**MEET THE POETS – INTERVIEWS**

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POETRY BY BARRY MOWLES

Name, Age & Location

BARRY MOWLES, 32, LIVING: CARDIFF, WALES, UK – HOME TOWN: IPSWICH, ENGLAND, UK

Tell us a little about yourself

I am a diverse poet, creative writer, poetry publisher & the owner of

DESTINY TO WRITE PUBLICATIONS, From Ipswich, England.

In May 2008 I moved across the UK, and now live with my Wife & children close to Cardiff in Wales.

In March 2011 I decided to start work on creating my very first paperback poetry book, and less than 14 months later I have just published my 24th title.

In January 2012 I designed my very own poetry publishing company, and

“Destiny to Write Publications” was born.

I then started to create a successful collection of anthologies, using social networks to find undiscovered worldwide poets; I have now helped over 200 talented writers achieve their dreams in becoming published authors.

Then In April 2012 I started to publish individual books for a select few worldwide poets, and within a matter of weeks I had added a number of  great new titles to the collection.

What was the last book you read ?

50 CENT AUTOBIOGRAPHY – FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT

Who is your inspiration ?

My Nan Marion Mowles, My Wife Lianne Mowles & My 2 step children Chloe & Shayleigh

Also

EMINEM  – TO ME POETRY IS SIMPLY MUSIC WHICH HAS LOST ITS BEAT

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

I hope to have taken DESTINY TO WRITE PUBLICATIONS to a whole new level of publishing

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I write with my earphones on, listening to instrumental music, I drift away and visualize the poetry/story, I build my surroundings then I begin to write, I try to build a picture with my words

What project are you currently working on ?

Currently Publishing Anita Ashwini Shea’s second poetry book “MIXED EMOTIONS”… Also my own my poetry book for 2012

“REWRITE HIStory”…which is due for publication November 2012

I also am the founder of two successful Facebook groups BULLYING AWARENESS & WORLDWIDE POETRY

Who is your favourite author ?

ROALD DAHL

Favourite quote

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
-Bob Marley-

“The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?”
– Bob Marley –

Favourite movie ?

I AM LEGEND – THE CROW – 8 MILE

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

NEVER STOP WRITING, AND ALWAYS REMEMBER IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE EVERYBODY HAPPY…

AND ALWAYS WRITE WHAT YOU WANT TO WRITE, NOT WHAT OTHERS TELL YOU TO

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

MY BOOKSTORE

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/destinytowrite7

MY POETRY BLOG

poetrybybarrymowles.wordpress.com/

FIND ME ON FACEBOOK

www.facebook.com/poetrybybarrymowles

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE & DESTINY TO WRITE PUBLICATIONS PAGE

www.facebook.com/pages/Poetry-by-Barry-Mowles-FAN-PAGE

&

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Destiny-to-Write-Publications/205791539542037

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER

www.twitter.com/barrymowlespoet

EMAIL

destinytowrite@live.co.uk

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ANITA ASHWINI SHEA

Name, Age & Location

1: Anita Ashwini Shea, 27 y.o, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Tell us a little about yourself

I’m half Fiji Indian half Irish. I was born in Tasmania, Australia and moved to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1997. I’m an only child so it’s been just mum and I for a while, my dad passed away in 1998. I’ve always been a lover of the arts, I did professional dancing from 3-13, played violin, piano, flute and drums right through primary and high school and have been writing poetry since the age of 9.

What was the last book you read ?

The last book I read was Tamil Tigress

Who is your inspiration ?

 My inspirations are Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley, Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

In 5 years I hope to be married with children and still going places with my poetry.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I like to write with slight background noise or silence. Those who know me know not to talk to me while I’m writing because I’m in a zone.

What project are you currently working on ?

Currently I’m working on my second poetry book “MIXED EMOTIONS” and promoting/advertising my first poetry book “LOVING RECOVERY”. I’m also an admin for an on line bullying awareness group and an on line poetry group.

Who is your favourite author ?

I mostly read non-fiction so I don’t have a particular favourite author.

Favourite quote

My favourite quote would have to be “Free at last, free at last, Thank God almighty we’re free at last”

Favourite movie ?

