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Poets of View from the Middle of the Road


The Men of View From the Middle of the Road IV: Pathway to Dreams

  Daniel Y. Harris Xavier Clark  Cliff PonderPete Klimek

What happens when four men from different parts of the globe get the chance to express themselves in one place? View from the Middle of the Road IV, Pathway to Dreams that's what. Pictured above, from left to right:

Daniel Y. Harris, M.Div, holds a Master of Arts in Divinity from The University of Chicago, where he specialized in Jewish theology and comparative religion. He was nominated for a 2009 and 2010 Pushcart Prize. Among his credits are: The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Wheelhouse Magazine, Moria Poetry Journal, Wilderness House Literary Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Poetry, Denver Quarterly and The Other Voices International Project. He was born in Paris, France and lives in Northern California with his wife Tracy and their son Marc. Learn more about this accomplished author on Daniel Harris' website.

Xavier Clark was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began working as an assistant editor for P.R.A. Publishing in 2006. Xavier serves as the PR officer for the Lakeside Interact Club, and is the founder/president of the Lakeside Billiard's Club. He enjoys fencing, billiards, watching sports, and producing music. He currently resides in Martinez, Georgia with family.

Clifford Ponder's lifelong fascination with the English language has supported his technical writing efforts as an Army Officer and Nuclear Quality Assurance Engineer, as well as his creative writing in retirement. For years while juggling two careers and staying active in church, family, and community, he also wrote essays and op-ed articles of public interest. In retirement, he has written over 1,000 poems on: life, national and world politics, religion, and travel. "Time" is one of his favorite subjects. He lives in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Pete Klimek chose poetry, lights and music to show him the world. Photography and writing formed integral parts of his sensibility and soulfulness. Klimek's photography has been featured in various Dutch publications. His music can be heard in Holland, Germany, the UK, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium and various radio stations in between. He has a series of documentaries which aired on "Good Morning South Africa. View from the Middle of the Road IV is one of two other poetic works completed by this multifaceted singer/songwriter. Threw My Eyes is his multi-media website.

The Poets of View II: U.S. in US

Makal Ani
Makal Ani is a native of North Augusta, South Carolina. He has self-published a number of chap books: Hidden Sunshine, Ostlay Inay Acknessblay, We Be Men, Literary Pictures of Love, and Tastefully Risque. When he is not writing or performing poetry, he works with local youth. He currently resides in Aiken, South Carolina.

Lucinda ClarkLucinda Clark is the founder of P.R.A. Publishing. She has worked with visual artists and authors on the promotion and marketing of their creative works for the past nineteen years. She wrote her first volume of View from the Middle of the Road, Where the Greenest Grass Grows in 2004. She has published more than 10 titles to date. She currently resides in Martinez, Georgia with her husband Robert and their two children.


Toni QuestToni Quest (TQ) became an artist in 1994 after surviving a head on auto collision. She engages in all the various art forms, both writing and painting, to release the pent up creativity that she now feels bursting to the surface. Her latest work featured on the cover of View II is part of her Screaming Woman Series. She currently resides in Peekskill, New York. Her radio show, Screaming Woman Talks, can be accessed from Toni Quest's website. In this video she shares "Brainy Guys" from View III:

Robert Ward
Robert Ward spent years as a graphic designer before taking the plunge as a writer. He is currently working on his first novel titled, The Sweepers, which he calls," an accelerated metaphor of modern life". His love of science fiction and adventure are the basis of most of his writing. He currently resides in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.