Ariana D. Den Bleyker: The Conquest of Bread

In Contest, Finalists - 2011, Poetry on November 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm


Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native that currently resides in a small town in New York where she is a wife and mother of two. Earning a B.A. in English, she is a graduate of William Paterson University. She is passionate about poetry and writing because it speaks to her so much that she’s been known to consider writing her part-time job. She draws much of her energy from her own life experiences, late night musings, and reading and writing lots and lots of poetry. She especially loves when a poem she’s written is fortunate enough to be spared from the box where drafts go to die. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. It is her dream to become the editor of her own literary journal one day. Her poetry was most recently featured in scissors and spackle, Stone Highway Review, The Homestead Review, Heavy Hands Ink, among others, and is forthcoming in Grey Sparrow Press, Lady Ink Magazine and Burnt Bridge. Her chapbook, Forgetting Aesop, was recently published by the editors of scissors and spackle and is available for purchase at http://www.scissorsandspackle.com.

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Know the Poet:


GSLR: Favorite poet(s) –
Noelle Kocot and Timothy Liu

GSLR: The last book of poetry you enjoyed –
Noelle Kocot’s 4

GSLR: Themes you usually write about –
The human condition, though I must say I enjoy writing prompts or the unearthed inspiration brought about by a particular piece I have just finished reading.

GSLR: If you didn’t write poetry you would –
If I didn’t write poetry, I would always be looking for that missing piece of myself everywhere I turned.

GSLR: 2 poems you enjoyed reading in GSLR –
“The Guru. The Tampon. The Secret” by Christine Herzer
“Do Not Feed the Animals” by Troubadour Kaul




The Conquest of Bread – Ariana D. Den Bleyker is the Reader’s Choice Finalist in the Golden Sparrow Poetry Prize 2011.


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