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Joyce Walker Currier

Joyce Walker Currier

Born: January 08 1932 in Laguna Beach, California, USA
Resides: Olympia Fields, Illinois, USA
E-mail: Olympiajwc (at) aol (dot) com

Joyce Walker Currier is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the World Poetry Society, Intercontinental, and the Modern Haiku Association. She is a former Vice President of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society and served as Associate Editor of Portals and Guest Editor of Modern Haiku. Her work has been appearing regularly in haiku journals for several decades, including journals published in Japan (Outch and Poetry Nippon), Australia (Tweed), India (Poet), Canada (Cicada), and the United States (Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Woodnotes, and the Midwest Haiku Anthology (High/Coo Press).

Awards and Other Honors: Some of her awards include: Best Haiku in Issue of Modern Haiku; Short-listed in World Millennium Church Bell Contest (Surry England, 2000); and Honorable Mention, the Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award (1979 and 1983). Some of her work has been selected to appear in William J. Higginson's Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International, 1996), William J. Higginson's Haiku Compass: Directions in the Poetical Map of the United States of America (Haiku International Association, 1994), snow on the water: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 1998 (Red Moon Press, 1999), the loose thread: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2001 (Red Moon Press, 2002),and inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2005 (Red Moon Press, 2006).

Books Published: Her first haiku collection is forthcoming from Red Moon Press in 2017.

Selected Work
 
Autumn afternoon:
I stand on the shadow
of the sparrow
 
veteran's day:
combat boots filled
with closet darkness
 
 
 
somewhere out in his lake
that muskie
he never caught
 
on the windowsill     widow’s jar of sunshine tea
 
 
 
there is no grave for it   the cold
 
the gift of a book
inside the jacket cover
his winter haiku
 
 

Credits: "Autumn afternoon" - Honorable Mention, the Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award (1983); Frogpond 6:3 (1983); A Haiku Path: The Haiku Society of America 1968-1988 (Haiku Society of America, Inc., 1994); "somewhere out in his lake" - Midwest Haiku Anthology; Higginson, William J., Haiku Compass: Directions in the Poetical Map of the United States of America (Haiku International Association, 1994), Higginson, William J., Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International, 1996); "there is no grave" - Cicada 4:4 (1992); "veteran's day" - Modern Haiku 35:2 (2004); Frogpond 28:2 (2005) [article]; inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2005 (2006) [article]; "on the windowsill" - Cicada 3:3 (1979); "the gift of a book" - Frogpond 20:3 (1997); snow on the water: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 1998 (1999).

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