The Short version for PR purposes:
Daniel Kolos came out of the poetic closet in 1997 and
began a series of
public poetry readings that has not yet stopped. He has been writing and
workshopping short stories and poetry with the Highway Four Writers since
In 2003 Pendas Productions of
Slipped Out, which has garnered good critical reviews.
In 2005 he rediscovered Rumi who provided him inspiration for a series of
Sufi poems which Daniel published in a Chapbook, Inspired By The Master.
In 2007, The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box of
his second poetry collection, From One child To Another, edited by Allan
Briesmaster. Daniel was also accepted that year as a member of The League
of Canadian Poets.
Before his poetry career, Daniel wrote ritual drama, which was performed
Celebrations in 1983. By that time Daniel had written several series of
radio documentaries on ancient
and had deciphered the sacred ritual inscriptions of the Tutankhamun Exhibit
He has been published in numerous Anthologies, poetry Magazines,
Newsletters and on line. See: http://www.bmts.com/~damilos/PoetryPublications.htm
Daniel's poetry page is available at www.bmts.com/~damilos/poetry.html.
Daniel lives on a farm in
and goats between 1989 and 2003. He has since then cut back raising grass-fed,
organic (uncertified) lambs which he sells to those who like to eat clean meat.
Daniel went on to study ancient Egyptian language and literature (MA, University of Toronto, 1975) including thought couplets as the basic form of Egyptian poetry. He turned to writing prose and drama upon arrival in Toronto and neglected poetry for 20 years, but found vicarious pleasure in hearing the poetry of Robert Zend and George Faludy (one-to-one performances ) both in Hungarian and in English. The mentoring of these poets eventually convinced Daniel to begin writing poetry seriously. He worked as a freelance broadcaster for CBC Radio and became a member of the ACTRA Writers Guild. Nominated for Best Writer Radio Drama in 1983.
recently, Daniel has been mentored by poets Penn Kemp and Colline Caulder. Daniel has been a featured reader at various
Toronto and Grey/Bruce county poetry reading Series, including Sharon Singer's
Words in Concert (1997), the Idler Pub (2002), the Art Bar (August, 2003), and
with the Poetry Tribe of Plymouth, Michigan (November, 2003) to name just a
few. He has collaborated with Penn Kemp on several poetry projects and
has translated her “Poem for Peace in Two Voices” into Hungarian and ancient
Egyptian. Daniel has performed these and
other translations with Penn across
Co-founder of Benben Publications (1979),
Daniel helped to form Words Aloud, a poetry cooperative in the Grey-Bruce region in 1997 and continues reading poetry at public venues 8 to 10 times each year. In 2000, Daniel organized the Words in Bloom poetry festival at Stonyground, the home of U of T Poetry Professor, Douglas Chambers. He has been published in local Art magazines since 1990. In 2006 he joined the
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