Meet Our Poets ~ Profiles O
Polona Oblak lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She discovered haiku in her early 40s and was immediately drawn to it for its concision and power of expression. Her work has been published worldwide and some of her haiku appeared in The Red Moon Anthology. She can be found @cirrusdream on Twitter. Read.
Carey Rose O'Connell resides in the American Southwest. She has written for a number of years, but her "calling" as a poet did not come until late in 2010. This change in her writing life inspired the launch of her website, The World Poetized, in early 2011. She constructs poetry in all styles, but enjoys sharing her inner musings first in free verse and then into a poetic form, often a variety of micropoetry. She has found a connection to this style, which is featured along with her photography in Snapshots, her recent self-published book. She is presently working on a new manuscript of her work, and will soon complete a compilation of her poetry readings to be entitled Walking Enchantment. Read.
Kerry O’Connor has been writing poetry since 2009. Her themes are existential and she draws inspiration from art, nature and philosophy. Kerry is the Creative Manager of a communal blog, imaginary garden with real toads, a group project, which provides a forum for on-line poets, and encourages writing within a supportive environment. Her poems recently appeared in the inaugural edition of Nice Cage, a literary e-zine. During working hours, Kerry is to be found in a South African high school, teaching English as a first and second Language. Education is both her passion and her life’s work. Her collection of poetry may be read online at her blog Skylover, to which she invites your visit. Read.
Rita Odeh lives in Nazareth, Israel. She discovered haiku in 2006 and was immediately drawn to it for its brevity and power of suggestion. Rita is the author of seven books, including Buds of Dream (haiku and haiga) which will be released May 2014 and will be available from Amazon. Her haiku and haiga have been published worldwide and honored with many awards. To read more of her poems, she invites you to visit Catching the Moment, her poetry blog. Read.
Karen O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, North Dakota. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Haiku Pix, Sharpening the Green Pencil: 2014, Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals and Firsts, Creative Inspirations, and Poems of the World. She currently edits an online poetry journal called Whispers, and invites your visit. Read.
Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa.wordpress.com where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. His most recent collections include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015); Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016); and Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience, and he serves as an editor for The Blue Mountain Review, Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters. Read.