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nicholas alexander

Author's Bio

I am a teacher of English and Philosophy. I am also a poet. My works have been published in The Jamaica Gleaner, The Jamaica Observer, Caribbean Voice magazine, Small Axe: sx salon, Tongues of the Ocean(Bahamas), Poets against War, The Cartier Street Review, Auckland Poetry(New Zealand), The Black Collegian, Angelfire, Mr. Africa Poetry Lounge, Eos, Truml(Poland), Poemhunter, The First Cut(Ireland), The Camel Saloon, The Bamboo Forest, A Handful of Stones, Nazar Look(Romania, United World Poets, Poets Online and the Calabash anthology So Much Things To Say and Meditations on Divine Names, edited by Maria Anna Trochimczyk. In 2008 I was awarded a fellowship with Calabash International Writers; Workshop.I have also been featured on e-Buffet's online magazine Postcards from the people of Earth, Squid Inc.(UK), B-Gina Review as well as on TV programs and in newspapers in Jamaica. I am also listed in the prestigious Poets&Writers directory.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
So Much Things To Say (Akashic Books, 2014), Meditations on divine names (Moonrise Press, 2012)
Journals:
A Handful Of Stones, Angelfire, Black Collegian, Cartier Street Review, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Nazar Look, Poetry Pacific, Poets Against the War, Poets Online, Snow Monkey, sx salon, The Camel Saloon, The Caribbean Writer, The Cynic Online Magazine, The Rusty Nail, The Sound of Poetry Review, The View from Here, The Weary Blues, Tongues of the Ocean, United World Poets
Prizes:
3rd place-The Gleaner Heroes' Day Poetry Contest Calabash Fellowship Finalist-inaugural UWI poetry clash

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Time Machine by HG Wells, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
Favorite Books:
Collected Poems: Derek Walcott The Waste Land by TS Elliott Being and Time by Martin Heidegger Hamlet by Shakespeare Macbeth by Shakespeare
Favorite Authors:
Kahlil Gibran Derek Walcott Wayne Vincent Brown TS Elliott Plato Descartes Heidegger

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: March 4, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
St Andrew
Raised in:
St Andrew

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