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.

Winter Breaks

When Winter breaks as Winters do, will Winter break because of you? When Snow has fallen as Snow often must, will your dreams of warmth be turned to dust? When Silence blankets the land Silence leaves no choice, in the … Continue reading

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Night Listener

Listening to faltering surreal broadcasts serenading another Summer equinox, the composition’s title eludes him, Miles;haunting contemplative succinct flags down thoughts mimicking melancholy, Gil Goggins’ circumspect piano embedded in the spent day’s residue receding like the listener’s reverie broken by random … Continue reading

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Tell Achilles

Tell Achilles when you see him that we should all meet up again at our favourite place where we can have a few and reminisce about to-day; Tell Achilles that, will you? when you see him later; also tell him … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time In The West

When that wind roars out of the South, the one called the “Zephyr”, it tears right through El Paso with raw heat and anger; Blasting like buckshot in saloon bar brawls, it stampedes droves of tumbleweed herding it like cattle; … Continue reading

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An Existential Divertissement

Where are our dreams when we’re not dreaming them? Where is everywhere else when we’re not there? What are the voices saying when we’re not listening to them? Where does the time go when we’ve let it pass us by? … Continue reading

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Notes on an Approaching Oblivion

Outside the snow drifted like bad memories across the gunmetal sky; Someone called his name as if through a mile long tunnel; The spoon the lighter the pack of 5-millilitre syringes; He shook the powder into the spoon, mixed it … Continue reading

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Click..

Screams get closer and louder, shouting and panic from up ahead, they’re straining forward to see; All around the familiar metallic sound, people on their phones click,click,click; They don’t know what else to do, Click, they photograph and they scream, … Continue reading

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