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meet  the  writers  of  edition  four  of  dew-on-line

original artwork copyright  ai li  2002








m e e t      t h e      w r i t e r s


contributors to the fourth edition of dew-on-line
are actively encouraged to send in their current biographies
and/or  photographs/self-portraits/original artwork
to enable the readers to get to know them a little better


bios, photographs and artwork that follow on are not in alphabetical order
but in the order they were received by me










jamie edgecombe




I myself am a Plymouth (England) born poet, who since the beginning of 
April has been working as a senior high school teacher (last year, I had 
been working at junior high level), under the Sapporo Board of Education, 
Hokkaido, Japan. I am currently working on the Japanese English 
Teaching Programme. In May of 2001, I graduated from the University of 
Wales Swansea, with a joint honour degree in English Literature and 
Cultural Geography, although I have studied Japanese and post-modern 
American poetics for my own pleasure. I have been previously published by 
a number of poetry publications, such as (among others): Aabye (UK), 
Modern Haiku (two editions; USA), Blithe Spirit (UK), Lynx (series of five 
tanka; USA), The Journal of Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry (UK), Fire (two 
editions; UK), Presence (UK), First Time (two editions; UK), 
Psychopoetica (UK), Poetry Now (three anthologies; UK), Poetry Today 
(UK), Prismo (Yugoslavia), Climbing Art (USA) and the Parnassus Literary 
Journal (USA). In addition to this, I have just had a number of haibun 
accepted for publication in the next five editions of Raw Nervz Haiku 
(Canada). Also, I have published Japanese language haiku in two editions 
of the Asahi Shinbun (a Japanese national newspaper). I am also a 
member of the British Haiku Society and have written for the Royal 
Geographic Society Library. I am twenty-two years old.















Larry Kimmel


Larry Kimmel was born in 1940 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and
Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything
from steel mills to libraries. He has been publishing poetry
for the past twenty-five years and has five collections of poetry,
"Lights Across the River,"
"Pedal Point",  "alone tonight,"
"the inadequacy of long-stemmed roses,"
and "the necessary fly," as well as a short novel,
"A Small Silent Ordeal." He lives with his wife
in the hills of western Massachusetts.















Felicity Brookesmith


has been writing haiku "all the time" since 1998, alongside longer poetry 
(that started, age 9, with writing hymns,) finding both mutually enhancing, 
and haiku irresistible. Published in magazines& anthologies: Connections, 
Equinox, Blithe Spirit, Presence, and is working towards a haiku 
Collection. Lives close to and loves the sea, her daughters and 
grandchildren, cats and other wildlife, her friends, flowers, and
playworking  with words in kaleidoscopic order.




















Peter Lewis Macrow




born and lives in Tasmania. Educated there and Goethe University, 
Frankurt am Main. B.A.Hons.,Grad.Dip.Lib.,Dip Languages (Jap.)
Former part-time tutor and lecturer in European Literature and for 14
years was a Sound Librarian for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Has had published haiku and longer poems, reviews and fiction.


















Debra Woolard Bender




(Debi) is an artist/poet who has lived in Florida since 1989,
the mother of two and grandmother of four. She grew up in an 
Air Force family, the eldest of 5 children. She felt she was an artist,
at least from her preschool years and is primarily self-taught. She began 
writing poetry in about 1965 during high school, and submitted works to 
small presses and magazines for publication through the 1970's. Finding 
haiku on the internet in 1999 her interest was renewed, and since that  time
she has focused her poetry on Asian genres, often combining poetry  and
art. Debi also enjoys experimenting and exploring in multi-genre work  and
linking poetry. She is the Development Director of the World Haiku Club and Editor-in-Chief of its magazine, the World
Haiku Review . Her personal  website
with resource library is Paper Lanterns,



















Oz Hardwick


I I am a photographer by training, a writer by vocation, and a university lecturer
by accident. My recent publications have mainly been articles on literature
and art, but poems have continued to sneak out. I occasionally play in
rock bands, but probably shouldn’t, and have a fascination with the
late Middle Ages, but wouldn’t want to live there.























Judy Kendall


I Just returned to England after living in Kanazawa,
Japan, for over six years. Haiku mentors are Miyaji
Eiko whose haiku I translated into English, Iris
Elgrichi who worked with me translating haiku and
Zeami's Noh plays, and the editors of Presence, Asahi
Haikuist Network and of course still. I also have
haiku published in Fabric magazine.




















Michael Meyerhofer


Michael Meyerhofer graduated from the University of Iowa, 
after a suitable time spent wandering and having adventures,
hopes to return and teach at the college level.  His poems
have appeared (or will appear) in Chiron Review, 2River View,
still, Tundra, bottle rockets, snapshots, Potpourri,
and Lilliput Review. 

















Stanford M. Forrester


is the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse
and the 2nd Vice President of the Haiku Society of America. He writes
haiku, tanka and renku and has won the Museum of Haiku Literature
Award as well as first place in the Dublin Arts Council Haiku Contest
in 2001. Stanford is a practising Buddhist in the Pure Land tradition.
He spends what free time he has with his wife Mary, and his two
baby daughters, Abigail and Molly.

















Arturas Silanskas  (Vilnius, LITHUANIA)


32 years old, married, have got 3 kids (boys).
Interested in Japanese culture on the whole and especially
in martial  arts: judo (have been practicing judo for over 20 years),
jujitsu and poetry (mainly haiku).
Started to write haiku a couple years ago. 

Publications so far:
Mainichi Daily News (December 2001, February, March 2002);
still (dew-on-line).


















Pamela A. Babusci


Pamela A. Babusci, has been writing haiku & tanka for the past seven years. 
She won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in 1995 & International Tanka
Splendor Awards in 1996-1999 & 2001.  When she is not writing poetry,
in the spring, summer & autumn, you will find her in a meadow,
field or garden pressing flowers & leaves to create
and design notecards & framings. 











Hilary Mellon


was born in Norwich in 1949 and spent 21 years working in science
labs. Since then, after studying for an OU degree, she has worked in
adult education, a bookshop, a library, behind a bar, and on the streets
(as a Market Researcher). She now teaches 2oth Century Poetry,
Creative Writing and Life skills to a range of adults, including the residents
of Norwich Prison. Her work has been published in 70 different magazines
and anthologies as well as in 4 pamphlet books: Spaces InBetween
(Hesparus, 1983), Fire Raiser (Priapus, 1989), Disturbing the Night
(Envoi, 1989), and Alarmed by Dawn (Krax, 1993). Her first full-length
collection Night with an Old Raincoat (published by Headlock in 1995)
was re-printed in 2000.











Graham Brown


born 1972, typical Gemini with Pisces moon, studied
Comparative Religion at Manchester University, started
writing poetry after that, on a sabbatical courtesy of the DHSS,
spent 5 years as a novice Buddhist monk (in the Thai forest tradition,
at monasteries in England), is now a fully fledged eco-nerd Dharma-bum








a i    l i


i  write  with  light












original artwork and one-liner copyright ai  li  2002


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