The Haiku Foundation honors the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist, for the third time, is Corine Timmer.
Corine Timmer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a diploma in Interior Design. She was active in the design world until a road trip to Spain in 2014 re-awakened her passion for writing and in 2018 she self-published her first children’s storybook. In the same year it won a Mom’s Choice Award. Haiku crossed her path by accident in 2015 and she’s been hooked ever since. Corine has been published in various renowned print and web haiku journals and anthologies. During the past four years her haiku and photo haiku have won awards. In 2018 and 2019 she published haiku anthologies in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The books are part of her Chinese zodiac series. This year it’s rat’s turn. She lives in the countryside in the south of Portugal with 9 street dogs and other animals, including her beloved donkey, Lolita.