Darrell Lindsey

1917 Pearl St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75965

Author's Bio

I am a Pushcart Prize and Rhysling Award-nominated poet from the oldest town in Texas, and author of Edge Of The Pond (Popcorn Press, 2012). In the music world, I co-wrote "The Distance Between His Hands" with hit songwriter Don McHan, which was recorded by the Don McHan Band on Power Of Truth Records. I am available to judge poetry contests.

Publications and Prizes

Edge Of The Pond
(Popcorn Press, 2012)
Dwarf Stars Anthology
(Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2007)
, Fire Pearls 2: Short Masterpieces of Love and Passion
(M. Kei, Publisher, 2013)
, Fire Pearls: Short Masterpieces of the Human Heart
(M. Kei, Publisher, 2006)
, galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015
(Red Moon Press, 2016)
, Haiku 2014
(Modern Haiku Press, 2014)
, Haiku 21: an anthology of contemporary English-language haiku
(Modern Haiku Press, 2011)
, Haiku In English : The First Hundred Years
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2013)
, Haiku: A Concise Anthology
(Cyberwit.net, 2018)
, hole in the light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018
(Red Moon Press, 2019)
, Horizon: The Haiku Anthology
(Cyberwit.net, 2018)
, Moments of the Soul
(Spirit First, 2010)
, Sincerely Elvis
(Hot Biscuit Productions, 2005)
, Stories of Music, Volume 2
(Timbre Press, 2017)
, Streetlights: Poetry of Urban Life in Modern English Tanka
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2009)
, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2009)
, The 2014 Rhysling Anthology
(Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2014)
, To Have and To Hold
(Center Street/Hachette Book Group USA, 2007)
Abyss & Apex, Acorn, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Ariel Chart, Atlas Poetica, Bear Creek Haiku, Beechwood Review, Carpe Articulum Literary Review, Cattails, Chrysanthemum, Crucible, Emerald Tales, Eye to the Telescope, Falling Star Magazine, Flashquake, Frogpond, haijinx, Harûah: Breath of Heaven, Illumen, www.jerseyworks.com, Kaleidoscope, Kansas City Voices, The Literary Hatchet, Long Story Short, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Magnapoets, Mayfly, Midwest Literary Magazine, Modern Haiku, Moonset, The Nassau Review, OG's Speculative Fiction, Page & Spine, Paper Crow, Paper Wasp, PULP Literature, Red Lights, Roadrunner Haiku Journal, Scifaikuest, Scryptic, Silver Blade, Simply Haiku, Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms, Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Spark: A Creative Anthology, Star*Line, Strong Verse, Talkin' Blues, Tanka Splendor, Blue Nib, Christian Science Monitor, The Fifth Di..., The Heron's Nest, The Shine Journal, The Sunlight Press, The Whirlwind Review, Third Wednesday, Tincture Journal, Wax Poetry and Art, Whitefish Review, Winning Writers
Prizes Won: 
The Heron's Nest Award (Dec.2005); First Prize,6th International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English 2009 ; Second Prize, First International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English 2004; The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest 2010(Noteworthy Innovative Poem); Poem of the Year Third Runner-up, The Heron's Nest Valentine Awards (2006); The Scorpion Prize (2010); 2007 Pinewood Haiku Contest First Place;2009 Pinewood Haiku Contest Third Place; 12th Haiku International Association Haiku Contest Honorable Mention(2010); 2010 Mainichi Haiku Contest Honorable Mention;XII Calico Cat International Bilingual Haiku Contest First Prize(2011); Semifinalist, Ito En North America New Haiku Grand Prix 2011(June 2011);Second Place, April 2006 Shiki Kukai; First Prize, 2007 Hammons Prizes for Poetry; Second Prize, Bulgarian National Radio's Zone of Rock and Jazz (2006, music and haiku contest); Genkissu Spirits Up! Worldwide Hekinan Haiku Contest prize (2006,2007); Mainichi Haiku Contest International Second Prize ( 2007, 2008); Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest Honorable Mention (2008); World Haiku Festival Competition 2010 ( 2 Honorable Mentions); 6 Tanka Splendor Awards; The Saigyo Awards for Tanka Honorable Mention ( 2009, 2010); 2007 Dwarf Stars Award nomination; Basho 360th Anniversary Haiku Contest Award (2004);2011 Mainichi Haiku Contest Honorable Mention; First Place,Fort Worth Haiku Society Tanka Contest (2006); First Place,Fort Worth Haiku Society Senryu Contest(2006); Allasso Editor's Choice Award for Best Poem (2011); Hennen's Observer Open Community Poetry Contest Runner-Up (2011);Runner-Up, The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest 2012(Innovative Category); 2nd Place, 2012 B.J. Rolfsen Memorial Dylan Days Creative Writing Contest (Open Poetry Division); Waka Award from DIOGEN pro culture magazine (Autumn 2012);Commendation, Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest ( Romania, 2012); Runner-Up, 2012 Basho Festival Haiku Contest (Japan);Commendation, Polish International Haiku Competition 2012; 1st Prize, 2012 Science Fiction Poetry Association Contest (Long Poem Category); 10th International Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest In English Honorable Mention (2013); Third Prize,DIOGEN pro culture magazine Spring Tanka Contest 2013; Second Prize,International Kusamakura Haiku Competition 2013; First Prize, DIOGEN pro culture magazine Autumn Haiku Contest 2013; Commended,2014 Vladimir Devide Haiku Award; Honorable Mention,Jane Reichhold International Prize ( 2014); First Prize, Betty Drevniok Awards 2014; First Place, 2014 Balticon Poetry Contest; Commended, Vladimir Devide Haiku Award 2015; Honorable Mention, Jane Reichhold International Prize ( 2015); 2015 Princemere Poetry Prize finalist; Honorable Mention, Jane Reichhold International Prize (2016); Semifinalist, Ito En North America New Haiku Grand Prix 2016; 2007 Pushcart Prize nomination; 2014 Rhysling Award nomination; Semifinalist, Ito En North America New Haiku Grand Prix 2017; First Prize, Polish International Haiku Competition 2017. 

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Last updated: Feb 12, 2019