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Why Poetry Matters
Below is a list of all the amazing poets from all around the world that contributed towards the ‘Why Poetry Matters’ Realistic Poetry Book Anthology. Click on their social media links to learn more about them, your support and feedback is highly valued. Thank you!
  1. Ronel Laubscher - South Africa
    I am a poet by heart and therefore portray my feelings and opinions only in poetry form. It has taught me many great lessons in life and made me the person I am today. A person who loves life and appreciates all that it has to offer. I have published some of my poetry with The Poetry Institute of Africa. My current projects involve novel writing whilst being a freelance graphic designer.
  2. DEBASISH MISHRA - INDIA
    Debasish Mishra , a resident of Bhawanipatna, Odisha, India, is the recipient of the POIESIS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR LITERATURE for two successive years. He has also been entitled as a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED POET by POIESIS ONLINE. His poem and story are featured in WORDWEAVERS as well. His poems/stories have been published in more than twenty anthologies like MELANGE, THE SIGNIFICANT ANTHOLOGY and DIVIDED LINES. An ex-banker, he resigned from service to devote time to literature.
  3. Eunice Barbara Novio - Thailand
    Eunice Barbara C. Novio is from the Philippines. She is currently living and working in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand. She is a journalist, a US correspondent of Inquirer.net US Bureau. She has published a collection of poetry titled Maps of Dreams and Memories by Aquillrelle. She has three children, Karl Malcolm, Karina Thyra and Kairos Luther. She lives with her four cats..
  4. MANJEERA KOTLA - HYDERABAD, INDIA
    I am Manjeera, 37 years old working as Manager-Learning & Development for a global education private firm. Poems and Writing my thoughts down was always more a hobby which I unintentionally did when I was 15, then the hobby faded away with time and life took crazy turns, after so many years I have revived this passion of mine and am now an active member of Twin City Poetry Club in Hyderabad, India. I love writing and am in the process of publishing my first book of my feelings, my poetry.
  5. Tracey Conley-Bray - Donalsonville, GA
    Tracey Conley Bray is a indie author who have published over twenty-five books she reside in Atlanta, GA with her family. Ms. Bray is a renowned poet and spoken word artist who enjoys the freedom that words can bring about. She writes fictional novel and both long and short poem as well as Haiku poems. She performs locally at open mic venues around in the city most recently performing in Augusta, GA.
  6. Christena Williams - Jamaica
    Poet and award-winning Author of Pearls among stones, welcome, my name is Christena AV Williams. I am from the melting pot of cultures where sun kisses the beaches magnificently and while music soothes your soul. We run fast, rock rhythms and cultural expressive. I could go on and on about this place and give you everything great and bad, however, I am from “welcome to Jam rock by Junior Gong Marley would sang it” Jamaica. This poet’s work is locally and internationally recognized in magazines, newspaper, anthologies, literary sites, and blogs and also on blog talk radios, local and international radios and television programs.
  7. Afshan Fatima - India
    Fatima Afshan is a teacher and content writer residing in Lucknow. She likes to write poetry and stories.Several of her poems and stories have appeared in numerous national and international anthologies and journals. She writes in Hindi and Urdu languages also. Some of her poems are a part of the English textbooks of Global Classrooms Pvt. Ltd. She is currently working on a novel of her own. Her novella named ‘An Untold Story’ was nominated for the Reuel Prize of Fiction Award 2016. She has been nominated for ‘Yuva Pratibha Samman 2016’. Her poems have been placed in the highly commendable category on www.destinypoets.uk.in for four times. Besides writing, she is inclined towards calligraphy, blogging, drawing and painting too.
  8. Anca Mihaela Bruma - Romania
    About the Author Anca Mihaela Bruma Educator, lecturer, performance poet, eclectic thinker, mentor with staunch multi-cultural mindset and entrepreneurial attitude, Anca Mihaela Bruma considers herself a global citizen, having lived in four continents. Her eclecticism can be seen in her intertwined studies, she pursued: a Bachelor of Arts (Romania) and a Master of Business Administration (Australia). The author labels her own writings as being “mystically sensual”, a tool and path for women to claim their own inner feminine powers. She uses poetics as a form of literary education, self-discovery and social engagement. Through her writings she surpasses what seems to be the limitations of the human but emphasizing the essence of the woman, of the Goddess. The main theme, Love, is basically presented as a transformative experience in life, the energizing force in the universe and empowering the creative feminine. The artist Anca Mihaela Bruma has just launched her first book which is entitled “The Light of Our Beingness - I Am That You Are”.
