Biography of Chenou Liu
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 92 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: //chenouliu.blogspot.com/ Currently Editor and Translator of NeverEnding Story, First English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku and Tanka Blog, http: //neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.ca/
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) .
- Butterfly Dream Tanka -new-
- Laid-Off Worker Tanka -new-
- Roadkill Haiku -new-
- Migrants Tanka -new-
- Black Rope And Red Slippers Tanka -new-
- California Dreamin' Tanka -new-
- Sultry Night Tanka -new-
- Buzz Of Love Tanka -new-
- Unseen Men Tanka -new-
- War Veteran Tanka -new-
- Pink Slice Of Dawn Haiku -new-
- Red Light Tanka -new-
- Bare Hands Tanka -new-
- Caged Eagle Tanka -new-
Chenou Liu Poems
Butterfly Dream Haiku
winter dawn a butterfly wakes up in my dream
for Abraham Joshua Heschel who proclaims that Racism is man's gravest threat to man. 'those slanted eyes'
Hazy Moonlight Haiku
hazy moonlight through the bare branches 'Goldberg Variations'
A Dead Man Writing
A Tanka Prose for Ernest Hemingway who claimed that The important thing for a writer is to tell a good story... The best ones are liars.
Haiku Sequence: You Must Stay Drunk On W...
writing haiku... the cock crows as if possessed
'Taste Of Moonlight' Haiku
I stretch out in bed alone the taste of moonlight
Pussy Riot Haiku
Red Spider Lilies Haiku
red spider lilies blooming along the fence - foreclosed house
Convention Floor Tanka
written in response to Hillary Clinton's presidential nomination shards of glass on the convention floor
Blooming Poppy Haiku
poppies bloom among the rows of crosses a fleeting cloud
Chinese Lantern Festival
Water Snake Lantern zigzags through Ketagalan Boulevard... end of Chinese New Year
A Set Of Tanka For Emily Dickinson
clad in lily-white she sweeps into each room and out again.... the woman in my vision
moonlit pond... a frog penetrates itself
A Haiku About A Drunk Poet On New Year's...