Prose and Poetry
the slow unravelling
In Notes from the Gean 15: January 2013
In Frogpond, 35:3, Autumn 2012
on home turf-
feeding watermelon seeds
to the hens
“On Home Turf,” Haiga, in “A Baker’s Dozen,” issue 4, 15 December 2012
a fig is not a fig without your mouth
a pyromaniacs dream on top of the world
In “Bones: Journal for Contemporary Haiku,” No 1, 15 December 2012
at the bottom of the sea the bottom of the sea
how the begging tin
in “Presence” #47, December 2012
past her nails
a truth worth
holding on to
in Notes From The Gean, #14, p. 28, December 2012
shooting star –
a baby slithers out
of the womb
the winter bares its teeth
In “A Blackbird Sings: a small stone anthology”
edited by Fiona Robyn & Kaspalita Thompson, 2012
Pleiades — Plejaden —
a hunter lowers ein Jäger senkt
his gun sein Gewehr
old couple — altes Paar —
he straightens er richtet
her stray hair ihr widerspenstiges Haar
saltmarsh — Salzsumpf —
ribbons of terns Seeschwalbenbänder
enter the photo fliegen ins Foto
in Chrysanthemum, the Internet Magazine for Modern Verse Forms in the Tradition
of Japanese Short Poetry, issue 12, 2012.
Translation by Chrysanthemum Editorial team.
Two poems in
“A Blackbird Sings: a book of short poems” edited by Kaspalita and Fiona Robyn,
is now available on Kindle and will be available in print from the 1st of November 2012.
I am very happy to have my work included in Diogen Haiku 2012, Diogen pro culture
magazine. Six haiku in all, all in English and also translated into Serbian!
how the women hold
a thief forgets
his own name
In Aubrie Cox‘s new PDF Sea Bandits!
soul boat –
waves of silence
in gold leaf
in Marisova Memorial kukai 2012
shine of a melon seed
in A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, Sept 2012, p7
ants in and out
of the cavities
In Shamrock No 23, September 2012 (Haiku Journal of the Irish Haiku Society)
transit of Venus
on her upper lip
in A Hundred Gourds 1:4 September 2012
the cup fills with news
in Haiku News: the personal is the political is the poetical
(Vol. 1, No. 30)
on the fridge door
2nd place, In International Kukai 4th of July 2012
global warming… [haiku]
in Haiku News 16 July 2012
rice paper [senryu]
in Prune Juice issue 9, July 2012
Feeding the Doves [haibun]
in Contemporary Haibun Online July 2012
The Haircut [haibun]
eating alone [senryu]
did you miss [haiku]
No 23 Haiku News July 2012
in Contemporary Haibun, vol.13, 2012, Red Moon Press [haibun]
The silence in my Cell [flash fiction]
in Tuck Magazine, May 2012
Tin Mug [tanka]
jasmine rice [haiku]
in the bilingual Journal: Chrysanthemum/Bregengemme, 11, April 2012
3 haiku in Cara Holman’s Poet Showcase, in her blog, Prose Posies
stealing away [haiku]
in Aubrie Cox’s PDF collection of poetry on the theme of ‘fox dreams‘
Featured in Sabra Wineteer’s The Bloomin‘ Blog
Anzac Day [haiku]
in Gabi Greve’s World Kigo Database here
moonless night (gumboots) [haiku]
in Gabi Greve’s WKD, Kenya Saijiki, April 2012 here
shortlisted for Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4
at the bottom,[senryu]
In A Hundred Gourds, p. 14, March 2012
shooting stars [haiku]
2nd place, Free Format theme, Shiki Kukai February 2012
between folding [haiku]
in bottle rockets, #26, February 2012
Also, in triflings, Angie Werren’s blog here
wearing white [haiku]
in Haiku Bandit Society, Moon Viewing Party, February 2012, Dottie Dot Award!
bending light [tanka]
in Issue 5, Fall/Winter 2011-2012 of Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka.
Honorable Mention in the 15 International Mainichi Contest
Haiku selected for the annual Capoliveri Anthology
in the Asahi Haikuist Network, Asahi Shimbun, edited by David McMurray (20 January 2012 edition of Asahi Shimbun).
