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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 12: Summer 2019
Haiga: 8 words
Poem + Painting

[fire poppies]

by Pamela A. Babusci

[fire poppies], haiga with acrylic painting and haiku by Pamela A. Babusci

Haiga: acrylic flow painting and haiku

Copyrighted © by Pamela A. Babusci. All rights reserved.

rows & rows
of fire poppies
i surrender


Pamela A. Babusci
Issue 12, Summer 2019

is an award-winning haiku and tanka poet, and haiga and taiga artist who also creates abstract and sumi-e paintings. Her haiga and taiga have been featured at Haigaonline and The Haiku Foundation, and have appeared in haiku and tanka journals such as Simply Haiku and Frameless Sky, as well as numerous others. She is the author of two collections of poetry, A Thousand Reasons and A Solitary Woman, and a founding editor of Moonbathing (the first tanka journal in the United States to feature only women poets), which she now edits solo. In 2008, she served as sponsor and judge for the First International Erotic Tanka Contest.

Pamela has illustrated several books, including Full Moon Tide: The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards, Taboo Haiku, Chasing the Sun, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, and A Thousand Reasons. She was the logo artist for Haiku North America in New York City in 2003 and Haiku North America in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2007. A member of the Rochester Artist Breakfast Group, she has collaborated with figurative and abstract painters in Rochester, N.Y. at art galleries and shows.

Her awards include, among others: Museum of Haiku Literature Award, International Tanka Splendor Awards, First Place Yellow Moon Competition (tanka category, Australia), First Place Kokako Tanka Competition (New Zealand), First Place Saigyo Tanka Awards (U.S.), 21st Mainichi Haiku Contest (International First Prize, Japan), and First Place Mount Fuji Tanka Contest (Japan).

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