MICHAEL MWANGI MACHARIA is a prolific poet who was born and raised in Nakuru county of the expansive Rift Valley in Kenya.He is a graduate of Moi University .He was anthologized in Echoes Across the Valley and has published in online journals.He also contributes articles in Saturday Nation.He also has interest in photography, fine arts,music,drama and dance.He is associated with a private publisher and has edited a few manuscripts. He finds poetry a worthwhile and great pastime as well as form of expression.He feels the information technology revolution has been a great opportunity for poets to link up and create positive change in the world today.
Tanaka Chidora is a poet, literary critic and academic who teaches Creative Writing and Theories of Literature in the Department of English at the University of Zimbabwe. Some of his works appear in Zimbolicious (Volume 4), The Standard’s Gourd of Consciousness poetry corner (Zimbabwe), and Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Tanaka is currently working on two novels, the first an auto-fictional memoir of his childhood in Mbare, and the second a collection of a Chitungwiza commuter’s diaries. Read an interview with Tanaka Chidora here.
TYNOE WILSON – a rising Zimbabwean poet, a Word Slinger and a rights Activist. An impetuous mastermind so zealous to out the muddling and crippling societal affair through stanza.A rising and defiant voice shaping the struggle for positive transformation and Peace.Waison Tinotenda Wilson is the author of Murder me He has published and created several poetry compilations and prose collections.
JAMBIYA KAI is a cross-over soprano, speaker, published playwright/writer and mentor. Her writings and original songs are awash online through E-zine publications like The Tuck Magazine and Miombo Publishing, You Tube and Reverbnation. And in print through the Daydreamers Journal, Best New African Poets 2019 and Better Together Government Magazine. Beulah Kleinveldt “holds the trophy” as the 2018 winner of the London based Good News Publishers “All round UK Poetry competion”. She has recorded a number of music albums. Two during her time with renowned international music ministry Vinesong – namely Peace Like a River and I Behold your Glory. Itinerant music minister with Vinesong throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and performed on stages like the Royal Albert Hall and at RCCG Congresses to millions in Lagos and Europe.
THAMAGA DITSI, SouthAfrican Wordsmith born made with traceable experience in the entertainment industry embraced his work as Poet, Rapper, motivational speaker,event management,community developer and radio presenter .Born in Monakato Town ship(Rustenburg) SouthAfrica.He developed his love of entertainment at tender age where he began as rapper and poet in 2007,He later registered his company Kasi koncept krew brand.
Benedixio Moore Khoti( Moses Khoti) is a writer, poet, spoken -word artist,songwriter and a storyteller hailing from the southern part of Africa, Zambia in Particular.He is a professional Engineer to whom writing is an inborn – passion that had at a tender age erupted into passionate flames that he now lives consumed in.To write, he draws his inspiration from the Universe and the beyond’s beyond beyond.His ink spillage is an effluent stream that floods with emphasis on preaching one Love for one mankind and strongly stands against all – manner of injustices. He is an executive member of the International African Writers Association (IAWA) and also a platinum – categorized member of the worlds largest and most active writer’s forum( Motivational Strips) where he holds position as a moderator representing the Zambia Office.He is also a guest contributor to the digital Poetry journal Brave Voices. His works of art have been featured in many anthologies and his writing consistency on themes pioneering peace and love and uplifting humanity has earned Him ambassadorship(Zambia) for Every Child Life – line which is a charity organization with headquarters in Nigeria.He is currently working on a Spoken – word album and his debut Novel.
RESIDENT COORDINATOR –Mbizo CHIRASHA, the Author ofa Letter to the President. co-Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi. Co-Edited Street Voices Poetry Collection (Germany Africa Poetry Anthology). Co- Editor of the Corpses of Unity Anthology. Associate Editor at Diasporia(n) online. Chief Editor at Time of the Poet Republic. Founding Editor at WomaWords Literary Press. Publisher at Brave Voices Poetry journal. Curator at Africa Writers Caravan. UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist at University of Glasgow. 2020 Poet in Residence Fictional Café. 2019 African Fellow, IHRAF.ORG. Project Curator and Co-Editor of the Second Name of Earth is Peace (Poetry Voices Against WAR Anthology). Contributing Essayist to Monk Arts and Soul Magazine. Poetry and writtings appear in FemAsia Magazine ,Wrath -Bearing Tree, Inksweat andtears journal , One Ghana One Magazine, Ofi Press, World Poetry Almanac, Demer Press , Atunis Galaxy poetry online , IHRAF Publishes , The Poet a Day , Bezine.Com , Sentinel UK, Oxford School of Poetry Pamphlet , Africa Crayons, PulpitMagazine,Poetry Pacific, Zimbolicious , Best New Poets ,Poetry Bulawayo , Gramnet webjournal, Diogen Plus , Poeisis.si , Festival de Poesia Medellin and elsewhere .
SYMPOSIUM CO-HOST -Michael (Dickel) Dekel has authored six published books and chapbooks (pamphlets) of poetry and short fiction, and published over 200 individually published poems, short stories, and non-fiction pieces, in addition to book-reviews and academic articles—under his birth name, Michael Dickel. Nothing Remembers, his most recent poetry collection, came out in 2019 from Finishing Line Press (https://tinyurl.com/y3684acu). For Fisher Features, Ltd, he wrote a successful NEH film-development grant and the script for a documentary film on Yiddish theatre. He works as a freelance editor for publishers and individual authors, co-edited Voices Israel Vol. 36 (2010), and served or continues to serve as an editor of one sort or another for several print and online literary periodicals. He has taught writing, literature, and English language in higher education in both the U.S. and Israel. Michael publishes an online blog-Zine (https://MichaelDickel.info/). He is the past chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He holds a Bachelor’s in psychology, a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry concentrations), and a Doctorate in English.
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TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC-An Internet-based Writers’ Center, archiving theme-based Digital Poetry Anthologies and publishing Iconic Poets, Writers and Artists from around the globe. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was founded by UNESCO-RILA Affliate ARTIST, Freedom of Speech Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, 2019 African Fellow ihraf.org and acclaimed Literary Arts Diplomat, MbizoCHIRASHA.
An Internet-based Word Arts Culture and Writers Center- Archiving theme-based Digital Poetry Collections , Profiling Iconic Poets, Exhibiting Legendary Writers and Hallowed Artists .The Center hosts and publishes Word City Monthly(an Internationally acclaimed , a multi-genre monthly, publishing flash fiction, poetry, short fiction, folktales, book reviews, interviews, literary arts news and global opportunities. Word City Monthly is headed and edited by the highly versatile and profoundly spirited storytelling revolutionary, Commonwealth Prize nominated Canadian Author Darcie Friesen Hossack This Center is founded on the values of promoting word culture , diversity of writing ideas, dialogue, literary arts exchange and cultural and racial tolerance among other matters. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was founded by UNESCO-RILA Affiliate ARTIST. Freedom of Speech Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, 2019 African Fellow (ihraf.org/international-fellows). September 2020 University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme Guest Poet/Discussant. Author of LETTER to the President(2019) and acclaimed Literary Arts Activism Projects Diplomatie, Mbizo CHIRASHA.
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