PROFILE OF STEPHEN GILL

 

Stephen Gill, an expressive voice of Canada, India and Pakistan, writes mostly about peace. He has authored more than twenty books, including novels, literary criticism, and collections of poems, and his poetry and prose have appeared in more than five†† hundred publications.†† 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 in three albums.

 

Stephen Gill has received awards and recognitions,includinghonorary doctoratesand Laureate Man of LettersfromUnitedPoets Laureate International; Sahir Award of Honorfrom 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 Queenís Golden Jubilee Medal; Empowered Peace Poet Award from World Poetry Canada; and several moreÖ

He has been a judge for poetry competitions, and 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 Federalistnewspaper, Writerís 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. Simonís College,London, England; Co-chair of Downtown Improvement Business Area (DBIA) of Cornwall, Ont. Canada;and a director of the Childrenís Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (Canada).

 

Stephen Gill is Poet Laureate of Ansted University and an Adjunct Professor of EAU.He has appeared in prestigious national and international reference books. Indira Kala Sangit University (IKSU) officially established the Centre for Stephen Gill Studies on April 21, 2012 in an impressive gathering of intellectuals.The gathering was chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Mandvi Singh.She called it a historical move of the university to establish this centre for scholars to pursue their higher studies on Stephen Gill. He was born in Sialkot, Pakistan, where he passed his early childhood and grew in India. After teaching in Ethiopia for three years, he migrated to England before settling in Canada.

 

 

WebSites:

 

www.stephengill.ca

 

www.stephengillcriticism.info

 

http://www.writersunion.ca/member/stephen-gill

 

*BOOKS BY STEPHEN GILL

 

POETRY

---. Shrine, Rev. Ed.Cyberwit Press

 

---. Songs Before Shrine: Acollection 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 College, India 1995

 

---. Flashes (trilliums in haiku spirit)

 

--- The Flame.This is the longest poem ever written in English on modern terrorism. Two books of evaluationhave been published. Vesta, Canada

 

---Amputee : An epical poem about an abused child. Stephen Gill believes that peace needs to be discussed from the view of education, and education starts from the day a child enters the world. Parents are the first educators of the child. This long poem is the result of the authorís concerns about world peace. Vesta, Canada, 2013

 

 

FICTION

* Lifeís Vagaries (short stories)††

*The Loyalist City (a novel) †††††††††††††

*Why (a novel

*Immigrant (a novel)

*The Coexistence (a novel partly set in Canada and partly in India to draw a blueprint to live and let live.)

*Simon & the Snow King (children story, Illust.)

*The Blessings of a Bird (children story, illust)

 

CRITICAL STUDIES

* Scientific Romances of H.G. Wells

* Six Symbolist Plays of Yeats

*Political Convictions of G.B. Shaw

 

MISCELLENOUS

*The Discovery of Bangladesh (history)

*Sketches of India (illust. Essays about India)

*English Grammar for Beginners

* My Interviews & Prefaces

*For a Peaceful Future

A collection of quotes from Stephen Gillís prefaces, interviews, articles and other works, where

he explicates the multiple aspects of peace that has navigated his literary explorations

 

BOOKS IN URDU, PANJABI AND HINDI

* Aman Di Ghuggi (Poems in Panjabi language)

* Jazeera (poems in Urdu)

*Jazeera (poems in Hindi)

 

BOOKS EDITED

* Poets of the Capital (Ottawa poets)

* Seaway Valley Poets

* Tales from Canada for Children Everywhere

* Green Snow: Anthology of Canadian Poets of Asian Origin

* Anti-War Poems: Vol. 1

* Anti-War Poems: Vol. 2nd

* Vestaís Whoís Who of North American Poets (Vesta 1990)

 

TO BE RELEASED SHORTLY

.*Inquiry into World Peace

A selection of essays by Stephen Gill about peace.The selection includes

writers and peace, education for the global village, hunger and world peace,

some facts of militarism, Gandhian way to peace, Tolerance, and many more.

 

WORKS IN TRANSLATION

-Zakhmi Perchawen (poems in Panjabi). Translator: Dr. Mohinder Kaur Gill. Hc., Suchinton Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 1980

-Awasi (Panjabi translation of his novel Immigrant). Translator: Balbir Momi. Pb., Pal Pocket Books, Amritsar, India, 1986.