  9. Tatjana Lončarec - EUROPE, CROATIA, ZAGREB
    TATJANA LONČAREC Born on 15th September 1965, Tatjana Lončarec is a poetess from Zagreb, Croatia. She has published two collections of poems – That the World does not Die (2005) and Crowned Roses (2008).
  10. D Vinod Kumar - India
    I like to write, create and designing is a passion and i like design on powerpoint ,and shareing experience and feelings through my poetries and quotes with an objecivity to bring a smile
  11. Jonel Abellanosa - Philippines
    Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including The McNeese Review, Rattle, Anglican Theological Review and Pedestal (United States), The Ofi Press (Mexico), Poetry Pacific (Canada), Deep Water Literary Journal (Ireland), Allegro Poetry Magazine (United Kingdom), The Bangalore Review (India), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Cha (Hong Kong), Eastlit (Thailand), Otoliths (Australia), Anak Sastra (Malaysia), New Verse News (Indonesia), Lontar (Singapore). His poetry has been selected for the 2015 Dwarf Stars Anthology of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. He has two chapbooks, “Pictures of the Floating World” (Kind of a Hurricane Press, United States) and “The Freeflowing All” (Black Poppy Review, United States).
  12. Matthew Abuelo - New York
    Matthew Abuelo is a writer, professional blogger and award winning poet. He has three books out, Last American Roar and Organic Hotels, His third book "The News Factory" has just been released by Plain view Press, the first two can be found at lulu.com. He is a former journalist for the online news site Examiner and he most recently worked for the Times Square Chronicles as a housing rights journalist and political commentator. Matthew Abuelo has performed around Manhattan including at the forum The Poetry Project's marathon, which also featured, Pattie Smith Susan Vega, Lenny K, Steve Earle and many other icons.
  13. Cynthia Clark - Nebo, N.C.
    Small town mountain girl. I have been writing for most of my life. i have many hobbies but writing is my favorite. I have a full time job, and a wonder family.
  14. Raymond Helligar - Saint Martin France
    Self employ taxi driver
  15. Emilia T Davis - San Francisco, CA
    EMILIA T DAVIS AKA Poetical Angel Queen 2016 msemiliatdavis@gmail.com emiliat.davis@facebook.com Mimi T. Davis was born and raised in San Francisco Ca. She currently resides in Houston, TX area. She is a Mother and is awaiting a divorce from a 28 year failed marriage. Her interest in POETRY began when in Jr. High school she was introduced to creative writing classes. She went on to Phoenix University where she obtained a bachelor’s in business with creative writing courses She began to strongly dedicate herself and in 2012 she had her best year yet.. She published her book Purple Unicorn with Lulu.com books in July She won the World Poetry contest and her Poem My Addition was Published She wrote and recorded “That man there” and “Thunder and Music” with producer DJ Hugg She wrote “Answer to Lady” performed and produced by DJ Hugg She co-wrote “Why I love you” with Skeet Da Yung Poet produced by DJ Hugg All recording were recorded in November 2012 Was a Co-Host of a woman’s internet radio talk show: The Phenomenal Woman on BlogTalkRadio.com Started Poet’s for the power of the people poetry group in July’2013 devoted to helping the underclass poets using not only words but actions to help others the group has over 1200 members to date In December 2012 She was named poet’s poet in world’s poetry contest and a entire page was devoted to her poetry Also in December 2012 Thunder and Music was placed on Reverb nation entering at 3rd in the Houston market. It is now in 1st place for the 2nd month in a row. She was also published in a Poetry Magazine called: HARBINGER ASYLUM In December 2012 for her poem “LEARNING” and also again in their Anthology edition for February 2013 for her poem “Flying High” She is a survivor of domestic abuse She is strong advocate for the cause She wrote a poem called “the storm” which was read on c-span in October’2000. She also participated in a internet radio broadcast: SI-LENCE THE ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POETRY EVENT WITH ANGELS IN DISTRESS TRANSITIONING FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JANUARY 2013 MIMI IS ALSO AN ADVOCATE OF CIVIL LIBERTYS AND HAS HER NAME ENGRAVED IN STONE IN MONTGOMERY ALABAMA. IN RECOGNITION OF HER CONTRIBUTION TO THE ON GOING FIGHT AGAINST HATRED AND INTOLERANCE IN AMERICA. HER NAME WAS ADDED TO THE WALL OF TOLERANCE TO PROVIDE INSPRIRATION TO ALL. THIS HONOR WAS GIVEN BY FOUNDER MORRIS DEAS OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER She continues to evolve and work with poets and movements that unite people and plans to produce more spoken word tracks and poetry She developed and is an administrator of three poetry groups on Facebook. Co-host of Voices behind the pen radio show on P.O.E.T Radio Host of her own Poetry open mic show. Fabulous Fridays
  16. Dr.K.G.Balakrishnan Kandangath - India
    dr.k.g.balakrishnan writes poetry(English, Malayalam) since 55 years. Globally read Indian poet. Best poems listed on PoemsAbout.com. Distinguished poet & Topmost All time poet, poetry.com. Many poetry books published by Create Space,Amazon.com. "The Why?"(English) & "Agnigeetham"(Malayalam) most noted. Medical doctor by profession. Septuagenarian. Writes poetry on Indian Thought & Modern Scientific Knowledge. More available on "dr.k.g.g.balakrishnan" Google page.
