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Natalia L. Rudychev

Natalia L. Rudychev

Born: in St. Petersburg, Russia
Resides: Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
E-mail: natalia (dot) Rudychev (at) gmail (dot) com

Natalia L. Rudychev has two graduate degrees in comparative literature and linguistics. At present she is working on her PhD in Philosophy at Duquesne University. Natalia has taught literature and philosophy at various universities in the United States and abroad. Her works are published and displayed in the USA, Russia, UK, Italy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. In August 2008, Natalia was featured on the TV program Poetry Today: Haiku.

Awards and Other Honors: Sakura Award (Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2007), White Lotus Editor’s Choice Award (2008), First Prize, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2008), First Place, 2008 San Francisco International Haiku Competition; First Place, the First International Erotic Tanka Contest (2008); World Haiku Association Master Haiga Artist Award (2009); Winner, The Heron’s Nest Illustration Contest (2007and 2008), Winner, the LEXICON Cover Art Contest (2008); Editor’s Choice haiga, moonset (2009); invited to judge The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award competition (2009); Museum of Haiku Literature Award for haiku published in Blithe Spirit 19:1 (2009); Honorable Mention, Robert Frost Poetry Festival (2009); Honorable Mention, The Betty Drevniok Award (2009); James Hackett choice honorable mention, British Haiku Society Annual International Award (2009); Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Tanka Poet, The Japan Tanka Poet's Society Nihon Kajin Club Tanka Competition, 6th International Tanka Festival, Tokyo [Judge, Hiromi Itoh] (2009)

Books Published: The Willow (HaigArt Press, 2007) [favorably reviewed in Gusts # 8, 2008]; between the lines (HaigArt Press, 2008)

Selected Work
 
snow bent branches
moonlight
slides to the ground
 
silence between us…
cherry petals
in flight
 
 
 
letting go
the heart
of a sparrow
 
silence between us the shadows lengthen
 
 
 
the heart
drawn in snow
still falling
 
coming home
no puddle is too small
for the moon
 
 

Credits: "snow bent branches" - Museum of Haiku Literature Award, Blithe Spirit 19:1 (2009); "letting go" - The First Prize, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award for 2008, Modern Haiku 39:2 (2008), as haiga: Second Place, 58th World Haiku Association Haiga Contest (translated into Japanese by Ban’ya Natsuishi), “letting go” haiga published in Modern Haiku 39:3 (2008), performed during the TV Program Poetry Today – Haiku, Highland Park Senior Produces (Comcast) Filming date – August 5, 2008; "the heart" - First Prize, San Francisco International Competition (2008), Mariposa 20 (2009); "silence between us" - Sakura Award (Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2007), as haiga (giclee print on canvas) was added to the permanent collection of the California State Library’s American Haiku Archives and made available for research as part of the Library’s Special Collections in February 2008, performed during the TV Program Poetry Today – Haiku, Highland Park Senior Produces (Comcast) Filming date – August 5, 2008; "silence" - Acorn 19 (2007), A Loose Thread: Selected poems from 10 years of Acorn (redfox press, 2008); performed during the TV Program Poetry Today – Haiku, Highland Park Senior Produces (Comcast) Filming date – August 5, 2008; "coming home" – Honorable Mention, Robert Frost Poetry Festival (2009)

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