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Carla Sari

Carla Sari

Born: , Italy
Resides: North Carlton, Victoria, Australia
E-mail: carlasari (at) hotmail (dot) com

Carla Sari (pen name; some work has also been published under married name: Giancarla Curtis) was born in Italy. She lived in London for two years in order to learn English while working in various menial jobs. She taught Italian at the Vicenza American Elementary School for nine years before migrating to Australia, where she continued her studies and worked as a teacher of Italian in the public school system. After retiring she took up writing beginning with short prose and then poetry. Her work has appeared in various Australian magazines. Her haiku has been published in six countries.

Awards and Other Honors: Very Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haiku (1996); Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haiku (1997); Highly Commended, Hobo Haiku Competition (1998); Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haibun (1998); Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haiku (1998); Third Prize, Kumamoto International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (1998); Runner Up, Still Spring Haiku Award Competition (1999); Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Tanka (1999); Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haiku (1999); Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haibun (1999); Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haiku (1999); Equal Second Yellow Moon Literature Award for Tanka (1999); Third Prize, paper wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Contest (1999); Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haibun (2000); Highly Commended, WinterSPIN (NZ) Haibun Contest (2000); Runner Up Still Autumn Award Competition for Haiku (2000); First Prize, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haibun (2000); Second Prize, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Haiku (2002); Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award for Tanka (2000); Commended, Yellow Moon Literature Award (2001); Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Literary Award for Haibun (2002); Second Prize, Yellow Moon for Tanka (2002); Highly Commended, Yellow Moon for Tanka (2002); Commended, Yellow Moon for Haibun (2003); Second Prize paper wasp Jack Stamm Award For Haiku; Highly Commended, Yellow Moon Seed Pearls for Haibun (2004); Finalist, Yellow Moon Seed Pearls for haiku and tanka (2004); Commended, Yellow Moon Seed Pearls for Haibun (2004); Commended, Snapshot Press Haiku Competition (2006); Commended, Yellow Moon Tanka Competition (2005); Commended, Yellow Moon Tanka Competition (2005); Commended, Yellow Moon Haiku Sequence Competition (2005); Commended, Yellow Moon Seed Pearls for Haiku Sequence (2006); Commended, Seed Pearls for Haibun (2006); Commended, Snapshot Press Haiku Competition (2006); Equal third Prize paper wasp Jack Stamm Award (2006); Selected Haiku for Moving Galleries Transformation Exhibition (2007); A free Choice Selection of Haiku by Poam 311 (2007); Selected Haiku for Moving Galleries Transformation Exhibition (2009).

Selected Work
 
grey autumn day
old toad is back
in the leaky shed
 
prison cell—
visiting briefly
the Easter moon
 
 
 
silent dawn
the oak trunk glistens
with cicadas shells
 
fogged window
inside your hand print
the shadow of mine
 
 
 
pale day moon
circling around the pond
the lame duck
 
 
 

Credits: "grey autumn day" – Raw Nervz IV: 3 (1997); "silent dawn" – Modern Haiku XXX:2 (1999); "pale day moon" - Famous Reporter 29 (2004); "prison cell" - paper wasp (2006); "fogged window" - Tinywords (2007).

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