STEPHEN GILL, Profile
Books by and about Stephen Gill
Poet Laureate of Ansted University and an Adjunct Professor of EAU, Stephen Gill is an expressive voice of Canada, India and Pakistan. He believes strongly in a democratically elected world government and peace through peaceful means. Global peace and social concerns are the main areas of his interest.
Stephen Gill has authored more than twenty books, including novels, literary criticism, and collections of poems. His poetry and prose have appeared in more than five hundred publications, mostly in Canada, the United States of America and India. He writes usually in English. Once in a while, he writes poetry in Urdu, Hindi and Panjabi languages. He has also written and published book reviews, research papers on writers and on world peace. Some of his Urdu/Hindi poems have been sung with music by prominent singers of Pakistan and India.
Stephen Gill has received awards and recognitions, including four honorary doctorates; and Laureate Man of Letters from United Poets Laureate International; Sahir Award of Honor from Sahir Cultural Society, Panjab, India; Plaque from the World Council of Asian Churches (Canada); Pegasus International Poetry for Peace Award (Poetry in the Arts, Inc., Texas,); The Best Poet of Peace Award for the year 1993 from Roger Cable 11 (Canada); Lifetime Achievement Award from South Asian Bible Church (Canada); The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal; Empowered Peace Poet Award from World Poetry Canada; and several more…
He has been asked several times by several organizations to judge their poetry competitions, and he often evaluates dissertations of English Literature for doctoral students of universities in India. He has been the subject of numerous literary essays, books and doctoral studies. He is also honorary editor/ advisor to several publications, and has edited publications, including the Canadian section of the World Federalist newspaper, Writer’s Lifeline, and South Asian Christian Diary.
He is former president of Vesta Publications Ltd.; the Canadian Authors Association (the Cornwall, Ont. Branch); a national vice president of the World Federalists of Canada; the Multicultural Council of Stormont and Dundas; chief delegate to represent the World University for Canada; the Christian Cultural Association of South Asians, Dean of Peace Studies at St. Simon’s College, London, England; Co-chair of Downtown Improvement Business Area (DBIA) of Cornwall, Ont. Canada; and a director of the Children’s Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (Canada).
At present, he is an honorary member of the Ansted University Board of Advisory Council, He has appeared in several prestigious national and international reference books, including Immigrants We Read About by George Bonavia, International Production, Ottawa; Who's Who In Canadian Literature, Reference Press, Toronto, Canada; Vesta's Who's Who of North American Poets, Vesta, Canada; Ethnic & Native Canadian Literature: A Bibliography by John Miska, University of Toronto Press; Something About The Author, vol. 63, Gale Research, USA; Who's Who In Canada, Toronto University Press; and Who's Who in Ontario, Heritage Press, B.C., Canada.
Stephen Gill was born in
*BOOKS BY STEPHEN GILL
---. Shrine, Rev. Ed. Cyberwit Press
---. Songs Before Shrine: A collection of the following four collections of poems:
1. Reflections & Wounds (poems) Hc. Vesta, 1978
2. The Dove of Peace (poems) Pb., MAF Press, NY 1989, 1993
3 Songs for Harmony (poems) Pb., Rose Shell Press, NJ, 1993
4.Divergent Shades (poems) Xavier's
---. Flashes (trilliums in haiku spirit)
--- The Flame. This is the longest poem ever written in English on modern terrorism. Two books of evaluation have been published.
--Amputee (Epical poem about abused children). (to be released shortly)
* Life’s Vagaries (short stories)
*Why (a novel
*Immigrant (a novel)
Coexistence (a novel partly set in
*Simon & the Snow King (children story, Illust.)
*The Blessings of a Bird (children story, illust)
* Scientific Romances of H.G. Wells
* Six Symbolist Plays of Yeats
*Political Convictions of G.B. Shaw
*English Grammar for Beginners
* My Interviews & Prefaces
BOOKS IN URDU, PANJABI AND HINDI
* Aman Di Ghuggi (Poems in Panjabi language)
* Jazeera (poems in Urdu)
*Jazeera (poems in Hindi)
Poets of the Capital (
* Green Snow: Anthology of Canadian Poets of Asian Origin
* Anti-War Poems: Vol. 1
* Anti-War Poems: Vol. 2nd
* Vesta’s Who’s Who of North American Poets (Vesta 1990)
WORKS IN TRANSLATION
Perchawen (poems in Panjabi). Translator: Dr. Mohinder Kaur
Gill. Hc., Suchinton Prakashan,
(Panjabi translation of his novel Immigrant). Translator: Balbir Momi.
