Contributors - G


Barbara Anna Gaiardoni is the winner of first prize in the 2023 Zheng Nian Cup. Her Japanese-style poems have been published in more than 100 international journals and translated into Japanese, Romanian, Arabic, Malayalam, Hindi, French, and several Spanish languages. "I can, I must, I will do it” is her motto.
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Robert is a retired psychiatrist who divides his time between Connecticut and New York City. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, he started writing poetry during the pandemic. With a lifelong interest in Buddhism and world religions, his poems reflect on relationships with family, the search for a new spirituality, and attitudes toward aging and death. On OMPJ

Elizabeth Cohen GriffinI never thought she was a writer. She thought that was for other people. She finds that her deepest memories come out when she is writing. Website | On OMPJ

Ken prefers writing light verse. His work was first published in First Literary Review-East in 2016.  His work is also in Pure Slush, Spillwords, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and others. Raised in the Chicago suburbs, he has retired and has been living with his wife in Mesa, Arizona, for more than 25 years with rescue dogs and cats underfoot. Facebook | On OMPJ

Evie’s opinion pieces, humor, poems, short stories, and recipes have been published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Contra Costa Times, Games Magazine, and various anthologies and online. Her themes are travel, languages, immigration, and justice of which she writes in her book, Half the HurricanesOn OMPJ