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From: Izabel Sonia Ganz

To: Welcomed readers


This is me, in Bimini, where I went to swim with
free dolphins
in August of 1999.

Now to the bio.

I was born in Warsaw, Poland and have lived in Sweden, France, Austria, New York and California, before moving to the Southwest 10 years ago, where now I reside under the protection of Magick and several very well fed attack hummingbirds, all of us prospering together.

Stories from my young years can be found in poems published ( among others) inThe Free Cuisenart and Gravity: A Journal of Online Writing #17.
More of my life's history is featured in poems published in Gravity, Issues #25 and #26, as well as in Agnieszka's Dowryand The Free Cuisenart #24.

One day I may write poems dealing with my years in Paris, my many trips to India, my life as a public speaker and trainer of trainers ( with a PhD in Human Resource Development), perhaps even my shamanic journeys.

For now, I find much of my inspiration in the worlds of creepy-crawlies, feathered and fourlegged ones, as you can see on The Crone's Poetry Pages in living color, with pictures ( no guestbook to sign).

I have been publishing poetry for the last two years, since the internet and myself discovered each other - I have never sent anything anywhere to print media, the only poems on paper appeared in anthologies published by e-zines, among others by Milestones Press in a chapbook called "Chainsaw Orgasms".

My work has appeared also in Snakeskin Poetry e-zine, A Writers Choice Literary Journal , Shadowfeast, Poetry Repair Shop, Moonstar Gallery and Mindfire.

I write free verse, rhymed and metered (or both) and experiment with intermittent rhyme a lot, since IMO the currently prevalent allergy to melody and beat in poetry is a passing fad. I don't decide the shape for my poems, they do it on their own. I just work here (lol). This variety can be sampled at Unlikely Stories.

I have a particular affinity with haiku, a form deceptively simple yet demanding a total concentration on the moment and a "transcendental" depth of perception. One of my favorite haiku was artistically showcased in the elegant Savoy Magazine - ob-ku .

Next to writing down my poems I enjoy putting them on my page, finding the right backgrounds and gifs to create a "total internet experience".

If you have read thus far, come and visit, I have heard people enjoy it.

Oh, yeah, I am now playing with an addition to my page of 8 poems, composed for the 8 Earth Holidays, which appeared over the year of 1998 in Shadowfeast. "The Wheel of the Year" is the title of the series, several of them are illustrated with specially created graphics and I love doing it, even if for an html klutz it is quite an undertaking.

I receive and answer e-mail right here.

GOING to COVER PAGE POEMS

GOING ON TO MORE POEMS:

My Last Will and Testament
Incompréhension (new, in French and English)
COMMUNION (new)
AWILIX - Moongoddess (new)
A Letter to Hawk
Reflections on Key 13 of Tarot
Cat Poems
MAGICK's LAMENT (new)
haiku
Born again in Arizona
my New Year resolutions