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 an\'ya

an'ya

Born: September 02 1947 California, USA
Resides: Oregon, USA
E-mail: anyakokoro (at) gmail (dot) com

an'ya has won numerous awards for her haiku, which have been published worldwide. She was the editor of moonset newspaper/journal and of haigaonline. She is also a past editor for the World Haiku Club beginners, and served as the Haiku Society of America's Regional Coordinator for Oregon. She participated in the Oregon Asian Celebration 2013, Atrium Stage Japanese Haiga Exhibit for Haiku Oregon by peterb.

Awards and Other Honors: First Haiku Award Winner, the British Haiku Society J.W. Hackett Contest (2007); Second Place, the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards (2004); Honorable Mention, The National League of American Pen Women International Poetry Contest Award (Palomar Branch, 2001); Honorable Mention, The Herb Barrett Award (Hamilton Haiku Press, 2001); Second Place, Florida State Poets Association Annual Contest (Berniece McConahay Memorial Award, 2002); Third Prize, Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest (2009); Two Highly Commended haiku and a Commended haiku, Yellow Moon contest (2002); Two Commended haiku Yellow Moon contest (2006); Honorable Mention, The Kiyoshi and Kiyoki Tokutomi Haiku Contest (2008); Two Highly Commended and two Commended haiku, Yellow Moon contest (2001); Third Prize, Kiyoshi Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest (2004); Runner-up Zen Garden Contest (2004); Highly Commended Creating Reality (2004); Zen Garden Haiku Contest (2005); Second Prize World-wide World Haiku Club Shiki Haiku Poems Contest (2001); Haiku Susreti Klostar Contest (2004); Honorable Mention, Florida State Poets Association Annual Contest [Berniece McConahay Memorial Award]; Honorable Mention, The National League of American Pen Women Seattle Branch Haiku Award (2000); Highly Commended haiku, Yellow Moon Contest (2004); Runner Up, Shadow Poetry 2000 Zen Garden Contest; Finalist Award The National League of American Pen Women Palomar Branch International Haiku Contest (2003); Honorable Mention, The Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest (2006); First Place, Florida State Poets Association Annual Haiku Contest; Honorable Mention, The National League of American Pen Women Palomar Branch International Poetry Contest - Haiku Award (2002); Second Place The National League of American Pen Women Palomar Branch International Poetry Contest - Haiku Award (2002); First Prize, the Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest (2001); Honorable Mention, the Betty Drevniok Award (2003); Finalist, 15th Annual Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest (2002); Runner-up, still Autumn Award Competition (2001); A-bomb competitions; Honorable Mention, Midwest Poetry Review Annual Haiku Contest (2001); Third Place, National League of American Pen Women Seattle Branch Haiku Award (2000); Third Place, The Haiku Winter Moon Awards (2008); The Winning Team 'Pointed Radishes" The First World Haiku Club Global Haiku Tournament (2002); Most Popular Poet, The Heron's Nest Valentine Award Volume (2000); Haiku of Merit, The First Competition of the World Haiku Club Hoshino Takashi Award (2003); The Heron's Nest Award [Editor's Choice], The Heron's Nest I:3 (1999); Finalist, The Tallahassee Writers' Association Penumbra Poetry and Haiku Contest (2006); Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio Institute for the Arts International Haiku Contest (2007); Overall Winning Haiku in the World Haiku Club Parade of Life Kukai, (2001); Honorable Mention, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2006); Second Place, Kigo Category, World Haiku Festival the Fourth New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Double Kukai (2003/2004); Commended Award, Haiku Pathway Third Haiku Contest (2004); First Place Haiku, Yellow Moon Literary Competition (2000); Third Place, Francine Porad Award for Haiku (Washington Poets Association, 2005); Second Place Haiku and Honorable Mention, the Betty Drevniok Competition (2001); The New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition (2000); Commended Haiku Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Award (2000); Winning Haiku for "Poem this Painting" haigaonline (2000); Haiku Selected to air on Morning Haiku (2002); Virtual Dogo Ginko Tour Contest; Judge's Favorite, The World Haiku Club Tournament (2002); Highly Commended, Haiku Presence Award (2001); Second Place, The National League of American Pen Women Palomar Branch International Poetry Contest (2002); Honorable Mention, The Betty Drevniok Award (2002); Ocean Day kukai; World Haiku Club Florida Ginko; First webWORKS kukai; the Wildwalk Photo-haiku; Oku-no-Hosomichi Internet kukai; World Haiku Club autumn ginko festival; Konkor haiku contest; Third Place, Ludbreg Croatian Haiku Contest; Second Place, North Carolina Poetry Society Adult Poetry Contest Lyman Haiku Award (2005); First Prize, British Haiku Society J. W. Hackett Award (2000); Certificate for Merit (Haiku), Japan Society on Water Environment (2001); Readers' Choice Runner-up, The Heron's Nest Valentine Awards (2001), The Heron's Nest Volume II, (2000); Winner, the Permafrost Haiku Contest University of Alaska Fairbanks (2003); Third Prize, the Calico Cat Contest (2005); Editor's Choice Runner-up, The Heron's Nest II:3 (2000); The Inspirational Award of Judges, the Second Ashiya International Haiku Festa (2002); Runner-up, the still Spring Award (2000); Runner-up, the still Autumn Award (2000); Ludbreg Croatian Contest; Second Place, the Second New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Double Kukai (2001/2002); Winning Entry, the Basho 360th Anniversary Contest; Honorable Mention, Kiyoshi Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest (2004); Nyuusen Third Prize, Foreign Language Category the International 11th Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2006); Honorable Mention, Suruga Baika Literary Award for the 4th Literary Festival Japan (2002); Third Prize, the Betty Drevniok Award (2009); Honorable Mention, the Betty Drevniok Award (2000). Additionally, one of anya's haiku (included within a pattern poem) is for sale in the gift shop at the Serbian Heritage Museum in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Books Published: moonless night (out of print); haiku wine (out of print); crosswinds (ISBN 86-83119-65-3 Punta - Nis 2003); behold the haiku sky (out of print); moon moths (out of print); seasons of a hermitess (http://www.rosenberrybooks.com, 2009); and for free 2009 seasonal booklets by an'ya, please contact her at the e-mail address set out above.

Selected Work
 
night of stars
all along the precipice
goat bells ring
 
after its first flight
the young gerfalcon's talons
tighter on my glove
 
 
 
soft breeze
a bee's stinger lifts
in the air
 
bitter cold
a juniper berry parts
the jay's beak
 
 
 
polarized sky
the mixed melodies
of twilight birds
 
june breeze
a hole in the cloud
mends itself
 
 

Credits: "night of stars" - The Heron's Nest II:2 (2000), a glimpse of red: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2001); "soft breeze" – Honorable Mention, the National League of American Pen Women Competition; "polarized sky" – The J.W. Hackett Award (British Haiku Society, 2007); "after its first flight" - The J.W. Hackett Award (British Haiku Society, 2000); "bitter cold" - The Heron's Nest II:7 (2000), Double Grand Prize Valentine's Award; "june breeze" - The Heron's Nest II:12 (2000), Third Runner-up Reader's Choice Popular Poets, The Heron's Nest Valentine's Award (2001)

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