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 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.

When Summer Returns

When Summer returns, the last of the bones will have been buried, the endless lists of names will have been erased, even the memories of those names will be forgotten; When Summer returns, meadows again will bloom hiding their terrible … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in 20th.Century History, Allegory, Dystopia, Ennui, Existential, Horror, Identity, memories, Poetry Noir, Russian History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


In the beginning when all has ended, after the last vicissitudes I encounter are rendered null and void, I’ll realise that the journey is the destination and mornings were never my time of day, much preferring the early evenings of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Allegory, Contemporary Society, Dystopia, Ennui, Existential, Identity, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment


Hollow eyes see the snow drift slowly drifting; their vacant stare no longer dares read a history etched on withered parchment as the snow drifts slowly over them; hollow and bleak the day’s remains remain abandoned till Winter comes to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Allegory, Contemporary Society, Dystopia, Ennui, Existential, Horror, Identity, Poetry Noir | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Death of Stalin

Sergei Ivanovich was once “tovarich” and hummed along to the “Internationale”, he once was nearly bloodied at at the barricades,mentioned in official despatches he became a Party “hero”; Sergei Ivanovich grew accustomed to snap-heeled salutes in the Kolyma Peninsula,1936 or … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in 20th.Century History, Dystopia, Horror, Identity, Imperialism, Poetry Noir, Politics, Revolution, Russian History, Stalin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Poem of Uncertainty

to begin writing without the assurance that you will finish what now two lines ago you started, leaves this writer in an ever deepening philosophical quandry; what if the words don’t make it to the end of the poem? what … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Allegory, Destiny Poets, Ekphrasic Poetry, Existential, Identity, Magic Realism, Philosophy, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Further metadata retrieved from

64 URLs have been captured for this domain. Filter results (i.e. ‘.txt’): URL MIME Type From To Captures Duplicates Uniques text/html May 17, 2013 Sep 20, 2017 5 1 4 image/png Aug 20, 2014 Jul 14, 2017 3 … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Screen capture retrieved from after demise of

About this capture thoughts Home Blogs Topics Photos sign in is a free blog site. Share your thoughts and meet like-minded people. Join Thoughts Today Sign in kulturist kulturist no.793 September 19 2017 05:29 AM by louiskasatkin Sabre-rattling and … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment