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Dina E. Cox

Dina E. Cox

Born: in New Brunswick, Canada
Resides: Ontario, Canada
E-mail: dinacox (at) sympatico (dot) ca

A Maritimer at heart, Dina lives and writes and plays her French Horn in Unionville, Ontario, Canada, but retreats to the Maritimes regularly for inspiration. A member of the Haiku Society of America, Haiku Canada, and the League of Canadian Poets, she writes haiku, tanka and longer poetry, and is an occasional freelancer. Her poetry has been published in a variety of anthologies, and also in journals, including RAWNerVZ, Haiku Canada Review, Simply Haiku, tempslibres, LYNX, ContemporaryVerse2, Room, The Antigonish Review, The Cormorant, and The Gaspereau Review. Her haiku were more recently included in Carpe Diem, Canadian Anthology of Haiku (Les Editions David and Borealis Press 2008). Dina has given talks on senryu at conferences for Haiku Canada and also for the League of Canadian Poets

Awards and Other Honors: Dina won the Betty Drevniok Award 2000, and received an Honourable Mention in that competition in 2005.

Books Published: small flames [mostly lyric; some haiku and tanka sequences] (Signature Editions, Winnipeg, Canada, 2012) [].

Selected Work
ant and me
the sun's heat brings us both
onto the stoop
perseid shower
the intake of her breath...
another contraction
lawnmower's song
by the door a red shovel
river ice
the reflections of trees
stiller than the trees
heat wave . . .
a memory of ocean
rushes in
    dark water
how the pelican
       into it

Credits: "ant and me" - Observer/Observed (Haiku Canada Members' Anthology 2011, ed Claudia Coutu Radmore); "lawnmower's song" - RAWNerVZ X:3 (ed Dorothy Howard, 2005); "heat wave" - Honourable Mention, The Betty Drevniok Award (2005, judge Terry Ann Carter); "perseid shower" - tempslibres (2010, ed Serge Tome); "river ice" - Carpe Diem: Anthologie Canadienne du Haiku/Canadian Anthology of Haiku (eds Francine Chicoine, Terry Ann Carter/Marco Fraticelli, Les Editions David and Borealis Press, 2008); "dark water" - dandelion clocks (Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2008, eds Roberta Beary and Ellen Compton); title poem for dark water (Selected haiku by members of Haiku Deer Park, Toronto, Canada, ed. Hans Jongman 2005).

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