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Elizabeth Crocket

Elizabeth Crocket

Born: in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Resides: Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth has had haiku, senryu or haibun published in Shamrock Haiku Journal, The Mainichi, Roadrunner, A Hundred Gourds, Haibun Today, NeverEnding Story, Chrysanthemum, Haiku Canada Review, Asahi Haiku Network, Wednesday Haiku@Issa's Untidy Hut, Wild Plum, Makota Haiku Magazine, Bottle Rockets, Lyrical Hitmaker, Failed Haiku, Akitsu Journal, Frogpond, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Ascent Aspirations and more.

Awards and Other Honors:

Elizabeth's chapbook not like fred and ginger was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Book Award in 2014. Her photo-haiga won the photograph based category of the second annual Jane Reichold Haiga Contest (2017); Her picture book, Happy Haiku, was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award in 2020.

Books Published:

not like fred and ginger (Red Moon Press, 2013); Extra Candles (Red Moon Press, 2016); Happy Haiku, a picture book, (Crimson Cloak Publishing, 2019); Wondering What's Next (, 2019); How Soon the Colour Fades (, 2020); What We All Want to Say, poetry for grades 6-12 (, 2020).

Selected Work
carnival rides
the swirling
of candy floss
sound of lapping water
bouncing sun
off the waves
selecting plots
for eternal rest
strawberry picking
children's faces
growing redder
Barbados heat
the police station windows
wide open
the spot
between the stars


"carnival rides" - Akitsu Quarterly (Winter 2016); "selecting plots" - Modern Haiku vol. 44.1 (2013); "Barbados heat" - Shamrock Haiku Journal (2007-2011); "sound of lapping water" - NeverEnding Story (September 7, 2014); "strawberry picking" - The Asahi Shimbun (September 30, 2016); "campsite" - The Asahi Shimbun.

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