In the eighth week of our 2019 Year of Authors, we have a wonderful lineup of Pushcart and Rhysling poets… and Dave Beynon (award winning in his own right, just not a poet).
Here’s our line-up for the eighth week …
25th February – 1st March 2019
Monday: Daniel Aristi, Issue 13
Pushcart nominee and Issue 13 poet, Daniel Aristi, was born in Spain, and studied French Literature at the French Lycée in San Sebastian. He now lives and writes in Switzerland with his family. Daniel’s work has appeared in Queen’s Ferry Press Anthology 2016, LA Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction and Berkeley Poetry Review.
Tuesday: Daniela Elza, Issues 4 and 5
Another Pushcart nominated poet, Daniela Elza was a runner-up in the first ever Magpie Award for Poetry, published in Issue 4, as well as the first Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize in Issue 5. She holds a doctorate in Philosophy of Education and work tirelessly in Vancouver’s Literary community. Daniela’s latest poetry collection will be published by Mother Tongue Publishing in 2020, and she has a book on poetic collaborations forthcoming.
Wednesday: Darrell Lindsey, Issue 3
Donald Dewey has written some 40 books of fiction and nonfiction, including his latest Mosquitoes and Tortoises, from Sunbury Press. As well he as contributed scores of stories to magazines and other periodicals. He has also had some 30 plays staged in Europe and the United States. Donald’s awards include those named after Nelson Algren and the Actors Studio. Dewey is a widower with one son and lives in Jamaica, New York. Darrell Lindsey makes our 4th Pushcart nominated poet this week. His poem, ‘Stone Horses’, appeared in Issue 3, and he won the 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest (Long Form category) while his haiku and tanka have garnered numerous international awards.
Thursday: Dave Beynon, Issue 20
Another author with a background too varied to list, Dave Beynon’s stories have appeared in periodicals and anthologies, received an honourable mention in The Best Horror of the Year, and he was shortlisted for the inaugural Terry Pratchett Prize. He grew up on farmland in Southern Ontario and now lives in a small town outside of Toronto with his family.
Friday: David Clink, Issue 2 & 14
Another Rhysling Award nominee this week! David Clink has four collections of poetry including The Role of Lightning in Evolution from Chizine Publications. He hosts and organizes the annual Dead Poets Society Night in Toronto. His poem ‘A sea monster tells his story’ won the Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song in 2013.