Born: August 21 in Athens, Greece
Resides: Neusaess, Germany and London, England
E-mail: stellapierides (at) gmail (dot) com
Born in Athens, Greece, Stella Pierides now divides her time between Neusaess, Germany, and London, England. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous publications. Her poetry book In the Garden of Absence won the Haiku Society of America's 2013 Merit Book Award for books published in 2012 (3rd place). She has co-edited and contributed to Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998) and Beyond Madness (JKP, 2002), and published articles and reviews in other books and journals. Stella project manages the Per Diem feature of The Haiku Foundation. She enjoys reading, gardening, film, music, food, and working long hours. She also enjoys walking around the Bavarian lakes, along the rivers, through the moors and flatlands of Swabia, the North Norfolk coast, and strolling along the Thames.
Awards and Other Honors: Third Place, Haiku Society of America's 2013 Merit Book Award for books published in 2012 (3rd place); work included in Haiku 2014 (Modern Haiku Press); Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2012 (Snapshot Press); work included in the Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, Vol. 4; work selected for the Capoliveri Anthology (2011); Honorable Mention, 15th Mainichi Contest (2011).
Books Published: In the Garden of Absence (Fruit Dove Press, 2012); Short story books: Feeding the Doves (Fruit Dove Press, 2013) and The Heart and Its Reasons (Fruit Dove Press, 2014).
Credits: "wild iris" - A Hundred Gourds 3:4 (September 2014); "warm days" - Modern Haiku 44:2 (2013); "plum blossoms" - Frogpond 37.2 (Summer 2014); "just because" - tiny words 11.3 (December 20, 2011); "swollen river" - Modern Haiku 45.2 (Summer 2014); "cloud drift" - A Hundred Gourds 3:3 (Summer 2014).