The Tree [haibun]
in Contemporary Haibun Online, Jan 1, 2012, vol 7 no 4
Other Worlds [haibun]
in Contemporary Haibun Online, Jan 1, 2012, vol 7 no 4
flowering only [haiku]
in The Language of Dragons, ed. Aubrie Cox, Yay Words!
Snowman [haiga 5]
Haiku: Stella Pierides, Artwork: Kuniharu Shimizu, of seehaiku here
just because [haiku]
in tiny words
winter forest work [haiku]
in World kigo Database and Fb page of Gabi Greve’s Joys of Japan
frosted camelia [haiku]
in Gabi Greve’s blog Haiku and Happiness
tossing and turning [haiku]
slow stream [haiku]
soft rain [haiku]
@CuentoMag #165, 5 November 2011
In 140 and Counting, Upper Rubber Books
1. beehive [haiku]
2. eternal life [haiku]
3. in my salad [haiku]
in Sketchbook Kukai (2nd place), July/August 2011, 6-4 [haiku]
in Contemporary Haibun Online, Oct 1, 2011, vol 7 no 3
back to school (haiku)
in the Asahi Haikuist Network, edited by David McMurray (16 September 2011 edition of Asahi Shimbun).
roller coaster ride
six of my haiku in The Zen Space, autumn 2011 showcase.
in Atlas Poetica Special Feature From Lime Trees to Eucalypts: A Botany of Tanka, poem #20, (26 August 2011) [tanka]
in The Mainichi Daily News, 29 August 2011. [haiku]
In escarp, 20 August 2011. [haiku]
grey skies (haiku)
in the Asahi Haikuist Network, edited by David McMurray (19 August 2011 edition of Asahi Shimbun).
dark waters (haiku)
iridescent wings (haiku)
featured by Melissa Allen, of Red Dragonfly, together with other haiku, in her blog post Dragonfly Dreams.
this sultry evening
In Poets Online July 2011. Tanka prompt: summer, love. [tanka]
“Haiku from Lake Ammersee”
mushroom garden (haiku)
magic mushrooms (haiku)
from the primordium (haiku)
featured by Melissa Allen, of Red Dragonfly, together with other haiku, in her blog post Mushroom Harvest.
your smile (haiku)
placed 6th (tied) in the May/June Kukai 2011 Sketchbook Journal.
rainbow weaving (haiku)
placed 7th respectively (tied) in the May/June Kukai 2011 Sketchbook Journal. Alas, a third haiku remained voteless!
celery crunch (haiku)
were included, together with others, in the Haiku Thread article “Vegetables” by Editor John Daleiden and can be seen here
celery crunch (haiku)
were included in Guest Editor Bernard Gieske‘s, US choice, article “Seeing through other poet’s eyes” in Sketchbook, May/June 2011 edition here
In Cuento Magazine (Forthcoming May 24, 2011). [Poem]
In Cuento Magazine (Forthcoming May, 2011). [Poem]
52250 A Year of Flash (4 May, 2011). [Flash]
see later anthology above
Originally in 7×20 / Seven By Twenty (January 10, 2011).
In 52250 A Year of Flash [Flash] 25 April 2011
In 52250 A Year of Flash (April 22, 2011). [Flash]
In ‘a handful of stones’ (see date 13 May 2011) [Poem]
In Shamrock (forthcoming) [Poem]
Picked by Vincent Hoarau to be included in his blog La Calebasse, in a set of fantastic spring haiku he shared here.
See also in my blog here [haiku]
In 52250 A Year of Flash (March 22, 2011). [Flash]
Empathy and other human traits
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (March 14, 2011). [Flash]
In Cuento Magazine (March 24, 2011). [Poem]
for sale/ invisible coat/ dry clean only
In Cuento Magazine (30 March 2011, #73). [Poem]
In 7×20 / Seven By Twenty (March 15, 2011). [Poem]
In Folded Word (forthcoming). [Poem]
In Paying Attention: A River of Stones. Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita (eds) 2011. [Poem]
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (February 28, 2011). [Flash]
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (February 21, 2011). [Flash]
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (February 13, 2011). [Flash]
On the nature of love
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (February 1, 2011). [Flash]
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (January 25, 2011). [Flash]
This story was also picked for the #Greece daily 28 January 2011 http://paper.li/tag/greece/2011/01/28.
A Case of Mistaken Identity
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (January 16, 2011). [Flash]
In 7×20 / Seven By Twenty (January 10, 2011). [Very short story]
Cruelty / After humans emptied out its liquid core, the Earth sagged and let itself drift on gossamer currents of gravity.
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (January 9, 2011). [Flash]
In escarp.org (January 8, 2011). [Poem]
The Bird’s Eye View
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (January 3, 2011). [Flash]
In CuentoMag Cuento Magazine (29 December 2010). [Very short story]
Earth alert: after hackers corrupt DNA sent to “seed” Mars for human habitation, scientists warn of “new” aliens trying to trace their roots
The City beneath the Ice
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (December 27, 2010). [Flash]
In CuentoMag Cuento Magazine (27 December 2010). [Poem]
Unease// What if the ashen moon/ were not a poem;/ what if the heavens/ rained down woe/ instead of words?/ What then?
This poem was also printed in OKIE MAGAZINE, the Southwest Oklahoma’s Monthly News and Entertainment Magazine, p 33, in the April 2011 issue.
A private person
A hair-raising story
Millions of aliens
In CuentoMag Cuento Magazine (25 December 2010). [Very short story]
Millions of aliens, stuck in chimney after copying Father Christmas, are accidentally swept away by chimney sweep. #33
The Weeping of the Trees
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (December 21, 2010). [Flash]
The Woman Reading a Letter
In CuentoMag Cuento Magazine (19 December 2010). [Poem]
The Woman Reading a Letter/ in Vermeer’s painting,/ pale from the yearning/ and the waiting,/ waited too long,/ far too long.
Missed many boats
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (December 13, 2010). [Flash]
The Pick and Place Robotic Arm
In trapezemag (December 9, 2010). [Very short, twitter-sized story]
Not trusting her, the humanoid used his Pick and Place robotic arms to force her mouth open and search for lost words.
Where home is
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (December 8, 2010). [Flash]
Letting the door slam shut
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (December 1, 2010). [Flash]
A luminous robot angel
In Textofiction (December 1, 2010). [Very short story]
A luminous robot angel picked her up from her place in the queue at the Supermarket checkout and placed her back in her bed.
A string of pearls
In trapezemag (November 18, 2010). [Very short story]
Watching the “String of Pearls” circling supernova 1987A got her pulse racing. The iron in her blood had been made by the stellar explosion.
In Seedpod Publishing (November 11, 2010). [Very short story]
Alien ornithologists, collecting Earth’s species, uploaded the whole of Twitter.
plump drops on caked soil
In CuentoMag Cuento Magazine (October 16, 2010). [Micro-poem]
plump drops on caked soil/ puffs of red dust/ the smell of rain
He held her pale, slender hand
In Textofiction (October 1, 2010). [Very short story]
He held her pale, slender hand, the one she’d made him kiss, for a minute longer. Then he dropped it in the sea.
They send light to Earth
In Textofiction (August 29, 2010). [Poem]
They send light to Earth/ the heavens, a mercy missive/ to lead us home./ Poetry-mad, we stray/ with Orfeo, Circe, Babylon.
