NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
Ede was born in Sapele, Delta state, Nigeria on March 6th, 1963. He has newspaper articles published in the Nigerian Tribune, The Nigerian Guardian, poems in the journal, "Olongo" and "Versal" in Amsterdam. He has been anthologised in the following collections: Voices from the Fringe. Garuba, Harry ed. (Lagos: Matlhouse press, 1987); The Faith of Vultures (BBC Prize-winning poetry) Porter Peter et al eds. (Oxford: Heinemann International, 1989); Und Auf den Strassen eine Pest. Nduka Uche ed. (Horlemann Verlag: bad Honnef, Germany, 1996). Individual collection: Collected Poems: Caribbean Blues & A writer's Pains. (Bremen, Germany: Yeti Press, 1998). In 1998 he was awarded the Association of Nigerian Authors' All Africa Okigbo prize for literature for "collected poems". The manuscript of A Writer's pains was awarded the runner-up ANA poetry prize in 1993. He has worked as a book editor and has a Masters degree in Literature in English and German Language and Linguistics from the University of Hanover in Germany. He is currently working on a Novel and a second collection of poems.
GLORIA G. MURRAY
Award-winning poet and playwright has placed her poetry in numerous literary magazines and has had a one-act play produced Off-Broadway in November 2003. Murray lives in Long Island and has forthcoming work in The Paterson Review (April 2004) and Poet Lore.
Irobi was born in the Republic of Biafra and has lived in exile in Nigeria, Britain and the USA. His play, Cemetery Road, won the prestigious World Drama Trust Award for playwriting in 1992. His other published plays include Hangmen Also Die, The Colour of Rusting Gold, Nwokedi, Why the Vulture's Head is Naked, What Song do Mosquitoes Sing? His forthcoming books include Theorizing the Cinema of Africa and African Diaspora: Ontology, Teleology, Semiology and Narratology (Routledge, London) and Before They Danced in Chains: Performance Theories of Africa and the African Diaspora and a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest titled `The Shipwreck' commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatre, USA. He has just completed a very exciting book of poetry: Why I Don't Like Philip Larkin published by Nsibidi Africana Publishers in Massachusetts , USA
Reiher-Meyers is an award winning Long Island, New York poet, board member of The North Sea Poetry Scene, and has been a featured reader several times for Performance Poets, the Live Poets Society, Island Poets, and the Long Island Poetry Collective. She continues to hone her talent at seminars and workshops.
For several years, Barbara has facilitated monthly workshops and organizes the annual poetry contest for the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society. In 2003, she collaborated with George Wallace, our Suffolk County Poet Laureate, to present the awards.
The Long Island Quarterly, Performance Poets anthology, The American Dissident, and several local publications have published her poetry, and at this writing, Barbara is in the process of publishing her first book of poems. In addition, she coordinates a weekly Email letter to inform poets of events, and encourage participation in readings and contests.
Major's poetry has been widely placed in UK print magazines including:Outposts,Poetry Nottingham, Poetry Bradford, Weyfarers, Sepiaect and online at Poetry Kit, Snakeskin, Limestone, Laurahird.com, Poetry Worm and Sentinel Poetry.
Founding Editor of Sentinel Poetry (online) and Administrator of Sentinel Poetry Movement, Azuonye's poems, short stories, articles and interviews have appeared in international print and e-journals. He is the author of Letter To God and Other Poems and Managing Director, Opportunity Europe Business Services Ltd, London, UK www.opportunityeurope.com
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