Terri L. French
Born: September 16 1959 in Pontiac Michigan, USA
Resides: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
E-mail: terri (dot) l (dot) french (at) knology (dot) net
Terri L. French is a poet/writer and retired Massage Therapist, living in Huntsville, Alabama. She is the former editor of Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu & Kyoka. Terri has served as the Southeast Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, was elected Secretary for The Haiku Foundation, and in 2017 joined the editorial team for the online journal Haibun Today. She and her husband, Ray, have four mostly grown children, two rotten cats and one spoiled dog.
Awards and Other Honors: Published in the first annual Basho Haiku Challenge Chapbook (Modest Proposal Chapbook: Lilliput Review, 2009); haiku selected for Carving Darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2011 (Red Moon Press, 2012); Touchstone Award for Individual Poem (The Haiku Foundation, 2011); Third Prize and Honorable Mention, Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Senryu (Haiku Society of America, 2012); Third Prize, Haiku Society of America Haibun Contest (2012); Favorite Senryu, Modern Haiku (Winter-Spring, 2014); First Prize, Wild Plum Haiku Contest (2016); Second Place, Haiku Society of America Haibun Contest (2016); First Place U.S. winner of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival's Haiku Invitational Contest (2017).
Credits: "January" - First Prize, Wild Plum Haiku Contest (2016); "perigee moon" - Modern Haiku (Winter-Spring, 2014) [Favorite senryu of issue]; "child's drawing" - Failed Haiku 1:11 (2016); "writing outdoors" - Basho Haiku Challenge Chapbook (Modest Proposal Chapbook: Lilliput Review (2009); "distant thunder" - Commended, Innovative Haiku Category, HaikuNow! (The Haiku Foundation, 2013); "spot of blood" - Sketchbook (Sept/Oct. 2009).