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Maria Teresa Sisti

Maria Teresa Sisti

Born: June 09 1957 in Genk, Belgium
Resides: (...), Italy
E-mail: mariateresa (dot) sisti (at) libero (dot) it

Maria Teresa Sisti - born and raised in Belgium until the age of twelve when she moved permanently to Italy for family and study reasons.
She began to read and study haiku in 2014, deciding to write her own with the help of everything that her gaze, touch, and smell can capture from nature, life, and everyday life that surrounds her.
She has participated in literary competitions obtaining important awards.
Her poems have been published online and in printed magazines in Italy and around the world.
She was listed in the European Top 100 haiku authors (2017, 2019, 2020, 2023), and at 2021 she published her first haiku collection Piccoli semi di arancio" ("Little orange seeds") printed in Italy on behalf of Accademia Barbanera .

Awards and Other Honors:

The 10th Polish International Haiku Competition 2019, commendation; the International KM100NZ Festival, New Zealand, November 2023, honorary mention.

Selected Work
 
deer moon―
melon seeds
scattered on the plate
 
autumn evening―
your favorite tea
in my cup
 
 
 
broken rice bowl―
I never stopped
to be a daughter
 
muddy shoes―
a butterfly is lost
in the wind
 
 
 
icy winds
a farmer hoes
the first beans
 
silence grows―
the wind has changed
on the old pine
 
 

Credits:

“deer moon” – ESUJ-H: English Haiku, August 2020; “autumn evening” – the 10th Polish International Haiku Competition 2019, commendation; “broken rice bowl” – the International KM100NZ Festival, New Zealand, Nov. 2023, honorary mention; “muddy shoes” – The Mainichi, Oct. 14, 2019; “icy winds” – The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network), March 19, 2021; “silence grows” – The Mainichi, Dec. 23, 2016.

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