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Ramona Linke

Ramona Linke

Born: 1960 in Wansleben am See Mansfeld-Südharz, Germany
Resides: Salzatal/Beesenstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
E-mail: linke (dot) bee (at) t-online (dot) de

Ramona Linke is a trained sales woman and a lab-assistant in the food chemistry industry and worked later as a senior technician in sugar production. Haiku and Haiga since 2003. She writes, paints (mainly sumi-e & aquarelle) and takes photographs. She was a member of the German Haiku Society (DHG) (2003-2014) and is member of the World Haiku Association (WHA). Her haiku and haiga have appeared on the German Web site Haiku heute and in Sommergras, Chrysanthemum, Mainichi Daily News, Asahi-Shimbun, World Haiku Review, Lynx, UTA, Notes from the Gean, Sketchbook, WHA-Haiga-Contest, World Haiku by Ban’ya Natsuishi, 3Lights Journal, Journal of Renga & Renku, DailyHaiga, Haiku Pix Review #2, Albatross, The Heron's Nest, Haigaonline, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Prune Juice, Bones, VerSuch...gendai, Der Sperling, and Haikuscope. Her lyrical free verse, haiku, short prose, tanka and haiga have also appeared in anthologies (including the Red Moon Press), journals and calendars. Her homepage "haiku-art" is at http://www.haiku-art.de and her blog is at http://haiku-art-rl.blogspot.com

Awards and Other Honors: Second Prize – Haiku Contest of the German Haiku Society (2008); Best Haiku - Haiku&Tanka Competition/Japanese Art Exhibition Munich (2009); Second Prize - Mainichi Annual Selection (2010); First Prize - Asahi Haikuist Special Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest (2011); First Prize & Second Prize - Mainichi Annual Selection (2011); Honorable Mention - The Mainichi Haiku Contest (2013).

Books Published: Seelensplitter / Splinters Of The Soul [haiku and short prose] (Papenberg-Verlag Haldensleben, 2005).

Selected Work
 
morning chill
the archer
stretches the silence
 
w  a  i  t  i  n  g 
the milky way forms a skin
 
 
 
thunderstorm
flickering in the eyes
of the young mare
 
New Year's Day
I dialogue
with God
 
 
 
Pilgrim’s rest
at the edge of dawn
scent of snow
 
first sky—
seeks names for each 
perceptible red
 
 

Credits: "morning chill" - "My Favourite German Haiku" by Werner Reichhold (New Zealand Poetry Society); Second Prize / Mainichi Annual Selection (2011); "thunderstorm" – Second Prize, Mainichi Annual Selection (September 2010); "Pilgrim’s rest" - First Prize, Asahi Haikuist Special Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest (2011); "Waiting" – Bones (2014); big data: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2014 (Red Moon Press, 2015); "New Year’s Day" - World Haiku 10 (2014); "First sky" - Ginyu 63 (2014, in German - Japanese translation by Masayuki Tajima).

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