Gillena Cox

Gillena Cox

Born: 1950 in St. Georges Grenada
Resides: St. James, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
E-mail: gillena2001 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Retired library assistant. I have two adult children, a daughter named Yanda and a son named Khama. My granddaughter Zuri was born in 2012. I am married to Anthony Cox, but living alone. Writing poetry takes first place on my hobby list. My work has appeared in many anthologies. I am currently coordinating a monthly kukai blog (an international kukai, with emphasis on Caribbean themes) -- Caribbean Kigo Kukai -- at http:

Books Published: Moments [a book of haiku poems] (AuthorHouse, 2007); Pink Crush [poems including haiku and other short forms] (Authorhouse, 2011).

Selected Work
rain again
the season of
verdant mountains
December rain
a click of the coin
to the Salvation Army
the bride
on her way to the groom
scent of rose
frenzied whistlers
kiskadees in the morning
silent sun rising
after the cats fight
elephant ears unearthed
lay prostrate
police watch the crowds
at children's carnival
the horse's teeth

Credits: "rain again" - Shamrock Haiku Journal No. 7 (2008); "the bride" - The Heron's Nest 5:8 (2003); "after the cats fight" - Kigo Caladium 2003; World Kigo Database; Trinidad and Tobago SAIJIKI; "December rain" - moonset The Newspaper, page 8 (Spring/Summer 2009); "frenzied whistlers" - haiga cover art; Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms 4:6 (2010); "police watch the crowds" - tempslibres - free times (2010) [Translated into French by Serge Tome].

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