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About Abaris
Biography:
I'm a former English professor, now a part-time travel agent and full-time poet and mythographer. I live with my husband in a book-filled cabin in the woods on a little island near Canada. I've had a lifelong passion for world literature, myth, art, philosophy, culture, and nature.

My Favorite Writers aka My Personal Canon (as of this week):
Anonymous, Enheduanna, Lao Tzu, Vyasa, Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Aeschylus, Euripides, Plato, Qu Yuan, Virgil, Ovid, Plutarch, Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, Proclus, Kalidasa, Li Bai (Li Po), Ono no Komachi, Padmasambhava, Scheherazade, Murasaki Shikibu, Rumi, Omar Khayyám, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Guido Cavalcanti, Dante, Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, Nezahualcoyotl, Mirabai, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Spenser, Marlowe, Jonson, Milton, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Matsuo Bashō, Voltaire, Cao Xueqin, Wu Tsao, Ossian (James Macpherson), Blake, Shelley, Keats, Goethe, Hölderlin, Victor Hugo, Nerval, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Leopardi, Rosalía de Castro, Dickens, The Brontës, George Eliot, Swinburne, Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, Kate Chopin, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, Oscar Wilde, William James, Machado de Assis, Rubén Dário, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Elk, Strindberg, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Hosteen Klah, Rabindranath Tagore, Yeats, Cavafy, E.M. Forster, Kafka, Rilke, Mann, Joyce, Proust, Gide, Cocteau, Kazantzakis, Hesse, Colette, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Mina Loy, Willa Cather, Djuna Barnes, Amy Lowell, Zitkala-Ša, Radclyffe Hall, Mary Butts, Marianne Moore, Dorothy Richardson, Witter Bynner, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Robinson Jeffers, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Pessoa, Tsvetaeva, Akhmatova, García Lorca, Katherine Mansfield, Brecht, Artaud, Beckett, Borges, Léonie Adams, Hart Crane, Robert Duncan, Harold Norse, Meridel Le Sueur, Dorothy Parker, Paul Celan, Ingeborg Bachmann, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Léopold Sédar Senghor, César Vallejo, Richard Wright, Melvin B. Tolson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Bob Kaufman, Isak Dinesen, Robert Graves, Octavio Paz, Aimé Césaire, Mercè Rodoreda, Yannis Ritsos, Mary Renault, Marguerite Yourcenar, Carson McCullers, John Kennedy Toole, Italo Calvino, Iris Murdoch, Christopher Isherwood, May Sarton, Clarice Lispector, Joyce Mansour, Ralph Ellison, Angela Carter, Pablo Neruda, Kathleen Raine, Rosario Castellanos, Naguib Mahfouz, Kobo Abe, Chinua Achebe, Mariama Ba, Jean Genet, Yukio Mishima, Sylvia Plath, Qurratulain Hyder, Gabriel García Márquez, James Baldwin, William S. Burroughs, Patrick White, Gore Vidal, Doris Lessing, Alice Munro, Peter Weiss, Harold Pinter, Wisława Szymborska, James Merrill, John Ashbery, Audre Lorde, Judy Grahn, Adrienne Rich, Paula Gunn Allen, Wole Soyinka, Adonis, Saadi Yousef, Ko Un, Susan Sontag, Jerome Rothenberg, Annie Dillard, Joseph Campbell, Helene Cixous, Marguerite Duras, Marguerite Young, Irmtraud Morgner, Ama Ata Aidoo, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Eugénio de Andrade, Inger Christensen, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Taslima Nasrin, Louise Erdrich, Juan Goytisolo, Agustin Gomez-Arcos, José Lezama Lima, Samuel R. Delany, Octavia Butler, Susan Howe, Mahasweta Devi, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Eileen Chang, Janet Frame, Assia Djebar, Nawal El Saadawi, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Roberto Calasso, Toni Morrison, August Wilson, Margaret Atwood, John Rechy, David Malouf, Orhan Pamuk, Anita Desai, Claribel Alegría, Ai, Gao Xingjian, Reinaldo Arenas, Guy Davenport, John Crowley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lydia Davis, Kate Bornstein, Roberto Bolaño, Maryse Condé, Werewere Liking, Duong Thu Huong, Hoda Barakat, Suzan-Lori Parks, Francisco X. Alarcón, Will Alexander, Sarah Kane, Anna Deveare Smith, Anne Carson, Sherman Alexie . . .
Location:
San Juan Islands
Interests:
World Literature, Mythology, Art, Nature, Philosophy, Meditation, Mysticism, LGBT History
Occupation:
Poet
Currently Reading (Title):
The Ethics of Identity
Currently Reading (Author):
Kwame Anthony Appiah

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