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Celia Stuart-Powles

Celia Stuart-Powles, c. 2014
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Celia Jane Stuart-Powles, (born Elva Marie Barrett, August 6, 1949, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.), retired in 2016 as an electrical and instrumentation (E&I) designer. Composing haiku since 1995, she is a member of Haiku Canada and the Haiku Society of America as well as a founding member of the Tanka Society of America, where she served one term as secretary. She has had work published in journals that include Albatross, Frogpond, Haiku Headlines, Haiku International (HI), Modern Haiku, Persimmon, and Still, and anthologies, the most recent being Alexis Rotella’s Tanka 2020: Poems from Today’s World and Stanford M. Forrester’s Window Seats: A Contemporary Anthology of Cat Haiku & Senryu (2021). A haiku of hers received a Museum of Haiku Literature Award in 1997, and she has placed in numerous other contests, including a third and a first place in the Harold G. Henderson Award (1999 and 2016). Stuart-Powles still resides in Tulsa, Okla.

Note: This is an abstract of a longer biographical article to come.

Updated on November 26, 2022