Kath Abela Wilson (aka Kathabela Wilson, born Kathleen Mary Endress, September 6, 1945, Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.), independent artist, freelance writer, researcher, and poet. Author of chapbooks Driftwood Monster: Haiku for Troubled Times and The Owl Still Asking: Tanka for Troubled Times (both 2017) and a serial personal odyssey, Figures of Humor and Strange Beauty (2019). She is the creator and leader of Poets on Site (a writing and poetry performance group) and has edited several of its anthologies. In addition to receiving recognition in major haiku and senryu competitions, Wilson was 1st Place winner of the 2017 Fujisan Taisho Tanka Contest and the 2017 Dwarf Stars Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. She has served as secretary of the Tanka Society of America since 2013, was coordinator of the YTHS Tokutomi Contest 2020–2022, and serves as editor of the Poets’ Salon for the Colorado Boulevard website. She resides in Pasadena, California.
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