Aleah Sato: Poetry Editor
Aleah Sato dropped out of university
in the early nineties to pursue two of her passions: writing
and travel. After a decade of wandering around the United States,
writing poetry at every dirty biker bar she could locate, she
landed in Fort Wayne where she worked as a development specialist
for a nonprofit, under the guidance of a knowledgeable boss turned
After a few years of fundraising, trips to Charleston, and daydreaming
about escaping the doldrums of small town, USA, she fell in love
with a dear Canadian chap whom she met online.
Determined to break all the stereotypes of doomed online romances,
she came to Toronto with a suitcase and a feline, and gritted
her teeth through the initial culture shock and awkwardness.
Much to the chagrin of friends and family, she is still in Toronto
where she is happily married and has settled in to the community
as a volunteer and co-owner of a design and marketing communications
At work, Aleah can be found with frazzled hair and glasses, pouring
over another boring press release or writing professional articles
for myriad industries. When not writing, she's likely day dreaming
about all the trips she and her husband will some day take, that
is, when time and money permits.
An avid blogger, you can find ongoing updates at http://janecrowjournal.blogspot.com or on her business blog, http://www.ricksticks.com/toronto-design-blog.htm.
Education: Close but no cigar. Attempted to obtain degree
in Psychology and English, but after two and 1/2 years at IU,
had other ideas. Will attempt to complete BA as soon as she gains
the will power and time.
Experience: Published poet and author of No
Peaceful Sleep, Badlands, and Extinct,
a collaboration with photographer, Elizabeth Siegfried. She is
a professional ghost writer and Principal of Ricksticks Inc.
Personal: Aleah lives in Toronto with her adoring, talented
husband, Rick. They have been married close to three years and
have one childlike cat. Yes, they live together and work together
- a miracle, indeed. Aleah also is a member of the Association
of Fundraising Professionals and dreams of starting a nonprofit.
Interests include ecofeminism, reading, writing, road trips,
wildlife, and philosophy.
Favorite poets: Anne Sexton, Joy Harjo, Sapphire, Nicole
Blackman, Corbet Dean, Audre Lorde, Ai, Sandra Cisneros, Lucille
Clifton. Robert Frost, and Jimmy Santiago Baca.