Favourite movie is a tie between RENT and Hairspray.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

DON’T LET YOUR DREAM DIE. KEEP WORKING ON YOUR CRAFT AND STAY MOTIVATED AND DEDICATED. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Poetic.Anita.Ashwini.Shea
Anita Ashwini G Shea (search my name on Facebook)

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Check Out My Poetry Book “LOVING RECOVERY”

(CLICK LINK OR COVER BELOW)

 http://www.lulu.com/shop/poetic-anita-ashwini-shea/loving-recovery-peace-love-poetry/paperback/product-20106622.html

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Email: poeticanitaashwinishea@gmail.com

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LAURA C. GRILLO LaVEGLIA

NAME AGE AND LOCATION:

Laura C. Grillo LaVeglia, 54 years old and I reside in the United States, Long Island, NY

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:
I have been married now for 33 years have one child and daughter. I am of Italian and Spanish heredity.  I consider myself very grateful, for I was blessed with many gifts.  Drawing, Sculpting,the great love of nature, compassion, understanding, and the recent, most blessed gift of poetry and love of the English language.
Animals are a great part of my life!  There is also another part of me being a medium,and lightworker.
Almost everyday I am found helping people solve personal problems.
There is not much entailed about me.  I live a simple life that brings me such joy and happiness. 
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ:
“Night Stalks the Mansion”, by Harold Cameron
WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION:
My inspiration of poetry is Maya Angelou. Grandmother Lena, Mother.Father God, and myself
WHERE DO YOU HOPE TO BE IN FIVE YEARS
A famous author of more then one book, grandmother and in good health
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE:
At my desk looking out the window asking God to help me write a beautiful poem
WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
My first published poetry book “Metamorphosis” a fictional novel, “Angel on Gunhill Road”.
I am an administrator on two web sites, Worldwide Poetry and Bullying Awareness
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR:
There is no favorite author.  I love reading a variety of different subject books
FAVOURITE QUOTE:
“Never say Never”
FAVOURITE MOVIE:
“The Wizard of Oz”, and “The Song of Bernadette
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING WRITERS;
Work at it everyday, never give up and hold tight to your dream .
My biggest advice is believing in oneself!
WHERE CAN PEOPLE READ YOUR WORK AND CONTACT YOU (PLEASE LEAVE ALL LINKS):
In the very near future I will be setting up an authors page.  Please just look me up by my name.
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(COMING SOON…2012)

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ARKAJYOTI SAMANTA

 Name, Age & Location

Arkajyoti Samanta aged 44 years Present location- Bangalore, India.

Tell us a little about yourself

I have done my Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial relation. I started working in manufacturing company (A public Sector Undertaking) way back in 1991. My professional career spans more than two decades in the HRM domain. Currently I am associated with KHPT as Director (HR). KHPT is an organisation managed by University of Manitoba, Canada and a wing of Health Department of Govt of Karnataka, location, Bangalore, India. Besides my professional commitments, my passion is writing i.e. creative writing.  I prepare Employee E-bulletin regularly. Within busy schedule, when find time, post my poems in www.writers-network.com  and review poems posted in this website. This reviewing is an option for the members to gain points. Based on points, a member can post a poem. (Minimum point is 5). Besides this, I post poems in Facebook also.

What was the last book you read?

I am slow reader. However, I have finished quite a few poetry books recently:

Once upon a time- Barry Mowles and friends

Ekalavya- Prathap Kamath

Worldwide Bullying awareness- Anthology

Loving recovery- Anita Ashwini Shea

Poetry Of  The  Heart- Dwina Taylor

Who is your inspiration?

Undoubtedly Saibaba of Shirdi is my inspiration. Sai Baba of Shirdi ( DOB –unknown – left earthly coil on October 15, 1918 ) was an Indian Guru, Yogi and Fakir . He is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim devotees as a Saint. Many devotees, including me firmly believe he is incarnation of God in the earth..

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time?

Definitely I would like to excel in my professional field and would concentrate more on creative writing as well. I believe in setting short term targets and work passionately to achieve. In five years time, I would like to excel in these areas.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc)?

As I mentioned, due to my professional commitment, I find less time to write. Most of the poems, I have composed either mid night or inside the park (weekend). Interestingly, I write poems in my mobile phone memo and when find time, posts these in Facebook and writers-network.com.. When I start writing poem, whole world is dead for me till I finish it. I think I should find time to redo my poems. Many a times, either typo error or few grammatical mistakes happen.

What project are you currently working on?

I am very lazy in this respect. Barry Mowles encouraged a lot for compiling all the poems for my first poetry book, “The Sage and other Foliage”. Hopefully, I will start one in near future.

Who is your favourite author?

Many. However, I like Chekov for the way he described human feelings/ psyche in his wonderful writings.

Favourite quote

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. Also ,  I like Robert Frost’s these lines

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Favourite movie?

In pursuit of Happiness… I like the story, the human struggle and happy ending for a guy who struggled to make his living…

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Keep writing, keep writing and keep writing… Enjoy criticism and accept it open heartedly.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

Glad to share my first poetry book The Sage and other Foliage ( Paperback).. I will appreciate if my FB friends can review this book following the link.. Options LIKE or REVIEW available if link is followed.. Thanks so much for your support by reading , appreciating, providing suggestion on my poems..

The Sage And Other Foliage by Arkajyoti Samanta (Paperback) – Lulu (CLICK COVER OR LINK BELOW)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/arkajyoti-samanta/the-sage-and-other-foliage/paperback/product-20119050.html

My mail id- arkajyoti.samanta@gmail.com or arkajyotisamanta@yahoo.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/arkajyoti.samanta.5

My Cell no- +91-9900549031 or 9738700827

Thank you all..