  17. Waltr Lane - Kentucky/Ohio transient
    Waltr Lane has been labeled by regional magazines as eccentric. He is a controversial Appalachian Social Commentator and hit-n-run survivor. He lives a little to the left of Pikeville, Kentucky, in other words down the creek from Raccoon Post Office.
  18. Hassen Gara - Tunisia
    Retired English senior teacher.Passionate of writing poems in English and French.
  19. Dilip Mohapatra - India
    Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies . His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems appeared in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has three poetry collections to his credit, ‘A Pinch of Sun & other poems’, ‘Different Shades’ and 'Another Look' all published by Authorspress India. His fourth book P2P nee Points to Ponder is a departure from his poetic passion and is a collection of his musings on various themes which are meant to act as points in a mariner's compass helping the reader to navigate his life better in rough waters. He holds two masters degrees, in Physics and in Management Studies. He lives with his wife in Pune. His website may be accessed at dilipmohapatra.com.
  20. Ibrahim Baba Lawan - Kano State, Nigeria
    I was born 1n 1978 at Tudun wuzirchi Word, Kano state Nigeria. I never knew what makes me a poet. but all I can remember was that, i used to try copying anything from picture to texts from my father news papers. My father used to tell me that, I should first go to school before i engage in writing. Now that I see myself as versatile writer with more 1000 write-up of film scripts, poetry, assays etc. I am currently working as creative writer with Arewa 24 TV, creating and developing soap opera series drama on behavior change
  21. Gilles Leukade - France
    I was born in 1966, single man among men, nothing extraordinary in a working life.
  22. Adam Brown - Eugene. Oregon
    Adam Levon Brown is a student on hiatus, poet, and fiction author. He resides in Eugene, Oregon where he sings with the trees and cries with the rivers. He loves living life to the fullest and enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and photography.
  23. Suzy Davies - United Kingdom
    Self-made Poet, Author and Writer Suzy Davies was born in Reading, Berkshire in England. Her early years were spent at her paternal grandmother's home in Aberystywyth, Wales. Living in this seaside town instilled in Suzy a love of the sea. As an adult, Suzy has lived in Brighton, Sussex, where she read for an MA in English Literature, and taught English at The Friends Center in The Lanes. More recently, Suzy lived at Southbourne-on-Sea, a little village which is part of the Bournemouth area in Dorset on the South Coast of England. It was when she was living there that she saw the image of a chalky white polar bear, etched in the cliffs near The Needles on The Isle of Wight, across the sea. It gave her the inspiration for her upcoming Children's Series, "Snugs The Snow Bear" which will be launched this year! Suzy has already published poetry with Forward Poetry in Peterborough, and has the Romance Novel hit, "Johari's Window," to her credit. It reached number 79 ranking on World Book Day 2015. A regular contributor to writing and poetry groups on LinkedIn, Suzy's work can also be found on Author's Den. Suzy aims to inspire, educate and entertain people through her work. A certified Life Coach, Suzy also values the healing power of journaling, and writing of all kinds.
