A Year Of Haiku
About the Book
In A Year of Haiku, a dazzling collection of more than 100 poems based on the classical haiku form, poet and neuroscientist Judith Lauter explores the connections between the cycles of the earth and responsive biorhythms within the individual. The result is a monthly chronicle of both inner and outer weather, populated by wind, rain, sky, sun, moon; forests and seashores; and the many plants and creatures animating the poet's world. An intensely intimate, vivid, and precise poetic sequence, this book offers insights and observations that will long linger in the reader's mind.
About the Author
Judith Lauter was born in Austin, Texas. When she was nine, her family moved to Michigan where she later met her husband, the poet Ken Lauter, in a poetry-writing seminar at the University of Michigan taught by Donald Hall (US Poet Laureate, 2006-7). The couple has subsequently lived in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and now make their home in Nacogdoches TX. Judith holds a BA in English literature, three master's degrees (creative writing, information science, and linguistics), and a PhD in communication sciences (Washington University in St. Louis). She taught and directed human neuroscience laboratories at major universities for more than three decades, before retiring in 2012 and returning to her first love, poetry. In addition to scientific articles, chapters, and books (including How is Your Brain Like a Zebra? Xlibris, 2008, www.zebrabrain.com), she has published poems in a number of journals, and won two Hopwood Awards for poetry (University of Michigan), an Academy of American Poets prize (University of Denver), and the Norma Lowry Memorial Prize (Washington University). She has two previous books of poetry with Xlibris, both 2013: A Year of Haiku, and Light from the Left; poems on paintings by Rembrandt (www.LightFromTheLeft.com).