentinel Poetry Quarterly and The Wolf Magazine; some are forthcoming in - Papertiger, Poetry NZ. He was born and educated in Palmerston North (NZ), with long spells living in London, where he has also had several poetry readings.


Amanda Turnbull-Leslie has an undergraduate English degree from the University of Ottawa, and is currently a Master’s candidate at Carleton University.  In addition, she has a diploma in Music along with a Flute Performing Diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Toronto (A.R.C.T.).  She approaches writing as she does flute-playing:  play what you know, play from the heart.


Obododimma Oha teaches in the Dept. of English, University of Ibadan, where he obtained a PhD in Stylistics/War Rhetoric in 1994. A fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in the university, Oha’s poems have appeared in Agenda, ANA Review, and poetry anthologies such as Voices from the Fringe (edited by Harry Garuba) and For Ken for Nigeria (edited by E.C. Osondu). His poetic sensibility is informed by Igbo folklore and mysticism. He supports his poems with visual creations, some of which are available at his bloghome:


Deji Akanni is a Nigerian poet, resident in Lagos. He works as a medical laboratory technologist.


Sarah Fardy lives in the UK. She was born in 1984. She is reasonably settled in the Midlands after a lifetime of moving around. 


Chiedu Ezeanah is an award-winning Nigerian Poet. He was born on 14th March, 1964. He worked for ten years with various news media in Nigeria, including The Nigerian Tribune, Tell Weekly, The News Weekly magazine. He was Editor, Sunday Monitor newspaper. He left the news media for the First Bank Of Nigeria PLC, where he spent six years and was Head, Communication & Involvement Department. He is currently, Head, Special Projects, COMET Newspapers. He has a collection of poems The Twilight  Trilogy, published November 2005.


Eamonn Stewart was born in Belfast in 1964. He won 1st prize in the Irish National
Children's Poetry Competition twice. His Poetry has appeared in Gown, The Big Spoon and The Centrifugal Eye. He is trained as an advertising photographer and has worked as a focus-puller. He has a degree in the History of Film.


Remi Raji is the pen name of Aderemi Raji-Oyelade. He was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has won national and international recognition for his writing. His volumes of poetry include A Harvest of Laughters (1997; rpt 2003), Webs of Remembrance (2001), Shuttlesongs America: A Poetic Guided Tour (2003), and Lovesong for my wasteland (2005). Remi's works have been translated into French, German, Ukranian, Swedish, and Catalan. He has been a Research Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University; he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of  Ibadan.


Molara Wood approaches photography as a hobby. She is primarily an art writer, with a regular column in the Nigerian Guardian on Sunday. She is also a short fiction writer and on occasions – a poet. She runs a very unique and exciting blog at


Ngozi Obasi Awa is a Nigerian. Her poems have been published in international literary journals including The Muse, Sentinel Poetry (Online), and The Muse Apprentice Guild. She is married to a legal luminary and they are blessed with kids.



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Sentinel Poetry (Online) #43  - June 2006. ISSN 1479-425X

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