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    Howard Nelson

    Howard Nelson was born in New Jersey in 1947. He was educated at Gettysburg College and Hollins College. He moved to the Finger Lakes region of New York in 1970 and has lived there ever since, teaching at Cayuga Community College until his retirement as a full professor.  He is married and has three grown children. His collections of poems are: Creatures (1983), Singing into the Belly (1990), Gorilla Blessing (1993), Bone Music (1997), and The Nap by the Waterfall (2009). His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, and read on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac.” All the Earthly Lovers: Selected & New Poems was published in 2014. Mr. Nelson’s poem “The Moon” was published in the 20th anniversary issue of Northern Woodlands magazine, and he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “Best of Small Press Publications for 2014.” He also writes criticism and essays, and is the author of Robert Bly: An Introduction to the Poetry and editor of On the Poetry of Galway Kinnell: The Wages of Dying and Earth, My Likeness: Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman. He contributed to Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia. He is a member of the Thoreau Society, and his recent pieces on Thoreau have appeared in The Thoreau Society Bulletin. Nelson’s new collection, That Was Really Something, will be published by the Groundhog Poetry Press in 2018.  Howard resides in Cayuga County, and has been a favored reader and crowd choice in all of the annual aaduna fundraisers.

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    Jimena Antoniello Ligüera, PhD

    Jimena Antoniello Ligüera, PhD is an Uruguayan writer and screenwriter who has lived in Montevideo, Madrid and now Los Angeles, California. From her years of studying and developing her writing, as well as from the experiences in places she has lived and worked, Dr. Ligüera realizes that there are as many different voices in literature as countries or regions where writers develop their skills.  And all of them are unique.  All of them intriguing and colorful.  She has learned (or at least she is always trying to do so) a new perspective of the world and its stories.  Magnificent heterogenic forms of communication rising from experiences throughout communities’ art and literature.  In her writing, Jimena tries to make visible all these influences in a more casual way and chat with the reader instead of just narrate, making it more personal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, a Master’s in Screenwriting, and a PhD in Ancient History.  Her terminal degree is the result of her fascination with mankind’s beliefs and ways of describing the intangible. She has been published in literary magazines, as well as in the academic field (literature, film reviews, and translations her narratives in other languages,) and a recipient of awards in prose and poetry.  She trusts her work in aaduna will create a new opportunity to share her work in the English language and reach different readers.  And it should be purposely noted that Jimena’s passion for and dedication to screenwriting is a major influencer on her current writing career.

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