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Michele Root-Bernstein

Michele Root-Bernstein

Born: February 13 1953 in Washington, D.C., USA
Resides: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
E-mail: rootbernsteinmichele (at) gmail (dot) com

Michele Root-Bernstein has a Ph.D. in history and works in creativity studies. Her current research focuses on the invention of imaginary worlds in childhood and adulthood and the role of play in creative giftedness. She approaches haiku as a kind of play, rich with satisfactions. She also likes to knit socks and bake bread and occasionally dreams of developing skill in hand-made book design.

Awards and Other Honors: Michele has a selection of haiku in A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009).

Selected Work
 
fingers poised
above the keyboard—
spring rain
 
sparrows
every seat taken
at the sidewalk café
 
 
 
forsythia
this way and that way
the ant drags the worm
 
between
the crow and the caw:
an arc of lightning
 
 
 
stray thoughts
a butterfly probes
the netting
 
nightfall
a slight bulge
in the moon jar
 
 

Credits: "fingers poised" - A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009); "forsythia" - South by Southeast 17:2 (2010); "stray thoughts" - The Heron’s Nest XII:4 (2010); "sparrows" - Acorn 24 (2010); "between" - Frogpond 32.2 (2009); "nightfall" - Modern Haiku 41:3 (2010).

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