-Parwasi (translation of IMMIGRANT in Panjabi) Translators: Dr. N. Singh and S. Sarna. Pb., 1989. Vikendrit Group of Publications, Delhi, India.

-Reflexions Et Blessures (poems in French). Translator:†† Fr. Roland Hamel, Vesta, 1979.

- Altarul. (Shrine) Romanian language. Trasnlator: Professor Dr. Olimpia Iacob

-Flacara(The Flame) Romanian language . Trasnlator: Professor Dr. Olimpia Iacob

-COEXISTENŢA (Novel, The Coexistence.Trasnlator: Professor Dr. Olimpia Iacob )

--Several poems have been translated into German, Spanish,Italian, and other languages

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Stephen Gillís poetry and prose have appeared in more than five hundred publications, mostly in Canada, the United States and India. He has††† written and published book reviews, research papers on writers from the East and the West, and articles on world peace. He hasalso written poetry in Urdu, Hindi and Panjabi. Some of his Urdu/Hindi poems have been put to music and performed by prominent singers. Those songs have been released in two CDís, titled AMAN (peace), and another CD is titled AMAN KI RAH (road to peace). The books of Dr. Stephen Gill are the subject of research by scholars of several universities fordoctoral dissertations.

 

BOOKS WHICH EVALUATETHE WORKS BY STEPHEN GILL :

1. Glimpses. (a collection of articles published in the print media). Ed. Hamadan Darwesh. Publisher: Vesta, Canada

 

2. Stephen Gill & His Works(evaluation) by Dr. George Hines. Vesta (Canada);authorspress (India)

 

3. 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 India. Publisher : authorspress, India.

 

4. The Poetic Corpus of Stephen Gill: An Assessmentby Dr. Sudhir Arora. Dr. Sudhir Arora, a lecturer of English Literature in India, is focusing only on The Flame, the longest poem in English on modern terrorism.Dr. Sudhir Arora is a prominent name as a writer and literary critic. Sarup & Sons, India.

 

5. 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 Dept., India.

 

(6). Stephen Gillís Poetry: A Panorama of World Peace.

Chief 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 literature at Newman College in Kerala, India.

 

(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).

 

(8).An Interpretation ofMind and Art of Stephen Gill. Chief Editor: Dr.Anuradha Sharma.

Sanbun Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2011. ISBN: 978-93-80213-50-7; Rs. 200.00, pb. sanbunpublishers@hotmail.com

 

(9.) A Selection of Stephen Gill's Interviews. Ed. Dr. Anuradha Sharma. Orientalia, A-4, B-49 Joshi Colony, Patparganj- delhi- 110092; kempvtltd@gmail.com; ISBN; 978-81-908864-8-2,

 

==FORTHCOMING BOOKS ON STEPHEN GILL

1. 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, andHead, Department of English, IKS Univesity, Chhattisgarh, India. Professor Tiwari has authored books and edited scholarly journals.

 

2. Critical Responses to the Coexistence (Novel)††

The Coexistence is a novel by Indo/Canadian poet and writer Dr. Stephen Gill.Department of English of Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, C.G. is bringing out this anthology. Ed. Dr. Manoj Kumar.††

3. War and Peace in the Works of Stephen Gill. Eds. Professor Dr. NDR Chandra and Dr. A.K. Choudhary

4. Stephen Gillís Vision of a New World. ( Anthology) Editor, Dr. Vijay Kumar Roy.DrRoy, author of books, is head of the Dept. of English & Foreign Languages at SRM University, NCR Campus, India. He is associate editor ofAkshara (ISSN: 0975-5373), a research journal of English Literature & Language, and joint editor of Lapis Lazuli (ISSN: 2249 Ė 4529), an international literary journal (Online).

 

ALBUMS:††

--There is also a DVD of Stephen Gillís interviews on television, titled INTERVIEWS WITH DR. STEPHEN GILL. He has discussed his books, art of writing andmessage 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 Gillís 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 Pakistan)

 

3. Kholo Kholo ( open) by James Masih (from India)

 

 

ADDRESS

Stephen Gill

Box 32, Cornwall, Ont. K6H 5R9 Canada

 

Emails: stephengillgazette@gmail.com

 

SOME WEB SITES:

 

www.stephengill.ca

 

www.stephengillcriticism.info

 

http://www.writersunion.ca/member/stephen-gill

 

Nov. 20, 2012.