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Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Born: in Valentine Nebraska, USA
Resides: Longmont, Colorado, USA
E-mail: darylayaz (at) me (dot) com

ayaz daryl nielsen, husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs), hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/127+ issues), homes for poems include Lilliput Review, Jellyfish Whispers, Cattails, A Hundred Gourds, Shemom, Shamrock, and online at bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info (translates as joie de vivre).

Awards and Other Honors: A senryu voted ‘best of year’ (2010) by Irish Haiku Society (Shamrock); another senryu voted ‘best of year’ (2012); Kind of a Hurricane Press: ‘best of‘ anthologies 2013 and 2014 (also poetry, including haiku, selected for five of Hurricane's other anthologies); haiku selected for anthologies released by Red Moon Press, Lalitamba, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Owen Wister Review; for three anthologies released by The Weekly Avocet; a haiku in the American Haiku Hall of Fame; a scifaiku ‘best of issue’ 09/14 by Scifaikuest; 2015 March Poet of the Month, Whispers In The Wind; haiku selected for Hocking University Riverwind’s 30th Anniversary special edition (2013); haiku selected, along with my wife’s (Judith Partin-Nielsen) haiku, for three anthologies (2012, 2013, 2014) of We Belong released by the Longmont, CO, public library; have honorable mentions,1st and 2nd places, featured poet, including California Quarterly, muhaiku journal, Kaji Aso Studio Contest, FreeXpresSion, Magnapoets, and others, all of whom am equally proud of. . .

Books Published: Through create-space 2013’s haiku tumbleweeds still tumbling, 80+ haiku published world-wide with strong, supportive reviews by Don Wentworth, Peggy Dugan French, Alan Catlin, Michael Rehling, et al.; published bear creek haiku anthology the poets of bear creek a 2013 collection of 40+ poets with a strong and caring relationship with my print poetry publication, bear creek haiku, including selections by three prior mentors/friends, Giovanni Malito, Dave Church, and, especially, Denver Stull; other published books include Concentric Penumbra’s of the Heart, and Witchety Snake Dreaming.

Selected Work
great-grandfather’s journal
on the first page a curl from
great-grandmother’s hair
biome   home
cold spell
the empty coatrack
suddenly full
old iron bed frame
the lover my pillows
gossip about
people pass by
a dog
waiting for dog
my old dog
sprawls across the doorway
neither in nor out

Credits: "great-grandfather’s journal" – Magnapoets; "cold spell" – Shemom; "people pass by" - Shamrock (Irish Haiku Society, 2010); voted by members as best of year; "biome" - Modern Haiku; "old iron bed frame" - Shamrock (Irish Haiku Society, 2012); voted by members as best of year; "my old dog" - Lilliput Review; American Haiku Hall of Fame.

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