Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles E
Angele Ellis saw Buddhist monks dancing under a theatre marquee featuring her haiku, after she won Pittsburgh Filmmakers' G-20 Haiku Contest. She is the author of Arab On Radar (Six Gallery Press), which earned her an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Spared (a Main Street Rag Editors' Choice Chapbook), and Under the Kaufmann's Clock, a hybrid illustrated tribute to Pittsburgh (Six Gallery). Her poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in over fifty publications and twelve anthologies—including Prime Number, Grasslimb, Mizna, Theian Journal, Rogue Agent, American Book Review, tinywords, and YEW. She is a contributing editor for Al Jadid Magazine, and lives in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read.
Shan Ellis is a freelance journalist, mother, and writer working in the East of England, currently for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich evening news. A published author and poet, she is passionate about creativity, positive parenting, politics and real ale. She is a proud contributor of www. autismdailynewscast.com and maintains three online blogs, including Musings and Smatterings at www.repressedsoul.wordpress.com. "Poems," she states,"are an occasional adventure, like making marmalade…" Read.
jacob erin-cilberto, originally from Bronx, NY, now resides in Carbondale, Illinois. erin-cilberto has been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. He currently teaches at John A. Logan and Shawnee Community colleges in Southern Illinois. His work has appeared in numerous small magazines and journals including: Café Review, Skyline Magazine, Hudson View, Wind Journal, Pegasus, Parnassus and others. erin-cilberto also writes reviews of poetry books for Chiron Review, Skyline Review, Birchbrook Press and others. He has reviewed books by B.Z Niditch, Michael Miller, Barry Wallenstein, Marcus Rome, musician Tom MacLear and others. Erin-cilberto’s latest book demolitions and reconstructions is now available through Water Forest Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads. His previous three books an Abstract Waltz, Used Lanterns and Intersection Blues are also available through Water Forest Press Barnes, Noble.com and Amazon.com as well as Goodreads. erin-cilberto has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry in 2006-2007-2008 and again in 2010. He teaches poetry workshops for Heartland Writers Guild, Southern Illinois Writers Guild, and Union County Writers Guild. Read.
Kathleen Gresham Everett is a writer and poet living in the Missouri Ozarks with her husband, a landscape designer. She attended universities in Texas and Missouri and lived in many areas of the United States from New Jersey to Colorado. Her love for her adopted region of the Ozarks speaks through much of her work. Her first book of poetry was published in 2010, entitled The Course of Our Seasons (AuthorHouse Publishing). Several of her poems were included in The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry, edited by Frank Watson and published by Plum White Press in 2013. In 2015, two chapbooks, Festival of Lessons and Carols: Poems for December and Penelope to Her Husband: Poems of Myth and Fantasy, were published by Everdale Publishing through lulu.com. You may purchase these books here. Everett writes on her blog, The Course of Our Seasons, and can be found on Twitter @everettpoetry. She is currently editing her memoir, The Last Really Good Shack, and is working on a second book of poetry. Read.
Lupe Eyde-Tucker was born on the shores of the Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ. She is a wife and mother of five, who loves to travel and spend time enjoying God’s creation. In her early twenties she began writing as a stringer for the Asbury Park Press, and went on to become a freelance writer. After receiving her B.A. in Business Economics, she found her life’s passion in education, having taught literature, language arts, and economics at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. Currently, with her husband, she publishes several online e-magazines, including SailMiami.com and HomeschoolingFlorida.com. Poetry has been a source of great joy and inspiration throughout her life. She shares her poems on her poetry blog, Not Enough Poetry and other writing on her website www.TheNewJerseyGirl.com “I just want to inspire, and be inspired,” she says. “Teach a little, and learn a lot.” Read.