  24. Ana Nedelcu - Romania
    My name is Ana Nedelcu (pen name - LiterAnART) and I am a Romanian philologist, writer/poetess/researcher/journalist, expert in European studies and artist - eco-design (self-taught) and stage performance (20 years formation). I am keen on engaged artistic expressions (artivism) from design to stage performance, from poetry to music, from role play to painting. I believe that Society, Education and Art are telling a common story. Art is by itself an approach on social issues. I`ve been raised in a multicultural environment due to my involvement in several educational, cultural and artistic projects ever since 2004. Therefore, I respect humanity and I stand for world justice and harmony. I have been writing for 10 years (poetry, short story, script, article, essay, academic research) and I have widely published in Romania and abroad on five (5) continents. I coordinated and designed two (2) national anthologies - Feminine Voices (literature written by women and dedicated to them) and The couple… in search for lost paradise (anthology dedicated to love and couple`s psychology). I signed three (3) reviews – one (1) for a psychological study dedicated to women and two (2) for detective novels. Starting 2014, I initiate and coordinate creative writing workshops for young and adults. Starting 2016, I am the Romanian Director for World Poetry Canada and International.
  25. Benjamin Hyatt - Kansas City, Missouri
    Benjamin is a singer/songwriter and the lead singer for the Benjamin Hyatt Band. He has been writing since the age of ten and singing since the age of four.
  26. DENISE ISAAC - MIAMI, FLORIDA
    Denise is the proud mother of 3 daughters Latressa, April and Lucinda. The proudest grandmother of 5 grandchildren Denise, Rachel, Emmanuel, Radeem and LaCoria with a cheerful great-grandson Lil Ralphie. Denise is a Poet who won her first award in the sixth grade, placing 2nd for her poem, at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School, in Miami, Florida. She wrote several articles for The Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus school’s newspaper The Reporter and has received numerous accolades and awards for her life's work.One of her poems "Unexpected Aggravation", was selected to be published in the Miami Dade College exclusive magazine, The Metamorphosis XXVII Edition 2014. Denise is also an Apostle, Activist/Advocate for Social Justices/Injustices, Mentor, Songwriter and Producer of many songs, including: Into His Presence (song by Clovette Danzy), Yo It’s Stupid, and Daddy Drama. Ms.Betty Wright gave Denise the honor of singing background on Michael Jackson's song, "We've Had Enough" which was recorded in Miami Florida. Denise is also the author of Show Me a Family.
  27. Leslie David Bush - Christchuirch, New Zealand
    My name is Les Bush. I live and was born in Christchurch, then the most English of cities. In a varied life, I have done much. My love of reading goes back to childhood, my writing poems goes back to my youth. My love of language is eternal. I spent eleven spellbinding years participating in all aspects of live theatre (including acting, backstage, front of house and management). As a publisher/editor I focussed on what was then a very young home video entertainment industry, with first a free nationally distributed monthly magazine and then a trade magazine. A commission to write in Variety was the highlight of my short freelance writing years, with regular monthly articles in a range of magazine - in New Zealand, and Australia. To the present, I have been - for the past few years - been writing poetry. True, in part therapy; in part, re-discovery of the inestimable pleasure of self expression and, quite simply, the sheer need to articulate what plagues my imagination. I have been honoured, to have been published in a number of on-line publications around the world and in print.
  28. Joseph kuntz - United States
    Joseph E Kuntz Retired from working as an Analytical Chemist because of the removal of a tumor, which opened something i call the other side of my brain. This is where my song comes from
  29. Jack Maze - Vancouver, B. C., Canada
    I was born in San Jose and raised in Hollister, California, the Birthplace of the American Biker. I am a Professor Emeritus of Botany at the University of British Columbia and live in Vancouver, B. C., Canada.
  30. Tara Mapes - Ohio
    Mother, Ninja Goddess, Expert in taking blows from Reality herself, Artist, Author, Master of Sarcasm, Non-Conformist who cannot cook an omelet. Seriously, I can't, but I can crack an egg like a ninja.
  31. Jasmine Farrell - U.S.A
    Born in “the village” and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jasmine Farrell is an author, poet, and blogger with a Bachelors in Communications. She released her first book of poems in 2014, My Quintessence, about adolescent angst, self-acceptance, love and societal stances. With a style that touches on her major literary influences, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Sunni Patterson, Ms. Farrell's work has been featured in The Heron Clan III, appeared in the Nyack College’s literary journal, The Fine Print, and she has been a guest blogger for WomenWithGifts.com. Writing in her late Grandmother's memo pads is included into her repertoire of writings. She has recently released her second collection of poetry, Phoenixes Groomed as Genesis Doves, through Pomegranate Gallery Press in January, 2016.
  32. Norbert Góra - Poland
    26-years old poet and writer from Poland. Many of his horror, SF and romance short stories have been published in his home country. He is also author of many poems in English-language poetry anthologies around the world.