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VICTORIA MARIE PECSENYE

Name, Age & Location

Victoria Marie Pecsenye, 47 years old, Kankakee, illinios

Tell us a little about yourself

I am an artist who loves to paint, draw and write

What was the last book you read ?

The last book I read is Organic Laboratory by Rohding Bell Clark

Who is your inspiration ?

My inspiration comes form love and life, some near death experiences.

My family is my biggest inspiration.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

In 5 years time I would wish to be published for my childrerns books, that every child know the characters in my books, and make them smile.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I usually prefer to work in silence.

What project are you currently working on ?

A current project I am working on is illustrations for my childrens books.

Who is your favourite author ?

my favorite author is Patricia Cornwell, She is an accomplished pathologist.

Favourite quote

my favorite quote is “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde

Favourite movie ?

My favorite movie is the kingdom of Heaven, it shows just how mad religion can be

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

My advice to anyone is do what you love even if people tell you that you will never make a dime at it, if it is your passion then follow it through. Peace and love to you all.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/countessvmp

My Poetry book “THE ALCHEMY OF VERSE” (CLICK PICTURE OR LINK BELOW)

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APPIAH GRANT

Name, Age & Location

Appiah Grant, 26 years from Ghana, West Africa.

Tell us a little about yourself

Grant is a young Ghanaian writer a social activist and an ardent poet. I studied General Science in Senior High School and worked as the
Secretary of the Desciplinary Committee. I further pursued a course
in Science Laboratory Technology in Trans African University College
where I had an appointment as aTeaching Aid four years later. As the Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Media Committee, All Nations University Chapter, I overseered many
publications that ignited the zeal towards national development among colleague students. My works in poetry are published in and around
the globe by anthologies like Whispers of Whirlwind, Visions of the
Motherland, Defiled Sacredness, in One Ghana One Voice online
magazine and recently in the book Breaking Silence: The indepth of a poet by James Rober Myers. I also write for HealthDigest Newspaer and Nyansapo local
Magazine as a Columnist. Grant aspires to inspire his readers
worldwide with his work as a young writer and a social activist in service to the common well being of humanity.

What was the last book you read ?

Night by Elie Wiesel

Who is your inspiration ?

My inspiration in life originates from nature sourced by the Ancient of Days who is GOD and His universal creations.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

In five years, I hope to be a well established young man of optimum use to humanity in all my endeavours.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I prefer to write in silent mode even though sound from the external world have no influence on my concentration.

What project are you currently working on ?

As the Puvlic Relations Officer of the N.G.O; Progressive Movement Institute we are currently working collaboratively with the Ministry of Education in the promotion of female empowerment in societal building through a Poetry Reality Show called “The Femine Strength”

Who is your favourite author ?

I admire the worldwide celebrated works of Chinua Achebe, an experienced Africa literal gem

Favourite quote

Let God arise and let his enemies scatter before him.
Let those who hate him run away in defeat -Psalm 68:1

Favourite movie ?

The Count of Monte Cristo

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

The inks of the writer upon the scroll is mightier than the sword of the knight upon his breastplate so be strong, fight a good fight and put on the light!

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/appiah.grant

artlits@gmail.com

http://www.menscot.blogspot.

progressivemovementgh.org

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CHRIS SMITH

Name, Age & Location

Chris Smith, old enough to know better. Lived in Hemel Hempstead since 2004. Born in Cardiff

Tell us a little about yourself

I write whatever the mood takes me, I’m disabled but work at watford Hospital.

What was the last book you read ?

Fever by Wayne Simmons, a horror based in Northern Ireland about zombies.

Who is your inspiration ?

Inspiration comes from friends and the people who read what I write.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

Where ever fate decides to take me.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

Sometimes music and sometimes silence, Chris De Burgh can be a great thing to listen to (especially the Storyteller CD).

What project are you currently working on ?

Waiting to see what happens.

Who is your favourite author ?

Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, Shaun Hutson, Dean Koontz (I have many favorites.

Favourite quote

Quite a few.

Favourite movie ?

I can’t pick just one, I like a bit of everything.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Write from the soul and follow your dreams, we all have something special to tell the world.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

BLOG: www.welshpoetcs.blog.co.uk

FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/welshpoetcs

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HARISH SRINIVASAN

Name, Age & Location

Harish Srinivasan ,20 years,India

Tell us a little about yourself

I am an inquisitive person. I like Science,play cricket and write poems on topics which affects me, to topics based on humanity, fantasy,nature,love.I did my schooling in Modern Senior Secondary School and completed my BE(Electronics and communication) in SCSVMV University.Some of my poems have been published in Barry Mowels Anthologies(Sticks and stones,Just A Dream,Angels And Demons,Bullying Awareness)

What was the last book you read ?

