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Buffy Aakaash

Published Poet & Writer

Author of Untangling the Knots

Nominated for the Vermont Book Awards


December 2022

Untangling the Knots

... published by Kelsay Books. This 20-poem chapbook arose out of the previously published poem, "How to Untangle a Knot." It was birthed in the lonely isolation of a pandemic in the winter of 2020.

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Spring 2023

Come Sail Away anthology
by fifth wheel press

"Las Olas," a short poem about our Grandmother the Ocean. Published in late spring 2023 by fifth wheel press, "an independent community-focused publisher of art and writing by queer, trans, and gender non-conforming creatives."


Winter 2024

Open Door Magazine

"Sanctuary," which revels in the experience of living in a backwoods community, was published at this lovely and lively quarterly online magazine. It came out in January of 2024 and was themed "Frost & Firelight."

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Spring 2024

The Wild Word

"One Tennessee Summer" was published by The Wild Word, a most fantastic online journal. One reader said, "I absolutely relate, and love this so much!"

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 Upcoming Publications 


Stay Tuned... more to come.

About Buffy Aakaash

Buffy Aakaash grew up around hills and lakes in New Jersey west of New York City. He has lived as a queer man in both big cities and small remote towns throughout the US since then. His work has been published in numerous online and printed publications. Buffy was the 2022 recipient of Poetry Society of Vermont's "Marian Gleason Memorial Award" for his poem, The Beauty Before UsHe currently resides in the Green Mountains of Central Vermont, with his canine companion, Bodhi.

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