August Contributors


George Elliott Clarke is arguably one of Canada’s most accomplished poets. A native Africadian (African-Nova Scotian), George Elliott Clarke has authored 8 verse works, including the acclaimed novel-in-poetry, Whylah Falls (1990); the opera libretto, Beatrice Chancy (1999); the Governor-General's Award-winning, narrative lyric suite, Execution Poems (2000); the poetry-plus-photo book, Illuminated Verses (2005); and the sassy, brash collections, Blue (2001) and Black (2006). Not averse to music or drama, Clarke is currently penning his third opera libretto, "Trudeau: Long March / Shining Path." His first collection in translation - Romanian - is due out this autumn.


Melissa Upfold was born in in Sarnia Ontario in 1983.  She has been published in both Canada and the US and will have a chapbook coming out this fall in Ottawa through Bywords magazine.  She is the 2005-2006 recipient of the John Newlove Award. 


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


Martin Jack lives in Sussex, UK. He has been published in Poetry Monthly, First Time, Breakfast All Day, Voyage, Eratica, Sentinel Poetry Quarterly, and in the Knoxville Guild of Writers Anthology Migrants and Stowaways. He has also had a small sampler of work published with Waterloo Press in Brighton, UK.


Hassan Aliyu was born in London. In his early childhood he moved with his family to Nigeria. Studying fine art, he graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria's leading art institution, winning the Nigerian Arts Council award for best final year student. In the following years he exhibited in Lagos at the British Council, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the National Museum and the National Gallery of Crafts and Design. Since returning to the UK in 1990, Hassan has produced his work from various studios in London, participated in one-person and group exhibitions and executed private and public art commissions.


Tunde Odunlade is a Nigerian artist and musician.


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


t p u

Readers this month

Sentinel Poetry (Online) #45August 2006   ISSN 1479-425X


Editor: Amatoritsero Ede

Frontpage  -  Past Issues  -  Submissions  -  Feedback  -  Magazine Home  -  Sentinel Poetry Movement