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Jeff Streeby

Jeff Streeby

Born: December 25 1948 in Sioux City Iowa, USA
Resides: Bangkok, Thailand
E-mail: jeff (dot) streeby (at) gmail (dot) com

Jeff Streeby is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a nominee for Sundress Press’ Best of the Web Anthology. His haibun “El Paso: July” was selected by Robert Olen Butler for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions of 2015 from Queen’s Ferry Press []. His new collection An Atlas of the Interior: Small Narratives and Lyrics is forthcoming in 2016 from Hyperborea Publishing (release date is December 6) []. He is a Senior Lecturer in English at Assumption University of Thailand in Bangkok.

Awards and Other Honors: Winner, 1st annual WOMR/WFMR Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest (2013); Queen's Ferry Prize, for a haibun entitled "El Paso: July" selected by Robert Olen Butler for publication in The Best Small Fictions of 2015.

Books Published: Sunday Creek (not haiku) [].

Selected Work
A wren announcing
the scheme of one small space
with his rollicking song.
Ravens roost in the yews.
In the watering trough
a second crescent moon
the brittle rattle of empty branches, then
the cardinal.
if every sparrow is delighted
in his share of sky.
Cool evening—
in the temple pond, koi rise
to touch a summer moon
Around the burned-out saddle shed, 
red pricklypear 
taller than the eaves.

Credits: "A wren announcing" - Haibun Today 9:2 (June 2015) [from haibun "Songbirds"]; "Winter" - Haibun Today 9:2 (June 2015) [from haibun "Songbirds"]; "Cool evening" - Haibun Today 7:4 (December 2013) [from haibun "Target Ship"]; "Ravens roost in the yews" - Contemporary Haibun Online 8:2 (July 1, 2012) [from haibun "Coppinger Hall"]; "Wondering" - Shamrock 29 (2014) [from haibun "At a Station of the BTS"]; "Around the burned-out saddle shed" - Haibun Today 7:3 (September 2013) [from haibun "Peregrino"].

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