четвртак, 03. јун 2010.

Lorin Ford: Notes from the Gean




Biography

Lorin Ford writes haiku and longer poems from her tumbling-down C19 worker's cottage home in Brunswick, Victoria [Australia]. Much of Lorin's early childhood was spent on the foreshore and beach of a Melbourne bay-side suburb. From age nine she lived with her father, who ran the pub in a small East Gippsland timber town. She left school early, at fourteen, preferring a 'glamorous' career in hairdressing to her year 9 correspondence lessons. Later, she received an Honours degree in English Literature and a Dip. Ed. and subsequently taught high school English and ESL. She has remained an eternal student, enjoying her discovery of new aspects of the world, and of poetry, especially.

Lorin's haiku have been widely published in Australian and overseas journals and anthologies. Her credits include first prize in the 6th and 7th paper wasp Jack Stamm awards, in 2005 and 2006, first prize in the Shiki Salon Annual Haiku Awards 2005 - free format category, Winner - The Haiku Calendar Competition 2010 and first prize - contemporary category, THF's 'Haiku Now! 2010 Contest'. Her first haiku collection, a wattle seedpod, was awarded first place in the Haiku Society of America Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards, 2009.

Three Lights Gallery published what light there is, an online collection of thirty of Lorin’s haiku, in 2009. More information may be found in her responses to Curtis Dunlap’s Three Questions at Blogging Along Tobacco Road.

http://www.slideshare.net/debeljackitatjana/http-wwwgeantreecom-haiku6-10-10

http://www.postpressed.com.au/index.html?verse/wattleseedpod.html

http://tobaccoroadpoet.blogspot.com/2010/01/lorin-ford-three-questions.html