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Michelle V. Alkerton

Michelle V. Alkerton

Born: June 13 1965 Ontario, Canada
Resides: Ontario, Canada
E-mail: brainangles (at) cogeco (dot) ca

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, crochet and other creative outlets provide. Her haiku and related forms have been published in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Raw NerVZ, and others. While her collaborations of linked verse forms with marlene mountain, Marco Fraticelli, and Barbara A. Taylor have seen publication, her first appearance in Lynx (XXIV:3) included three solo renga. Michelle shares her creativity through her website Brain Angles and her blog Brain Angles - Invisible Ink. Her interest in the study and creation of digital poetry resulted in her constantly evolving digital poetry experience on the surface along with A Quiet Echo which shares her previously published haiku and senryu. When energy permits, Michelle participates in the writing of online renku with other members of The Renku Group.

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).

Selected Work
 
humid summer day
pink cotton candy
bends its paper cone
 
before tire tracks
the new snow
in moonlight
 
 
 
falling star–
walking alone
I point it out anyway
 
angels in the snow
I measure myself
against a stranger
 
 
 
summer bonfire–
smoke blackens
this side of the birch tree
 
graveyard visit
charcoal rubbing
of a stranger’s epitaph
 
 

Credits: "humid summer day" - Modern Haiku XXIX:2 (1998); Electronic Poetry Network (November 25, 2009); "falling star" - Tundra 1:1 (1999); "summer bonfire" - Starfish 3 (2000); "before tire tracks" - Frogpond XX:3 (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).

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