  33. Marieta Maglas - Romania
    The poems of Marieta Maglas have been selected and published in some anthologies at Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, and others. Her poetry was published in Tanka Journal edited by Glenn Lyvers, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry Book Five edited by Aquill Relle , A Divine Madness: An Anthology of Modern Love Poetry edited by John Patrick Boutilier, Near Kin:A Collection of Words and Art Inspired by Octavia Estelle Butler edited by Marie Lecrivain, Three Line Poetry #25 edited by Glenn Lyvers, Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology of Present Day Best Poems and Literature Today: An International Journal of Contemporary Literature, both being edited by Dr. Pradeep Chaswal, ENCHANTED - Love Poems and Abstract Art edited by Gabrielle de la Fair, Intercontinental Anthology of Poetry on Universal Peace and Love edited by Madan Gandhi and Chryssa Velissariou, and many other books. Her work has also appeared in some journals including Poeticdiversity Los Angeles edited by Marie Lecrivain, The Velvetillusion Literary Magazine Alabama, The Secret (La Revista) in Italy, FWM Magazine in the US, Trần Thu Trang in China, GNOSIS - A Poetry Journal™ in the US, I Am not a Silent Poet edited by Reuben Woolley and so many others. In 2013, Marieta Maglas has been nominated at The International Festivals of Poetry in Canada and Mexico.
  34. Kimberly Burnham - Spokane, WA, USA
    As a 28 year old photographer and journalist, Kimberly Burnham appreciated beauty. Then an ophthalmologist diagnosed her with a genetic eye condition saying, "You need to consider what your life will be like if you become blind." With those devastating words trickling down into her soul, she discovered a healing path full of insight, magnificence, and vision. Today, a neurosciences expert with a PhD in Integrative Medicine, Kimberly's life mission is to change the face of global brain health. Using coaching, Reiki, Matrix Energetics, acupressure and energy medicine approaches, she helps people heal from brain, nervous system, and eyesight issues. Connect @ http://www.NerveWhisperer.Solutions/
  35. YOUSSEF EL HARRAK - Morocco
    BA in English language and literature ( Abdelmalik Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco) ( 2006). • BAC (Option Languages), Almohammadia High School, Ksar Elkebir, Morocco (1998). • IELTS from the British Council, Rabat, Morocco (2007). • Published a collection of short stories in Arabic ( The Waiting Rooms), 2012 • Published many short stories, poems, and articles in various Moroccan, Arab, and international newspapers and magazines. • Member of the editorial board of Tulips Magazine, a specialized project for translation of poetry and literary texts. • Second year in Law Sciences in Abdelmalik Essaadi University, Tetouan , Morocco. • Long experience of teaching English as a foreign language (Individual/ groups). • Long experience of conducting and preparing students for exams ( Bac…) • Teaching English to a Master class at FST , Tetouan
  36. Kolawole Adebayo - Ondo State, Nigeria
    My name is Kolawole Samuel Adebayo (a.k.a Worshipholic); and I am the first of five children in a family of seven. I love words so very dearly. They are to me what food is to a starved child. They are my soul's sole sound. I strongly believe that words are one of the world's greatest assets. I had been in love with the English Language since I was about seven years old. When I got older, I fell in love with the pen. It became my instrument; it became what makes me translucent enough for all eyes to see. However, I did not start writing poems until the January of 2015. Now, poetry literally lives in me. I love poems so much; reading them and writing them. I am also a teacher of God's word and an ardent lover of music, sculptures and paintings. I am currently studying Agricultural Extension and Communication Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.
  37. Ruth Asch - Spain
    Ruth Asch grew up in London, studied in St Andrews and went on to teach at international schools in France and Spain. Married with four children she writes poetry when she can, for pain or pleasure, and has had poems published in several magazines.
  38. Nitusmita Saikia - India
    Nitusmita Saikia I am an instructor in National Cadet Core, India for 9years. Academically, I have done BCOM, MBA and BA in English Literature. Now, I am preparing for MA entrance. I am interested in literary work from childhood. Reading books from all genre and especially foreign writers is one of my best sources for passing my idle time. Poetry writing has been started by me since I was in 5th standard in my own language. I do dance (classical dance Kathak) singing, and enjoy all artistic, creative work. My dream is to become a good and prominent writer and I am learning, practising for it. My poems have gotten published in a book (Anthology of love poem) under Ardus Publication, as a contributory writer.
