Elemental Gardener


Rose Trellis, white roses, poem text
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By Angelee Deodhar


Angelee Deodhar’s latest book, Journeys 2015, an anthology of 145 haibun, by 31 international poets is available on Amazon. The book also includes articles by 3 poets on haibun, including Ray Rasmussen on the history of haibun in English.Book cover of Journeys 2015

Dr. Ms Angelee Deodhar is an eye surgeon by profession as well as a haiku poet, translator, and artist. She lives and works in India. Her haiku, haibun and haiga have been published internationally in various books and journals, and her work can be viewed on many websites. She does not maintain her own website.

To promote haiku in India, she has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi. These include: If Someone Asks: Masaoka Shiki’s Life and Haiku (2005), Haiku: A Master’s Selection, edited by Miura Yuzuru (2006), Ogura Hyakunin Isshu: 100 Poems by 100 Poets (2007), Children’s Haiku from Around the World-A Haiku Primer (2007), Indian Haiku (2008), and The Distant Mountain: The Life and Haiku of Kobayashi Issa (2009).

“Hot on the heels of her 2014 release of a collection of poetic prose containing haiku, Deodhar celebrates having edited Journeys 2015, an Anthology of International Haibun highlighting authors in 15 different countries.” – David McMurray, Editor, Asahi Haikuist Network,Japan.

Journeys 2017, the third anthology of International haibun, will be available on Amazon very soon.

4 thoughts on “Elemental Gardener

  1. Looking out at a land of ice and snow, I too, long for the green and yellow bamboo, but will not enjoy the yellow crocus for quite a while. Your poem like a painting helps me visualize your longings, mine, with vivid imagery. Thank you, angelee

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