Stella Pierides (born August 21, 1952, Athens, Greece), British poet and writer, and retired psychotherapist. In her poetical work—primarily haiku and haibun—she explores the intersections of cultural, social, and psychological aspects of life. Her work has appeared in international journals, has been translated into many languages, and collected in the Red Moon Press’s A New Resonance 10: Emerging Voices in English-language Haiku (2017) among other anthologies. The same year she won First Prize in the 6th Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest (Romania). The Garden of Absence, her book of micropoetry, haiku, and senryu (2012), and Of This World: 48 Haibun (2017) were honored in the Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Awards. Pierides was manager of the Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature on The Haiku Foundation website, 2012–2018, and she continues to sit on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. She was part of the launch team for Haikupedia and served as Managing Editor, 2019–2020. Pierides resided in Neusäß, Germany, and London, U.K., in 2023.
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