  39. Luisa Reyes - Dominican Republic
    Luisa Reyes Writer and poet, Luisa was born on August 25 in the Dominican Republic. She lives in New York City and has studied nursing. A profession to which she is dedicated. She has been writing since 2012. In 2014, she was appointed ambassador of the word in Madrid, Spain. This year, she will publish, with an International editorial of Argentina, a collective anthology of poetry. Her greatest inspiration for writing are her loves. She loves animals, especially dogs, dancing and, of course, she loves to write poetry
  40. Alicia Minjarez Ramírez - Mexico
    Alicia Minjarez Ramírez Biography Poet, Translator, Singer, Broadcast locution Radio and T.V. She was born in Tijuana Baja California, Mexico. She studied a Master Degree in Computer Science, specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Master Degree in Computer Science at the University of Montpellier II, at Montpellier, France. Volunteer at the Football World Cup France 1998, in TIC´S and English – French and Spanish translation. Coordinator and simultaneous translator French- Spanish- English at CUPHI III in the III Congress of Universal Hispano-American Poetry in Los Angeles, California, 2014. Participation in the 34th World Congress of Poets at Peru 2014. She participated in several International Poetics Anthologies at Isla Negra Chili, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Canada. Her poems have been published in International Journals and Reviews, such Ila and Taourirt at Morocco and and the famous magazine Okaz at Saudi Arabia. Her poems have been translated into English, Cameroonian, Arabic, Portuguese and French. Have had read in International Poetry Recitals in severals Countries around the world, and transmitted in National and International Radio programs. Her translations were published in magazines and newspapers in London, Italy, Morocco, Canada and Hazaristan. She was awarded in Spain and winner of a special mention at the International Poetry Prize Nosside 2015 in Italy. She has been named as a member of the select International Group of Poets who compose Pentasi B. World Friendship Poetry created by the father of the visual poetry: Doctor Penpen B. Takipsilim.
  41. Monsif Beroual - Morocco
    Monsif Beroual 22 year old ,1994/10/19 studies law private at university sidi mohamed ben abdallah .taza city second year my works published at feelings international the book of artists vol 1 and all my poems about love, humanity and peace
  42. Fernando José Martinez Alderete - Mexico
    Fernando José Martínez Alderete Writer, poet, theater actor. Born in Leon Guanajuato Mexico on April 21, 1977, Fernando studied the degree in communication within the Latin American University Leon. He has written poetry from 14 years of age and published several of his writings in the most important newspapers in his hometown, cultural magazines California, Leon, Guanajuato capital and Zacatecas, USA. He is currently involved as administrator of various literary groups, publishing his poems in social networks, participating in various anthologies published in Black Island, Chile and stories in Madrid Spain with poets of America and Europe, He has also recited their texts in radio programs in Montevideo, Chicago, Barcelona and Buenos Aires
  43. Kuei-shien LEE - Taiwan
    Lee Kuei-shien(b. 1937) He began to write poems in 1953, became a member of the International Academy of Poets in England in 1976, joined to establish the Taiwan P.E.N. in 1987, was elected as Vice-President and then President, and served as chairman of National Culture and Arts Foundation from 2005 to 2007. Now, he is the Vice President for Asia in Movimiento Poetas del Mumdo(PPdM). His poems have been translated and published in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Spain, and Yugoslavia. Published works include “Collected Poems” in six volumes, 2001, “Collected Essays” in ten volumes, 2002, “Translated Poems” in eight volumes, 2003, ”Anthology of European Poetry” in 25 volumes, 2001~2005, “Elite Poetry Series” in 19 volumes, 2010~2013, and others. His poems in English translation include “Love is my Faith, 1997”, “Beauty of Tenderness, 2001”, “Between Islands, 2005” and “The Hour of Twilight, 2010”. Awarded with Merit of Asian Poet, Korea(1993), Rong-hou Taiwanese Poet Prize(1997), World Poet of the Year 1997, Poets International, India(1998), Poet of the Millennium Award , International poets Academy , India(2000), Lai Ho Literature Prize and Premier Culture Prize , both in Taiwan(2001). He also received the Michael Madhusudan Poet Award from the Michael Madhusudan Academy, India(2002), Wu San-lien Prize in Literature(2004), Poet Medal from Mongolian Cultural Foundation(2005), Chinggis Khaan Golden Medal for 800 Anniversary of Mongolian State(2006), Oxford Award for Taiwan Writers(2011), Prize of Corea Literature(2013)and Kathak Literary Award of Bangladesh(2016). He was nominated by International Poets Academy and Poets International as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002, 2004 and 2006, respectively.
