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Michele L. Harvey

Michele L. Harvey

Born: , USA
Resides: New York, USA
E-mail: micheleharvey (at) earthlink (dot) net

Michele L. Harvey is a professional landscape painter living in New York. Her year is divided between rural Hamilton, New York, and New York City, providing a lively contrast. Her poetry has been widely accepted by most of the current short form poetry publications, and has been included in various anthologies, including Ash Moon Anthology (Edited by Alexis Rotella & Denis M. Garrison); Ambrosia #1,2,3,4 (Edited by Denis M. Garrison); Modern English Tanka, Autumn 2007 through Summer 2009 (Editor Denis M. Garrison, Contributing Editor Michael McClintock); Take Five [edited by M. Kei] (2008-2010); Fire Pearls and Fire Pearls 2 [edited by M. Kei]; Atlas Poetica #2, #3,#4 [Editor M. Kei]; Galaxy Of Dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015 [edited by Jim Kacian]; Big Data: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2014 [edited by Jim Kacian]; Fear Of Dancing: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2013 [edited by Jim Kacian]; Nothing in the Window: The Red Moon Anthology 2012 [edited by Jim Kacian]; Carving Darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2011 [edited by Jim Kacian]; A New Resonance 8 [edited by Jim Kacian].  Her paintings and examples of her poetry may be found online.

Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2009); Honorable Mention, Saigyo Award for Tanka (2009); Honorable Mention, Tanka Splendor Award (2009); Honorable Mention, Saigyo Awards For Tanka (2010); Honorable Mention, The 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2010); Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival award for haiku (2010); First Prize, Moonbathing Annual Tanka Contest, (2010); First Prize and Third Prizes Harold G. Henderson Haiku Award (Haiku Society of America, 2010); Honorable Mention, Harold G. Henderson Haiku Award (Haiku Society of America, 2011); Honorable Mention, TSA International Tanka Contest (2011); Second Prize, Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2011); Commended, HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest Traditional Category (The Haiku Foundation, 2011); First Place, Shiki Monthly Kukai (March 2012); Honorable Mention, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2012); Editor's Choice Award, The Heron's Nest XIV:4 (2012); Third Place, TSA International tanka Competition (2012); First Place, The Kaji Aso 24th Annual Haiku Award (2012); First Place, Ukiahaiku 10th Annual Festival, International, traditional haiku, (2012); First Place and Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Contest (2012); Second Place, Gerald Brady Senryu Award (Haiku Society of America) 2012; Second Place, Shiki Annual Poet's Choice Award (2012); Shortlist, THF Touchstone Awards (2012); Certificate of Merit by the Tankakenkyusha Ltd., ITF Shonan Village Center Competition (2012); Honorable Mention, Lyrical Passion World Tanka Contest (2013); Second Place, Harold G. Henderson Award For Haiku (Haiku Society of America, 2013); Eucalypt 14, Distinctive Scribblings Award (2013); Second and Third Prizes, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2013); Third Place and Honorable Mention, TSA International tanka Competition (2013); Editor's Choice, Kernels Haiku Journal (Summer, 2013); Honorable Mention, UHTS Fleeting Words Tanka Contest (2014); Eucalypt 16, Distinctive Scribblings Award (Spring, 2014); Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Contest [USA division] (2014); First Place and Honorable Mention, The Kaji Aso Annual Haiku Award (2014); Honorable Mention, The Kaji Aso Annual Haiku Award for Senryu (2015); Three Honorable Mentions for haiku and one Honorable Mention for Senryu, The Kaji Aso Annual Haiku Award (2015); Member’s Choice Award, Tanka Cafe’ Spring/Summer (2015); Second Place, The Kaji Aso Annual Haiku Award (2016); Third Place, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards (2016).

Selected Work
 
spring peepers
I open the window
to star light
 
formation of geese
a log opens
to the woodsman’s maul
 
 
 
Mother’s Day —
lilacs fill 
the void
 
All Souls Day
my name called
from the front gate
 
 
 
autumn colors
      the scent
      of a match being lit
 
heartwood
the saw changes
its tune
 
 

Credits: "spring peepers" First Place, The Kaji Aso Annual Haiku Award (2014); "Mother's Day" - Editors' Choice, The Heron's Nest XVll:3 (September 2015); "autumn colors" - Editor's Choice, The Heron's Nest XlV:4 (December 2012); "formation of geese" - Honorable Mention, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2012); "All Souls Day" - First Prize, Harold G. Henderson Haiku Award (Haiku Society of America, 2010); "heartwood" - Second Place, Harold G. Henderson Award for Haiku (Haiku Society of America, 2013).

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