Writer Profiles G–I

Writer Profiles listed alphabetically by last name

Shaswata Gangopadhyay

One of the prominent faces of contemporary Bengali poetry, Shaswata started writing in the mid-90s. Born and brought up at Kolkata, he has participated in several different international poetry festivals of Europe and both North and Latin America. His poems are all-time publishing in all six continents through translations in 7–8 languages. His book of Poems: Inhabitant of Pluto Planet (2001), Offspring of Monster (2009), Holes of Red Crabs (2015), and Rhododendron Cafe (2021). His ‘Selected Love Poems’ have been published very recently from Cairo, Egypt. He has also been invited to read his poems in both UK and USA Book Fair, organized virtually this year.

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Janet Garber

Janet Garber is the author of the award-winning satiric novel Dream Job, Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager. When she’s not writing, she’s walking the trails of the lower Hudson Valley, heading off to hear live blues and folk music, teaching her two rescue cats the right way to play. She welcomes visitors to www.janetgarber.com.

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Norbert Góra

Norbert Góra is a 31 year old poet and writer from Poland. He is the author of more than 100 poems which have been published in poetry anthologies in USA, UK, India, Nigeria, Kenya and Australia.

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John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Red Weather. Latest books, Covert, Memory Outside The Head, and Guest Of Myself are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Washington Square Review and Open Ceilings.

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Lisa O’Neil Guerci

Her longest love affair has been with words. Language, creativity, and self-expression are cardinal points on her compass. Authenticity is her True North. Lisa sees life through a poetic lens, believing in the magic of imagination to transport, transform and heal. Her work has appeared in Rebelle Society and The Medium, and she has worked as a Freelance Photojournalist in Westchester County, NY. Lisa is working on a memoir, as well as several compilations of poetry. Lisa resides with her twin Hemingway cats, two parakeets, and is a mother to two adult children and besotted “Gigi” to two grandsons. Having worn many hats throughout her unconventional life, “Poet” fits best.

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Sheldon Hanner

Shelly Hanner is an autodidact of sorts. During his long life, he has been a government employee, mentor, teacher, and stand-up comedian. He is a collector of fossil fish, framed insects and bats, baseball jerseys, history books, and coins. A lover of the outdoors, he tries to reach his goal of 12k steps daily. He is a happy guy who counts his blessings every day.

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Christina Hoag

Christina Hoag is the author of novels Girl on the Brink and Skin of Tattoos (Onward Press) and forthcoming novella Law of the Jungle (Better than Starbucks Press). Her short stories and essays have been published in literary reviews including the San Antonio Review, Shooter, and the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. A former journalist for the Miami Herald and Associated Press and Latin America foreign correspondent, she recently won prizes for essay and fiction in the International Human Rights Arts Festival Literary Awards and the Soul-Making Keats Writing Competition.

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