Meet Deborah P Kolodji

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Deborah P Kolodji is the former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, Haiku Canada, and the British Haiku Society. She moderates a monthly workshop for the Southern California Haiku Study Group in Pasadena, California. Author of four chapbooks of poetry, her first full-length book of haiku and senryu is highway of sleeping towns, from Shabda Press, which was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award by the Haiku Foundation and an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards.

Debbie has published more than 900 haiku in publications such as frogpond, Modern Haiku, the Heron’s Nest, Bottle Rockets, Under the Basho, Acorn, Rattle, and Mayfly, as well as speculative poetry and scifaiku in Strange Horizons, Star*Line, Grievous Angel, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Tales of the Unanticipated, Tales of the Talisman, and Dreams and Nightmares. She has also published short stories in Thema and Tales of the Talisman and a short memoir in Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul. Her work has been anthologized in such publications as The Rhysling Anthology, Red Moon Anthology, Dwarf Stars, Aftershocks: Poetry of Recovery, New Resonance 4, and The Nebula Awards Showcase: 2015. Debbie co-organized the 2013 Haiku North America conference aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, and joined Haiku North America as a director in 2016. She was the first Dwarf Stars editor, when the award was established by former SFPA president, Mike Allen.

More of her work can be found at:

Featured Poet, Silver Blade Magazine, February 2015
Basho After Cinderella, Rattle #38, Winter 2012, Tribute to Speculative Poetry
loose ends, Daily Haiku 10/31/2017,Haiku Canada Review
After the Last Spaceship, Strange Horizons
Drowning Downstream, Goblin Fruit
The Selkie’s Children, Goblin Fruit

Read her work in Altered Reality Magazine:

Science Fiction Poetry