“Alhep”-Paulo Ceolho
“From The Heart”-Sheilla Farrer

Who is your inspiration ?

My Family,Friends

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

I see myself as well settled young man contributing his best to the good cause in the society.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I like to write in both noisy and silent environment.To add further I wrote couple of my poems in my class room when I found free time.So I like classroom environment too(noisy,chattering,at times silent).If I get the inspiration environment does not matter much to me as I get into my own groove irrespective of my surroundings.

What project are you currently working on ?

I am currently writing poems on diverse topics and planning to publish my own poetry book which comprises fully of my works.

Who is your favourite author ?

J K Rowling

Favourite quote

Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too – Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Favourite movie ?

Ground Hog Day

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Advice….I follow this one…it is said by one of my favourite cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after his 100th ton in international cricket…”Chase your dreams..Dreams do come true”

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

.Contact me through my facebook link
https://www.facebook.com/harish.drssv
mail id-harish.drssv@gmail.com

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AMPAT KOSHY

Name, Age & Location

A.V. Koshy, 47, Bangalore, India, but presently in Saudi Arabia.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I like fun, poetry, teaching, writing and my family. I love my friends on fb. The cause I’m most involved with is autism. Women, love, romance,sex – these things really inspire my writing.

What was the last book you read ?

Re-read “Lord of the flies” by Golding

Who is your inspiration ?

Jesus and Buddha and my mother.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

I hope I will be of help to millions of children having autism one day and grown-ups too so five years from now I hope at least a hundred or a thousand will actually be helped by me

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

Silence and music works extremely well for me.

What project are you currently working on ?

Autism for help village project.

Who is your favourite author

The older I get the more I .love humour so now my favourite authors are P G Wodehouse, Jerome K Jerome, Samuel Beckett, James Thurber, James Joyce, Shakespeare etc., besides of course the authors of the Bible.

 Favourite quote

“ Love one another.”

Favourite movie ?

Lord of the Rings trilogy

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Keep writing and your time will come, but care for quality.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?
https://www.facebook.com/ampat.koshy
https://www.facebook.com/ampat.koshy/notes
ppsekoshyav.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-AV-Koshy/232091103474997
https://poetrybybarrymowles.wordpress.com/meet-the-poets-biography-2/

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NALINI PRIYADARSHNI

Name, Age & Location

Nalini Priyadarshni, 38, Punjab, India

Tell us a little about yourself

I am a professional writer, editor, poet and a full time mother. Graduated with honors followed by Masters from Panjab University, I started with a brief stint in journalism, and then worked as English teacher in a high school.  But, my love for reading and writing goes back to my early youth when I was student editor of my college magazine and used to write poetry and short stories.

I returned to writing for comfort when I suffered from postpartum depression. Since my little one started school, I have been working as a professional writer and editor and write poetry as and when the muse visits.

What was the last book you read ?

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years by Sue Townsend.

Who is your inspiration?

My writing is inspired from bitter sweet experiences and all those people who have been part of my life. My singular inspiration is my husband without whose love and support, I would have never picked the pen again.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time?

I will let life surprise me. But I will be writing poetry and prose that’s for sure.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

Ideally I would like to write in silence but often I write with kids chattering incessantly and TV blasting in the background.

What project are you currently working on?

I am considering taking a break from my professional writing for a while so that I can indulge myself a bit in creative writing.

Who is your favourite author?

I like to read diverse genres so some of my favorite authors are Paulo Cohelo, Roald Dahl, Ruskin Bond and Agatha Christie.

Favourite quote

What goes around comes around.

Sometimes not getting what you want is an amazing stroke of luck.

Favourite movie?

Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Read, observe, learn from everything and everybody but most importantly, keep writing, have faith in yourself and never consider giving up as an option.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

https://www.facebook.com/nalini.priyadarshni

www.twilightmusing.blogspot.com

www.godessofsmallthings.wordpress.com

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SHAYLEIGH DUDSON – MOWLES

Name, Age & Location

SHAYLEIGH DUDSON- MOWLES, AGED 8, WALES, UK

Tell us a little about yourself

 I enjoy Writing Poetry, Drawing, Singing & Dancing…My Dad is Barry Mowles…My Mam is Lianne Mowles

“Shayleigh is 8 years old and as a baby suffered from heart disease as well as huge eating problems,…. she got over her heart disease, she now has a tube in her stomach which she has to be be feed through even now… (she does eat a little now but nowhere near as much as normal ) so she still has to have milk feed to her through pump… on top of this she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome – a form of autism, aswell as ADHD..”

What was the last book you read ?

DIARY OF THE WIMPY KID

Who is your inspiration ?

SELINA GOMEZ

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

DOING WELL IN SCHOOL

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I SING

What project are you currently working on ?

