Happy World Poetry Day to Dominique, Sandra, Miriam & D A!

Dominique Boller is an up and coming writer from Rochester, New York. A Lupus and Breast Cancer survivor, and single mom, she left the corporate world to pursue a career in writing. Dominique has been writing since childhood and uses her love of writing for therapy and meditation. In her spare time she also creates and designs her own jewellery, and is an advocate for women of colour affected by Lupus and Breast Cancer in Rochester. Since being diagnosed Dominique wanted to bring the issues of Breast Cancer and Lupus to light for others by blogging about this deeply personal and difficult journey at Caring Bridge.

Sandra Davies is an artist and printmaker and recently-emerged writer of fiction, with a long-established interest in family history. Born on the Essex coast, she now lives in Teesside in the north east of England, both places having the flat landscapes and sea-edged horizons considered essential for a sense of well-being. More writing can be found on her blog, Lines of Communication. Her prints can be found online at Print Universe.

Miriam Dunn lives and writes on the pristine shores of Cape Breton Island, part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Miriam has been writing essays and poetry since her earliest days as a child, inspired by the woodlands and shorelines that surround her. After starting a career in radio broadcasting, she returned to school to earn her Bachelor of Arts and more recently a bachelor of Education. She is currently a teacher as well as a freelance writer and dabbles in art and music. She is working on her first novel and hopes to soon publish a book of her poetry, titled Soft Bits. Miriam can be found on twitter.

D A Volpe Herskowitz; poet, partner, parent and grandparent enjoys writing free verse, different haiku forms and prose, and has been published as an amateur poet in a college literary magazine, local newspaper, a chap book, and two women’s collective books. In 2011 she entered and won an honourable mention for a haiku contest, and entered the Poetry Paths competition sponsored by the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College. Home is where the heart is, which is now in south eastern Pennsylvania. Inspiration is gathered from living life, stopping to breathe and then writing it down. And of course Susan’s wonderful photographs.