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Corine Timmer

Corine Timmer

Born: February 16 1967 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Resides: Faro, Portugal
E-mail: corine (dot) timmer (at) icloud (dot) com

Corine Timmer is a Dutch National, English Educated and living in Portugal since 1999. She studied Business and Interior Design but is currently pursuing her love of writing. In 2018 she self-published a children's storybook and is working on the next story. Haiku entered her life by chance in 2015, and she’s been hooked ever since. Nature is a constant inspiration for everything she pursues. She is a street dog advocate and enjoys walking, art galleries, eating, dancing, and quiet time.

Awards and Other Honors:

First Prize in the International Section of the 22nd Mainichi Haiku Contest, March 2019; Two commended haiku in the 2018 Little Iris Haiku Contest; Honorable Mention in the Third Annual Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition, November 2018; Runner-up, Original Photo Haiku, Haiku Masters NHK World, September 2018; Haiku Master, Original Photo Haiku in Shizuoka, Haiku Masters NHK World, June/July 2018.; International Sakura Award in the 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational; Honorable Mention, the Haiku Society of America Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest (2017).

Books Published:

Barking Mad Anthology, a compilation of dog haiku by Corine Timmer Designed by Corine Timmer; published by bicadeideias in November 2018, printed by Gráfica Ossonoba, Estoi, Portugal, paperback (ISBN 978 989 99760 1 6).

Selected Work
 
summer holiday . . .
walking the dogs
where they want to go
 
fern frost―
from the simmering stew
the scented steam
 
 
 
frogspawn
between the reeds
a little girl again
 
family gathering . . .
the fish father caught
gets bigger and bigger
 
 
 
cancer diagnosis―
the weight
of each snowflake
 
each day
the cross spider 
weaves a new web―
finding the strength 
to carry on
 
 

Credits:

"summer holiday" - Honorable Mention, the Haiku Society of America Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest (2017); "fern frost" - Runner-up, Haiku Masters, original photo haiku (Hokkaido, September 2017); "frogspawn" - Blithe Spirit27.4 (November 2017); “family gathering” – commendation in the Little Iris Contest, 2018; “cancer diagnosis”— First Prize in the International Section of the 22nd Mainichi Haiku Contest, March 2019; “each day” - Blithe Spirit, November 2018. ).

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