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Patricia Nolan

Patricia Nolan

Born: October 23 1937 in Evanston Illinois, USA
Resides: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
E-mail: patrician1023 (at) gmail (dot) com

Haiku has been a mainstay of my life for decades; often my morning meditation. While living and teaching in Japan, I regularly attended Poetry Salons with Japanese and Americans as well as studying the art of sumi-e for two years. My sumi-e sensei often included haiku in his lessons. I have taught haiku to young students and conducted presentations of haiku, senryu, haibun, haiga, and renga for 'Poetry West' of Colorado Springs. My haiku are given away to the public every April for a Poetry Month event called 'Pocket Poems.' My sumi-e, often with haiku is shown and sold at several galleries and shows throughout Colorado.

Books Published: I have a complete manuscript of haiku and sumi-e ready for publication, entitled Brush Strokes of Colorado.

Selected Work
Indian paintbrush blooms 
     around a cow skull
morning fog interrupted 
      by barking dogs
autumn of my life
     indulge in
        wild honey
river otters tease
        my boat into the current

Credits: "Indian paintbrush blooms" - Messages from the Hidden Lake (2009 Anthology); "autumn of my life" - Messages from the Hidden Lake (2009 Anthology); "morning fog interrupted" - Frogpond 33:3 (2010); "dawn" - Sharing the Sun: Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2010 (2010).

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