Born: in Olten, Switzerland
Resides: Milan, Italy
E-mail: dorispas67[at]gmail (dot) com
Doris Pascolo was born in Switzerland and has been living in Milan with her family for over twenty years. In her free time she devoted herself to writing, in particular short compositions in Japanese metric (haiku, tanka, gogyoshi, haiga and cherita) and verse-free poems. The great passion for this form of art is getting stronger thanks to her interest in the oriental culture, especially the Japanese one. Her compositions are present in various blogs and national and international anthologies where she collaborates with many other artists - Haiku Column Blog, The Haiku Foundation features (Haiku in the workplace; Earthrise Rolling Collaborative Haiku), Asahi Haikuist Network, Haiku Column University, NHK World-Japan and others. She writes mostly in Italian and in English.
Awards and Other Honors: She was classified: First in the National Art Competition "La Couleur d'un Poeme 2017"; Third in the Haiku contest "Giappone Svelato 2017"granted Akito Arima Award, by the President of the Haiku International Association of Tokyo; Honorable mention in World Haiku Review, August 2017; 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest (2017) - selected haiku submissions collection; received Certificate "The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2017".
Books Published: HAIKU - Haiku University Anthology, vol. 1, 2017 (two-line haiku), ed. Mitsunori Nagata
Credits: "spring fog" - Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog: Daily Haiku March 9, 2017; "honeymoon" - Asahi Haikuist Network July 7, 2017; Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog: Daily Haiku Nov. 22, 2017); "spring dawn" - Haiku Masters NHK World-Japan, June 6, 2017; "first snowflakes" - Haiku Masters NHK World-Japan, Feb. 6, 2018; "clouds of incense" - 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2017: Selected Haiku Submissions Collection; "autumn breeze" - Brass Bell: a haiku journal, Oct. 2017.