Bio- My name is Hala. I am an American poet living both in the USA and frequenting Algeria with my family. I studied Middle East History and Telecommunications in Colorado USA and love everything francophone, although I am only fluent in the love of French culture. My work is centered on the sublime whether Ekphrastic, Surrealist, Dadaist or just plain philosophically experimental. I am open minded and highly spiritually centered. My work seeks to show a lifelong poetic vein and to bleed through the pages a sense of love for the intrinsic beauty of art itself. I am hereby a dedicated life-long learner, former ESL teacher and into coding and decoding life, hence, the use of my name anagrammed for artistic temperance. I seek to commune with other artists and I hope my work is a tribute to those I have sought to bring even more life.