All posts by Stella Pierides

Stella Pierides is a British poet, writer and felting enthusiast of Greek descent. She divides her time between Neusaess, Germany, and London, England. Interweaving the past with the present, Stella’s work is located at the meeting points of cultural, social, and psychological worlds, which spark the day-to-day moments of our lives. Her work has been published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. Recent books include Feeding the Doves: 48 short stories and haibun (Fruit Dove Press, 2013); In the Garden of Absence, micro-poetry and haiku (Fruit Dove Press, 2012), and Of This World haibun (Red Moon Press, 2017), which received Haiku Society of America Merit Awards for books published in 2012 and 2017, respectively; and Ekphrasis: Between Image and Word (Fruit Dove Press, 2017 – paintings and haiku, a collaboration with Maria Pierides --www.mariapierides.co.uk). Stella serves on The Haiku Foundation board of directors. She enjoys reading, felting, gardening, film, music, and food. 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.

Small Reflections 2020 (2-7 Jan.)

‘Small Reflections 2020’ is a group project organized by Robert Lamoon: members post their daily photographic meditational reflections on the world and life during 2020. There is the prospect of an exhibition too…

“Nothing profound but just intriguing black and white photographs….

I am taking part, posting my black and white photos to the Facebook group, and here.

4 January 2020
5 January
6 January

Haikufeltings in MacQ

A new journal, a new hybrid, and a new year!


Honored and thrilled beyond measure to have the opportunity to describe my journey from “Hairballs to Haiga” in a “craft essay,” with four of my felting haiga “haikufeltings” in the debut issue of the Journal MacQueen’s Quinterly, MacQ for short (see URLs below). Grateful to Clare MacQueen for highlighting haikufeltings in her introduction to the issue, giving this hybrid work a home among such a superb collection of writings.
Check it out! And Happy New Year!
Essay
Felting haiga
Introduction to the issue (scroll down)

MacQ

JuxtaFive: The Journal of Haiku Research and Scholarship

Great news! JuxtaFive is ready and available to read online! This edition of the Haiku Foundation Journal of Haiku Research and Scholarship includes several articles, reviews, haiga and a special section on Women Mentoring Women (and the article Knocking on the Doors of Perception on Haiku and the Brain contributed by me and co-authors: Thomas Geyer, Franziska Guenther, Jim Kacian, Heinrich Liesefeld, and Hermann J. Mueller).
Here

Journal haiku,

New Resonance Community video

Check out this video: “How I found my voice: A new Resonance Community Reading” from the Haiku North America Conference 2019. From Jim Kacian and Julie Warthers’s presentation on this Community of poets, including members reading out their work. Julie read out haiku by members not able to attend.

Here

My own poem was read out, too:

atlas
the weight
of my dreams

The video was featured as part of this year’s Fundraiser running from Thanksgiving to St. Nicholas’s Day.