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Christopher Patchel

Christopher Patchel

Born: in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA
Resides: Mettawa, Illinois, USA
E-mail: cpatchel (at) gmail (dot) com

Chris is a graphic designer who spent the first part of his life in hilly Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (Andrew Wyeth country), and the second part in flat, windy Chicagoland.

Awards and Other Honors: Winner, Haiku Calendar Competition (Snapshot Press, 2006 and 2007), with runners-up in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010; Winner of Haiku Cut: Like a Poetry Slam, Only Sharper sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan and the Japan American Society of Chicago in 2006; Featured in A New Resonance 3: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2001); poems selected for various editions of The Red Moon Anthology (Red Moon Press, 2001 through 2009); Winner, Penumbra contest (2002); Second Place, Penumbra contest (2001); Runner-up, Midwest Poetry Review contest (2001); Favorite Haiku, Modern Haiku 38:1 (2007); Best of Issue, Mayfly #34 (2003).

Books Published: Turn Turn (Red Moon Press, 2013)

Selected Work
 
plum blossoms . . .
we don't define
the relationship
 
katydid chorus
nothing that can't wait
until tomorrow
 
 
 
tall grass
both teams lose track
of the score
 
a path of leaves
our conversation
turns wordless
 
 
 
summer's end
the weight of my body
out of the water
 
starlings leave
the leafless trees
the silence
 
 

Credits: "plum blossoms" - Acorn 15 (2005); inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2005 (Red Moon Press, 2006); "tall grass" - Haijinx 1:3 (2001); pegging the wind: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2002 (Red Moon Press, 2003); Runner-up, Haiku Calendar Competition (Snapshot Press, 2006); "summer's end" – Special Mention, The Heron's Nest VII:4 (2005); inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2005 (Red Moon Press, 2006); Runner-up, Haiku Calendar Competition (Snapshot Press, 2006); Magnapoets Anthology (2008); "katydid chorus" - The Heron's Nest VIII:3 (2006); Winner, Haiku Calendar Competition (Snapshot Press, 2007); "a path of leaves" - Frogpond 26:2 (2002); A New Resonance 3: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2001); "starlings leave" – The Heron's Nest III:10 (2001); Winner, Haiku Calendar Competition (Snapshot Press, 2006).

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