The list of Eastlit writers February 2014 is alphabetical by first name. This month we also include artists again.
Andrew J. West
Andrew J. West is a Bangkok-based writer who has written extensively about Thai art and is also a writer of fiction, usually based somehow around themes related to art. He is author of the forthcoming Contemporary Thai Directory of Artists and Destiny to Imagination: Prateep Kochabua (2013) and is currently working on Thai Neotraditional Art. His art fiction novel Silpa: the Art of Love (Ruk Nai Roy Silp) was published in the Thai language in 2008, and four other short stories have appeared in Eastlit. His first art exhibition, Three Worlds, of “photo-poetry” is currently showing at the prestigious Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) until 16 February 2014. West was born in 1967 in Armidale, NSW, Australia, and studied writing and journalism at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), graduating with an MA (Writing). West has been living in Thailand since 2003, teaches at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) and has guest lectured in art criticism at Silpakorn University.
Cesar Polvorosa Jr.
Cesar Polvorosa, Jr. is a professor teaching courses in economics, world geography and business cultures at the Humber Business School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a published writer in economics, business and literary fields. His poems and/or short stories had been published in major Philippine national magazines, a Japanese English newspaper and a York University literary journal (Canada). His fiction had been anthologized. He was a Writing Fellow at the University of the Philippines Creative Writers’ Workshop. In Toronto, he was a 2008 Emerging Writer of Diaspora Dialogues and a Board Director of Story Telling Toronto (2009-11). He had been a scholar in his BA, MA and PhD studies.
Kousik Adhikari is a research scholar. His widely published work consisting of critical essays, translations and creative writings. His poems are published in such reputed journals like Indian Review, The Literary Yard, The Applicant, Indian Ruminations etc.
A twenty year old from the holy city of Allahabad, India, Kritika Mishra is presently pursuing her bachelors in Biotechnology. She has been a dreamer since childhood always knitting the web of stories. Fascinated by the audacity and delicacy of human nature, she is fond of writing about the topics that deal with it.
A former Literature and English professor at Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines in Diliman, Pauline Lacanilao now writes full-time. Her work has been published in Women’s Voices for Change, Kritika Kultura, and The Normal Review. She resides in Pasig City, Philippines.
Ralph Catedral grew up in southern Philippines before moving to Manila to go to university. After graduating with an English degree, he went straight to law school. He is still based in Manila, and has now taken to calling it home. He works for a non-profit organization where he represents victims of sexual abuse in court.
Reid Mitchell currently teaches at Huaqiao University in Quanzhou, China. His poems have been published in Cha, Asia Literary Review, Pedestal, Softblow, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and elsewhere.
Rembrandt Ramilo was an Editor- in- Chief during college,he has graduate courses in Public Affairs,and has teaching job in College before, and now a private English tutor and businessman.
Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena
Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena is an undergraduate Political Science student
at Silliman University, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Some of his poems have already been published in Philippines Free Press and Philippines Graphic magazine.
Sinlaratn Soontornviset is a photographer covering Thailand. Her published works include the Lifetime and Feelings series. Some of her work can be seen on Soontornviset’s photo-art page on the website Confusionism.
Stefanie Field is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Relations in Bangkok, Thailand. She also works as an intern at Human Development Forum Foundation. She hopes to become fluent in Thai and Japanese to translate Asian literature in the future.
In 1988 Steve Rosse took a break from a career in the New York City film and television industry for a three-month holiday on Phuket, an island off the Western coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
He decided he liked Phuket more than he liked New York, and without any idea of what he’d do for a living, he took up residence on the island. He supported himself, and eventually his wife and children, for most of the next decade as a freelance journalist and columnist.
His column, “The Rock”, appeared in The Nation, Thailand’s Independent Newspaper, every Sunday for five years.
In 1997 he moved to Iowa for the surfing.
Sheehan served in 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951-52,and graduated Boston College, 1956. Poetry books include This Rare Earth & Other Flights; Ah, Devon Unbowed and The Saugus Book. He has 24 Pushcart nominations, 360 stories on Rope and Wire Magazine, work in Rosebud Magazine (5), The Linnet’s Wings (7), Ocean Magazine (8), Eastlit, Provo Canyon Review. nd many sites/anthologies. His work has been published in Romania, France, Ireland, England, Scotland, Italy, Thailand, China, Mexico, Canada, etc. His latest eBooks are Murder at the Forum, Death of a Lottery Foe, Death by Punishment and An Accountable Death by Danse Macabre-Lazarus-Anvil Fiction in Las Vegas. Other eBooks at Amazon or B&N include the collections Epic Cures (with an Indie Award); Brief Cases, Short Spans; A Collection of Friends; and From the Quickening. His eBooks from Milspeak Publishers are Korean Echoes, nominated for a Distinguished Military Award, and The Westering, 2012, nominated for a National Book Award.
Born in Taiwan and spent his childhood in mainland China, Chinese-American poet William Marr (Fei Ma) has published 21 books of poetry ( 2 in English, the rest in his native Chinese language) and is considered one of the world’s leading contemporary poets writing in Chinese. Hailed as one of the collectable Chicago poets, his English poetry is also highly regarded. His poems appear in over one hundred anthologies, ranging from literary textbooks to special collections and have been translated into more than ten languages. In addition to writing poetry, he has also engaged in translating Western modern poetry into Chinese and has edited several anthologies of Chinese and Taiwanese modern poetry. A research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago and a former president of the Illinois State Poetry Society, he has also pursued other artistic interests including painting and sculpting in recent years. His most recent poetry/painting exhibition was held last month at a gallery in Beijing, China.