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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 an English major at Simon Fraser University, an ESL teacher, and, when the stars align, a poet. He fancies himself a Byronic hero, but knows he isn't nearly handsome enough to be one. His primarily humorous poems have been featured in over twenty magazines, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, and bottle rockets, and he is currently working on a full-length haiku collection.

Awards and Other Honors:

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.

Selected Work
 
among the whole lot
not a single astronaut―
high school reunion
 
shifting cumulus 
         we make plans
    to make plans
 
 
 
always the bridesmaid . . .
a release dove
fails to take flight
 
mother's birthday―
time to think outside
the chocolate box
 
 
 
bedridden . . .
the wings of the butterfly
brushing against the moon
 
of all the days
for this to happen . . .
flow tide
 
 

Credits:

“among the whole lot“- Frogpond 41.3 Autumn 2018; “shifting cumulus“ - The Heron's Nest Vol. XX, No. 4: December 2018; “always the bridesmaid“ - The Heron's Nest Vol. XXI, No. 1: March 2019; “mother's birthday“ — Frogpond 42.1 Winter 2019; “bedridden“- 50 Haikus Vol.1 Issue 14, November 2018; “of all the days“ - catheXis northwest press March, 2019.

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