Sentinel Poetry (Online) #56 ISSN 1479-425X


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Ron Cervero began writing poetry in the late 80's when he worked in the TV & film industry in Los Angeles, CA.  :His work has appeared in American Writers Poetry League, Other Voices International , Scream of the Buddha Magazine, Poetry Life & Times-Sheffield, Flask Review and more. He is also the editor of Lost Beat Poetry. His first book is called "Cranial Speedway."


Ogaga Ifowodo, a lawyer, holds an MFA from Cornell University, New York, USA. He has published Homeland & Other Poems, which in manuscript won the 1993 Association of Nigerian Authors (ana) poetry prize; Madiba, winner of the 2003 ana/Cadbury poetry prize; The Oil Lamp, winner of the 2003 ana/nddc Gabriel Okara poetry prize, and Homeland, a German-English selection of his poems. He worked for eight years with the Civil Liberties Organisation, Nigeria’s premier human rights group, and between 1997 and 1998 was held under preventive detention by the then military regime of Nigeria; a memoir of his prison experience, excerpts from which have been featured in Gathering Seaweed: African Prison Writing (ed. Jack Mapanje), the British Council and Granta’s New Writing 14, and in Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper, is in progress. His poems have been widely published in anthologies and magazines, including Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature, The Times Literary Supplement, The Massachusetts Review, The Dalhousie Review, Atlanta Review, Poetry International, Mantis, Drumvoices Revue, among others. In 1998, he was named recipient of the pen USA Barbara Goldsmith Freedom-to-Write Award and of the Poets of All Nations (Netherlands) “Free Word” Award. He is an honorary member of the pen centres of the USA, Canada and Germany and a fellow of the Iowa Writing Program. He is currently concluding a doctorate in English at Cornell.


Daniel Godston teaches, writes, and creates music in Chicago. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Chase Park, Versal, Drunken Boat, 580 Split, Kyoto Journal, Eratica, California Quarterly, after hours, and other print publications and online journals, and his nonfiction has appeared in print and websites such as Teaching Artist Journal, Afropop Worldwide, and The Jazz Institute of Chicago’s JazzGram. His poem “Mask to Skin to Blood to Heart to Bone and Back” was nominated by the editors of 580 Split for the Pushcart Prize. He is also the founder of the Chicago Calling Arts Festival.

Hyon Jong Chong graduating from the Philosophy Department of Yonsei University, he worked as a journalist, and spent six months at the Iowa International Writer's Workshop in 1974. His poetry debut came in 1965 when he was introduced in the review Modern Literature. He is at present a professor at Yonsei University. His work is known for its abstract, philosophical and stable symbolic analysis of the material world and its relation to thought. He is renowned as an innovative influence in contemporary Korean poetry. He has published a number of poetry collections, including The Dreams of Things (1972), Festival of Suffering (1974), I Am Uncle Star (1978), Like a Falling but Rebounding Ball (1984, I Don't Have Much Time To Love (1989), A Flower (1992) and Trees in the World (1995). He received the Korean Literature Writer Prize in 1978.




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