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Christine Horner

Christine Horner, 2024
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Christine Horner (born Christine Beaven Tedesco, December 28,1937, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.), retired pediatric post-anesthesia nurse and active writer, editor, poet, student of haiku, naturalist educator, and musician. Her earliest haiku were published in 1979, and she subsequently studied haiku with Jerry Ball. A collection of poetry, Stranger in the House, was published in 2014. Horner is a former senior editor for the journal Nourish Poetry and editor of two books by H. Philip Hsieh. A longtime member of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, she publishes regularly in its journal, Geppo, and anthologies, was a featured reader at the Haiku in the Park (2017), and served as coordinator of its Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest (2019). Her work has been included in the Haiku Poets of Northern California members’ anthologies and journals as well as in Gurga and Metz’s Haiku 2016, and the forthcoming San Francisco Haiku Anthology: The Next Thirty Years. Her work has been included among the Mainichi Haiku in English annual selections, and she has had a haiku shortlisted in the THF Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. Horner lives in Walnut Creek, California.


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Updated on April 22, 2024