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Nora Wood

Nora Wood

Born: Wyoming, USA
Resides: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
E-mail: noracwood (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nora Wood grew up near the Tetons in Wyoming. She is a writer and poet living in Atlanta, Georgia with her two daughters. She took up haiku-writing in 2007 as a discipline and creative outlet. Nora's poems have been published The Heron's Nest, Frogpond, Simply Haiku, Magnapoets, contemporary haibun online, and others.

Awards and Other Honors: Nora's work was selected to appear in where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2009 (Red Moon Press, 2010), and Contemporary Haibun Vol. 11 (Red Moon Press, 2010). Other awards and honors include: First Runner-up, The Heron’s Nest 2009 Reader’s Choice Poet of the Year; Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2010, to appear in The Haiku Calendar 2011 (Snapshot Press, 2010); Runner-up, Contemporary Haiku Category, HaikuNow! 2010 (The Haiku Foundation).

Selected Work
false dawn
the lie I pretend
not to catch you in
morning star
the newborn's fontanel
pulses softly
skipping stones
father and son
the ripples
winter sky
a skein of wild birds
scent of rain
all the ways
we failed each other
my breasts

Credits: "false dawn" – Notes from the Gean 1:2 (Gean Tree Press, 2009); "skipping stones" - Sketchbook 4:2 (2009); "scent of rain" - The Heron's Nest XI:2 (2009); "morning star" - Frogpond 32.2 (2009); "winter sky" - The Heron's Nest XI:1 (2009); "graveside" - The Heron's Nest XI:1 (2009).

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