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Lorraine A Padden is a Touchstone Award-winning poet and former professional ballet dancer whose extensive work and scholarship in the performing and visual arts has garnered national recognition, including an appointment to the National Endowment for the Arts. Her haiku and related short form poetry regularly appear in notable journals and anthologies. Lorraine has received awards and honors by The Haiku Society of America, Tricycle Magazine, The Tokutomi International Haiku Competition, The British Haiku Society, The Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest, and The New Zealand Poetry Society, among others. Lorraine is a featured poet in A New Resonance 13, the acclaimed anthology showcasing emerging voices in English-language haiku. Upwelling, her debut collection of haiku and related short forms was published by Red Moon Press in 2022. Lorraine is an active member of Zen Peacemakers International, and she was as a featured presenter at Upaya Zen Center’s popular Way of Haiku conference in March, 2023.

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