img_0504THE POET BY DAY is an information hub created by a poet for poets and especially for everyone who lives and loves poetry and wishes it were their day job. This site sheds a special – but not exclusive – light on:

  • global arts and poetry initiatives for peace, sustainability and social justice
  • she-poets
  • minority poets
  • poets just finding their voices in maturity

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The Poet by Day

The full Web/Zine Mission Statement for this site is in the blogroll to your right.


JAMIE DEDES: The Poet by Day Web/Zine Founder and Content Editor: Poet, “Poetry Champion,” Writer, and  Managing Editor of The BeZine, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines.

Jamie Dedes
Jamie Dedes

Formerly: a feature writer specializing in business, employment and vocational education and for two years, associate editor to the California Job Journal and for six years a columnist, On the Job Front. I was an analyst supervisor with a quasi-government agency formed by a joint powers act between a city and county and after managed a full-service career center under The Workforce Investment Act.

Current focus is poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction and iPhoneOgraphy with a special interest in art as a change agent. Organized The BeZine 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change as an annual virtual event and founded The Bardo Group – now The Bardo Group Beguines – to create a community of like-minded poets, writers, musicians, artists and clergy to help foster the peace, however modest the effort.

Baxter "The Bax" Dedes
Baxter “The Bax” Dedes

I live with my lifelines (MacBook and iPhone 6), life support (oxygen compressor) and unconditional love from my elderly-disabled Rat Terrier-Chihuahua mix, Baxter, companion, muse and office manager.


An interview on The Creative Nexus Radio Show

Second Light Live, U.K. – Page includes a list of features on Second Light by the “U.S. connection”


Jamie Dedes

Professional Affiliations

Second Light Network of Women Poets (SLN).



update: August 14, 2016