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October 8, 2004

billie’s alaska state of mind

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:58 pm

pickup Today, we are pleased to add haiku poet and editor Billie Wilson to our roster of
Honored Guests. A semi-retired paralegal (who claims to love lawyers), Billie’s haiku are
filled with the scenes and sense(s) of Alaska, her adopted home. You can learn more about
Billie and see examples of her work at her WorldHaiku webpage, and at the Alaska Haiku Society
website, which she has created with Cindy Zackowitz.

Billie was featured in New Resonance 3: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Edited
by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press, 2003)

She says, “I’ve been writing haiku-shaped poems since the late 1960s and learned only a few years
ago that I had almost as much to unlearn as to learn about real haiku.” I think you’ll see that Billie
is a quick learner. We’re grateful that Billie Wilson is now gracing this website.

mud-spattered pickup-
four dogs watch
the tavern door

fruitstand apples-
the rich smell of horses
on my hands

by Billie Wilson alaska gray
credits: “mud-spattered pickup”: “The Heron’s Nest” (February 2001)
“fruitstand apples”: HSA Northwest Region Members’ Anthology, 2000

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