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Pamela A. Babusci

Pamela A. Babusci, ca. 2010

Pamela A. Babusci (born Pamela Ann Babusci, January 28, 1950, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.), haiku, haiga, and tanka poet. She won a Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Frogpond (1995) and First Place in the Mainichi Haiku Contest (2017) and earned honorable mentions in haiku competitions in Japan, the U.K., and the U.S.A. as well as first-place international tanka awards. Babusci was the founder and editor of Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, the first all-women’s international tanka journal, and is currently the editor of The Art of Tanka. Her collections are A Thousand Reasons: Tanka (2009), A Solitary Woman: Tanka (2013), and Pages from a Tanka Diary. (2022). She is also a creative artist working in sumi-e, Japanese calligraphy, abstract painting, and collage as well as sculpture and jewelry. She has illustrated several publications and designed the logos for the Haiku North America conferences in 2003 and 2007. Babusci resides in Rochester, New York.


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Updated on March 18, 2024