ayaz will discuss what/who nurtured/stirred and continues to nurture his writing poetry and present
his books bear creek haiku, and! bear creek haiku's online existence with an expectation that those listening will participate and find some nurturing for their own creativity.
He will read several poems and describe how some of them came about, including interesting circumstances that led to these poems, such as an Arapahoe road man and Sufi's and hippies and all suchnesses, and loved ones, especially Judith, his wife, who also is a well-published poet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ayaz daryl nielsen was born in Valentine, Nebraska, attended schools in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado,
and Monterrey, Mexico, has lived in Bonn, Germany, and now lives in Longmont, Colorado,
with his beloved wife, poet and psychoanalyst Judith Partin-Nielsen. A veteran and former hospice
nurse, he has nurtured his print publication bear creek haiku for over 30 years and 155 issues,
and, is online at bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info. Poems by ayaz daryl have been voted "best
senryu of year" twice by the Irish Haiku Association, twice have been included in the yearly
Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, scifaiku selected for the Dwarf Award,
chapbooks include Window Left Open released by Prolific Press, unique conversations and
a dog barking somewhere and one more swallow and interplay and inner work by Cholla Needles
Arts and Literary Library, the 100-page collection a nameless stream also from Cholla Needles Press,
Sophia’s Crockpot by Presa Press, Kissing the Stitches by SCARS Publications,
tumbleweeds still tumbling and Saint Moochie’s Corner through Create Space, mini-chapbooks
by the Origami Poetry Project, and, a one-hundred page collection of his poems titled
a nameless stream released by Cholla Needles. Among other deeply appreciated honors,
he is especially delighted by the depth and heart of poets worldwide whose poems have a home in
bear creek haiku’s print and online presence.