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Stephen A. Peters

Stephen A. Peters

Born: in Bellingham Washington, USA
Resides: Bellingham, Washington, USA
E-mail: stephenpeters1 (at) outlook (dot) com

Stephen A. Peters lives in the Pacific Northwest, Bellingham, Washington. He enjoys the challenge of writing haiku. The concept of less is more seems to fit his writing style.

Awards and Other Honors:

Finalist, The Jack Stamm Haiku Award (2004); Merit Award, Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest (2006); Walk Award, Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest (2008); Honorable Mention, The Mainichi Daily News, Haiku in English (2009); Honorable Mention, the 2010 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (two poems); work selected for evolution: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2010 (Red Moon Press, 2011); Poetry walk: Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest - The First Five Years, Anthology of Winning Poems, 2006-2010 (two poems); The Mainichi Daily News, Haiku in English: Best of 2010 (two poems) 3rd Prize and Honorable Mention; Commended [Contemporary Category], The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest (2011); Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2011); Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2011); Third Prize, 16th Kusamakura international Haiku Competition (2011); work selected for carving darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2011 (Red Moon Press, 2012); Honorable Mention, 2012 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival; work selected for nothing in the window: The Red Moon Anthology 2012 (Red Moon Press, 2013); Honorable Mention, International Section of the 16th Mainichi Haiku Contest; Best Of 2012 Mainichi Daily News: Haiku In English (4 poems); Featured Poet, Mann Library Daily Haiku (January 2013); Best of 2013 Mainichi Daily News: Haiku In English (4 poems); Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2013); Second Prize, 19th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition (2014); Best of 2014 Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English (two poems); work selected for Noisy Water: Poetry From Whatcom County, Washington (2015); A Vast Sky: An Anthology Of Contemporary World Haiku (2015); Haiku 2015 (Modern Haiku Press, 2015); galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology Of English Language Haiku 2015 (Red Moon Press, 2016); Best of 2015, Mainichi Daily News; Haiku in English (3 poems); Haiku 2016 (Modern Haiku Press, 2016); work selected for dust devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016 (Red Moon Press, 2017); Best of 2016, Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English (5 poems); Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English Best of 2017 (4 poems); Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English Best of 2018 (3 poems); Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English Best of 2019 (2 poems); Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English Best of 2020 (one poem); Haiku 2020 Anthology one poem (Modern Haiku Press 2020).

Selected Work
 
that kind of day
the wind at my back
most of the time
 
mossy ground
between us
the give
 
 
 
farmers' market
behind the vegetables
a faded shirt
 
scattered leaves
trying to find the right words
after the argument
 
 
 
Easter celebration
inside the chocolate rabbit
the emptiness
 
fishing
with dad again
the ripples
 
 

Credits:

"that kind of day" - The Heron's Nest X:4 (2008); "farmer's market" - Frogpond 28:3 (2005); "Easter celebration" - Modern Haiku 39:3 (2008); "mossy ground" - Acorn 20 (2008); "scattered leaves" - Frogpond 32:3 (2009); "fishing" - The Heron's Nest X:1 (2008).

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