The list of Eastlit writers May 2014 is alphabetical by first name. This month we also include artists again.
Artchil C. Daug
Artchil C. Daug is an Assistant Professor of the Department of History of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. He was born in Iligan City, Philippines and finished both his AB History and Master in History degrees from the same school in 2004 and 2006 respectively.
Bob D’Costa is a poet, author educationist, author of four books of poems, A Brutal Sunset, The Ten Commandments, Gods on Earth, Dark Roots writing on love, protest, social issues and quest into philosophy; Genres of novels are literary fiction, romance, mystery, paranormal and partly psychological. Two novels, Love and Life in a Changing City in paperback form, and No New Mail but Mail from a New Girl and Bruce & Rachnee… diary entry of lovers after death in e-book from.
K. A. Abbas categorized Bob’s poems to those of Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda, Majaz, Mayakovsky, Sardar Jaffri, Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Dr. Krishna Srinivas commented on Bob as Federick Lorca of India. Rosemary C. Wilkinson, Secretary, World Academy of Arts and Culture, California categorized Bob’s poems to those of Bob Dylan.
Bob gives poetry readings at gatherings and takes writers for retreats in the lap of nature. He is also a founding member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Association.
Bob teaches English to students from Classes IV-XII, English for SAT, IELTS, TOEFL and is also a Counsellor to students going for higher studies to the US. www.bobdcosta.yolasite.com http://www.amazon.com/author/bobdcosta
Christopher Luppi was born in New York. He graduated from The New School for Social Research where he majored in writing and literature and minored in education. He also did a lot of other stuff. He now lives in Thailand and has done for a lot of years. The story in this issue of Eastlit originally appeared at Elimae and was named one of the “Notable Stories of 2008” by storySouth’s annual Million Writers Award. His writing has also appeared at Asiancha, Pequin, and Bureau 39.
Daniel Emlyn-Jones is a 40-year old teacher who lives and works in Oxford, UK. He loves and frequently visits Singapore, and has published several short stories with a Singaporean theme.
Dave Hopkins started traveling and teaching English in Lima, Peru in 1968. Since then he has collected a couple of graduate degrees and a world full of experience in the teaching and learning of language. He is most known for the passion and commitment that he brings to his students, and likes to take a few photos along the way.\
David Flynn was born in the textile mill company town of Bemis, TN. His jobs have included newspaper reporter, magazine editor and university teacher. He has five degrees and is both a Fulbright Senior Scholar and a Fulbright Senior Specialist currently on the roster. His literary publications total more than one hundred and thirty. Among the eight writing residencies he has been awarded are five at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM, and stays in Ireland and Israel. He spent a year in Japan as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching program, and recently won the Kintetsu Essay Award. For three years he was president of the Music City Blues Society. He is married and has one daughter. David Flynn’s writing blog, where he posts a new story and poem every month, is at http://writing-flynn.blogspot.com/ .
Deborah Wong (b. 1982) lives in Kuala Lumpur and is of second generation Malaysian-Chinese. Her work has appeared in ditch, Poetry Quarterly, Anak Sastra, Three Line Poetry, Coffee Shop Poems, Haiku Journal, Red Fez and Inwood Indiana Press and forthcoming inWalkingIsStillHonest. A University of London law graduate, she attended the summer creative writing at the University of British Columbia.Her novel and full-length poetry book are currently seeking publication. http://deborahytwong.wordpress.com
Felix Fojas is an award-winning, internationally published writer. He co-hosts Pinoy
Poets’ Circle, a literary website.
He has a BA in English and Comparative Literature and an MA in Linguistics and Literature. Felix has published two collections of poems: Port of Entry (1985) and Confabulations (1990). He is a member of the Philippine Literary Arts Council
and P.E.N. International.
Poems by Felix Fojas have appeared, among others, in Paris/Atlantic Journal, Evergreen Review, Anthology Magazine, and Writers’ Journal. Lives in Canoga Park, Southern California.
Jake Dennis is a second generation Burmese migrant to Perth, Western Australia. He won an Academic Merit scholarship to Curtin University where he became the 2009 Editor of Grok Magazine and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Communication and Cultural Studies. His poetry has been published in Art Australia Monthly, Cordite Poetry Review, The Disappearing App, Landscapes, Lost Coast Review USA, Poetry NZ, Structo UK, Tamba, Voiceworks, and Wet Ink. Jake Dennis has performed as a jazz singer with Mint Jazz Band at The Ellington, Forest Chase, Naked and Wild Fig Cafes, Subiaco Arts Centre, Wolf Lane as well as on Aurora TV, RTR FM, Twin Cities Radio, and Telethon.www.poetofjazz.wordpress.com
Jonathan Doughty is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. His dissertation project is a genealogy of whiteness as a phenomenological experience and discursive structure of modern China. His work in historical studies and literary criticism has appeared in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism and Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies.
Michael Hoffman, Canadian-born, has lived in Japan since 1982 and in Hokkaido by the sea since 1983. His columns and features appear regularly in The Japan Times and irregularly in various other publications in Asia and North America. His two Japan Times columns are “Big in Japan” on current affairs and “The Living Past” on Japanese history. His books include The Naked Ear (a novel, 2012) and Little Pieces: This Side of Japan (short stories, 2010).
Rose Lu (Bing hua), with originally name of Lihua Lu，a popular pure-hearted Chinese-American Poetess, is currently an accountant in Maryland, USA. Advisor of China Poetry，column poetess of many Literature websites abroad. she has authored the well-known anthology of poetry THIS IS LOVE, and ROSES BY THE STREAM and coauthored MORNING DEW AND DRIFTING PETALS. Popular for her beautiful, fluent and pure style. Each poem is also a statement about her life, that has made readers nod, smile, and shed a tear. She’s been named Rose in Poetry, Woman Sage of Love Lyrics, Angel of Poems, Queen of amatory poems, etc. “The Heart Of A Lotus” won the Gold award in the “Love Story” world-wide Chinese poem contest in 2010; “It’s Neither Frivolous Nor Drifty” and ” A Fan” won the Award in Love in XXXI World Congress of Poets in 2011.
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.
Tony Lee was born and raised in Hong Kong. During
the late Sixties and early Seventies, he spent a few years in England studying for an Economics degree. He returned to Hong Kong in 1974 and has resided there ever since. A business executive by trade, he retired over sixteen years ago and now divides his time between art, music, and writing.
He is also semi-professional musician and a published song writer and is currently working on a recording project of his own songs. He writes purely for pleasure and “ to be in the creative moment “ and his finished work, apart from lyrics, is limited to a few short stories and poems.
Wang Xue Peng
Wang Xue Peng is a Chinese postgraduate student majoring in English literature, especially poetry, and he is now studying in Hang Zhou Normal University. Two years ago he was lucky to be taught by the Cambridge poet and also professor J•H•Prynne. Since then, he has gradually developed a sense of poetic writing and training and works hard on it. His poem What I Saw on a Rainy Day was published a Chinese magazine. He has also had some academic articles published.
Xenia Taiga lives in southern China. Her work is in Crack the Spine, Industry Night Literary, Four Way Review, Pithead Chapel, The Molotov Cocktail, The Font, Storm Cellar Quarterly, and other beautiful places. More from Xenia can be found at: http://xeniataiga.com/