Contributor's list, Arc Prose Poetry Anthology 2022
Below is the contributor’s list of Arc Prose Poetry Anthology 2022. It is the second issue of the prose poetry issue; inaugurating issue came in 2021. We have given space to both emerging and established poets. Arc Anthology has a featured poet column, interview, and Arc Award. Arc Award winner and three honorary mentions would be there.
Arc Prose Poetry Anthology will come in September 2022.
Poetry without line breaks
Poetry written in post card shape
Poetry written in the horizontal box shape
Right serrated margins are allowed.
Prose poetry never deletes poetry, but elevates poetry.
Dr. Pragya Suman is a doctor by profession and a writer by passion. Her poetries, reviews, and fiction have been published in more than fifty magazines and anthologies, like Beir Bua Journal, Rock pebbles pebbles Journal, 3 AM Magazine, Impspired magazine, Arcs prose poetry magazine, Full house literary Journal, flight of the Dragonfly, Indian Periodical Journal, The World of Myth Magazine, The Pine Cone Review, Bengaluru review, etc. She has achieved the certificate of appreciation from Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Indian Government. She won the Gideon poetry prize summer of 2020. Her debut book Lost Mother was published in 2020, and her second book Photonic Postcard is a collection of Prose Poems. In 2022, she won the poet of the year award, Ukiyoto Publishing, Ontario, for the book Photonic Postcard.
Dr. Pragya Suman is the founding editor of Arc Magazine.
She is currently a Senior Resident in the Shri Krishna Medical College, Muzaffarpur.
Peter Johnson was born in 1951 Buffalo, New York. He received his BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MA and PhD in English from the University of New Hampshire. He is the winner of the 2001 James Laughlin Award for his second collection of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications (2001). His other books include Eduardo & "I" (White Pine, 2006), Pretty Happy! (1997), and the chapbook Love Poems for the Millennium (1998). He is also the author of a novel, What Happened (Front Street Books, 2007), as well as a collection of short stories, I'm a Man (2003). Johnson is the founder and editor of The Prose Poem: An International Journal and the editor of The Best of The Prose Poem: An International Journal (White Pine Press)
Oz Hardwick was born in Plymouth, 1960, and now lives in York. He is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently The Ringmaster's Apprentice (2014), and The House of Ghosts and Mirrors (2017). Also in 2017, Oz co-edited The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry with Miles Salter. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University, and an accomplished photographer and musician.
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo is a multi-awarded international author and poet from the Philippines. She has two published books: "Seasons of Emotions'' (UK) and "Inner Reflectionppis of the Muse'' (USA) and a co-author to more than 100 international anthologies in the USA, UK, Canada, India, Japan, Africa, Belgium, Iraq, Romania, Ecuador, Argentina, the Philippines, etc. Elizabeth's works are translated into 15 languages. She is also an Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill to the Philippines for Naciones Unidas de las Letras, Argentina and a Cultural Ambassador to the Philippines for Inner Child Press International.
Anwer Ghani is an award winning poet from Iraq. He was born in 1973 in Babylon. His name has appeared in more than fifty literary magazines and twenty anthologies in USA, UK and Asia and he has won many prizes; one of them is the "World Laureate-Best Poet in 2017 from WNWU". In 2018 he was nominated to the Adelaide Award for poetry and in 2019 he is the winner of Rock Pebbles Literary Award and the award of United Writers Academy for Poetry. Anwer is a religious scholar and consultant nephrologist and the author of more than eighty books; thirteenth of them are in English like; “Narratolyric writing”; (2016),“Antipoetic Poems”;( 2017) and "Mosaicked Poems"; (2018), and “The Styles of Poetry”; 2019.
Jyotirmaya Thakur currently resides in Medway, Kent, in the United Kingdom (UK) with her family. She has written about forty poetry books and won the Arcs Prose Poetry Award.
Ron Padgett is an American poet, essayist, fiction writer, translator, and a member of the New York School. Great Balls of Fire, Padgett's first full-length collection of poems, was published in 1969. He won a 2009 Shelley Memorial Award. In 2018, he won the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America. Padgett is the author of more than 20 poetry collections, including Great Balls of Fire (1969, reissued 1990); You Never Know (2001); How to Be Perfect (2007); How Long (2011); and Collected Poems (2013). Seven of Padgett's poems are featured in Jim Jarmusch's 2016 film Paterson, including three written expressly for the film. Like Padgett, Jarmusch studied poetry under Kenneth Koch at Columbia University. Padgett collaborated with poet Ted Berrigan and artists Jim Dine, George Schneeman, Bertrand Dorny, Trevor Winkfield, and Alex Katz, along with Joe Brainard. Padgett is also the author of nonfiction works, including Blood Work: Selected Prose (1993), Ted: A Personal Memoir of Ted Berrigan (1993), Creative Reading (1997), and The Straight Line: Writing on Poetry and Poets (2000), Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King of the Tulsa Bootleggers (2003), and Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard (2004). Padgett’s novella Motor Maids across the Continent appeared in 2017 from Song Cave. His numerous works on education and writing include The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms (editor), The Teachers & Writers Guide to Walt Whitman (editor), and Educating the Imagination (co-editor). He was also the editor of the three-volume reference work, World Poets (2000).
Martin Ijir is a social entrepreneur, teacher, mystic, poet, social & right activist, editor, humanist and thinker. His voice has appeared in various anthologies both online, offline, and bookprints which include ANA Review, LangLit Journal, Rock Pebbles Journal, Azahar Spanish Magazine, Arcs Prose-Poetry Magazine, Amritanjali Quarterly Journal among others. He is the author of the Vulture, Songs of Protest and Eeries of Silence. Winner of 2020 Arcs Prose Poetry Award, a Prize, winning premio internazionale d'onore in 2018 e 2019, Italy. He loves walking, meditative prayer and music apart from writing. He lives in Karu, Nigeria.
