Janaya Martin began writing poetry at a young age as a way to cope with the sudden loss of her father and has continued to use writing as a way to get through tough times. A true introvert, she avoids people as much as possible, except every second Thursday when she hosts the monthly reading series, Writers Read, in NE Minneapolis. Her poems have appeared in Oddball Magazine, The Grief Diaries, The Real Us, AutoAnatta, Juste Milieu, Gyroscope Review and The Wrath-Bearing Tree. Tiptoe and Whisper is her first book.
Tiptoe and Whisper, her debut book of poetry, is now available HERE, HERE, at Eat My Words Bookstore in NE Minneapolis, Subtext Books in St. Paul, Valley Bookseller in Stillwater and Zenith Bookstore in Duluth.