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Anita Curran Guenin

Anita Curran Guenin

Born: in Providence Rhode Island, USA
Resides: San Diego, California, USA
E-mail: acguenin (at) mac (dot) com

I was born and raised in Rhode Island where my family has deep roots. For most of my career, I worked in advertising sales for sailing magazines owned by the New York Times. I have been glad to have some bonus time in my life to explore haiku, senyru and haibun. I am grateful for the generous community I've found.

Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, Harold G. Henderson Memorial Haiku Award (Haiku Society of America, 2012); Third Prize, Best Unpublished Haibun Award (Haiku Society of America, 2013); Honorable Mention, Francine Porad Award for Haiku (Haiku Northwest, 2015); Honorable Mention, Genjuan International Haibun Contest (2016).

Selected Work
 
your shoulder blades
cut my hands—
first lilacs
 
on the last walk
we find no berries to share
forked road
 
 
 
twilight—
white poppies light themselves
from within
 
bottom of the hill—
a red tricycle 
rusts into winter
 
 
 
invading every inch
of the garden—
infidelity
 
we huddle 
over mother's open grave—
lawless winter
 
 

Credits: "your shoulder blades" - Honorable Mention, Francine Porad Award for Haiku (Haiku Northwest, 2015); "twilight" - Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology (2010); Ripples: Haiku Society of America Newsletter 25.2 (2010); "invading every inch" - Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology (2015); "on the last walk" - Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology (2011); "bottom of the hill" - Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology (2011); "we huddle" - Honorable Mention, Harold G. Henderson Memorial Haiku Award (Haiku Society of America, 2012); Frogpond 36.1 (2013).

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