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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 and was published in Failed Haiku Journal, The Heron's Nest, Daily Haiga, The Mamba, Samobor Haiku Meetings; Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms : country reports. I am founder/ co ordinator 'Gifts of haiku for baby Jesus' an annual Christmas haiku fest at Facebook , author of World Kigo Database; Trinidad and Tobago SAIJIKI.
I am currently coordinating a monthly kukai blog (an international kukai, with emphasis on Caribbean themes) - Caribbean Kigo Kukai .

Awards and Other Honors:

Review by Chrissi Villa of The Naughty Angel; "interlocking tiles" - reviewed by Maeve O'Sullivan at Seashores Online Haiku Event - Sunday 9 May 2021; featured in an online interview YEAR 2020; Luca’s Lily Pad: a weekly column - review of curved moon, August 19, 2019.

Books Published:

The Naughty Angel (Purple Cotton Candy Arts 2021) [Children - Chapter Book, a haiku introduces each chapter]; What's Anansi Up To Now! (AuthorHouse 2020) [Children - Chapter Book, a haiku introduces each chapter]; Anansi An Unusual Experience (AuthorHouse 2019) [Children - Chapter Book, a haiku introduces each chapter; Anansi and the Twelve Days of Christmas (AuthorHouse 2018) [Children - Chapter Book, a haiku introduces each chapter];. Third Planet From The Sun (AuthorHouse, 2017 Children) ends with a haiku; Under The Chinaberry Tree (AuthorHouse, 2016 Children) ends with a haiku; The Little Seed and His Brother (AuthorHouse, 2015 Children) ends with a haiku; Pink Crush [poems including haiku and other short forms] (Authorhouse, 2011); Moments [a book of haiku poems] (AuthorHouse, 2007).

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].

Additional Reading:

EVENTS First Haiku Workshop - Introduction to Haiku at The Children's Library (Nalis) Port of Spain Trinidad... 28th July 2022. .

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