MY VERY OWN BOOK CALLED “BULLY”

Who is your favourite author ?

ROALD DAHL

Favourite quote

HIT THE LIGHTS

Favourite movie ?

LITTLE PRINCESS

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

EVERYONE IS PRETTY

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

FACEBOOK FAN-PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/ShayleighDudsonMowles

“BULLY” – By SHAYLEIGH DUDSON – MOWLES & FRIENDS

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LAURA BAILEY

Name, Age & Location

Laura Bailey, 61, New York, New York. 

Tell us a little about yourself

I am an archivist , historian, lover of literature and a poet.

What was the last book you read ?

Indus Valley Poems

Who is your inspiration ?

  Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. & Rosa Parks

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

 in 5 years I hope to be doing the same things only better.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

 I like to write in silence late at night.

What project are you currently working on ?

 working on a new archive for the Beinecke Library @ Yale Univ.

Who is your favourite author ?

Emily Dickinson

Favourite quote

   “Don’t give up the ship!”

Favourite movie ?

Blade Runner

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Read great writers and keep experimenting.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

  Poems in The Poetry of War & Peace, Words on the Winds of Change & Survivors of Bedlam , ed. by Brian Wrixon and Indus Valley ed. by Gopakumar Radhakrishnan & there is a link @ Laura Bailey/Beinecke Library to a collection of mine at Yale University with a brief biography included there.

FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/laurabailey215

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MALAYA ROSES

 

Name, Age & Location

Malaya Roses @ Rosemawati Nor Mohamed, born on 16 December 2012 in the most diversified and multiracial state of Kelantan, Malaysia.

Tell us a little about yourself

I am the last child in mixed parentage family and had been raised by ex-military’s father who had left his royalties and luxurious privileges just to live, reach and assist the society by his way

Practice as a lawyer since 2005, attached to the one of the largest financial institution in South East Asian and currently working on my business expansion in few countries.

For now, I am living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after been travelling for many years due to academic, families and interest that finally lead me to some places where education, economy  and liberty is challenged by force majeure, political disputes and war .

What was the last book you read ?

The Haunted Hotel & Other Stories by Wilkie Collins

Who is your inspiration ?

Gabriel José García Márquez, Nefertiti, My father

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

First I want to see the selected schools under my foundation at their best to contribute, promote and educate younger generation in poor area.

Secondly, I hope to travel with my daughter in at least in 30 countries.

Third hope is to assist poor families and single mothers in selected area by tackling their economical hardship and give them chance to have a better life.

The last but the most important is PEACE AND NO MORE WAR.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I write whenever I am inspired to do so. Sometimes I do listen to the music and songs in foreign language and I did not understand the words except the tone and the rhythm.

What project are you currently working on ?

In the process of helping few needful schools in few countries by soon will be established a charitable foundation.

One of the Host at Unity Renaissance of Consciousness.

Together with few brilliant friends, we are planning to assist families of GUANTANAMO BAY detainees to have their sons extradite to Malaysia.

Who is your favourite author ?

Gabriel José García Márquez

Favourite quote

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.  (Abraham Lincoln)

Favourite movie ?

The Red Violin (Le Violon Rouge ) 1998

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Discouragement or tug of people who against you may try to intimidate your talent, break your confident or make you embarrass but you must not absorb their negative perceptions. Believe in yourself, strive with honour and be positive. Success and respect will come along your perseverance and hard work.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/malayaroses 

BLOG: http://malayarosesthepoetess.blogspot.co.uk/

FACEBOOK PAGE:  http://www.facebook.com/MalayaRosesThePoetess

e-mail : malayaroses@facebook.com 

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ANN CARRUTH DONOGHUE

Name, Age & Location

Ann Carruth Donoghue, 49,  Lenamore, Longford, Ireland

Tell us a little about yourself

I first picked up a pen when I was ten years old as a way to heal my hurts.Its my blade and my shield,

 I live in Ireland with my son and daughter,love reading ,music and animals

What was the last book you read ?

the last book I read..The woman who walked into doors by Roddy Doyl

Who is your inspiration ?

People who inspire me? Ordinary people with compassion,decency and heart.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

In five years time I’m hoping to be writing short stories but poetry will always be my first love.

What project are you currently working on ?

I’m currently putting the finishing touches to my first book of poetry titled “A thorn amongst the roses” which will be out in a few months and available on amazon.

Who is your favourite author ?

I have a lot of favourite authors,I hugely admire Roddy Doyle.

Favourite quote

Its not what others think of you thats important,its what you think of yourself.

Favourite movie ?

Its a wonderful life..I love Jimmy Stewart

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Dream big dreams and never stop reaching for that rainbow,always write from your heart

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

You can read my work on facebook under my own name and in the following anthologys of poetry by Barry Mowles and friends.

