Born: in Athens, Greece
Resides: Neusaess, Germany and London, England
E-mail: stellapierides (at) gmail (dot) com
Stella Pierides is a poet and writer. Born in Athens, Greece, she now divides her time between Neusaess, Germany, and London, England. Stella serves on The Haiku Foundation board of directors and project manages the Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature for the Foundation. She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, film, music, food, and working long hours. She also likes walking around the Bavarian lakes, along the rivers, through the moors and flatlands of Swabia, the North Norfolk coast, the Welsh countryside, and strolling along the Thames.
Awards and Other Honors: Her work has been included in A New Resonance 10: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2017) and in Dust Devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016 (Red Moon Press, 2017); received a Haiku Society of America 2013 Merit Book Award for books published in 2012; included in Haiku 2014 (Modern Haiku Press); included in the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for six consecutive years (2011-2016); Honorable Mention, Haiku Invitational, International Sakura Awards (2015); Third Prize, 19th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2014); included in With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors of NaHaiWriMo (2012); Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2012 (Snapshot Press); 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: Books include: Of This World (48 haibun; Red Moon Press, 2017); In the Garden of Absence (haiku and micropoetry; Fruit Dove Press, 2012); Feeding the Doves (short stories / haibun; Fruit Dove Press, 2013); The Heart and Its Reasons (short stories; Fruit Dove Press, 2014); Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives on Paranoia and Persecution, by J. H. Berke, S. Pierides, A. Sabbadini, & S. Schneider (eds.), (Routledge: 1998). Articles include: Pierides, S., Müller, H., Kacian, J., Günther, F., Geyer, T. (2017), "Haiku and the brain: an exploratory study," Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Research and Scholarship 3(1); Müller, H., Geyer, T., Günther, F., Kacian, J., & Pierides, S. (2017), "Reading English-language haiku: Processes of meaning construction revealed by eye movements," Journal of Eye Movement Research 10(1); Geyer, T., Günther, F., Kacian, J., Müller, H. J., & Pierides, S. (2017), "Reading haiku: What eye movements reveal about the construction of literary meaning – an exploratory study," in T. Lachmann & T. Weis (eds.), New Stages in Human Information Processing Research: In Search of Invariants in Cognition. New York: Taylor & Francis (in press).
Credits: “steam room” – Blithe Spirit 27:1 (2017); “typos” – Right Hand Pointing 95 (2016); “ash wednesday” – Frogpond 38:2 (2015); “pear blossom” – from haibun “Loving”, in KYSO Flash 3 (2015); “poems in waiting” – Issa’s Untidy Hut (9 May 2013); “creeping ivy” – Modern Haiku 47.2 (2016).