Hello from Canada! My name is John Duncan Hood!

Hello from Canada! My name is John Duncan Hood. Great to meet you here! Why should I tell my story? To all those who know what goes on in life: run after your goals! To all those who are searching for their way: maybe my way will give you some inspiration! When I was 6 … Read more

Global Goodwill Ambassadors Founders Letter March 2018 by Richard DiPilla

I have to constantly remind myself that each day, month, and year, are specks of time in the evolution of humanity. As I remind myself I ask each of you. Are you doing things in your life that are an example to others? Are you leaving behind your own personal legacy beyond what you do … Read more

Spiritual Veda in the March Newsletter GGA

Spiritual Veda contributed a wonderful text to the March Newsletter of Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA): Dear Richard, Thank you for sharing the kindness, until human learn to drop I, Me or Mine, and wear Our, Us or We, the world will always face challenges to sustain humanity. Like rose, which even being surrounded by thorns … Read more

Jaya Kamlani honored Global Goodwill Ambassador by Richard DiPilla

Jaya Kamlani Global Goodwill Ambassador GGA

In March 2018 Jaya Kamlani was honored Global Goodwill Ambassador by Richard DiPilla – Founder of Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA). Who is Jaya Kamlani? Jaya Kamlani is an award-winning Indian-American author and poet. She is a former Silicon Valley technology consultant and a graduate of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and has been living in America … Read more

Interview with Jaya Kamlani

Photo of author and activist Jaya Kamlani receiving the NRI Institute’s Bharat Samman (Pride of India) award from former Army Chief, General V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Manu Jagmohan Singh, Secretary General of NRI Institute on January 12 at the Leela Palace, Delhi.

Interviewer: Hans-Jürgen John Interviewee: Jaya Kamlani Date: April 19, 2016 Photos placed at disposal by Jaya Kamlani Interview with Jaya Kamlani, author and activist. Interview with Jaya Kamlani about Donald Trump, her book «To India, with Tough Love» and the situation for children and women in India. Jaya Kamlani receives the NRI Institute’s Bharat Samman … Read more

Interview with Douglas Linares Flinto

Interview with Douglas Linares Flinto in his office at Brazilian Business Ethics Institute

Interview with Douglas Linares Flinto about Ethics, Whistleblowers and his Brazilian Business Ethics Institute. On March 17th of 2016, Andrea Greco and Giuseppe Oddo launched the book «The Parallel State: The first investigation on Eni». Andrea Greco is an economics journalist for the Italian journal La Repubblica (The Republic). Part of the book is the … Read more

Nixon Issangya: Tell The Nations

Cover of Tell The Nations by Nixon Issangya

Nixon Issangya: Tell The Nations : My autobiography of 580 pages : The book I worked on for over 15 years, came off the press last July. Looking back, I wonder how the dream of completing the book came true. However, it is true. Here, I write of my background, my World view, in my village … Read more

Perfect Job, Shweta Kesari

In Febuary 2014 we introduced Shweta Kesari as new Johntext Author for Madhya Pradesh / India. 20 months later we reached 261 published reviews. Assumed an average of 200 pages for a book sums up to 52200 pages altogether for 261 reviews. So every month there are 2610 pages to read. Wow. And this part-time … Read more

Johntext Guest Authors

www.johntext.de/guestauthors This new platform on Johntext starts with authors from Mongolia, India, Africa … Sendoo Hadaa is a multi-award winning poet and professor from Mongolia … Gaurav Sharma from India is popular for his books Rapescars and Love @ Air Force … Mr. Ben is the penname of Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict from Lagos, Nigeria. He … Read more

A New Johntext Author: Perry Brass

We want to live in a world of peace. One precondition is to accept others – other religions, other opinions … . On 01 September we will introduce – among others – Perry Brass as new Johntext Author. He writes for The Huffington Post. He is the author of 19 books and he is a … Read more

Three Bestseller by Joygopal Podder

Happy to share that Fingerprint Publishing / ‘Prakash Books’ are also rolling out into shops my earlier titles “Millennium City” and “Superstar” along with my new novel “Chief Minister’s Mistress”. In a few days, book purchasers will get to see all these three crime fiction novels of mine displayed on the shelves of several bookstores. … Read more

Showjumping In Neuendorf

– For the german translation of this article please go to Johntext Switzerland. Thank you – Willi Melliger presented the Concours Neuendorf 2015 this weekend. Every year some of the best showjumpers and their horses join the competitions in Neuendorf / Switzerland. Kai Melliger, Martin Fuchs and Kevin Melliger were part of the competition today … Read more

Cutthroat – A Journal of the Arts

Cutthroat 10th Anniversary A Tribute to Joy Harjo and Linda Hogan is one of the most wondrous and beautiful things that came home from Minnesota with me last week. Link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0979563488/ It’s a special tribute issue to Joy Harjo and Linda Hogan and contains a terrific review by Doug Anderson of ‘I … Read more

chapbooks and manuscripts

A pleasant surprise. Searching for something else (isn’t that always the case?) I found these manuscripts and chapbooks of mine: The Waterfalls of the Broken Sky 1966 (Poem on a page torn out of a notebook) The Jupiter Connection 1966 (My first Novel — long thought lost — wrote it as a school assignment when … Read more

Country Music Award 2015

Remember Lisa-Marie Fischer? The singer who is known for her music videos “On my own”, “Done is Done”, “You’ve got a way with that”… got the German Country Award ! Congratulations! Special Thanks to all Johntext Authors who agreed and helped to support her on their websites: Melissa Studdard​, Ethel Morgan Smith,​ Faraaz Kazi,​ John … Read more

Interview with Jane Hirshfield


Jane Hirshfield

“Poems give us permission to be unsure, in ways we must be if we are ever to learn anything not already known. If you look with open eyes at your actual life, it’s always going to be the kind of long division problem that doesn’t work out perfectly evenly. Poems let you accept the multiplicity and complexity of the actual, they let us navigate the unnavigable, insoluble parts of our individual fates and shared existence.”

See the link below for more of my conversation with Jane Hirshfield at American Microreviews and Interviews.