Pb., Pal Pocket Books,
(translation of IMMIGRANT in Panjabi) Translators: Dr. N. Singh and
S. Sarna. Pb., 1989. Vikendrit Group of Publications,
-Reflexions Et Blessures (poems in French). Translator: Fr. Roland Hamel, Vesta, 1979.
Gill’s poetry and prose have appeared in more than five hundred publications,
BOOKS WHICH EVALUATE THE WORKS BY STEPHEN GILL :
Glimpses. (a collection of
articles published in the print media). Ed. Hamadan Darwesh. Publisher:
Stephen Gill & His Works (evaluation) by Dr. George Hines. Vesta (
Discovering Stephen Gill
(anthology of research papers from various scholars and writers). Editor: Dr.
N. Agrawal. A lecturer in English, prominent writer and literary critic of
4. The Poetic Corpus of Stephen Gill: An
Assessment by Dr. Sudhir
Arora. Dr. Sudhir
Arora, a lecturer of English Literature in
The Flame Unmasked. Several prominent university teachers
of English have contributed scholarly papers to this book edited by another
prominent scholar and a lecturer in English Dr. Sudhir Arora. MUST TO READ
by scholars. Prakash Book
(6). Stephen Gill’s Poetry: A Panorama of World Peace.
Editor: Prof. K.V. Dominic, Editor of Indian Journal of Postcolonial Literatures. Prof.
K.V. Dominic is a prominent poet and literary critic. He teaches English
(7). Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Gill. Chief Editor: Dr. Shaleen Singh, a poet, editor and literary critic. Summer 2010. Dr. Shaleen Singh edits Creative Saplings (www.creativesaplings.com).
To read some chapters, please click on contents
(8). An Interpretation of Mind and Art of Stephen Gill. Chief Editor: Dr. Anuradha Sharma.
(9.) A Selection of Stephen Gill's Interviews. Ed. Dr. Anuradha Sharma. Orientalia, A-4, B-49 Joshi Colony, Patparganj- delhi- 110092; email@example.com; ISBN; 978-81-908864-8-2,
==FORTHCOMING BOOKS ON STEPHEN GILL
(1). War and Peace in the Works of Stephen Gill. Eds. Professor Dr. NDR Chandra and Dr. A.K. Choudhary
(2). Indian Responses to the
is a serious novel by Stephen Gill. It is set partly in
(3) A Mythological Probe into the Works of Stephen Gill by Dr. Anuradha Sharma
Stephen Gill’s Vision of a
(5) Finding Stephen Gill in the West. ( A collection of research papers, interviews and book reviews from the West.) Ed. Professor Dr. I.D. Tiwari, Dean Faculty of Arts, and Head, Department of English, IKS Univesity, Chhattisgarh, India. Professor Tiwari has authored books and edited scholarly journals.
--There is also a DVD of Stephen Gill’s interviews on television, titled INTERVIEWS
WITH DR. STEPHEN GILL. He has discussed his books, art of writing and message about peace in these interviews.
--Several singers and musicians have performed his poems in Urdu and Hindi. Some of those songs appear in three full albums of Stephen Gill’s poems sung by these singers. The titles of these albums:
1.. Aman (peace) by Khalid Saleem (A Canadian of Pakistani origin)
2. Aman Ki Rah (Way to Peace)
by Shad ( from
3. Kholo Kholo ( open)
James Masih (from
ARTICLES IN HINDI ON HINDI POETRY
--Aman ka jazeera aur Stephen Gill (
2007, Vesta (
--Khwaesh ek kalm ki: Aman aur chen (The desire of a pen: Peace and prosperity) by Shikha. Jazeera,
2007, Vesta (
--Jazeera nezmon pr ek drishti ( a survey of Jazeera) by Devyani Gupta.
2007, Vesta (
SOME WEB SITES: