Stella Pierides is a writer and poet born in Athens, Greece. She now divides her time between Neusaess, Germany and London, England. In her heart, she lives somewhere on the Aegean coast. She is married and has two adult daughters.
Stella trained as a psychotherapist and worked at a crisis center and in private practice in London, UK, for many years. More recently, Stella gained an MA in Literature. For the last few years, she focuses on writing prose and poetry. She project manages the Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature of the The Haiku Foundation.
Stella has had work published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. She has co-edited and contributed to Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998) and Beyond Madness (JKP, 2002). Recent books: Feeding the Doves (Fruit Dove Press, 2013 – short stories and haibun), and In the Garden of Absence (Fruit Dove Press, 2012 – poetry) for which she received the Kanterman Merit Book Award 2013 (3rd place) for books published in 2012. Forthcoming: The Heart and Its Reasons.
Stella’s collection on the theme Haiku of the Senses appeared in the The Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature, March 2012, and can be viewed in the THF Per Diem Archive here.
Amnesty International featured her blog post written for Blog Action Day 2013 Human Rights and Wrongs in their online blog Livewire
First poetry book In the Garden of Absence, here
Stella enjoys walking around the Bavarian lakes and rivers, the Swabian flatlands, or strolling on the North Norfolk coast and along the Thames.
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