Wednesday, October 29, 2008

J. P. Dancing Bear Poet, Editor of APJ and Dream Horse Prerss


J. P. Dancing Bear is the author of Conflicted Light (SalmonPoetry, 2008), Gacela of Narcissus City (Main Street Rag, 2006), Billy Last Crow (Turning Point, 2004) and What Language (Slipstream, 2002). His poems have been published in Shenandoah, Poetry International, New Orleans Review, National Poetry Review, Marlboro Review, Mississippi Review, diode, Natural Bridge, Verse Daily and many others. His translations of Nicaraguan poet, Blanca Castellón, have been published in Malboro Review, International Poetry Review and the upcoming issue of Bitter Oleander (Fall, 2008). He is the editor of the American Poetry Journal, the owner/editor of Dream Horse Press, and the host of "Out of Our Minds" a weekly poetry program on public radio station KKUP.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ravi Shankar: Poet and Professor


Ravi Shankar is Associate Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Central Connecticut State University and founding editor of the international online journal of the arts, Drunken Boat <http://www.drunkenboat.com>. He has published a book of poems, Instrumentality (Cherry Grove, 2004), named a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards, and along with Reb Livingston, a collaborative chapbook, Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, 2006). His creative and critical work has previously appeared in such publications as The Paris Review, Fulcrum, McSweeney's, the AWP Writer's Chronicle, Scribner’s Best American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present, among many others. He has taught at Queens College, University of New Haven, and Columbia University, where he received his MFA in Poetry. He has appeared as a commentator on NPR and Wesleyan Radio and read his work in many places, including the Asia Society, St. Mark's Poetry Project and the National Arts Club. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for the Book, reviews poetry for the Contemporary Poetry Review and along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, is the co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East and Beyond (W.W. Norton & Co.) <http://www.wwnorton.co.uk/book.html?id=1184

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cliff Kindy: Peacemaker and Educator on the Dangers of Depleted Uranium Weapons


Cliff Kindy has spent parts of several years on peacemaking trips to Iraq. He is a member of CPT which places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers. CPT embraces the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers ready to risk injury and death in bold attempts to transform lethal conflict through the nonviolent power of truth and love.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sylvia Thompson: Terminally ill Poet and Wholistic Practitioner


Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer on her birthday in 2005, Sylvia Thompson discovered the healing power of creative writing through her illness. She teaches meditation, Reiki, Chakra and Color Therapy and takes part in a women's Kabbalah study group in her community. Her book "In the Garden of Illness I sit by the Well of Hope" is available through SHADOW POETRY or you may have a special expanded version printed just for you through LULU. For more samples of Sylvia's poetry go to Author's Den. Her book is also available at Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com Check out her web site at http://myspace.com/thompsonpoetry
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