  44. ANTHONY BLAKE - Jamaica, New York
    My poetry is a God given talent that inspired me to write and how my poetry would be expressed. Life is short and one should accomplish while blood is pouring through the veins. Poetry is to understand and the emotion being the caravan.
  45. Allen McNair - Chicago, IL
    I am a self-taught artist and poet who is inspired daily by the wonders of life around me, my present and past experiences, and both the inner and outer beauty of all women. From individual poetic portrayals in my early years of writing, I have graduated to writing an epic saga, I Dream of A’maresh, a science fiction/fantasy.
  46. Nirzal Sharma - Nepal
    I am a young disable guy who loves writing feelings to words.
  47. Ramesh Khanna - India
    A retired civil servant; writing poetry is my hobby.
  48. Martha Shumba - Zimbabwe
    My name is MARTHA SHUMBA.I was born and raised in Zimbabwe but living and working in South Africa.I am a sinlge mother of two boys who loves creative writing,poetry and acting.
  49. Jeton Kelmendi - Albania/Belgium
    Born in the city of Peja, Kosovo (1978), Jeton Kelmendi completed elementary school in his birth place. Later he continued his studies at the University of Prishtina and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass communication. He completed his graduate studies at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, specialising in International and Security Studies. He finished his second master degree in diplomacy and PhD on Security Politics. For many years he has written poetry, prose, essays and short stories. He is a regular contributor to many newspapers, in Albania and abroad, writing on many cultural and political topics, especially concerning international affairs. Jeton Kelmendi became well known in Kosova, after the publication of his first book entitled: “The Century of Promises” (“Shekulli i Premtimeve”), published in 1999. Later he published a number of other books. His poems are translated in more that twenty-two languages and published in several international Literature Anthologies. He is the most translated Albanian Poet and well know in Europe. According to a number of literary critics, Kelmendi is the genuine representative of modern Albanian poetry. International critics and poets wrote for him a lot of article, considering him as great European poet. He is a member of many international poetry clubs and is a contributor to many literary and cultural magazines, especially in English, French and Romanian Languages. The wisdom of his work in the field of Literature is based in the attention that he pays to the poetic expression, modern exploration of the text and the depth of the message. His Genre is focused more on love lyrics and elliptical verse intertwined with metaphors and artistic symbolism. Currently resides and works in Brussels, Belgium. Published works: - “The Century Promises” (“Shekulli i Premtimeve”), 1999 (poetry) - “Beyond Silence” (“Përtej Heshtjes”), 2002 (poetry) - “If it is afternoon” (“Në qoftë mesditë”), 2004 (poetry) - “Fatherland pardon me” (“Më fal pak Atdhe”), 2005,(poetry) - “Where are the arrivals going” (“Ku shkojnë ardhjet”),2007 (poetry) - “You arrived for the traces of wind” (“Erdhe për gjurmë të erës”), 2008 (poetry) - “Time when it has time” (“Koha kurë të ketë kohë”), 2009 (poetry) - “Wandering thoughts” (“Rrugëtimi i mendimeve“) 2010 poetry - “The baptize of spirit” (Pagezimi I shpirtit) 2012 poetry - “I call forgotten things” (Thërras gjërat e harruara) 2013 poetry Published plays: - “Mrs Word” (“Zonja Fjalë”), 2007 (Drama) - “Play and anti-play” (Lojë dhe kundër lojë) 2011 Drama Political science: - EU mission in Kosova after its independence 2010 USA. - Bad times for the knowledge 2011, Pristina Kosovo. - NATO-EU missions, cooperative or competitive 2012, Tirana Albania. Published Works In Foreign Language: - “Ce mult s-au rãrit scrisorile” (“Sa fortë janë rralluar letrat”); published in Romanian Language. - “A respiration” (“Frymëmarrje’); published in India - “Dame parol,” drama; published in French - “COMME LE COMMENCEMENT EST SILENCIEUX” (“Ku fillon heshtja”), poetry; Paris, France - “ΠΟΥ ΠΑΝΕ ΟΙ ΕΡΧΟΜΟΙ (“Ku shkojnë ardhjet”), Poetry in Greek; Greece - “Wie wollen (“Si me dashtë”), poetry; Germany - Frau Wort (Miss word) drama Germany - Nasil sevmeli (Si me dashtë) poetry Turkey - НА ВЕРХІВ’Ї ЧАСУ (In the bigening of time) poetry Ukraine - How to reach yourself Poetry in USA - в зените времени истлевшего (A vers on top of the time gone) Poetry Russia - 34首封面 (34 poemus) poetry China - "فواصل للحذف " (Elliptical dots) Poetry in Egypt - Pensamientos del Alma (Thoughts of the spirit), Spain 2014 Books translated by Jeton Kelmendi: - “Hijet e dritës”, by Skënder Sherifi from French into Albanian 2011 - “Plagët e bukurisë” by Athanase Vantchev