I’ve been contemplating removing one veil of my anonymity here. As a few have noticed, my real name is on the site, hidden in plain sight, and I’ve taken to signing my initials on some of my replies, but I’ve tried to keep a modicum of myself intangible. Privacy is quite important, but intimacy is as well. It is for the sake of intimacy that I offer a little more of myself here.
My name is Aaron. I’ve lived most of my life in Oklahoma, but I’ve spent some time in Las Vegas, Nevada and Yokote, Akita, Japan. I have a B.A. in English with a minor in Applied Linguistics and a certificate to teach English as a Second Language. I began writing poetry when I was thirteen, and I have continued writing ever since. Before this blog, I showed my writing only to very close, special people in my life and have always been too afraid to present anything “mine” to the public. However, something finally pushed me to present here, and here I sit, warts and all.