Author Archives: Louis Kasatkin

About Louis Kasatkin

Freelance Writer ,Journalist, Performance Poet and Poetry Promoter Resume / CV Senior Editor , 2014 - Member,Board of Senior Editors,”Episteme” -Online Journal of Bharat College,Mumbai Editorial Administrator ,2011 – to date At http://www.destinypoets.co.uk the internationally renowned poetry website in partnership with and centred at Destiny Christian Church, Wakefield, England Schools based Poetry Masterclasses, 2001- to date Louis has delivered his poetry masterclasses in interactive workshop format in primary and secondary schools throughout the City of Wakefield and further afield. His masterclasses have often been the pupils’ first and only opportunity for schools to work with a professional poet. Executive Producer,Wakefield Wireless Mysteries 2012 –to date Louis has the leadership role in this groundbreaking play-for-voices, a contemporary update of the world renowned Medieval Passion plays. He secured the support of Mary Creagh ,Member of Parliament for Wakefield as the project’s Patron. Performance Poetry Residencies 2010- to date with Destiny Christian Church 2001-2002 -Poet-in-Residence at Wakefield Cathedral 1999-2000 -Poet-in-Residence at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Rugby League Football Club Poetry Group Leadership Roles 2010-to date Founder of Destiny Poets 2004-2010 -President, The Black Horse Poets of Wakefield. 2002-2007 -Founder and Convenor of The Cathedral Poets of Wakefield. Publications Poetry Anthologies ( Author ) 2004- A Very Special Collection with The Cathedral Poets 2002- Louis & friends-Wakefield Cathedral Poetry Anthology Poetry Magazines ( Editor ) 2010- to date “ The Elephant” –Destiny Poets’ published thrice annually 2004-2008 – “From The Horse’s Mouth” – The Black Horse Poets published twice yearly. 2005-2006 – “Poetry Wakefield,City & Dioceses”- The Cathedral Poets/ The Black Horse Poets A quarterly magazine for all schools within the City and Diocese of Wakefield. 2002- “ The Cathedral Poets “ – eponymously titled monthly poetry supplement to Cathedral News magazine. Freelance Journalism 1979 – 1994 Leeds Other Paper , co-operatively run alternative weekly news publication ,featuring local gig guide, investigative reporting ignored by the mainstream,etc.Louis was primarily the LOP’s Rugby league correspondent – “The Man in the Stand” – from 1983 to 1994 besides erstwhile cultural commentator and guerrilla investigative reporter starting in 1979. Academic Qualifications B.A.( Hons.) Organisation Studies 2.2 from Bradford College, 1981 – 1984 Poetry Awards & Recognition 2013 – Overseas Award for Excellence in Arts Conferred by AuthorsPress ,New Dehli 2008- Civic Reception held by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, hosted by the Lord Mayor to honour the 10th Anniversary of the Black Horse Poets. 2007- Winner of “Wakefield Poet of the Year”-The prestigious Jane Harrison MemoriaL Award at the annual Wakefield Poetry Awards. 2003- Winner of the inaugural Leeds International Peace Festival Poetry Prize (Adult section) with “Hudson River Interlude”, a commemorative poem honouring the victims of 9/11.

Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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Notes on a Meditation

On a bench in a park in a distant corner of a city a solitary figure sits lost in a labyrinth of memories; Thoughts traverse the long distances between the days each one in turn a palimpsest of the one … Continue reading

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Disturbed

When you know that there is someone there, in the half-light of evening behind the curtain staring, staring at life as it ebbs and flows outside, outside; Your time is fading as they stare, only time will tell who is … Continue reading

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A Nocturne & Several Impossibilities

Of all the rooms in your parents’ house, there is now one which you’ll never enter again, nor see within those mementoes that once signified your childhood; There are now some days hidden from you, that can no longer be … Continue reading

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An Empty Evening & Other Concerns

Of all your books in the library, there is now one that you’ll never read again, nor reacquaint yourself with the travails of its hero on whom you copied your life as a palimpsest; Of all the faces outside in … Continue reading

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Weather Outlook

We’re wistfully watching whilst waiting in Winter, wondering when the warmer weather will wind its way back.

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Notes on the Dreams of Dust

  We gaze upon ourselves   as we die each day   the slow death of days,   the long days   of circumspection   unspoken remorse;   cryptic clues   to understanding   the vastness of   the futility … Continue reading

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