Rasma Haidri

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

Writer, reader, educator, photographer. I am interested in themes of identity and place, especially as caused by mixing cultures. My other major interest is spiritual writing and the use of writing in guided meditation.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Kuiper: et rugeanlegg (Kuiper, 2007)
Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes (Michigan State University Press, 2006)
The Writing Group Book (Chicago Review Press, 2003)
International Focus (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 2007)


Polterguests (Main Street Rag, 2016)
Veils, Halos & Shackles (Kasva Press, 2016)
All We Can Hold (Sage Hill Press, 2015)
Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2013)
Eating Her Wedding Dress (Ragged Sky Press, 2009)
Not a Muse (Haven Books, 2009)
The Book of Hopes and Dreams (Bluechrome Publishing, 2006)
Family Matters (Bottom Dog Press, 2005)
Only the Sea Keeps (Bayeux Arts, 2005)
Waking Up American (Seal Press, 2005)
Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House (Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2003)
Essential Love (Grayson Books, 2000)
The Pocket Poetry Parenting Guide (Pudding House Publications, 1999)
Prizes won: 

Barry Hannah Fiction Prize, finalist
Mandy Poetry Prize
Southern Women Writers Association emerging writer award in creative non-fiction
Elinore Benedict Poetry Prize, finalist
Lotus Bloom Poetry Prize
Wisconsin Academy of Arts, Letters & Sciences Poetry Award
Western Michigan University's Writers Conference Fiction Award

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Winter Numbers by Marilyn Hacker

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Asian American, Norwegian American
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Fluent in: 
English, French, Norwegian
Raised in: 
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Last update: Sep 13, 2016