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (November 23, 2010). [Flash]
Wood-carved flying horse
One of the top five haiku in the Iron Horse Literary Review haiku competition (November 2010). [Poem]
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (November 16, 2010). [Flash]
A hair-raising story
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (November 9, 2010). [Flash]
A Private Person
In 52|250 A Year of Flash (November 1, 2010). [Flash]
In Vox Humana Literary Journal. [Poems]
In escarp.org (September, 7 2010). [Poem]
The Frisian lands
In escarp.org (August 18, 2010). [Poem]
One sound one world
In escarp.org (June 17, 2010). [Poem]
In escarp.org (May 20, 2010). [Poem]
In escarp.org (April 4, 2010). [Poem]
In escarp.org(March 26, 2010). [Poem]
In poetsonline.org, Archive, Found Poems, February 2010. [Poem]
In Poetry Monthly International, 15, January 2010, p. 18. [Poem]
In Off the Coast, International/Translation Issue, Spring 2009. [Poem]
Song of the Aegean
In Poetry Monthly, Issue 150, 2008. [Poem]
In Derek, Abercynon: Leaf Books, 2007. [Short story, commended in the Leaf Books Micro-Fiction Competition]
What Was Left of Her
The Beach at Blakeney Point
In Gathering Diamonds from the Well, Word for Word Anthology, London: New Gallery Books, 2007. [Poems]
A Special Place: Lake Ammersee
In Sights to Behold, London: Forward Press, 2007. [Poem]
If Trees, Then Olive Trees
In Big Pond Rumours, 2007. [Poem, second prize in the Canadian BPR Poetry Competition]
He Stands in History
In Dance the Guns to Silence, Anthology, Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Kadija Sesay (Eds.), London: Flipped Eye Publishing, 2005. [Poem]
On Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections
In Aesthetica Magazine, A Review of Contemporary Artists, issue 9, 2005. [Poem]
In The Quiet Feather, print issue 4, April 2004. [Short story]
Her Brother’s Keeper
In The Muse Apprentice Guild, Spring 2005. [Short story]
It Could Have Been Love
In Another Country, A Journal of New Writing, Munich, 2005. [Short story]
Of Love and Fish
In Spiked, the Magazine of Ideas, Literature and the Arts, issue 15, 2004. [Short story]
The Heart has its Reasons
In All in Time, New Fiction, London: Forward Press, 2004. [Short story]
When the Colours Sing(excerpt)
In Another Country, A Journal of New Writing, Munich, 2003. [Short story]
Articles and Other (selection)
Article on the Munich literary scene Munich, in the summer 2007, issue 2 of the Berlin-based Literary Magazine Bordercrossing Berlin
Presentation of the showcase Writers from Germany, in the online Muse Apprentice Guild , spring 2006
The Incredible Potential of the WWW (2005), on the tenth anniversary of Trace Online Writing Centre: Decade: Online quilt made from Reflections on Living and Writing with Technology. http://tracearchive.ntu.ac.uk/decade/contribution.cfm?cont=759
Stella’s contribution to Triplopia’s theme on Noise appears in the current edition of Trip Picks, “The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise,” edited by Tania Van Schalkywk. Stella’s choice of “The Wind-up Bird Chronicle,” by Haruki Murakami to illustrate Noise, and Silence can be read at: http://www.triplopia.org/inside.cfm/ct/460.
The Wednesday Meeting, in Beyond Madness: PsychoSocial Interventions in Psychosis, J. Berke, G. Mak-Pearce, M. Fagan & S. Pierides-Muller (Eds.), London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
The Power of the Play, in Beyond Madness: PsychoSocial Interventions in Psychosis, J. Berke, G. Mak-Pearce, M. Fagan & S. Pierides-Muller (Eds.), London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Review of ‘Cultures Under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma’, edited by A. C. G. M. Robben & M. M. Suarez-Orozco, Cambridge University Press, 2001. In The Psychoanalytic Review, 2002, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 285-287.
Working Together: Aspects of a Therapeutic Container at Work, in The Invisible Matrix, S. Brookes & P. Hodson (Eds.), London: Rebus Press, 2000.
Machine Phenomena, in Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives on Paranoia and Persecution, J. Berke, S. Pierides, A. Sabbadini & S. Schneider (Eds.), London and New York: Routledge, 1998.
A Savage Sadness: Journeys into Space, in Therapeutic Communities, 1994, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 49-53.
Beyond Madness: PsychoSocial Interventions in Psychosis, J. Berke, G. Mak-Pearce, M. Fagan & S. Pierides-Muller (Eds.), London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.
Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives on Paranoia and Persecution, J. Berke, S. Pierides, A. Sabbadini & S. Schneider (Eds.), London and New York: Routledge, 1998. [ http://www.taylorandfrancis.com]