J. D. Nelson
Born: 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Resides: Colorado, USA
More than 2,000 of J. D. Nelson’s poems and haiku have appeared in more than 300 small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. His haiku have appeared in tinywords, Mainichi Daily News, Presence, Bones, The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network), Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, and other publications. He is the author of ten chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Visit The Mad Verse of J. D. Nelson - Poetry for more information and links to his published work. His haiku blog is at J. D. Nelson • 俳句 haiku.
Awards and Other Honors:
2014: One of my haiku that appeared in Mainichi Daily News (Now The Mainichi) was selected by editor, Isamu Hashimoto for the publication's The Mainichi “Best of 2014” collection;
in ghostly onehead - my first full-length print collection of poetry is forthcoming in Autumn 2022 from Post-Asemic Press., USA; Cinderella City - e-book, The Red Ceilings Press, 2012, UK; USFL - print chapbook, [free poetry for], 2012, USA; Piso Mojado - e-book, Argotist Ebooks, 2012, UK; When the Sea Dies - print chapbook, NAP, 2011, USA; On the Toad - e-book, The Red Ceilings Press, 2011, UK; Roman Meal - e-book, Ten Pages Press, 2011, USA; Noise Difficulty Flower - e-book, Argotist Ebooks, 2010, UK; The Frankendelphia Experiment - print chapbook, Tainted Coffee Press, 2010, USA; J. D. Nelson Flavored - print chapbook, eBuLLieNCe PReSs, 2009, USA; Spiders in my Beard - The Virtual Chemists Vol. 2, 2007, USA (my 25-poem collection is one of four in the multi-author print collection ).
“did I drop something?” — tinywords, June 28, 2005; “cricket” — Connotation Press Issue I, Vol. V, Sept. 1, 2013; “one black sock is pinned” — Mainichi Daily News (now The Mainichi) Feb. 25, 2014; also included in ‘Best of 2014’ collection; “counting syllables”— Presence Issue 49, Feb. 2014; “small patches of blue” — Scarlet Dragonfly Journal Sept. 8, 2022; “afternoon prayers” — The Asahi Shimbun (ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK), Sept. 16, 2022.