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Aaron Barry

Aaron Barry

Born: June 16 1995 in Port Moody British Columbia, Canada
Resides: Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
E-mail: aaronteacher1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Aaron Barry is said to look like a poor man’s Penn Badgley, and he’s perfectly okay with that. His haiku, free verse, haiga, and more have been featured in over forty different publications, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Poetry Pause, and Cathexis Northwest Press, and he is the author of thePrompts Gone Wild Humour series. Aaron can be found roaming the streets of Vancouver, Canada, during regulation sadboy hours, or on IG @aaronmbarry or @zennialhaiku.

Awards and Other Honors:

2022 Golden Haiku Contest (Commendation); 2021 Touchstone Award for Best Individual Poem (Shortlisted); 13th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2021 (Commendation); 32nd Oi Ocha Shinhaiku Contest 2021 (Merit Award); 2019 VCBF Haiku Invitational (1st Place; Sakura Award Vancouver Category); 2019 Write On! Contest: Honourable Mention in Fiction category; included in a hole in the light Red Moon Press Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018, edited by Jim Kacian.

Books Published: Writing Prompts Gone Wild (2020); Young Adult Prompts Gone Wild (2020); Hollywood Prompts Gone Wild (2021); Anime Prompts Gone Wild (2022) all published by Prompts Gone Wild; eggplants & teardrops: a haiku collection (Aug., 2022, indie publishing).

Selected Work
of other lives
her cat
says nothing
shifting cumulus 
         we make plans
    to make plans
spring morning―
a cherry blossom
breaks the silence
the house spider
starts again
it's more of a
sleepless night
the shrike's call
to nothing


“of other lives” - Presence #72 (2022); “shifting cumulus” - The Heron's Nest Vol. XX, No. 4: Dec. 2018; “spring morning”— VCBF Haiku Invitational 1st Place Vancouver category, 2019; “sunflowers”— 2022 Golden Haiku Contest (Commendation); “camellias” - Frogpond, 45:2 Spring-Summer 2022; “sleepless night” - Wales Haiku Journal (Winter, 2021).

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