Deborah P Kolodji is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and moderates the Southern California Haiku Study Group. As former president of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, she created the Dwarf Stars Anthology, which honors the best short speculative poetry, 1–10 lines long, from the previous year. Debbie has published over 900 haiku and 4 chapbooks of poetry. Her first full-length book of haiku and senryu, highway of sleeping towns, is available from Shabda Press and was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award as well as an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America Merit Books Awards.  She has also published short stories in Thema and Tales of the Talisman, and a short memoir in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul. One of her haiku appeared in The Nebula Awards Showcase: 2015, published by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Debbie co-organized the 2013 Haiku North America conference on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, and joined Haiku North America as a director in 2016.

Haiku by Deborah P Kolodji from highway of sleeping towns, Shabda Press, 2016

thistles in bloom
grandmother’s needle
threaded with purple

     - World Haiku Review 2.2 (July 2002)

of sleeping towns
the milky way

     - Rattle #47, Spring 2015

as far
as the moon’s dark side
his untouched pillow

     - Bending Reads, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Anthology 2012

moon bridge
a woman broken
by spring ripples

     - Mariposa 2009

in spite of your silence the birth of stars

     - Intercontinental Astro-Ecologic Verse, SARM (Romanian Society of Meteors and Astronomy) 2008

the square root
of negative one

     - frogpond 37.2, Spring/Summer 2014

first light
through the kitchen window
our milk mustaches

     - Mariposa 28, Spring/Summer 2013

echoes of polkas
a row of empty
accordion cases

     - Daily Haiku, May 4, 2010

winter solitude
the company
of unshelved books

     - Rattle #47, Spring 2015

jade plant
tiny clusters of white

     - Shiki Internet Monthly Kukai, February 2015

the pregnant woman
strokes her belly

     - Simply Haiku, 2008

a caterpillar’s progress
across the fallen leaf
jet lag

     - Seabeck Haiku Retreat Anthology, 2013


Deborah P Kolodji



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