Writer Profiles D–F

listed alphabetically by last name

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Oriada Dajko

     Oriada Dajko has represented Albania several times in international literary festivals. Various poems have been published in anthologies and magazines in Albania and other countries. The winner of the first prize for poetry in the fourth edition of the Literary Festival for Youth, while in the fifth edition of the Literary Festival for Youth, wins the first prize in the prose category.
     Graduated for cultural heritage, Oriada has expressed commitment to cultural projects in the Balkans.

Westchester Writers Workshop member

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Subrata Das

Subrata Das is working on a novel, titled, Journey of a Freedom Fighter. Born in India, he has written poems and short stories in both English and Bengali. He has directed and acted in Bengali plays, staged live in New York and Las Vegas. A retired computer scientist of the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, he has published extensively and holds many patents in the field of computer speech recognition. He and his wife enjoy visiting the families of their two children and four grandchildren.

Alex R. Encomienda

Alex is an author and editor of literary, absurd and genre fiction as well as poetry. He has had work published in notable literary magazines such as The Opiate, The 5th Wall Press, The Blue Guitar magazine, Adelaide magazine and award winning Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine. Alex often expresses ideas of existentialism, theology, philosophy and love in his work.

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TAK Erzinger

TAK Erzinger is an American/Swiss poet and artist with a Colombian background. Her poetry has been featured in Bien Acompañada from Cornell University, River and South Review, The Welter from University of Baltimore, NYU and more.  Her debut chapbook entitled, “Found: Between the Trees” was published by Grey Border Books, Canada 2019. Erzinger’s most recent poetry collection “At the Foot of the Mountain,” Floricanto Press, California 2021, won the University of Indianapolis, Etchings Press Whirling Prize 2021 for best nature poetry book.  Her first audio drama Stella’s Constellation was produced by Alt.Stories and Fake Realities Podcasts, out of the UK.


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Joseph A Farina

Joseph A Farina is a retired lawyer in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. An internationally award-winning poet with several poems published in Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Ascent, Subterranean Blue and in The Tower Poetry Magazine, Inscribed, The Windsor Review, Boxcar Poetry Revue, and appears in many anthologies including: Sweet Lemons: Writings with a Sicilian Accent, Canadian Italians at Table, Witness from Serengeti Press and Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century. Poems published in the U.S. magazines: Mobius, Pyramid Arts, Arabesques, Fiele-Festa, Philadelphia Poets and Memoir. He has two books of poetry published — The Cancer Chronicles and The Ghosts of Water Street.

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Jeffrey Feingold

Jeffrey Feingold is a writer of fiction and nonfiction in Boston. His work has been appeared in award-winning national and international magazines and literary journals, including The Bark and Intrepid Times magazines, and by Wilderness House Literary Review, Schyulkill Valley Journal, Meat for Tea, Impspired magazine, The RavensPerch literary review, PAST TEN, Book of Matches, A Too Powerful Word, The Wise Owl and elsewhere. Jeffrey’s stories about family, Russian adoption, and adventures in the movie and publishing industries reveal a sense of absurdity tempered by a love of people’s quirky ways.

Westchester Writers Workshop member

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J.P.J. Fox

J.P.J. Fox writes to appease ideas cluttering his alter ego’s mind. Raised in New England, he then moved to Westchester County, New York, but writes from imaginary places. As an introverted Scorpio and veteran middle child, he knows he’s not easy to live with, so writing alone suits him fine. He finds people to be far more fascinating than their social media.

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