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Clotilde Wright

Clotilde Wright

Born: Illinois, USA
Resides: Colorado, USA
E-mail: chloewright108 (at) gmail (dot) com

Clotilde Wright holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. She taught English in Japan for three years and is the managing editor for Zen Peacemaker International's Haiku Page.
Her poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets press: a collection of short verse, LYNX: A Journal for Linking Poets, American Tanka, Green Fuse Press, Matter Journal: Wolverine Farm Publishing, The Asahi Shimbun: Haikuist Network, Naropa University Press, and have been scribbled on napkins, etc.
She enjoys Japanese Tea Ceremony, tai chi and yoga.

Awards and Other Honors:

Winner of the Grand Prix in the “Haiku in English on a set theme” section of the 11th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest, 2022.

Selected Work
Holding a book
further and further away
Autumn cloud
A cold foot
nudges her awake—
first snow
Walking along Arapahoe
a whiff of garbage 
then plum blossoms
Post tsunami
amidst the rubble—
a stone Buddha's smile
Drop after drop
of summer rain
so glad I forgot my umbrella
in the quiet of a tea room
a late chrysanthemum
dared to bloom


“holding a book” – Modern Haiku vol. 52. Winter-Spring 2021; “a cold foot” – The Asahi Shimbun: Haikuist Network Jan. 29, 2021; “walking along Arapahoe – bottle rockets press #24, 2011; “post tsunami” – LYNX issue XXVII:1 Feb. 2012; “in the quiet of a tea room” – Grand Prix, the 11th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest, 2022.

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