Rikki Santer’s poems have appeared in various publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Heavy Feather Review, Slab, Slipstream, [PANK], Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Grimm, Hotel Amerika and The Main Street Rag. Her work has received many honors including six Pushcart and three Ohioana and Ohio Poet book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her tenth collection, How to Board a Moving Ship, was released last year by Lily Poetry Review Books. She lives in Ohio,USA
Michael H. Brownstein's latest volumes of poetry, A Slipknot to Somewhere Else (2018) and How Do We Create Love (2019) were both published by Cholla Needles Press.
Braden Hofeling is an emerging poet located in Portland, Oregon. He has two self-published collections of poetry out and is hoping to publish his third book through an independent small press. His work has been featured in the Gival press ArLiJo issue 153 journal, Death Rattle's Penrose Vol. 2, Prometheus Dreaming, Lace and Whimsy creative magazine as well as BYU-H Kula Manu college journal.
Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Of Rust and Glass, The Museum of Americana, and Quill and Parchment, among others.
Brandi Clark is a writer and English professor living and working in Southwest Alabama. She enjoys experimenting with the written word and sharing her works with others.
Gurpreet K. Khalsa is a current resident of Mobile, Alabama, having lived previously in Ohio, Washington State, India, New Mexico, and California. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and is a part time instructor in graduate education programs. Her work has appeared in The Poet, TL;DR Press, New York Quarterly, Far Side Review, Necro Productions, IHRAF Publishers, aurora journal, Last Leaves, Delta Poetry Review, Ricochet Review, Pure Slush, Arc Magazine, and many other online and print publications. Multiple poems have won awards.
Joan Mazza worked as a medical microbiologist, psychotherapist, and taught workshops on understanding dreams and nightmares. She is the author of six self-help psychology books, including Dreaming Your Real Self (Penguin/Putnam). Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Poet Lore, Slant, Prairie Schooner, and The Nation. She lives in rural central Virginia.
JP Seabright (she/they) is a queer writer living in London. They have three pamphlets published: Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology in Post-Anthropocene Poetry by Beir Bua Press; the erotic memoir NO HOLDS BARRED by Lupercalia Press, and GenderFux, a collaborative poetry pamphlet, by Nine Pens Press. More info at https://jpseabright.com and via Twitter @errormessage.
Bruce Gunther is a retired journalist and writer who lives in Michigan. He's a graduate of Central Michigan University. His poems have appeared in Arc Poetry, The Comstock Review, Modern Haiku, the Dunes Review, and others.
R. Gerry Fabian is a poet and novelist. He has published four books of his published poems, Parallels, Coming Out Of The Atlantic, Electronic Forecasts and Ball On The Mound.
Lucy Alexander is an Australian poet and writer of fiction. Her poetry has appeared in The Australian and Meanjin, and her poetry books liquesence and Feathered Tongues are available from the author. She also reviews Australian poetry, mentors school students, runs workshops and writes occasional journalism.
Stephanie Green has published short fiction, poetry and travel essays in Australian and international journals and recently included in recent anthologies such as the Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry (Hetherington & Atherton, 2020) and The In/completeness Book, edited by Julia Prendergast, Shane Strange & Jen Webb (Recent Work Press, 2020). Her most recent book is a collection of prose poems, Breathing in Stormy Seasons (Recent Work Press 2019). Stephanie is currently Adjunct Senior Lecturer with Griffith University.
Dónall Dempsey was born in the Curragh of Kildare, Ireland, and was Ireland’s first Poet in Residence in a secondary school. He has read on Irish radio and appeared on TV there. He moved to London in 1986 and has continued to write and perform his poetry ever since. He is well known for his dynamic delivery when reading, his surreal imagery and his tenderness, a poet in love with the world. He has a strong presence online, and publishes a poem every day on Facebook, Twitter and in online groups. In pre-covid days, he was to be found at poetry festivals in France, New Delhi, Ireland, the Edinburgh Free Fringe, Cheltenham and Swindon, among others. Dónall’s poetry has been published in numerous magazines, anthologies and journals, both online and in print. He has published five collections, Sifting Shape into Sound, Being Dragged Across the Carpet by the Cat, The Smell of Purple in 2013, and Gerry Sweeney’s Mammy, and Crawling Out and Falling Up, the fifth, which was published in November 2020.
Rafik Romdhani was born in Rakada Kairouan, Tunisia in 1981. He is a poet by passion and an English teacher by profession. He cut his teeth on the poetries of both Abu Elgacem Chebbi ( a famous Tunisian poet) and Charles Baudelaire, the author of The Flowers of Evil. Romdhani studied English language and literature in the Faculty of Arts, University of Kairouan and later started teaching English in 2006-2007 in Tunisia. Five years later he traveled to the Sultanate of Oman where he taught English for four years. Romdhani began writing poetry in 2000. His influences include Charles Baudelaire, Herbert Zbiginiew, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney and Fernando Pessoa. Dance of the Metaphors is Romdhani's debut collection. He has also authored a second collection entitled The Crash of Verses. For the time being he is working on two poetic projects, one of which is with a poet from South Africa and the other one is with a poet from Great Britain.
Keith Barnard is a composer and poet from London,Uk and has appeared in many countries playing his music. In 1991, he took part in a world congress of poets, held in Istanbul, where he read his poems to an international audience.
Margaret Kiernan is author from Ireland, 2021 Best of The Net Nominee for Creative Non-Fiction. She writes fiction, non-fiction essays, memoir, and poetry. She has had poetry and prose published, in hardback, in ebook, online. Literary Journals and magazines. She has multiple stories and poems in anthology collections and cultural publications.