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Buffy Aakaash

Published Poet & Writer


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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December 2022

Solstice: A winter anthology
by Devil's Party Press

Includes three of my poems -- Beneath the Stars I Release, Hibernation, and On Lake Washington: The Duck


November 19, 2022

Eat The Storms
The Poetry Podcast

You can hear me read these 6 poems on this wonderful podcast from the UK -- Buddha's Garden, Remembering Last Year at Hood Canal, The Beauty Before Us, The Pray-ers, The Things I Can Now See Without You, and What Love Is Never. Or listen to them here...

Buddha’s Garden
Remembering Last Year at Hood Canal
The Things I Can Now See Without You
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The Pray-ers
The Beauty Before Us

 Upcoming Publications 

Spring 2023

Come Sail Away anthology
by fifth wheel press

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


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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