John Stocks

John Stocks is a UK based poet who has had work published in magazines worldwide. He has been widely anthologised.  In February 2011 he appeared in the ‘Soul Feathers’ anthology, alongside Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou, Sharon Olds and others. This was the second best selling poetry anthology in the UK in January. In March he appeared alongside an exclusive interview with Yoko Ono in BURNER magazine.
Recent credits include three nominations for the Pushcart prize and, in January 2012, he received the Mariner award for, ‘best of the best’ work in BwS magazine He has work held under copyright at the English national poetry library, and available on the website. Recent poetry has appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in a wide variety of magazines in the United Kingdom and Canada including magazines featured in the ‘Ink-Writers Guild’ as being in the top ten most innovative and inspirational magazines in the UK, magazines include: The Montreal Review, The Dublin Literary Review, Candelabrum, The Coffee House magazine, The Journal, Burner, the Dawntreader, Coffee House, Pennine Platform, Littoral, Other Poetry, Manifold. Poetry Monthly, Harlequin, Tadeeb International ( translated into Urdu), Taj Mahal review, Avacado, Involution and Interlude. He is also featured in The Cinnamon Press anthology, ‘Shape Shifting’, The Northern writers anthology, Type 51, and‘This Island City’, Portsmouth in Poetry, on sale in Waterstones.


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