From reflection to normalcy and then onward to being able to roar again….

The passing of Keith Leonard had a profound affect on aaduna.  His spark, wit, graciousness, joie de vivre, and savoir faire framed most people’s initial contact with the journal.  While his spirit will continue to permeate what we do, we also know he would want us to get back to normalcy; “forget him,” and start to roar like we did when he was around. 

Well, Leonard will not be forgotten. 

While we are not quite ready to really roar, rest assured, we are moving back to normalcy at least at the hectic, controlled purposefulness, random craziness, and getting on each other’s nerves the way that we thrive on when getting an issue ready for launch.

In a few weeks, you will be gently placed on words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs, and experience images that will have you travel to various and intriguing levels of your imagination. 

The summer-fall 2015 issue contributing poets are

Bruce Ellis Alford           Hammond, LA

Kathryn de Leon             Essex, UK

Dean Hathout                  Montrose, CA

Hallie Hayes                     Dubuque, IA

Jacqueline Henry            Hill Los Angeles, CA

Nancy A. Jackson            Monroe, MI

J. Richard McLaughlin   Allston, MA

Eloísa Pérez-Lozano        Houston, TX

Beraha Sellem                  Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Jennifer Singleton            Corsicana, TX

The contributing writers are:

Ms. Gladys Barbieri           Torrance, CA

Mario Duarte                       Iowa City, IA

Tiffany L. Fuentes               Bronx, NY

Rachael Z. Ikins                   Baldwinsville, NY

Quiana Katumu                    Baltimore, MD

Jim Keane                             Croton on Hudson, NY

Christina R. Leal                  Laredo, TX

Janet Mason                          Philadelphia, PA

Michael Thompson               Indianapolis, IN

The visual artists are:


Robert Bharda (Ward)           Bellevue, WA

Todd Foster                              Auburn, NY

Geoffrey D. Holman                Bronx, NY

Over the next few days, we will give you a few glimpses of what is coming! 





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