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Rosa Clement

Rosa Clement

Born: May 22 1954 in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Resides: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
E-mail: rosa (dot) clement (at) gmail (dot) com

I live in Manaus, Amazonas, northern Brazil. I also lived in Hawaii from 1990 to 1995, where I learned about haiku by reading the rules of a haiku contest in a local newspaper. Since then, I have practiced the art of haiku, as a member of the forum of the extinct Compuserve and looked for others forums to continue writing and learning more. I have published a few haiku on Internet sites and on paper.

Awards and Other Honors: First place in the European Summer Kukai (2014); Third place in the European Summer Kukai (2013); Winner, the Cherry Tree Festival as The Best International Poem (2006); Selected tanka for Contest Atlas Poetica, Snipe Rising from a Marsh; Winner of the Contest Pão e Poesia [Bread and Poetry] (Brazil, 2009).

Books Published: The Full Canoe [haiku] (The Helionaut Press, Louisville, KY, 2002); Terra de Cunhantã e Curumim é Assim / Girls and Boys from my Land are Like This [children's poems] (Editora Valer, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil (2002).

Selected Work
cherry tree
even the blind woman
picks blossoms
moon on the beach
the dead fish's eyes
still bright
a bird sings
on my clothes line--
I can wait
late night
I let the spider sleep
in the bathroom
sunny day
a wasp tastes
everyone's beer
moonlit light
the shadow of a wolf
just like a wolf

Credits: cherry tree" - Best International Poem, Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Festival (2006); "a bird sings" - The Heron ́s Nest IX:2 (June, 2007); "sunny day" - Tempslibres (2005); "moon on the beach" - Contest Pão e Poesia, São Paulo, Brazil (2009); "late night" - Notes From the Gean 3:1 (June, 2011); "moonlit light" - The Heron's Nest VIII:4 (December, 2006).

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