Corine Timmer (born 1967, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Dutch visual artist, electronic music composer, author, publisher, haiku poet, and animal rights activist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a diploma in interior design. She worked in design until 2014, when her passion for writing was reawakened; in 2018 she self-published a children’s storybook. Timmer discovered haiku on Facebook in 2015 and soon joined National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) and other online writing groups. Since then, Timmer’s haiku and haiga have been published in top journals and anthologies, including members’ collections from the British Haiku Society and the Haiku Society of America. Her work has placed highly in international contests, notably the HSA Harold G. Henderson Awards (2017), the Mainichi Haiku Contest and the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition (2018), the H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest (2019), and the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2020). She was also listed on The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for 2018, 2019, 2020, and a haiga of hers was featured on the NHK Haiku Masters television program in 2018. Timmer has completed three anthologies of animal haiku keyed to the signs of the Chinese zodiac and is at work on the fourth. She lives near Faro, Algarve, Portugal.
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