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dl mattila

dl mattila

Born: , USA
Resides: Virginia, USA
E-mail: deborahlmattila (at) gmail (dot) com

dl mattila is a linguist and poet residing in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Her work can be found in print and online publications in Australia, Canada, Japan, Nepal, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She holds an MA in Writing (poetry) from Johns Hopkins University.

Awards and Other Honors: Winning Haiku USA, Haiku Invitational, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2016); Dwarf Stars Award Nominee - Science Fiction Poetry Association (2016); Runner Up, Washington DC Golden Triangle Haiku Contest (2016); Honorable Mention, Haiku Invitational, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2015); Best of Issue (#52) Award, Haiku Presence 53 (UK, 2015).

Books Published: Quietus (Finishing Line Press 2014).

Selected Work
falling in love under the stars over the moon
after the windstorm  cherry bl ss ms
thunder moon
dining by candle app
on his iPhone
city of jasmine
when scattered seed
return to flower
we don’t speak
of the deeper issue
skimming stones
soft pedaling
our differences
cherry blossoms

Credits: "falling in love" - The Heron’s Nest XVIII:1 (2016); "thunder moon" - A Hundred Gourds 4:4 (September 2015); "we don’t speak" - Haiku Presence 52 (2015); Best of Issue (award recognition) Haiku Presence 53 (2015); "after the windstorm" - Frogpond 38:2 (2015); Frogpond Web Sampler Haiku; "city of jasmine" - The Mainichi (August 2016); "soft pedaling" - Winner USA, Haiku Invitational Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2016).

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