Biography:

In my spare time, I can be found leaning over jetty rocks to find the best fishing spots and catching
anything that won’t pull me in. I enjoy the ocean. I find that a lot of my writing veers to the jocularity side
but I have written in many styles. When it comes to my animals, I enjoy serving as part of the staff. On
warm summer days, I like to share a sundae with my cat Basho on the grass admiring flowers, eyeing
bugs, fighting over who gets to lick the spoon. My first child arrived this spring, so now I am reading
poems to my son.
 (Summer 2006)

Janine Margiotta is a native of New York now living in Oregon. In her spare time she enjoys jetty fishing,
her seasonal pool league, catching some wind and sun on the Harley, and likes to share a chocolate
sundae with her cat Basho the great haiku master, on the grass admiring flowers, eyeing bugs, fighting
over who gets to lick the spoon. Janine's writing veers to the jocularity side but she writes in many
styles. Janine is a mama of a three year old and looks forward to reading poems to her son Dylan.
(Spring 2009)

Website address:  none available

Index of Groundwaters contributions:
Volume 2 Issue 4
- “You Unravel” and “When They Come to Dig Us Out” (poetry)
Volume 3 Issue 1 - “Most Mornings” (poetry)
Volume 5 Issue 3 - "Beached Wing" and "Shell Seekers"  (poetry)
Volume 5 Issue 4 - "Sleeping with Matchbox Cars" and "Wild Poppy" (poetry)
Volume 6 Issue 1 - "Pink's Not My Color" and "A Dark Raven on Her Shoulder" (poetry)
Janine Margiotta
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
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