Peggy Heinrich

3400 Paul Sweet Road A317
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Author's Bio

Peggy Heinrich’s poetry has appeared in many magazines and in her seven books of poetry. Most recent is Forward Moving Shadows, her highly praised tanka memoir with photographs by John Bolivar, a companion piece to Peeling an Orange, a collection of her haiku with seasonal photo-graphs by Bolivar. An award-winning poet, her longer poems are collected in A Minefield of Etceteras. Born and raised in New York City and a long-time resident of Connecticut, she moved to Santa Cruz, California, in 2006 to be closer to her two West Coast daughters, Nicole (aka Ellen) and Jean. She is also an active dowser and Reconnective healer.

Publications and Prizes

A Minefield of Etceteras
(iUniverse, 2006)
, A Patch of Grass
(High/Coo Press, 1984)
, Forty-four Freckles
(Longmeadow Press, 1995)
, Peeling an Orange
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2018)
, Peeling an Orange
(Modern English Tanka Press, 2009)
How to Haiku
(Tuttle, 2002)
, the loose thread
(Red Moon Press, 2001)
American Tanka, Blue Unicorn, Common Ground Review, Jewish Women's Literary Annual, Negative Capability, phren-Z, Poetica, Rio Grande Review, Texas Review, the new renaissance, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Verdad
Sharing the Woods
(Old Sandal Press, 1992)
Prizes Won: 
World Haiku Review, 2011; Ashiya International Haiku Festa Ashiya Education Board Prize, 1998; Inter-national Kusamakura Haiku Competition, 1996, 1998; Haiku Society of America Henderson Prize, 1994; Hawaii Education Association, 1994; Japan Air Lines, 1988, etc.

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Last updated: Mar 15, 2016