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.
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Stella Pierides is a British writer and poet of Greek descent. She divides her time between Neusaess, Germany and London, England. She is married and has two adult daughters. Stella enjoys reading, writing, feltmaking, gardening, film, music, food, and working long hours.
In her work—primarily haiku and haibun—she explores the intersections of cultural, social, and psychological aspects of life.
Stella serves on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation (THF).
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: Of This World: 48 Haibun (Red Moon Press, 2017), Ekphrasis: Between Image and Word (Fruit Dove Press, 2017); 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 Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature, March 2012, and can be viewed in the THF Per Diem Archive here. Her collection Light and Dark, December 2014, here
Amnesty International featured her blog post written for Blog Action Day 2013 Human Rights and Wrongs in their online blog Livewire.
Member of English PEN, the Haiku Society of America, and the British Haiku Society. The link to Stella’s entry on the The Haiku Foundation‘s Haiku Registry site is here
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