Patrick Iberi sees himself as a lasting legacy of existential poets. He started writing poetry at the age of 13. A young man of few spoken words, his hobbies include reminiscing, reading old magazines and playing scrabble. At 26 he has written over 500 poems but have yet to publish his own collection. Though he is quick to object to the fact that his poems have their promptings from a first degree in Philosophy from the Imo State University, Owerri, this is all too evident in his works. A reflective personality, he also received a Masters in the same discipline. His works have been anothologised in The International Library of Poetry (ILP). More of his poems have been published in several e-journals and poetry magazines.

Philip Oyok was born on the 17th of June 1978 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He went to Stella Maris college in Port Harcourt. He studied Zoology at the University of Calabar in Cross Rivers State. He is an aspiring writer who has written several volumes of poems and short stories. Recently, he just finished work on his first full-length novel.

P. E. Adotey Addo is a poet, a storyteller and writer, a folklorist, a theologian, and a biologist. His works have been published by The Daily Graphic, in Accra, Ghana, West Africa; The Ghanaian Times, Accra, Ghana, West Africa; The Scope, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; The Palmetto Leader, Columbia, South Carolina; The Charlotte Poetry Review, Charlotte, North Carolina; The North Carolina Christian Advocate, Greensboro, North Carolina, etc. He has authored one anthology of poems, Talking Drums, 1999, and two collections of folktales, Ghana Folktales, 1968 and How the Spider Became Bald, 1993, and his numerous writings have appeared in several countries and languages. Addo is a retired United Methodist Minister and College Chaplain and now devotes all of his time visiting schools and colleges for readings and talks. He lives with his family in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Omololá Ijeoma Ògúnyemí is a medical informatics researcher based in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in Nigeria, she was captivated by the works of Nwapa, Emecheta, Ba, Ekwensi, Austen, Ulasi, El Sadaawi, Thorpe and other authors of the then ubiquitous Pacesetters series targetted at young Nigerians. She draws her inspiration from the experiences of Nigerians and other Africans in the diaspora, and has run a mailing list for Nigerian and African women's issues since 1994. Her work has appeared in Odidere Orunmila Gazette and the South Boston Literary Gazette.

Nnorom Azuonye, born on the 12th of July 1967 at Enugu, Nigeria. He is a native of Isuikwuato, Abia State of Nigeria. He trained as a dramatist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, graduating in 1990. Azuonye is currently the Managing Director, Blue Point Associates Ltd - a mobile communications company in London, England. Some of his poems have been given public readings, adapted for and performed on stage, and published in UK and Nigerian publications. Azuonye's first volume of poems Almost A Life is due out in Autumn 2002.

Mwatabu S. Okantah was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1952. Mr. Okantah holds the BA degree in English and African Studies from Kent State University (1976) and the MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York (1982). A former Assistant to the Director of the Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University, he was a Resident Poet in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University and Director of the Center of Pan-African Culture. As a poet and lecturer, Okantah has appeared in various locations throughout the USA, Canada and West Africa. As a performer,he has worked in a variety of musical situations, including time as Griot for the Iroko African Drum & Dance Society and in an ongoing collaboration with the Cavani String Quartet.

Lawrence Olatunde Afolabi is in his early twenties. He graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2002 with a B.A (Honors) in Mass Communication. He is a writer, poet, playwright, and novelist. Growing up in Nigeria, he was captivated by the works of David Diop, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and a lot of other writers. He draws his inspiration from reading Africa’s past events and history. He worked as a volunteer for Unicef, UNDP and a lot of other NGOs. Though none of his work has been published, he is a promising writer. His long term dream is to get his work broadcasted on TV Stations all over Africa and in the Diaspora.

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