Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles P
Jillian Parker dwells in a small green house in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains in Eagle River, Alaska. She is an English-Russian interpreter who watched the fall of Communism from its front lines in Moscow, and is currently employed as an analyst/editor. Her poems, nonfiction, and prose have appeared in Fragile Arts, Heavy Bear, Luciole Press, Up the Staircase, and in Red Fez and on Blog Talk Radio. She is co-editor of an emerging poetry blog, Spectral Lyre (spectrallyre.wordpress.com), and writes under the nom de plume Flame in the Snow on her personal blog, at flameinthesnow.blogspot.com, to which she welcomes your visit. Read.
Grace Pasco is an Asian-American spoken word poet from Silver Spring, Maryland. Her love for performance poetry has only grown since her first open mic with Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy, where she discovered a strong sense of community. She now performs in Washington D.C. at Spit Dat and Busboys and Poets. She was featured in District-W Magazine for Art and Culture in April 2015. She writes poetry to convey emotions, package experiences, and… to play! Her work has appeared in The Opus Journal, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Passed Note, Black Elephant Literary Magazine, Lost Tower Publications, Inkstain Press, and Five2One Magazine. Read.
Marianne Paul is a Canadian poet and novelist. She is the author of the poetry collection Above and Below the Waterline and the novels Tending Memory, Twice in a Blue Moon, and Dead Girl Diaries, published by BookLand Press. Her writing has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including The Best Women's Travel Writing and Canadian Tales of the Fantastic. She has served as a Writer in Residence for OpenBook Toronto and is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada. A recipient of the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award for Writing, Marianne has won several writing competitions, including The Record Short Story Contest, the Okanagan Fiction Award, and The WRAConteur Award for poetry. Recently, she has become fascinated with the craft of writing micro-poems. Her work has appeared in The Bamboo Hut and Poetry Nook, and she often tweets poems @mariannpaul. She maintains a website at www.mariannepaul.com, and invites your visit. Read.
Victor Perrotti has independently published his first book of poetry, Spider Dreams: And Other Poems 2011-2013 (Smashwords, 2013) . His poetry has received recognition from the Poetry Society of Virginia and The Poetry Box Horror & Dark Poetry Magazine Monthly. He has recently published his first chapbook independently, Spider Byte (February, 2014) . He is heavily influenced by the writings of Allen Ginsberg, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Edgar Allan Poe. Victor can be found on his blog, Poetic Ambiguity. Poetic Ambiguity is a place of visions made manifest through his art (poetry, photography, drawings/prints). He invites you to stop by and swim in the stream of consciousness for just a little while. In his time off, Victor enjoys taking his wife and their three children camping. He currently resides near the ocean in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. Victor has spent his career teaching and learning from students with disabilities. He looks forward to writing his next poem. Read.
Leslie Philibert is a musician, social worker and poet living in Bavaria, Germany. Born in London of French parenthood he studied English Literature in Ireland. He has had a great deal of poetry published on the Internet and will be publishing his Selected Poems in 2013. He mostly works as a translator and has recently translated a play into English for a leading South German theater group. Read.
Eusebeia Philos was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Poetry and its ability to create an emotional experience from words and ideas has always fascinated him. Many of his long form poems can be found on his Website. You can also find him sharing micropoetry on Twitter @Eusebeia_Philos. Eusebeia received his B.A. in Philosophy (with a certificate in Bioethics) from Cleveland State University. He resides in the rolling farmlands of Northeastern Ohio. Read.
Bethany W Pope is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission. She placed third in the Bare Fiction Poetry Competition, second in this year’s Bristol Poetry Prize, was long-listed for the Bare Fiction short-story contest, and short-listed for The Arianne’s Thread Poetry Contest. She was recently highly commended in this year’s Poetry London Competition. Bethany was recently nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize. She won the Bookends Bookshop Haiku Competition and she was a finalist for The Divine Comedy Poetry Contest in conjunction with the National Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Institution. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing program, and her MA from the University of Wales Trinity St David. She has published several collections of poetry: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012) Crown of Thorns, (Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press 2014), and Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014). Her first novel, Masque, will be published by Seren in 2016. Bethany currently makes her home in Swindon, UK. Read.
Liam Porter is an Irish writer from Co. Donegal who, after years of working in local newspapers as a reporter and editor has recently rediscovered the joy of creative writing. He has had poems published in several anthologies, newspapers and other publications, including The Rake (University College Dublin), Poetry Now, Fire in the Heart (International Library of Poetry), and The Derry Journal. He has set himself the challenge of posting a poem a day on his blog during this present year. Read.
Luke Prater lives in rural England with "a brain that won't switch off." He produces intriguing poetry in free verse and in strict forms, some of which he has invented. He has appeared in numerous publications online and in hard copy, including Poetic Diversity: The Poetry Zine of Los Angeles, Abridged: 0-29, Turbulence, Mad Swirl, anthologies Men in the Company of Women; Inspiration Speaks Vol I, and Four Seasons Quarterly. WordSalad is his home online. Read.