de Thracy, from French into Albanian, coo translator with Gjovalin Kola 2010 - International Poetry Anthology, “Gjuha e Botës” from English and French into Albanian 2013 - International Poetry Anthology, Sheshi i Shikimeve” From English and French into Albanian 2014 International Awards: Member of the Academy of Science and Arts of Europe, Salburg Austria Member of the Association of Professional Journalists of Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Member of the Academy of Science, Arts and Literature of Europe, Paris, France. Member of the Academy of Science and High Education of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. Member of International PEN club Belgian Francophone, Brussels Belgium.  Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Ukrainian and Caucasian studies at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences 2012.  SOLENZARA Prestigious International Award, Paris, France 2010.  Internationa Prize “Nikolaj Gogol” Ucraine 2013.  International Prize “Alexander the Great” Greece 2013  National Poetry book prize MITINGU, in Gjakova, Kosovo 2011.  International Prize “World Poetry” third prize in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013.  “Translater of theyear 2013”, in China 2013.  International Prize “Mather Teresa” for humaniy in poetry, Gjakova Kosovo 2014.  International Prize “Ludwig Nobel” of Udmurtian PEN Club, Udmurtu, Russia 2014.  International merit prize «Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize » Lebanon 2014
  50. Fozia Arif - United Kingdom
    Who am I? A question I often ask myself… My name is Fozia, I was born in a small town in a little island in the last century. Now the little town is an expanding city and I guess I have grown too. I grew up in a big, colourful family, we spoke four languages at home and I mastered them all. My father was a hard worker but when he became unwell, we lived in poverty. I wrote my first poem at the age of thirteen after I found my mother collapsed in a heap, I thought she was dead. Even though I knew I was an artist, I had to enter the world of business from the age of sixteen. I continued until I was forty, at which time I became unwell with a chronic pain condition. The only way I could find to heal was by writing, it became a cathartic process and poetry flowed naturally for me. I wrote two plays for Black History Month about my home town, completing them gave me the strength and confidence to keep writing. The Artistic Director I worked with said ‘you can only write about what you now’, maybe that is why everyone’s writing and poetry is unique. I travelled for most of the 1990s and then arrived back in the place where my life began. Since arriving home both of my parents and my son’s father have died, leaving me as an orphaned widow and a single parent. No matter what age you are when both of your parents die you feel like an orphan in this world. I find solace from writing, especially poetry and it is the only skill that seems to come naturally to me.
  51. Tony Ansah - Rhode Island
    The author (Tony Ansah) is a son, a husband, an uncle and a father with aspirations to improve current circumstance. Tony was born and raised in Rhode Island, USA, however, his ancestry is from Ghana. Also, he is a student of World History and Politics and a freelance writer of poetry. Lastly, Tony is a human interested in social service and public administration, which stems from his profession and MPA degree.
  52. Ngozi Olivia Osuoha - Nigerian
    Ngozi Olivia Osuoha is a Nigerian graduate of Estate Management with experience in Banking and Broadcasting. She is a poet/writer and has published many works in Liberia, Ghana, India, Canada, UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany among others. She is a passionate thinker.
  53. Gloria J. Wimberley - West Virginia
    An educator, poet, and prose editor for Middle Island Press, Gloria J. Wimberley, M.A., resides with her husband, children, and "golden wolf" doggy daughter in the northern panhandle of West Virginia in Appalachia.
  54. Alberto Quero - Venezuela
    He holds a BA in Literature and Linguistics, a Masters in Venezuelan literature and a Doctorate in Humanities by the University of Zulia, Venezuela. He has published six books of short stories and a book of poems in Spanish. He has written poems in English, which have been published in England, Canada and the USA. He has also published many peer-reviewed articles for university journals. He is a member of the Iberian American Writers’ Association, the International Writers’ Parliament in Colombia and the Semiotics Association of Venezuela. He is the volunteer literary reporter for Latin America at “Literary News”, a radio show aired on CKCU 93.1, a FM station which belongs to Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)