Sentinel Poetry (Online) #55 ISSN 1479-425X


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July Contributors


Peter Van Toorn is an unusual Canadian poet. According to a   contemporary, Stephen Brockwell*, “[a]lmost 30 years ago [his] “work was praised by Northrop Frye as ‘the product of an unusually intelligent mind’. He was born in Holland in 1944 and moved to Montreal as a child. He attended McGill University and taught for almost 30 years at John Abbott College in Ste Anne de Bellevue. He is the author of Leeway Grass (Montreal: Delta Canada, 1970), which Raymond Souster called the "best book of poems I've read in years," In Guildenstern County (Montreal: Delta Canada, 1973), and Mountain Tea and other Poems (Montreal: Véhicule Press. 2nd edition, 2003). He co-edited (with Ken Norris) Cross/cut: Contemporary English Quebec Poetry (Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1982) and The Insecurity of Art: Essays on Poetics (Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1982). He was nominated for Canada Prestigious Governor-General Award in 1982. David Solway, in a honest critical work on Canadian Poetry, Director’s Cut (Porcupine’s Quill, 2003) describes Van Toorn as "the most unjustly neglected poet of our time."  


Mathew Martin is a professor of English literature at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, where he lives (and writes) with his partner Tamara and their two toddlers Emma and Charlotte.


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


Paul Ainsworth lives in the USA.


Steve Slimm is an English artist originally from the West Midlands but lives in Corn wall. He has held several one-man and group exhibitions across the UK and the British Isles. Slimm is an art enthusiast of some sort. This has made him venture into music and working as a life coach. More of his work can be viewed on










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