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Joanne van Helvoort

Joanne van Helvoort

Born: June 30 1950
Resides: Netherlands
E-mail: joannevanhelvoort (at) gmail (dot) com

I've been reading haiku for over 40 years, now I'm trying to write them myself.

Awards and Other Honors:

The Eight Annual Peggy Willis Haiku Awards, 2020 – Honorable Mention; Fifth Annual H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, 2020 – 1st Honorable Mention; Haiku-Suite Wedstrijd 2019 – 1st place.

Selected Work
first contractions
the heave of the see
before breaking
till the train is out of sight―
summer grasses
a young boy's grin
the broken rhythm
in the fences
fishing tales
all the blues of the sea
in the gannet's eye
four years now
the pink fairy dress
she would have worn
windless night
yesterday's storms
wash ashore


“first contractions” – The Eight Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards 2020, Honorable Mention; “waving“ – The Mainichi July 25, 2020; “a young boy's grin“ – Frogpond vol. 42:2 Summer 2020; “fishing tales“ – Chrysanthemum #27 Spring 2020; “four years now“ – Sharpening the Green Pencil Contest, 1st Honorable Mention, 2020; “windless night“ – Wales Haiku Journal Spring 2019.

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