Featured Poets for ISSUE-V January 2009
Agoudou Joseph Femi
Featured Poets for Issue -VI, May 2009
Dariusz Pacak (Enchanting Poet)
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. He has been a 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]. He is also the Vice president of the association ,Verein zur Förderung sprachmittlerischer Publikationen', connected with the Literary Translation Workshop at Vienna University. His most recent books include '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's 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 attended 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 in 2006. Currently, he lives in Austria.
Elisabetta Errani Emaldi
Bhaskar Roy Barman
Featured Poets for Issue -VII, August 2009
Dorin Popa (Enchanting Poet)
Dorin Popa is a Romanian writer and teacher & scorer of radio and TV. He has been was translated into over 10 languages, invited to prestigious international festivals and has been awarded many distinguished literary awards.
Muhumuza Kenneth Ezra
Featured Poets for Issue -VIII, December 2009
Stephen Gill (Enchanting Poet)
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.