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Darrell Lindsey

Darrell Lindsey

Born: June 17 1964 in Nacogdoches Texas, USA
Resides: Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
E-mail: writerd (at) hotmail (dot) com

Darrell Lindsey is a freelance writer from Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas. His haiku and tanka have won awards in the United States, Japan, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Canada.

Awards and Other Honors:

The Heron's Nest Award (December 2005); First Prize, 6th International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English (2009);Noteworthy Innovative Poem, The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow!International Haiku Contest (2010); First Place, Pinewood Haiku Contest (2007); Prize, Genkissu Spirits Up! Worldwide Hekinan Haiku Contest (2006, 2007); Second Prize, Mainichi Haiku Contest International (2007, 2008); Third Place, Pinewood Haiku Contest (2009); 2 Honorable Mentions, World Haiku Festival Competition (2010); Nomination, Dwarf Stars Award (2007); 6 Tanka Splendor Awards; Honorable Mention, The Saigyo Awards for Tanka (2009, 2010); Second Prize, 1st International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English (2004); Award, Bashô 360th Anniversary Haiku Contest (2004); Bashô Festival Selected Haiku (2006); Second Prize, Bulgarian National Radio's Zone Of Rock And Jazz (2006, music and haiku contest); Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational (2008); Nomination, Pushcart Prize (2007); The Scorpion Prize (2010)); Honorable Mention, 12th Haiku International Association Haiku Contest (2010); First Prize, XII Calico Cat International Bilingual Haiku Contest ( 2011); Semifinalist, Ito En North America New Haiku Grand Prix 2011 (June, 2011); Fujisan Haiku Competition Special Recognition (Japan, 2012); Commendation, Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest (Romania, 2012); Runner-Up, The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest [Innovative Category] (2012); Second Place, B.J. Rolfsen Memorial Dylan Days Creative Writing Contest [Open Poetry Division] (2012); Waka Award from pro culture magazine ( Autumn 2012)); Runner-up, Bashô Festival Haiku Contest (Japan, 2012); First Prize, 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest (Long Form category); Commendation, Polish International Haiku Competition (2012); Honorable Mention, 10th International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English (2013); poem included in Haiku In English: The First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton, 2013); Second Prize, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2013); First Prize, DIOGEN pro culture magazine Autumn Haiku Contest (2013); Commended, Vladimir Devide Haiku Award (2014); Nomination, Rhysling Award (2014); Honorable Mention,Jane Reichhold International Prize (2014); First Prize, Betty Drevniok Awards (2014); First Place, Balticon Poetry Contest (2014); First Prize, Polish International Haiku Competition (2017); Second Place, Jane Reichhold International Prize 2019.

Books Published:

Edge Of The Pond (Popcorn Press, 2012) [Selected haiku and tanka by Darrell Lindsey, available in Kindle, ePub, on Amazon.com and from the publisher at popcornpress.com]; A Master of Stick Figures (Velvet Dusk Publishing, 2019).

Selected Work
 
fishing late
the boat full
of one cricket
 
bitter wind
her face buried
in a folded flag
 
 
 
country graveyard
a hummingbird
she would've loved
 
night shift―
the last star
switched off
 
 
 
step by step,
fog climbing
the rocks
 
prey on the cave wall an arrow's unfinished flight
 
 

Credits:

"fishing late" – First Prize, 6th International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English (2009); "country graveyard" - The Heron's Nest VII:4 (2005) - Heron's Nest Award; "step by step" – Commendment, 3rd International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English; "bitter wind" - Second Prize, Top Shelf Haiku Contest (2005); "night shift " - Magnapoets 3 (July 2009); "prey" - Noteworthy Innovative Poem, The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest (2010); Haiku In English: The First Hundred Years ( W.W. Norton, 2013).

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