Biographies of Award Winners for ISSUE-V January 2009
Vladimir Markelov(Enchanting Poet Award
Vladimir Markelov the Doctor, general practitioner in psychoneurology - the modern Russian poet, was born 21-01-1958 in a small village near to Murmansk. His father, the military man, was the participant of Great War II (1941-1945). Now lives in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.
The majority of poems are written in style of irony, grotesque, a joke, basically in Russian. The well known quasi-poem by poet - "Helicopter" is written in style of neoacmeism (in Russian), devoted to the destiny ofthe Soviet families, lost their children in War with Afghanistan. Several works - are translations into Russian of the American and English poets (Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Blake, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, William Carlos Williams and others); The most part of creativity is devoted to translations of the poems for children (A.A. Milne, Karla Kuskin, Shel Silverstein). Some poems where written for English-speaking readers.
Tiffany Saxon(Editor's choice-I award winner)
In her words:
I have used my poetry as a key to open the door
to positive relationships with Velocity Productions (film: HIP HOP 4
LIFE*produced by: T-Saxx Entertainment) Tiffany Saxon / Tiffany Saxon Brown,
American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, American Heart Association, The World
Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Hilltop Records, Library of Poetry, Famous
Poets Society, Voices.net. and The International Society Of Poets. Poetry has
presented me with numerous awards, certificates, trophies and letters of
praise, including an inspiring letter from former president William Clinton. I've
also been nominated for poet of the year from the international Society of
poets for 2007 and received editor's choice award, from the International
Library of poets 2007. I've also been published on Taken It Global for 2007.
Became a Chartered member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation in 2007
and published in The Newark Metro newspaper in NewYork in 2006 and others.
Jhonny Thermidor(Editor's choice-II award winner)
Born in the Western Hemisphere's poorest
country, I am optimistic student with devotion and patience, a student who most
likely spends my leisure time in writing and, often, in reading. Three years
ago, I came to the United State in the purpose of questing for happiness,
success, and my destination in life. Never before in my life, had I felt so
different, so passionate about the affinity that I suddenly develop for
writing. Therefore I keep thinking incisively so I could accomplish my dream.
My peerless passion most likely based on life, romance, love, relationship,
sadness, and depression. My inspiration is my English teacher and the fact that
love is a maze. They help me penetrating the human nature. Hopefully, I believe
that in writing I could attain my destiny and express my beliefs to the people
as well, I firmly believe I could help them purposing their destination in this
prodigious world, how its future extension does rely upon them, and how we can
ameliorate its natural environment together. I feel that I could ameliorate the
contents of my character, that I could transform my thoughts and frame them
into what, in my opinion, is the most cordial manner to tell how you feel of
the way things go around you, to bring about a catalyst to the globe and to
touch the heart of millions.
Agoudou Joseph Femi(Editor's Choice -III Award
Agoudou Joseph Femi, a Togolese by birth but i currently reside in Nigeria. I am 24 years of age and have completed high-school and studied IT/ Computer Programming from an IT institute and have some certificates in respect to it. Writing is a natural hobby that goes well with me and I intend to achieve greatness through writing.
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -VI, May 2009
Dariusz Pacak (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Dariusz Pacak, poet and opera singer, was born in Lodz [Poland]. He studied in Cracov, Katowice, in 1997 graduated from Wroclaw Academy of Music and Post Graduate Studies in Vienna [Austria]. He was awarded a Scholarship by The Ministry of Culture and Art, Warsaw [Poland] and by The Ministry of Research and Science, Vienna. He is the recipient of many poetry and singing awards. Member of several literary associations, among others of the World Academy of Arts & Culture and World Congress of Poets [USA], Union of Polish Writers Abroad [London]. Vice president of the association ,Verein zur Förderung sprachmittlerischer Publikationen', connected with the Literary Translation Workshop at Vienna University. His most recent books includes 'Birds of Emanations' [Cracow, 2001], 'W Podruzgotanym Ciągu' [Poznan, 2003], 'House Of The Golden Fleece' [Poznan, 2004] and ' The Season' [Stockholm-New York-Moscov, 2006]. Dariusz Pacak works have been translated into English, German, Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Korean, included in literary magazines & in World Anthologies published in Poland, Austria, USA, Czech Rep., Moldova, China, England, Taiwan, India, Korea, Sweden. On the turn of the 2003 he attend The XXIII World Congress of Poets in Taiwan, organized by Chinese Poetry Society with cooperation of WAAC. In 2004 he attended The XXIV World Congress of Poets in Seoul. In 2005 he attended The XXV WCP [WAAC] in Los Angeles, and The XIX World Congress of Poets [UPLI] in Peking. Lately, for his literary publications he has been awarded the prize Polish Oscar, Vienna 2006.Currently he lives in Austria.
