Chenou Liu

Biography of Chenou Liu

Chenou Liu poet

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chen-ou Liu was a college teacher, essayist, editor, and two-time winner of the national Best Book Review Radio Program Award. In 2002, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Ajax, a suburb of Toronto. There, he continues to struggle with a life in transition and translation. Featured in New Resonance 7: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, and listed as one of the top ten haiku poets for 2011 (Simply Haiku,9: 3,4, Autumn/Winter 2011) , Chen-ou Liu is the author of Ripples from a Splash, Following the Moon to the Maple Land(First Prize Winner of the 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) , Broken/Breaking English, and Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing. His tanka and haiku have been honored with 94 awards, including Certificate of Merit by the Tankagendai Corp,7th International Tanka Festival Competition,2012, Tanka First and Third Places in the 2011 San Francisco International Competition, Grand Prix in the 2010 Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest, and First Prize Winner in the 2010 Haiku International Association Haiku Contest. Read more of his poems at Poetry in the Moment, http: // Currently Editor and Translator of NeverEnding Story, First English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku and Tanka Blog, http: //

Chenou Liu's Works:

Chen-ou Liu is the author of 5 books, including Ripples from a Splash: A Collection of Haiku Essays with Award-Winning Haiku, Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize,2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) , Broken/Breaking English: Selected Short Poems, and Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing, and and A Life in Transition and Translation (Honorable Mention,2014 Turtle Light Press Biennial Haiku Chapbook Contest) . Updates

Easter Tanka

her pale face
and a ragged Barbie's...
framed by the window
of a group home
in Easter sunlight

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