Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles N
Archana Nagpal was born in Cairo, Egypt, presently lives in India, and has lived in six different countries. She holds a B.A. in English Literature, and is an internationally published author of books. Her works include 14 Pearls of Inspiration, The Road to a Positive Life, The Fragrance of a Beautiful Life, New Love: Anthology of Short Stories, A Pinch of Love, Peace and Humanity, and the 12 Facets of a Crystal. A number of her short stories appear in international anthologies. Her poems have been published in numerous literary journals, including Friday Gurgaon, Whispers, Writers Asylum, The Bamboo Hut, Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America and many others. She also writes inspirational content for corporate newsletters, websites, and online and print publications. Read.
Vaishnavi Nathan lives in Singapore where she is an art curator, who uses language to explore the various mediums of arts and culture. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Harpoon Review, Eunoia Review, Blue Hour Magazine, and others. She holds a degree in Language and Intercultural Communication (French and Spanish) from the University of South Australia. Vaishnavi is often "a victim of her own experimental vegan baking," she states, and she "spends too much time thinking about hiking trails and the absurdity of society." You can see such musings—and more—on her Tumblr site, to which she invites your visit. Read.
Helena Nelson was born in Cheshire (England), and now lives in Fife, Scotland. She is founder editor of HappenStance Press which specialises in poetry pamphlets. Her first collection, Starlight on Water (Rialto Press, 2003) was a winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize. Unsuitable Poems (a pamphlet of light verse), appeared in 2005, and her second book, Plot and Counter-Plot was published by Shoestring Press in 2010. She reviews for a range of poetry magazines, including The Dark Horse, The North, and Magma, and blogs weekly at www.happenstancepress.com. Read.
Violet Nesdoly lives near Vancouver B.C. She has published poetry in Prairie Messenger, utmostchristianwriters.com, Time of Singing, Your Daily Poem, and others. She has published two books of poems, Calendar (2004) and Family Reunion (2007), and the novel Destiny’s Hands (2012). She loves trying out new poetic forms and writes often about nature and faith. VioletNesdoly.com is her online home, where you can find out more about her work. Read.
Christina Nguyen is a poet and writer living in Minnesota, USA. She plays with words on Twitter as @TinaNguyen and blogs Japanese short form poetry at “A wish for the sky…”. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and journals including Modern Haiku, Ribbons, GUSTS, red lights, American Tanka, Frogpond, Prune Juice, Moonbathing, and tinywords. In 2013, some of her poetry was chosen to appear in the forthcoming A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku from Red Moon Press. Read.
Roseville Nidea, is an aspiring poet from the Philippines who works as a content article writer. Her professional articles are published on different major websites under the company name of her client. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies published in Canada and in USA, including On The Words of Love (2012), Reflections on Blue Planet, I - IV (2012), Angels Cried (2013), A Haiku Treasury (2013), The Squire, Vol. 3: Seasons Anthology, and In Our Own Words (2013). Creating an internal and external balance between rationality and sensibility, she states, often leads her to seek the refuge of her notebook and pen. Read.
Robert Nied is a life-long community activist and musician having worked on civil rights, social justice and environmental initiatives since the late 1960’s. He currently serves on the board of directors of a non-profit organization working to build sustainable, environmentally-compatible communities in rural Upstate New York, while at the same time composing, recording and performing original jazz-influenced music with his sixteen year old son. VerseWrights is his first publishing experience. Read.
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ayaz daryl nielsen was born in Valentine, Nebraska, attended schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin, has lived in Monterrey, Mexico and Bonn, Germany, and now lives in Longmont, Colorado with his beloved wife, Judith. A veteran, former hospice nurse, and ex-roughneck (as on oil rigs), he has been editor of the print publication bear creek haiku for over 30 years, and over 130 issues. ayaz can be found online at bear creek haiku--poetry, poems and info. ayaz daryl’s poetry has been published worldwide, including senryu nominated in 2010 and 2012 as "best of year" by the Irish Haiku Association, and, with many other deeply appreciated honors, is especially delighted by the depth and quality of poets worldwide whose poems have found homes in bear creek’s print and online presence. Read.