My name is Orania Hamilton. I was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. I reside now in California since 1963.
I am a Coordinator / Teacher of conversational English for exchange students. My ethnic background is Greek.
I was nominated for the 2005, Pushcart award. (The Pushcart Prize - Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America.
I won the 2004, Fusion Poetry Award. Frst place for my 9/11 poem in, Poetry Now Mag (UK) 2002 hard copy. First place in San Jose Art and Poetry festival in 2002. First place in Poetic Universe in 2001. 'First place in Poetically Speaking, 2003. Finalist in Fusion Contest 2003. Finalist in Mandy contest 2003. Published in, Poetic Voices, This Hard Wind, Old World Poetry, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly. Underground Poetry, Poet Works, Poetic Universe, Long Story Short Story,Chaparral Poets, Inscribed Souls (UK)Skyline Mag (Hard Copy, Skyline Magazine hard copy) Published in , Artists For a better World, and the , Canadian Federation of Poets and Poetry of Canada.
Included in seven Anthologies , one of which is in the 2006 anthology , for Artist For A Better World,
"Spirit of Humanity " Together with other poets have been featured in many tours in the United States..Taped a TV poetry session for, Emerging Poets in North Dakota. Guest poet at the, Channing Murray Foundation at the, University of ILL. was invited to read at the well known, Morden Towers in Newcastle, England, on July 15 , 2005, where Ginsberg, Corsco and Rumi have read, which I did attend. Invited to read at the University of New castle, England I have had two press releases, one in Apple valley, Ca and the other in San Jose Ca. Featured poet in Pasedena, CA in Jan, 2006.Founder of, Platinum Poetry in 2001, a poetry reading room and the originator of, Cally's Spring Muse in Apple Valley, Ca in 2002, which I m planning to take place again in the fall of 2007.
Member of The Academy of American Poets, Poet Projects/ Phenomenal Woman of the Web, California Writers/ First vice president of the San Bernardino chapter of the, California Federation of Chaparral Poets Inc. 2002 -2003 reelected for 2004.and the, Assistant Poetry Editor of the off line Magazine, Dream Fantasy international in Champaign, IL. 2003, Appointed Poetry director of the, Apple Valley Library, CA. I am working on my book for 2006.