Sandra Fowler(Editor's choice-I award winner)
Sandra Fowler born in West Columbia, WV
February 4,1937. Has been writing poetry for almost fifty years.Associate
Editor, Ocarina from about 1978 to 1989. Had a poem nominated for The Pushcart
Prize,1998. Wazir Agha dedicated his Selected Poems to her in 1998. Interviewed
by skylark Purdue University Calumet,2000. Honorary Doctorate, World Academy Of
arts and Culture,2002. Wall Of Tolerance Honoree,2002.Biography listed in Who's
Who Of American Women.Marquis and The Dictionary Of International Biography.England.
Chosen by The International Poetry Translation and Research Centre and the
Journal, 'World Poets Quarterly, (Multilingual) , published in China, as one of the best international poets of 2005.
Chosen by the International Poetry Translation And Research Centre as one of
the best Critics of 2007. Some of her reviews of the work of Indian poet,
Rajaram Ramachandran can be seen at Divine Channel.in. A CD entitled, 'Before
The Music Ends' which featured thirteen of her poems was done by Global
Definitions in 2008. Reader, Ihab Badran. Production, Nancy Badran. An essay,
'Sandra Fowler: An Exposition', Gina Roussos for her English Honors Class,2008.
Ms. Fowler's poetry has been translated into seven languages and has, courtesy
of, 'The World Poets Quarterly', appeared in 190 countries.
Elisabetta Errani Emaldi(Editor's choice-II
Elisabetta Errani Emaldi, was born in Alfonsine on March 18th 1952, studied in Paris and in London, worked for many years on board cruise ships with the qualification of assistant cruise director, shop manager, interpreter, tourist’s guide and inspectricee. She travelled all around the world and learnt four languages. On 1992 the national press wrote about her book “ The Common Artisans of Love,“ which was written in collaboration with Ivana Tarroni. On 1998 she has illustrated Pietro Seddio's books: “Mafia and Politics on the Operas of Leonardo Sciascia “ and “The beauty of death on the theatre of F.Garcia Lorca. ” On July 1998, with the groups of artists "Art Space" of Alfonsine, has painted her first “Murales” at Nagykata in Hungary. On September 1998, with the same group of artists has completed her second ”Murales” in her city, in Alfonsine. Elisabetta’s drawings and posies were published on the magazine: ” L’Eredità Dantesca.” Others poetries were read from Patrizia Rossetti to Radio Italy Italian music.
Bhaskar Roy Barman(Editor's Choice -III Award
Dr Bhaskar Roy Barman, BA(Hons), MA in English, BEd, Dlitt (USA) is an internationally published poet, short story writer, novelist, critic, translator, editor and book-reviewer. His poems, short stories and critical articles get published in journals and anthologies in India and abroad. He has translated into English short stories of such Bengali litterateurs as Manik Bandyopadyay, Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Ashapurna Devi, Mahashweta Devi, Narayan Gabgopadhyay, Gajendra Kumar Mitra, Pramathanath Bishi and so on and the translations have appeared in such journals as Indian Literature, an English Language journal of the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, India, Pratibha India, Delhi, Mirror (now defunct), Mumbai. Dr Barman has to his credit a novel entitled "Gateway to Heaven", a short story collection entitled "Modern Short Stories: The Trap & Other Stories", "Folktales of Tripura", "Melange: An Anthology of Short Stories Translated from Bengali", "Bouquet: An Anthology of Short Stories Translated from Bengali", "The Rhymester," a translation of a Bengali novel of Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay"s. He has edited an anthology on world literature, entitled "El Dorado" to which eminent scholars from around the world have contributed their research-oriented papers. This anthology has been published in India by Authors Press, New Delhi. He is presently editing an anthology of world poetry and an anthology on world folklore and compiling and editing folktales of North-East India. His awards and honours include, among others, 1) Man of the Year 1997 from the American Biographical Institute, USA (ABI); 2) 20th Century Award for Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (IBC); 3) UWA Life-Time Achievement Award from United Writers Association, Chennai, India; 4) "Creative Giant 2000", "Ivory Eagle 2001" and "Effulgent Star 2003" from the Home of Letters, (India), Bhubaneshwar, India; 5) "Bharat Excellence Award 2001" from Friendship Forum of India, New Delhi (FFI); 6) "Rambriksh Janma Shatabdi Samman" and "Tripura Ratna" from Jemini Academy, Panipat, India; 7) "Rising Personalities of India" from International Penguin Publishing House, New Delhi; 8) "Great India Achievers Award 2004" from FFI; 9) "Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Janma Shatabdi Samman 2004" From Jemini Academy, Panipat. Dr Barman is listed in as many as forty national and international Who"s Whos, including "Who"s Who of Indian Writers" published by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Dr Barman has founded an international organization called "World Literature Society".
