Michelle V. Alkerton
Born: 1965 Ontario, Canada
Resides: Ontario, Canada
E-mail: brainangles (dot) mva (at) gmail (dot) com
Michelle V. Alkerton (formerly Lohnes) is an artistic spirit who cannot contain her excitement when inspired. An internationally published poet, she thrives best when close to nature and enjoys the therapy her writing, art, photography and other creative outlets provide.
Awards and Other Honors:
Selected as one of the best published in 2001 in the loose thread: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2001 for the septenga "Two Swans" co-written with Marco Fraticelli, published in Haiku Canada Newsletter XIV:2 (2001). Selected as one of the best published in 1999 in the thin curve: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 1999 for her haiku "angels in the snow" published in Acorn #3 (1999). Runner-up for her haiku "sky below me" in The Sea Shell Game #17 on the AHA!POETRY web site (February 1999). First Prize (in a draw) for her haiku "whipped in a funnel" in The Sea Shell Game #13 on the AHA!POETRY web site (August 1998). Runner-up for her haiku "thumb print leaves" in The Sea Shell Game #11 on the AHA!POETRY web site (June 1998).
"humid summer day" - Modern Haiku vol. XXIX No. 2 (Summer, 1998); Electronic Poetry Network (November 25, 2009); "falling star" - Tundra 1:1 (1999); "summer bonfire" - Starfish 3 (2000); "before tire tracks" - Frogpond vol. XX No. 3 (December 1997); "angels in the snow" - Acorn 3 (1999); the thin curve: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 1999 (Red Moon Press, 2000); "graveyard visit" - Crinkled Sunshine (Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology, 2000.