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Agnes Eva Savich

Agnes Eva Savich

Born: in Krakow, Poland
Resides: Austin, Texas, USA

Agnes Eva Savich was born in Poland and grew up in Chicago. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from Northwestern University. Currently, she lives in Austin with her husband and two kids, plays oboe in orchestra, and works in administration at The University of Texas at Austin.

Awards and Other Honors: First Prize, Haiku North America conference contest (2017); Runner-up, Golden Haiku Contest (2016 & 2017); Sakura Award & Honourable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational (2016), and Sakura Award (2017); Merit Award, ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest (2016); Distinguished Poet Award, Italian Haiku Association International Matsuo Bashō Award Contest (2016); Selected for inclusion, The Haiku Foundation app (2012); Selected for "Southwestern Haijin Spotlight" in Roadrunner Haiku Journal VI:1 (2006).

Books Published: The Watcher: Poems (Cedar Leaf Press, 2010).

Selected Work
cicada song
the sleeping bag's
long zipper
the way she braids
her long gray hair
winter evening
mother and daughter
each in her own thoughts
half moon
the band shifts
into a darker number
rain-heavy sky
another contraction
coming on
the smoothness
of my lover's face—
snowy evening

Credits: "cicada song" - The Heron's Nest VII:3 (2005); "mother and daughter" - The Heron's Nest VII:2 (2005); "rain-heavy sky" - Frogpond XXVIII:1 (2005); "the way she braids" - Acorn 14 (2005); "half moon" - Otata 15 (2017); "the smoothness" - Frogpond XXVII: 2 (2004).

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