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -VII, August 2009
Dorin Popa (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Dorin Popa is a Romanian writer and teacher, scorer of radio and TV after 1989, was translated into over 10 languages, invited to prestigious international festivals and with many distinguished literary awards.
Leonard Daranjo(Editor's choice-I award
He Teaches Communicative English .He reaches out to students of all backgrounds and helps them to come to grips with their communication problems.
He is also involved with Genpact - one of the leading BPOs - as a consultant. Here he trains job seekers.
Muhumuza Kenneth Ezra (Editor's choice-II
Vaibhav Pandey (Editor's Choice -III Award
Biographies of Award Winners for Issue -VIII, December 2009
Stephen Gill (Enchanting Poet Award Winner)
Stephen Gill has authored more than twenty books, including novels, literary criticism, and collections of poems. His poetry and prose have appeared in more than five hundred publications, mostly in Canada, the United States of America and India. He writes usually in English. Once in a while, he writes poetry in Urdu, Hindi and Panjabi languages. He has also written and published book reviews, research papers on writers and on world peace. Some of his Urdu/Hindi poems have been sung with music by prominent singers of Pakistan and India.
Stephen Gill has received awards and recognitions, including four honorary doctorates; and Laureate Man of Letters from United Poets Laureate International; Sahir Award of Honor from Sahir Cultural Society, Panjab, India; Plaque from the World Council of Asian Churches (Canada); Pegasus International Poetry for Peace Award (Poetry in the Arts, Inc., Texas,); The Best Poet of Peace Award for the year 1993 from Roger Cable 11 (Canada); and The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.
He has been asked several times by several organizations to judge their poetry competitions, and he often evaluates dissertations of English Literature for doctoral students of universities in India. He has been the subject of numerous literary essays, books and doctoral studies. He is also honorary editor/ advisor to several publications, and has edited publications, including the Canadian section of the World Federalist newspaper, Writer’s Lifeline, and South Asian Christian Diary.
He is former president of Vesta Publications Ltd.; the Canadian Authors Association (the Cornwall, Ont. Branch); a national vice president of the World Federalists of Canada; the Multicultural Council of Stormont and Dundas; chief delegate to represent the World University for Canada; the Christian Cultural Association of South Asians, Dean of Peace Studies at St. Simon’s College, London, England; and Co-chair of Downtown Improvement Business Area (DBIA) of Cornwall, Ont. Canada.
At present, he is an honorary member of the Ansted University Board of Advisory Council, and a director of the Children’s Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (Canada). He has appeared in several prestigious national and international reference books, including Immigrants We Read About by George Bonavia, International Production, Ottawa; Who's Who In Canadian Literature, Reference Press, Toronto, Canada; Vesta's Who's Who of North American Poets, Vesta, Canada; Ethnic & Native Canadian Literature: A Bibliography by John Miska, University of Toronto Press; Something About The Author, vol. 63, Gale Research, USA; Who's Who In Canada, Toronto University Press; and Who's Who in Ontario, Heritage Press, B.C., Canada.
Stephen Gill was born in Sialkot, Pakistan, where he passed his early childhood and grew in India. After teaching in Ethiopia for three years, he migrated to England before settling in Canada.
M.V.S. Sathyanarayana(Editor's choice-I award
Sunil Narayan (Editor's choice-II award
Sunita Tanwar (Editor's Choice -III Award
As an Educationalist by profession Sunita Tanwar is the principal of Delhi Public School, Dwarka, India and is also an advisor to the para Olympic committee of India.