Born: April 24 1959 in Wattrelos, France
Resides: Leers, France
E-mail: damien (dot) gabriels (at) orange (dot) fr
Born in 1959 in the North of France, where I still live (married, 3 children) and work (bank). I discovered haiku in 2001 and soon became an absolute fan ; member of the French Haiku Association since its foundation in 2003. Publications in several reviews, collective anthologies and websites. At that time, four personal publications.
Awards and Other Honors: First Place, Association Française de Haïku (2004 and 2006); Second Place, Association Française de Haïku (2009); Honorable Mention, Mainichi Haiku Contest (2007 and 2009); Third Place, Miniwords Haiku (2007); Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2007); Sakura Award , Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2008).
Books Published: Le temps d'un haiku (Editions Chloe des Lys, 2006); Trios (Editions Les Adex, 2006); Marelle de lune (Association Francaise de Haiku, 2008); Sur la pointe des pieds [avec Paul de Maricourt] (Editions Liroli, 2008).
Credits: "first snow" - World Haiku Review (March 2009); "winter ploughing" - World Haiku Review (March 2009); "a few steps" - The Four Seasons of Haiku [http://www.4seasonshaiku.com/] (Winter 2010); "starry sky" - The Four Seasons of Haiku [http://www.4seasonshaiku.com/] (Winter 2010); "misty clouds" - World Haiku Review (March 2008); "winter storm" - Shamrock Haiku Journal #5 (2008).