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Tia Haynes

Tia Haynes

Born: June 19 1985 in Dayton Ohio, USA
Resides: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
E-mail: tia (at) adaliahaiku (dot) com

Tia Haynes is an award-winning poet as well as a stay-at-home mom for her two daughters, Margaret and Phoebe. She is an active member in the Ohio haiku community where she has learned how to draw upon her life and past experiences in order to create, to heal, and to celebrate life. Published in journals worldwide, she will also be appearing in New Resonance 11: Emerging Voices in Haiku.

Awards and Other Honors:

3rd Annual Sonic Boom Senryu Contest (2017) - 3rd Place; 5th Annual Golden Haiku Competition (2018) - Honorable Mention; Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2018) - First Prize; Haiku Moments Award (Autumn Moon Haiku Journal - 2018) - Honorable Mention; Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest (2018) - Honorable Mention; Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest (2018) - First Prize.

Selected Work
barbed wire
all the contractions
left to go
last day of school
chalk dust clings
to the sunshine
naked oak
still standing
after the rape
how a rose never loses
its thorns
gentle rain
my palms open
with a prayer
leftover ribbon
she tells me
it's a kite

Credits: “barbed wire “ - bottle rockets issue 39, 2018, ed. Stanford M. Forrester; “last day of school“ - The Heron's Nest Vol. XX, No. 4, Dec. 2018; “naked oak“- Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest (2018) First Prize; “antipsychotics“ - Frogpond vol. 41:3, Fall 2018; “gentle rain“ - Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 1.2 (2018) & Haiku Moments Award (2018) Honorable Mention; “leftover ribbon“ - Presence 59, 2017.

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