1.*BULLYING AWARENESS – 2.*ANGELS vs DEMONS – 3.*ONCE UPON A TIME – 4.*REMEMBER MY NAME

5.*JUST A DREAM – 6.*VALENTINE – 7.*MOMENT IN TIME

ALL AVALIABLE AT  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/destinytowrite7

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FACEBOOK GROUP –  “PARTNERS IN RHYME”  – http://www.facebook.com/groups/249940275060577/

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ANN CARRUTH DONOGHUE – FACEBOOK PROFILE: http://www.facebook.com/ann.donoghue1

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FRANK ALAN BELLA

Name, Age & Location

Frank A. Bella, 51, Chico, CA

Tell us a little about yourself

I’m a poet, artist, reverend, father and grandfather. People call me “the Captain” because of my crazy modern day pirate lifestyle. My poetry has been published dozens of times over the years, most recently in “Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man” (Montréal, Canada 2009) and “Bound by the Secrets We Trust” (Desperanto 2011). As an artist, I’ve created promo posters for Allen Ginsberg, Jan Kerouac (Jack’s daughter), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, etc. I was also Robby Krieger’s (The Doors) personal artist in the 90’s, as well a few poster gigs for Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco. I’m always writing and creating new art, and to unwind, I go out and sing a few songs at local karaoke bars a couple nights a week. My main mission, and hardest job is trying to keep it positive in these extremely negative times.

What was the last book you read ?

“Behold a Pale Horse” by Milton William Cooper – 1991

Who is your inspiration ?

No one in particular, pretty much any artist or writer who puts everything they have into their work, with great sacrifices.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

Free to create my art and poetry, financially comfortable, preferably in a small beach town with great restaurants.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

Sitting at my computer, TV on in the background (for company), and an ice cold whiskey and diet cola.

What project are you currently working on ?

Several incredible graphic illustrations with accompanying poetry.

Who is your favourite author ?

Jack Kerouac

Favourite quote

“As much as I like to think that I’m Superman, sometimes God reminds me I’m not.” ~ me

Favourite movie ?

“Big Fish” Tim Burton 2003

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Wait for your Muse, don’t force it, she’ll come.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

 www.bellastudios.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Poet-Frank-Alan-Bella/160534303968850

http://www.zazzle.com/bella67k

http://www.metroactive.com/features/columns/silicon-alleys_20091202.html

Email: frank@bellastudios.com

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RITA HAYWARD

Name, Age & Location

Rita Hayward, 39, UK

Tell us a little about yourself

 I’m a 39 year old married mother of 4, ages ranging from 21 to almost 5. I studied nursing but didn’t finish it. I eventually graduated from the Open university last year which for me was a big achievement.

What was the last book you read ?

I’m currently reading The redeemer by Jo Nesbo

Who is your inspiration ?

My inspiration is Mother Teresa.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

In 5 years time I hope to my family to be happy and healthy and hopefully doing voluntary work for a mental health charity. Maybe even paid work if I’m lucky.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I have to write in complete silence, I get distracted too easily.

What project are you currently working on ?

 I’m not working in any project at the moment, just taking it easy for the time being.

Who is your favourite author ?

I haven’t got a favourite author because I read a huge variety of books and usually have 2 or 3 books on the go at one time

Favourite quote

Carpe Diem – Seize the day.

Favourite movie ?

 The Godfather.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Get a notebook and open your heart, mind and soul to it. Just write what’s inside you, what’s meaningful to you.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

 At the moment you can’t read my work anywhere. All the poems I’ve written are still in a notebook on my bedside table. Maybe one day I’ll have enough to publish a book. There’s always hope.

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FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/rita.hayward

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ROBERT PATTON

Name, Age & Location

Robert D. Patton 53, Snellville, Georgia

Tell us a little about yourself

I am a native Georgian who has been writing most of my life. Have two book projects in the works. One is a Science Fiction Novel Called Star Trek “Wounds of War” and a poetry book called “Mirrors of the Mind”. Also know as the Centennial Park poet for memorial writing given to the city of Atlanta , at the site of the Olympic bombing back in 1976. Honored multiple times for writings by 3 different sitting presidents. Honored by England’s Prince Charles and New York Mayor Bloomberg for their memorial writings respectively.

What was the last book you read ?

Not one for a while now due to other pressing medical matters..

Who is your inspiration ?

Issac Asimov and James A. Michener

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

I hope to be sitting on the Ellen show telling others about my book and why I want to give money to charity.

What do you like to write ?

Free verse poetry and Science Fiction…

What project are you currently working on ?

Currently working with state Rep. Woodall to get writing “Freedom installed as an exibt at the 9/11 Memorial musium in New York.His attendant, Chase Murry, has verified delivery to President Obama.

Who is your favourite author ?

Issac Asimov and James A. Michener

Favourite quote

The truest measure of any Individual will not always be found in the achievements of life but will shine brightest in the legacy of love we leave behind. So, after you are gone what will remain that testified that you were here and you cared enough to make a difference..

