Russ Haddad, 53, also known as A.A. Winston, has had a full range of life experiences,
starting with the death of his father when he was 12 years old.
When not writing poetry, he is the business development manager for the NC Craft Brewers Guild. His professional background ranges from marketing operations through a variety of positions in radio, journalism, tourism/economic development and a series of public service positions. But he always had a love for writing dating back to high school. He turned toward poetry accidentally, dipping his toes in the genre during high school. Poetry became his form of coping through life’s ups and downs, reinvigorating that love during the COVID pandemic. He rediscovered his enjoyment of putting words to paper to express himself and decided to publish his works to share feelings in hopes others relate.
Originally from Massachusetts, Russ now lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife, and has a son in Boston.