Aaronson, Nicole
Nicole Leigh Aaronson is a native of Connecticut with a B.A. in political science from Yale University and an M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her otolaryngology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and is currently a pediatric otolaryngology fellow at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her interests outside of work include novels of all types, 1950s retro, and her corgi Langley.
Abaldo, Sherry
I'm Sherry Barker Abaldo, and I've written poetry since I was about five and discovered that a poem could give somebody else a moment, like a gift or an injection. After pursuing (in no particular order) education, making a living, marriage, hedonism, motherhood, world travel, adrenaline rushes and social justice I find myself living in the coastal town of Rockland, Maine where I was born. Most of the time I write in my 1894 Colonial house, smelling the sea, drinking coffee or wine, surrounded by hydrangeas and lilacs or five feet of snow. My husband, two teenagers and extended family live here, too, along with the ghosts of my ancestors. I have degrees from Wellesley College and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. In 2011 I was awarded the Martin Dibner Fellowship for Poetry. My website is
Abdi, Fadumo
Abraham, Elazar
Musician, traveler, artist, poet of the everyday.
Abreu, Michael
Adams, Michael
Adegbola, Oluseyi
Student, blogger and nature lover.
Aechtner, Chris D.

Wrote my first haiku in a grade 4/5 split class when I was 10 years old. My teacher at the time, Mr. McLeod (who I am eternally grateful towards), taught a course on creative writing as part of that year's curriculum, and that included a section on 101 haiku. My first haiku was one of those cliché poems with cherry blossoms as part of its imagery.

Years later, in 2009, I began experimenting with haiku again. As I become more serious with it, I researched the history of haiku and came to realize that "haiku" wasn't officially coined by Shiki until around 1902, and that Basho technically didn't write haiku, as the label didn't exist during his lifetime (he wrote hokku, renga, renku, and haibun). Basho was a hokku master (hokku had a more static set of rules than haiku), who in his brilliance, saw the genesis of haiku on the horizon, though he couldn't have guessed that Shik

Afsai, Shai
Shai Afsai ( lives in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to fiction and poetry, his recent writing has focused on the works of Thomas Paine, Zionist historiography, "the bride is beautiful but she is married to another man" stories, Jews and Freemasonry, Benjamin Franklin’s influence on Jewish thought and practice, religious traditions of the Beta Yisrael Jewish community from Ethiopia, Jewish observance and identity in Nigeria, aliyah to Israel from Rhode Island, Jewish pilgrimage to Ukraine, Jewish-Polish relations, Jews and Irish literature, and Judaism in Northern Ireland.
Agnew, Zach
Zach Agnew is a Canadian writer that has spent his life being inspired by the rhythm of the world around him. He was born in the fall of 1987 and has called Calgary home since. The majority of his adult life has been spent working in a bookstore, surrounded by the books that continue to inspire him. Currently he is attending the University of Calgary, where he is working towards finishing up his Bachelor of Arts in History. To find more of his work please visit:
Ahern, Edward
Aldridge, Bobby
Bob Aldridge's work is rooted in his life, education, and experience. His interests in the arts, religions, cultures, and the socioeconomic structures of the world, brought him to the one field that encapsulates them all - poetry. He has been published by The Haiku Journal, Lunch at Giverny, The Society of Classical Poets, Miracle, The Inner Arts Journal, and Poetry Quarterly. He is the author of two chapbooks; Kigo, Season Words: A Collection of Traditional Haiku and Tanka, and Romantically Involved: Poems of Devotion, from New Codices Press.
Alisia, Nyla
Nyla Alisia is founder and host of The SpeakEasy Cafe, online open-mic poetry radio show. Nyla is a spoken-word performer, poet and creative artist. Her poem, Secret Of Me, was nominated for the 2012 pushcart prize
Allen, Courtney
Aller, Jake
John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet, and former Foreign Service officer having served 27 years with the U.S. State Department in ten countries - Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Korea, India, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, and Thailand. and traveled to 45 countries during his career. Jake has been an aspiring novelist for several years and has completed four novels, (Giant Nazi Spiders, “the Great Divorce” and “Jurassic Cruise, and “Ft. Ashland”, and is pursuing publication. He has been writing poetry and fiction all his life and has published his poetry fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.

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