Stella Pierides is a British writer and poet of Greek descent. She divides her time between Neusaess, Germany and London, England. She is married and has two adult daughters. Stella enjoys reading, writing, feltmaking, gardening, film, music, food, and working long hours.
Interweaving the past with the present, her work highlights the intersections of cultural, social and psychological layers, which underpin the day-to-day moments of our lives.
Stella serves on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation (THF).
Recent books: Of This World (Red Moon Press, 2017 – 48 haibun), which received a Haiku Society of America Merit Book honourable mention in the Haibun category for books published in 2017; Ekphrasis: Between Image and Word (Fruit Dove Press, 2017 – paintings and haiku, with Maria Pierides); Taubenfuettern (Fruit Dove Press, 2015); The Heart and Its Reasons (Fruit Dove Press, 2014) – short stories); Feeding the Doves (Fruit Dove Press, 2013 – short stories and haibun), and In the Garden of Absence (Fruit Dove Press, 2012 – poetry) which received a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2013 for books published in 2012.
Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. Most recently in Echoes 2: The New Resonance 20th Anniversary Update (eds. J. Kacian & Julie Warther, Red Moon Press, 2018); Old Song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017 (eds. J. Kacian et al, Red Moon Press, 2018); Jumble Box (M.D. Welch & R. Moss, Press Here, 2017); and received Honorable Mention in the Mt. Fuji Tanka Grand Prix contest 2018, First Prize in the Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2017; was included in Haiku 2014 (Modern Haiku Press), and in the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for six consecutive years (2012–2017). Honorable Mention in the International Sakura Awards (2015), Third Prize in the Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2014), amongst others.
Articles include “Haiku and the brain: an exploratory study” (Juxtapositions 3.1) and “Reading English-language haiku: processes of meaning construction revealed by eye movements” (JEMR, 10.1).
In 2018 Stella served as a judge for the British Haiku Society’s Haibun Contest 2017.
Member of the Haiku Society of America, and the British Haiku Society. The link to her entry on The Haiku Foundation‘s Haiku Registry site is here
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