Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles K
Bauke Kamstra resides in Nova Scotia where each morning he can be found writing poetry among trees, down alleys, beside streams, listening to what the silence tells him. His poetry has been published in Poetry Nook and Vine Leaves Literary Journal and has been chosen by the latter for their Best of Anthology, 2013. You can find more of his work at http://www.positivelywyrde.com/. He has produced a self-published chapbook: Moonlight, a handmade, limited first edition that he will inscribe to your requirements or write a poem for you to put within it. This can be found at http://www.positivelywyrde.com/moonlight. He continuously puts poetry out on twitter under the handle @wyrde. His book, We All Reach the Earth by Falling, has been chosen as a Quarter Finalist for the Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014 Annual Vignette Collection Award. Read.
Arvinder Kaur is an Associate professor of English and Media Studies at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Chandigarh, India. She writes poetry in both Punjabi and English. Her first book of Punjabi poetry appeared in 1999. Her translation of letters exchanged between noted Punjabi writer Amrita Pritam and her painter companion Imroz, entitled Amrita and Imroz: In the Times of Love and Longing was published in 2009. A book on writing entitled Lessons in Writing Skills was also published in 2009. Nimolian, a collection of haiku in Punjabi, was published in 2013. Dandelion Seeds, a collection of bilingual haiku was published this year. Additionally, her work has been published in international journals such as The Heron's Nest, frogpond, and many others. You can catch Arvinder on Twitter @arvinder8. She presently lives in Chandigarh, India with her family. Read.
Natalie Keller is a poet, and, as F. Scott Fitzgerald would say, that's the beginning and end of everything. She writes daily poems for her blog, entitled mywordpool, and is currently living in Brunswick, Ohio, where she studies in her junior year of high school. In the little time she's not reading, writing, or partaking in various other activities involving words, she plays the violin and daydreams about becoming an English teacher. Other than her blog, VerseWrights is her first publishing experience on the Web. Read.
Collin Kelley is the author of the novels Conquering Venus and Remain In Light, a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and the short story collection, Kiss Shot. His poetry collections include Better To Travel, the spoken word album HalfLife Crisis, Slow To Burn, After the Poison and the newly-published Render. A recipient of the Georgia Author the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and Goodreads Poetry Award, Kelley's poetry, essays, interviews and reviews have appeared in magazines and journals around the world. www.collinkelley.com is his web home. Read.
Sam Kendall is a high school student who is relatively new to writing poetry. His poetry appears on WritersCafe and now on VerseWrights and is characterized by its stark and jarring imagery. His goal is to own a fruit and vegetable farm in New Zealand with 3 horses, 4 domesticated foxes, 9 domesticated deer, and a black and white Saluki. Read.
"Daylighting in education, moonlighting in poetry," Simon Kindt is a relative newcomer to writing and the Australian spoken word scene. Seeing himself primarily as a ‘stage poet’, he has recently performed at the Brisbane Emerging Arts Festival, Poets Dressed as Men, and is one of the esteemed, monthly call-back poets for Speedpoets, one of the best-loved and longest-running of Brisbane’s poetry events. He is currently working on his first chapbook collection and building a youth slam community in Brisbane to provide opportunities for teenage writers and performers to share their work. Simon’s work explores the sublime and the ordinary in the colliding territories of landscape, the body, and "the whole human mess." He has an open, gentle performance style, a generous grasp of human emotion, and a willingness to carefully peel back the seemingly ordinary to reveal what lies underneath. You can read more of his work at his blog on Wordpress. Read.
Robert King Lives in Greeley, Colorado, where he writes his poetry and directs the website for the Colorado Poets' Center. His first book, Old Man Laughing (Ghost Road Press), was a finalist for the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry. His second volume, Some of These Days, was published this year by Conundrum Press. He recently won the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition with Rodin & Co. Read.
Lee Kisling is a recent graduate of Hamline University in St Paul, Minnesota. In December 2013, his poetry chapbook, The Lemon Bars of Parnassus, was published by Parallel Press in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014 his work was accepted for publication by Stoneboat, Sixfold, Oberon, Bryant Literary Review, Off the Coast, and others. More of his poetry and some odd cartoons can be seen at LeeKisling.com. He lives near Hudson, Wisconsin. Read.
Daniel Klawitter lives in Denver, Colorado, where he has been an actor, a singer/lyricist for the indie folk-rock band Mining for Rain, and a union organizer for mental health care workers. His poems have been published in numerous literary journals and magazines both in the United States and in England, including: Colorado Life magazine, Focus, The Journal of South Texas English Studies, QuietMountain: New Feminist Essays, and Shot Glass Journal. He invites you to his website, where you can learn more about him. Read,
Kara Knickerbocker is a poet and writer from Saegertown, Pennsylvania. She earned her BA in English from Westminster College in 2012. Her poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in The Blue Route, Scrawl, Construction, Longridge Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Thought Catalog, One Sentence Poems, Uppagus, Avatar Review, and the anthology Voices from the Attic, Vol. XXII, among others. Her poetry collection won first place in its category at the 2016 Sigma Tau Delta International English convention. Next to Everything that is Breakable is her debut chapbook. Knickerbocker lives in Pittsburgh, where she works at Carnegie Mellon University and writes with the Madwomen in the Attic at Carlow University. Read.
EJ Koh is a poet and an author. Her work has appeared in TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, La Petite Zine, The Journal, Susquehanna Review, Gulf Stream, Columbia Review, among others. She is a finalist of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry. Her work has been covered in KoreAm Journal, Time Out New York, GalleyCat, Flavorwire and she was named number two of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013. She received her Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University in New York. Red (Collective Presse, 2013) is her first novel, available on Amazon and RedtheNovel.com. She blogs at thisisEJKoh.com and welcomes your visit. Read..
Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing) and Hello, It's Your Mother (Finishing Line Press), has poems appearing in Gargoyle, Yellow Chair Review, Prelude, Crack the Spine, Scissors & Spackle, and other publications. President of Texas Gulf Coast Writers, Laurie lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She recently returned to teaching after a 14-year hiatus, which has made her consider retiring for good. Until then, she survives by running, and hoarding chocolate. Laurie maintains a website, to which she invites your visit, and she tweets @KolpLaurie on Twitter. Read.