Favourite movie ?

Avatar

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

Do your best and never be ashamed of it. Persistence along with prayer will avail much.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

You can see me at Facebook (Poetry by Robert D. Patton) and you can read my Novel at www.fanfiction.net/s/5744125/1/

FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/Scifiman2010

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NEHA SRIVASTAVA

Name, Age & Location
Name: Neha Srivastava, Age: 24 & Location:Mumbai, India.

Tell us a little about yourself
Um… about me! I can say confusion is always my best friend, well I love to write, sing (though I’m not a singer),sketch, photography, dance like mad, oh! I love eating yummy foods and more over that I love to cook them, I love listening music um.. all kinda music I don’t limit music with languages so I love them all. I’m shopaholic I love to shop. In all I’m deep, interesting, artistic, colourful, sometime fun, playful, mad sometime moody, silent and a bit short temper but that is rare with rare cases lolzzz..!

What was the last book you read ?
Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat

Who is your inspiration ?
My Dreams.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?
I started my journey of writings last year with Poets Corner and my 1st anthology was Love In Verses by Poets Corner for that I would Like to thanks Yaseen Anwer for making me part of PC and I would also say that it was “Remember My Name” by Barry Mowles was my 1st international anthology in which my poems were published. Thank You Barry 🙂 …! Hmm I have never planned my future so it would be like I would enjoy my blissful journey of writings and other adventurous stuff and be blessed by every heart and by God. 

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?
Its just happens depending on ma mood…. Sometime I prefer to write in silence and sometime with some music.

What project are you currently working on ?
Currently I’m working with Poets Corner as a Project Coordinator and there are two projects Poets Corner are coming with that is Bikhri Oos Ki Bunde (Hindi Anthology) followed by Musing: A Mosaic.

Who is your favourite author ?
Well I have not read so many books. I read Chetan Bhagat last and I really liked his book.

Favourite quote
Live your life happily and face every ups and downs with a smile.

Favourite movie ? 
Oh! I have many favourites. I’m a movie lover and I love to watch all kinda movie though its horror, romcom, suspense thriller, comedy, romantic etc. Ah! this would be difficult to judge which 1 is my favourite. I guess almost all haha..!

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?
This art of writing was hidden inside in a very small corner of my heart and for me it was a faded dream which I never thought of coming true. But after being part of Poets Corner I realised the magic of words my ink has and the journey began and I came so far. So I would say that no matter your dream is big or small no matter at what age you get that kick, just say to yourself “lets do it man!”. Just make your dream big and live your dream in real.

“Write from your soul, Ink it with your imaginations
Let your words breathe a life, Colour it with your emotions”
Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?
Email: me.as.neha@facebook.comme.as.neha@gmail.com

    Web Page: measneha.weebly.com

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KELLY ROACH

Name, Age & Location

Kelly Roach, 43 years old, Cornwall, Ontario

Tell us a little about yourself

 , A bit about myself ,,, well enjoy writing especially poetry and news articles to help local causes ,,,, during my spare time love to bike and walk swim and cook am from Canada born and raised in Ontario east

What was the last book you read ?

The last book i read was by Stephen King… Fire starter

Who is your inspiration ?

Who is my inspiration You Barry for poetry … i love Oprah and Don Cherry too they have lots of good insight

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

Where i hope to be in 5 years into self publication too

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I like to write in silence gives me clear thoughts to my subject

Who is your favourite author ?

My Favourite Author well always was fascinated by Vc Andrews especially the story children of the attic that one pulled at my heart

Favourite quote

 Favourite quote ah !  “If it aint broke ,dont fix it”

Favourite movie ?

My Fave movie Rocky, action and sadness in there!

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

My advice to aspiring writers i tell this one to my teen Brandon , if you have dreams to writes and talent why let a gift from God sit there why not go out proudly and share your poetry and writing with the world

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

People can read my work and contact me on Facebook i dont have links yet to my poetry ,,, am hoping to soon have them i have formed a couple of writing group pages Rukiah and Kellys poetry palace and Dreams to write please feel free to check out them

FACEBOOK PROFILE KELLY ROACH: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002190725167

FACEBOOK POETRY GROUP “RUKIAH AND KELLY’S POETRY PALACE”

LINK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/181783811935325/

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ELVIRA LOBO

Name, Age & Location

Elvira Lobo,22 yrs, Mumbai;India.

Tell us a little about yourself

I love writing poems, listening to music, dancing etc.

What was the last book you read ?

Bullying Awareness-Barry Mowles and friends

Who is your inspiration ?

My inspiration has been my family, friends and people around me.Besides that nature, experiences, dreams.I enjoy writing on love, life, relations, haikus and the Thalessemia cause which is close to my heart.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

Life is seesaw and is filled with surprises.I hope to have published a few books of poems in 5 years time and also have success in my career too.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

Writing poems is most precious to me and the flow of words is instant. There are most instances that I write poems on my mobile or wordpad. Soft music is often wonderful for my writing moments.

