Born in Athens, Greece, Stella Pierides now divides her time between Neusaess, Germany and London, England. In her heart, she lives somewhere on the Aegean coast. She is married and has two adult daughters. Stella currently manages the Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature for The Haiku Foundation (www.thehaikufoundation.org). Stella has had work published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. She has coedited and contributed to Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998) and Beyond Madness (JKP, 2002). Recent books: a collection of micropoetry and haiku titled In the Garden of Absence (Fruit Dove Press, 2012), which was awarded a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2013 (for books published 2012), and Feeding the Doves, 31 short stories and haibun (Fruit Dove Press, 2014). Stella is on The Haiku Foundation Registry and is a member of the Haiku Society of America, The British Haiku Society, English PEN, and Amnesty International. She blogs at www.stellapierides.com/blog and tweets @stellapierides.