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Keith Heiberg

Keith Heiberg

Born: in Bad-Cannstatt, Germany
Resides: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

I grew up in Minnesota, earned a BA in English from St. Olaf College, have published poems and articles internationally, worked as a Senior Web Developer, was Webmaster/Web Editor for Simply Haiku, studied Japanese and German, and will graduate from Harvard in May 2010.

Awards and Other Honors: Two haiku placed among the top 20 in the World Poetry Contest, Vol. 2 (2007) in Japan; Honorable Mention in moonset Contest II (2008); Second Prize and Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio 20th Annual International Haiku Contest (2008); Runner-Up, Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2008; Second Prize, 2008 Penumbra Poetry Contest, Haiku Division. Individual poems have appeared in big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2006; flower of another country: The Haiku Society of America 2007 Members' Anthology; wind flow, the Boston Haiku Society's 21st anniversary anthology (2008); A Travel-worn Satchel (HSA Members' Anthology 2009).

Selected Work
 
he speaks of her
in the present tense
frost on the vodka bottle
 
fluffing
the unused pillow
Valentine's Day
 
 
 
evening walk
a spider's thread
cool on our faces
 
the child's gravestone . . .
lichens as bright
as crayons
 
 
 
carp feeding—
the stars shiver
but escape
 
winter sunset
their argument's
long shadows
 
 

Credits: "he speaks of her" - Frogpond XXIX:3 ( 2006); big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2006 (Red Moon Press, 2007); "evening walk" - Placed in the top 20 in the "World Poetry Contest Vol.2 in New York" a.k.a. "EN: The Art of Japanese Identity Charity Art Festival in Chelsea," (New York and Japan, 2007); Runner-Up, the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2008; "carp feeding" - TinyWords.com (July 26, 2007); "fluffing" - Asahi Haikuist Network, International Herald Tribune/Asahi Shimbun (Japan) (Valentine's Day edition, February 2008); "the child's gravestone" - Second Prize, Penumbra Poetry Contest, Haiku Division (2008); "winter sunset" - Honorable Mention, the Kaji Aso Studio 20th Annual International Haiku Contest (2008).

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