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Rebecca S Drouilhet

Rebecca S Drouilhet

Born: September 19 1955 in Natchez Mississipi, USA
Resides: Picayune, Mississipi, USA

Rebecca lives in the Deep South, an hour from New Orleans, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and 45 minutes from the beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a rich cultural gumbo that informs her writing and her life. She has also lived in Ohio, Minnesota, and Alaska, which also figure into her writing, life, and culture. She enjoys writing, violin concertos, and her large family.

Awards and Other Honors:

A Sakura Award from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational,2012; Winner of a Golden Haiku in the Golden Haiku Triangle Contest for the years 2022 and 2023; an Editor's Choice Award in cattails. Also, inclusions in a number of Red Moon Anthologies, Haiku 2015 and Haiku 2023 by Lee Gurga and Scott Metz (Modern Haiku Press), and numerous other anthologies.

Books Published:

Lighting a Path (2014) - a book of 100 Haiku co-written with my husband Robert Michael Drouilhet, a book including many award-winning haiku; Blue Dragonfly (2017) - a book of my own haiku, tanka, tanka prose and haibun, a book which received a glowing 4-page review in Skylark Tanka Journal; Wings Crossing the Moon - a book of award-winning tanka due out in summer or autumn 2023.

Selected Work
 
Cajun Christmas
a fiddler fills the room
with silent night
 
blossoming pear
a dream slips
from its chrysalis
 
 
 
autumn leaves
crossing the street before I do . . .
All Hallows' Eve
 
desert moon
the shadow of a coyote
crosses the border
 
 
 
blue morning glory
only the bottom
of the bee
 
newborn . . .
a blossom tumbles
into the stream
 
 

Credits:

“Cajun Christmas” – The Heron's Nest Vol. XIV, Number 4: December, 2012; “blossoming pear” – A Hundred Gourds 3:4 September 2014, and included in Haiku 2015 (Modern Haiku Press, 2015); “autumn leaves” – Modern Haiku, vol. 54.1, Winter 2023; “desert moon” – tsuri-dōrō issue #14, March/April 2023; “blue morning glory” – Modern Haiku vol. 51:3, Autumn 2020; and included in jar of rain: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2020 (Red Moon Press, 2021); “newborn” – The Golden Triangle Haiku Competition 2022 (chosen to be displayed on a poster in Washington D.C).

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