On May 1, we applaud; open our hearts, and say, “THANK YOU”



Lisa Brennan, aaduna Inc./Visual Arts Editor & Executive Manager of Administration and Marketing



Every morning, every day in April, LISA BRENNAN prepared the daily post that featured 4 poems, 4 poets, and photos.  While the words captivated our imagination as we read them, without the platform for those words and photos to rest upon, there would not have been a “Four for the Fourth, a global celebration of 2017’s National Poetry Month.”  So, it is fitting for aaduna in association with “aadunanotes” to give praise where praise is due; to express gratitude, and say that without LISA BRENNAN’S spirit, dedication, and willingness to go above and beyond, our efforts to support and promote creative people would just be ideas and good intentions.  She breathes life into our projects and brings structural reality to our ideas and projects.  And we exclaim, “Thank you LISA.”


Now, on a different note, we did feature 120 poets – 4 different poets each day in April.  These are the creative people who participated in our poetry celebration:

Jim Ellis/Auburn, New York                 
Heidi Nightengale/Auburn, New York                     
Celestina D. Agyekum/Worcester, Massachusetts
Avijeet Das/Kathmandu, Nepal                     

Patricia Roth Schwartz/Waterloo, New York                                   
Samir F. Atassi/Westlake, Ohio                                 
Jim Farfaglia/Fulton, New York                    
Lind Grant- Oyeye/Prince George, British Columbia, Canada         

Tanya Dickinson/Portland, Oregon               
Frank E. Mundo/Alta Loma, California                    
Imani Davis/Ridge, New York                      
James G. Piatt/Santa Ynez, California                       

Mary Barghout/Minneapolis, Minnesota        
Austin C. Morgan/Jasper, Indiana                             
Dinesh Pant/Mahakali Zone, Baitudi District, Nepal
Tiffany Haty/Seattle, Washington                 

Eaton Jackson/Neptune, New Jersey             
Victor A. Attah/Syracuse, New York                       
Tim Jaravani/Harare, Zimbabwe                    
David Reynders/Lehi, Utah                           

Raymond Nat Turner/Harlem, New York                 
Anita Nahal/Princeton, New Jersey               
Kimberlynne Darby Newton/Montgomery, Alabama                       
Matthew Rodgers/San Francisco, California                                                 

Barbara Berman/San Francisco, California    
Ryan Johnson/ Lilburn, Georgia
Andrew Gjefle/Vancouver, Washington       
Jordan Brown/Montreal, Quebec, Canada    

Lana Bella/Nha Trang, Vietnam                      
henry 7. reneau, jr./Lindsay, California                     
Dietra Reid/Baltimore, Maryland      
Fred Chandler/Los Angeles, California         

Tamvi Gaurav Srivastava/Vadodara, Gujavat, India             
Jennifer Singleton/Corsicana, Texas                          
Bo Lanier/Harrison, Texas                 
Daniel Ross Goodman/Bronx, New York                   

Nicole Fuhrman/Petal, Mississippi     
Jack Fein/Westchester, New York     
David Roche/Warrenton, Oregon      
Mano Mannaz/Glastonbury, UnitedKingdom

Kai Adwoa-Thomas/Nyack, New York                    
Cyd Charisse Fulton/East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania          
Susan Savion/Syracuse, New York   
Landa wo/Essen, Germany

Julisa Stone/Auburn, New York                    
Tamara Madison/Orlando, Florida
Christine Green/Brockport, New York                      
Daniel P. Barbare/Greenville, South Carolina             

Kelly Grace Thomas/Venice, California
Changming Yuan/Seattle, Washington          
Rhonda Olivia Magdelene/Atlanta, Georgia             
Sean O’ Grady/Maui, Hawaii

Cindy Lamphere/Weedsport, New York                   
Tara Menon/Lexington, Massachusetts  
Patrick Lee Clark/Las Cruces, New Mexico  
Christopher Barnes/Newcastle, United Kingdom     

Spiros Kitsinelis/Athens, Greece                   
Carlos Evaristo Flores/Laredo, Texas
Giovanni Rentas/Jersey City, New Jersey
Masnoh Wilson/Ansonia, Connecticut          

Kevin Jenkins/ Jamaica, New York    
Persecution Avenue/Baltimore, Maryland     
Alok Bhardwaj/Sioux Falls, South Dakota   
Shana Bulhan Haydock/Northampton, Massachusetts          

Erika Donald/Berkeley, California
Zigi Lowenberg/Harlem, New York    
Edward Mendes/Varysburg, New York
Ho Cheung Lee (Peter)/Hong Kong              

Pat D’agostino/Auburn, New York
Mike Jurkovic/Wallkill, New York                
Crystal Berche/Osage, Virginia         
Joyce Miller/Cincinnati, Ohio            

Judita Pamfil/Port Hope, Ontario, Canada    
Natasha Kearl/West Jordan, Utah                 
Sarah Wyman/ HudsonValley, New York     
Olivia Lin DeLuca/Levittown, Pennsylvania    
                                                                
Noorulain Noor/Milpitas, California  
Tearz/Rochester, New York              
Jennifer Wolfe/Edina, Minnesota                  
Julie Ascarrunz/Lafayette, Colorado             
                      
Christopher Gorrie/San Diego, California                 
Alexander Dawson/Iowa City, Iowa             
Christine Donofrio/Cleveland, Ohio              
Bobbie Dumas Panek/Auburn, New York                

Selena Oquendo/Rochester, New York                     
Kathryn de Leon/Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Fox e. Law/Victoria, Australia                      
Hallie Hayes/Dubuque, Iowa             

Kamaruzzaman/West Bengal, India
Marthe-Elise Bertrand/Coral Springs, Florida           
Desiree St. Amant/Fullerton, California        
Jacqueline Henry Hill/Los Angeles, California          

Gonzalinho da Costa/San Juan, Philippines   
Nina Welch/Mission Viejo, California           
Prarthana Banikya/Bangalore, India  
Melinda Luisa de Jesus/Oakland, California 

Lyn Lifshin/Vienna, Virginia 
Melvin Douglas/Atlanta, Georgia      
Amitava Chakraborty/Tokyo, Japan  
Jacques Wakefield/Laurelton, New York      

Tyeastia Green/Minneapolis, Minnesota        
Dan Leach/Kearney, Nebraska          
Phylise Smith/ Pomona, California    
DC Copeland/ New York, New York

Ayendy Bonafacio/Columbus, Ohio 
Gregg Dotoli/Nutley, New Jersey     
Torsa Ghosal/Columbus, Ohio                       
P.R. Cardinale/Sauquoit, New York 

Diana Andreea Gabor/Genova, GE, Italy  
Rakhshan Rizwan/Eindhoven, Netherlands       
Sze-Leng Tan/ Selangor, Malaysia     
Eloísa Pérez-Lozano/Houston, Texas            

Jeffrey Holman/Bronx, New York
Isis Arias/Brooklyn, New York  
Rushda Rafeek/Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Hope Guirantes/Jersey City, New Jersey

Kimo RedeR/New York, New York 
Sukrita Paul Kumar/New Delhi, India           
Javier Perez/Cape Town, South Africa          
Sarah Khan/Karachi, Pakistan           


aaduna appreciates and thanks the 120 poets who participated in this project and whose work  captivated and inspired our global, multicultural community of creative people and readers.
Thank you poets, readers, and followers.  



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  1. thank you, bill and company, for giving poets the world over a platform to sing the song of the human condition.

    live long and prosper,

    henry 7. reneau, jr.

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