Birth and rebirth
From 2009 to 2014 I published my poetry under the pseudonym, AE Ballakisten. During this period I published HEAP OF STONES (2009), TALKING TO A TREE (2011, pictured) and numerous poems in literary and other publications. I hosted a literary radio show, Words Alive on Mix 93fm and read my work at numerous literary events.
As of 2015, I started writing and reading my poetry under my legal name, and will continue to do so. AE Ballakisten will continue to be dear to me but I no longer need to stand behind him or wear the mask of his persona.