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Pamela A. Babusci

Pamela A. Babusci

Born: January 28 1950 in Rochester New York, USA
Resides: Rochester, New York, USA
E-mail: moongate44 (at) gmail (dot) com

Pamela is an internationally award-winning haiku/tanka & haiga artist.

Awards and Other Honors: Some of her awards and other honors include: Museum of Haiku Literature Award; Basho Haiku Anthology; Third Place, Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Contest (2002); Haiku Pacific Rim 2004 Anthology; Third Place, First With Words International Haiku Contest (2008); First Place, International Tanka Splendor Awards, First Place, Tanka Yellow Moon Competition (Australia); First Place, Kokako Tanka Competition (NZ); First Place, Saigyo Tanka Competition (US); Certificate of Merit Award, Inaugural Tanka Festival, 6th International Japan Tanka Contest; Excellence Award, 7th International Japan Tanka Contest.  She has illustrated several books, including Full Moon Tide: The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards; Taboo Haiku; Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka Vol.1; The Delicate Dance of Wings; Chasing the Sun: selected haiku from Haiku North America (2007).  She was also the logo artist for Haiku North America in New York City in 2003 and in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2007. Pamela is the founder and editor of Moonbathing: a journal of women's tanka, the first all-women's international tanka journal.

Books Published: A Thousand Reasons (2009) self-published; A Solitary Woman (2013) self-published, both tanka collections.

Selected Work
first yellow crocus ...
i release
my winter heart
lonely tonight i drink all the moonbeams 
bamboo whisk …
the tea master’s
fluid hands
deep autumn …
walking barefoot
on my mother's grave
changing kimonos
between seasons…
my ordinary life
i climb the mountain with my eyes never ending snow

Credits: "first yellow crocus" - Basho Haiku Festival Anthology (1997); "bamboo whisk" - Third Place, Haiku Poets of Northern California Contest (2002); edge of light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2003 (Red Moon Press, 2004); "lonely tonight" - Frogpond 18:1 (spring 1995); dew-on-line 4 (2002); "changing kimonos" - Honorable Mention, First R.H. Blyth Award (World Haiku Club, 2002); World Haiku Review 2:2 (July 2002); Third Place, First With Words International Haiku Contest (2008); "deep autumn" - White Lotus 9 (fall/winter 2009); "i climb the mountain" - Frogpond 17:4 (winter 1994); Museum of Haiku Literature Award; One Breath: Haiku Society of America 1995 Members’ Anthology.

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