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Lucia Cardillo

Lucia Cardillo

Born: in Rodi Garganico Apulia, Italy
Resides: Rodi Garganico, Apulia, Italy
E-mail: luci (dot) cardillo (at) tiscali (dot) it

Lucia Cardillo lives in Rodi Garganico (FG) Italia, with her husband and two sons. She works as Administrative Assistant at Conservatorio di Musica “Umberto Giordano” di Rodi She began writing haiku and senryū in July 2016 and never stopped since then. Some haiku and senryū were recently published on international journals and blogs, including The Mainichi, The Asahi Shimbun, Otata, Failed Haiku, Haikuniverse, Tinywords, The Haiku Foundation features, Brass Bell, Stardust Haiku, Wales Haiku Journal, FemKuMag, Ulitka, Incense dreams, Under the Basho, Le Lumachine, Bonsai Journal, The Zen Space, Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, Ama no gawa and Memorie di una geisha blogs.

Awards and Other Honors: The Mainichi Haiku in English Best of 2017; First Place, Italian haiku competition Gustavo Pece 2018 – ed. La Ruota, Italy.

Books Published: Work anthologised: Presence issue 61, July 2018, ed. Jan Storr; Haiku Anthology Vol.2 (2017), Vol.3 (2018) - Haiku University, ed. Saku publishing Co. ltd., Japan; Herbier Haiku (2017) ed. Graines de Vent, France; Empreintes (2018) ed. Graines de Vent, France.

Selected Work
trembling butterflies―
an old man's hands
cling to the stick
childhood home . . .
cobwebs fill
the great void
promises . . .
already blooming in red
the pomegranate
stars on stars . . .
the scent of orange flowers
lights the dark
old ruin―
a roof of bougainvillea
autumn . . .
leaf teaches me
the levity

Credits: “trembling butterflies” - The Mainichi Nov. 14, 2017; The Mainichi Haiku in English Best of 2017; “childhood home” - Presence Issue 61, July, 2018; “promises” - The Zen Space Summer 2018 Showcase; “stars on stars” - Wales Haiku Journal Spring, 2018; “old ruin” - tinywords issue 17.2 Nov. 2017; “autumn” - Failed Haiku Vol. 2, Issue 23, Nov. 2017.

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