Who is your favourite author ?

I loved reading different genres…amongst them charming authors are Paul Coelho,Shakespeare,J.K Rowling, Anne Frank.

Favourite quote

“Carry a Heart that Never Hates and Carry a smile that never fades!!!”

Favourite movie ? 

I am huge movie buff- mostly love Bollywood and the list is endless….a Kajol Fan:).

In English- one lovely movie takes the cake- P.S I Love You.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

“Believe in yourself and let the flow of thoughts smoothly turn each word into gold written from your heart !!!”

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

Have 10 poems published internationally in anthologies:

Remember My Name, Puppet on a String, Once upon a Time, Angels v/s Demons,Just a Dream,Sticks & Stones-Barry Mowles &Friends

Tripping on Words- A Literary Atlas and The Survivor’s Guide to Bedlam – Brian Wrixon

PUBLISHED- http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/destinytowrite7– Barry Mowles

http://www.blurb.com/user/bwrixon– Brian Wrixon

My BLOG- http://elli-itsmylife.blogspot.in/

CAUSE-http://www.causes.com/causes/483735-help-thalessemia-awareness

FACEBOOK LINK: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548958349

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ROSELYN VAZQUEZ

Name: Roselyn Vazquez
Age: 36
Location: Hartford, Connecticut (USA)

Tell us a little about yourself: 

I am a single mom to a wonderful 15 year old daughter. Currently, I am working towards my Teacher’s Certification and Masters in Elementary Education at the University of Saint Joseph.

I am the oldest of three kids. From the moment I first learned how to read the power of words fascinated me. Reading and writing was my escape from the real world. When I first began to write, I felt powerful; I had something that was mine and that nobody could take away from me. It gave me hope to dream; to imagine and to have something to believe in. It also helped me express my every feeling and emotion.

I love kids and believe every single one of them have bright futures but so many need someone or something to believe in. My goal after a few years of teaching is to open my own Literacy Program for children in my city.

What was the last book you read ?

The most recent book that I read is a Dystopian Young Adult Novel by Author Ally Codie called, “Crossed.”

Who is your inspiration?

Life itself is my inspiration. The many expected/unexpected events and transitions I have encountered have all influenced me and inspired me in many ways. Also, the stories that I hear or read about everyday serve as inspiration. Everything in life inspires me in some way. However, while my mother and family mean the world to me, if I had to say there was one person that inspires me everyday, it is my daughter, Jaileene. She is an amazing young lady with a passion for so much in life. Her talent, her strength, her values and love inspire me every single day.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years time ?

Five years from I hope to have completed by Master’s Degree in Education and to have been teaching for a few years. My goal is to teach in the same City that I grew up in. I hope that by this time I would have obtained a location and grant to open up a Literacy Center in my City to provide literacy tutoring and literacy in general to kids and adolescents in my neighborhood.

I also hope that by this time I would have a couple of Poetry books published as well as a series of Children Books.

How do you like to write (silence, music, etc) ?

I never really thought about this, but usually I write the television set playing in the background. There are times that I think of something or am inspired by some words really late at night and during that time it is completely silenced.

What project are you currently working on ?

Currently, I am focused on completing Grad School (I have a year left) and obtaining my teaching license. However, I have been designing characters, themes, topics and scenes for a series of Children Books that I hope to start writing by the end of the year.

Also, I am hoping to link with Destiny to Write Publications and get my first poetry book published.

Who is your favourite author ?

My Favorite author is Theodore (Dr. Suess) Geisel.

Favourite quote

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (Dr. Seuss)

Favourite movie ?

Letters to Juliet

What advice would you give to aspiring writers ?

To not be afraid to write or share their writing. Some people believe that poetry is about rhyming, but it isn’t. Poetry is an expression of thoughts and feelings that connect many people. We are all writers and we all possess the strength to create amazing poetry.

Where can people read your work and contact you (please leave all links) ?

Right now I am in the process of building my poetry Facebook Page. The link to that is http://www.facebook.com/RoselynLittlePoetessPoetryPage (it is under construction).

I also have a literacy page where I share some of my writing as well as discuss literature:

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roselyns-World-of-Literacy/156342881132013

I am also one of the administrators of the Facebook Group, The Poets Place, where I share some of my poetry as well:http://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePoetsPlaceFamily/

FACEBOOK PROFILE: http://www.facebook.com/JLeniz

I can be reached by electronic mail at Reading_Books@Live.Com or R15Vazquez@comcast.net

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9 comments on “**MEET THE POETS – INTERVIEWS**

  1. Shayleigh, I found your interview to be the best!! Do you know why? Because for a young girl, you are so smart and know what you want!!! Best of luck with your book Shayeigh!!!

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