Fruit Dove Press, a small independent press based in Neusaess, Germany, was founded in August 2012 to publish the work of poet and writer Stella Pierides.
Stella Pierides was born in Athens, Greece, and now divides her time between Neusaess, Germany and London, England. In her heart, she lives somewhere on the Aegean coast. She is married and has two adult daughters.
Stella trained as a psychotherapist and worked in London, UK, for many years. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation (THF) and manages the THF Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature.
Stella has had work published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. She has co-edited and contributed to Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998) and Beyond Madness (JKP, 2002). Recent books: The Heart and Its Reasons (Fruit Dove Press, 2014 – short stories), Feeding the Doves (Fruit Dove Press, 2013 – short stories and haibun), and In the Garden of Absence (Fruit Dove Press, 2012 – poetry) for which she received a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2013 for books published in 2012.
Stella’s collection on the theme Haiku of the Senses appeared in the The Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature, March 2012, and can be viewed in the THF Per Diem Archive here.
Amnesty International featured her blog post written for Blog Action Day 2013 Human Rights and Wrongs in their online blog Livewire
Stella enjoys walking around the Bavarian lakes and rivers, the Swabian flatlands, or strolling on the North Norfolk coast and along the Thames.
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