- Born in Lima, Ohio, 1937.
- Studied Art and Journalism at:
- Bluffton College, Ohio.
- Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
- Fresno State University, Fresno, CA.
- San Francisco State University, San Francisco.
- Mother of three children.
- Taught art classes for children 1962-1966.
- Worked as an Occupational Therapist at Kings View Hospital, Reedley,
California 1962 - 1970.
- Owned a pottery workshop studio in Dinuba, CA 1967-1971 selling
thumbprint vessels and tea sets.
- Consignment work sold through Mirzelle Galleries in Los Angeles.
- 1965 - 1970 Exhibit at the Tulare Country Artists' Association. Best of
Show in 1967.
- 1967 Fresno Art Center Group Show, Fresno, California.
- Wrote free-lance magazine articles and poetry since 1963 which have been
published in USA, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Romania,
- Moved to Hamburg, West Germany in 1971. Gave up ceramics because one could
not get a permit to have a kiln without a two-year study with a ceramic
- Participated in the Hamburg Film Shows 1971 - 72.
- Had films chosen for the Film Festival in Marburg, Germany 1973, 1974
- Began doing Fiber Art and was in the Show of Flags in Rottweil, Germany
- The Show of Flags in Kuenstlerbund at Mannheim in 1976.
- Member of the Summer Show in Galerie Falazik in Neuenkirchen / Soltau,
Germany in 1977.
- One-person Show at "Twenty Fingers" in Hamburg, 1977.
- Summer Show at Galerie Falazik in Neuenkirchen / Soltau, Germany in
- Second International Handweaving Exhibition, Kouvola, Finland in 1978.
- Member of "Textile-Happening" Muenchen, Germany 1978.
- One-person Show at Amerika Haus, Hamburg, 1979.
- One-person Show at the Galerie an der Notkirche, Goch, 1979.
- IX International Kongress der IAA / AIAP, Stuttgart, 1979.
- Group Show of the Kuenstlerbund in Stuttgart, 1979.
- Mostra Internazionale di Poesia Visiva, Imola, Italy.
- Began publishing haiku books 1979.
- Shadows on an Open Window, 89 pp., 1979.
- Accepted in the Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunst and in the group show in
- Became the first American woman artist accepted into Deutsche Kunstlerbund
[German Artists' Organization] in 1980.
- One-person show in the Stubengalerie Malten, Dortmund, 1980.
- One-person show in Amerika Haus, Hannover, 1980.
- One-person show in Galerie Rasmussen, Berlin, 1980.
- Group show "Artists Making Cases for Rottweil" in Rottweil
and in Freiburg, 1980.
- Group show "Textil-Happening" Heidelberg, 1980.
- Group show Galerie Kreth d'Orey, Heidelberg, 1980.
- Group show Kuenstlerbund, Hannover, 1980.
- Textilwerke, (in German), 24 pp. 1980.
- Group show Stubengalerie Malten, Dortmund, 1981.
- Show with Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunst in Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg,
- Group Show in Galerie Rasmussen, Berlin, 1981.
- Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunstshow at the Children's Museum, Washington,
- Group show at Amerika Haus, Muenchen, 1981.
- Member of "Szenen der Volkskunst" at the Modern Art Museum,
- Kuenstlerbund group show in Nuernberg, 1981.
- Member of "Natur-Kunst" Modern Museum of Art, Stuttgart,
- One-person show at Amerika Haus in Frankfurt, 1981.
- Summer installation at Modern Museum of Art Hamburg, 1981.
- One-person show at Kuenstlerhaus, Hamburg, 1981.
- Installation: Collage in Space, 30 pp, 1982.
- 4th International Biennial of miniature Textiles, Szombathely, Hungary,
- Summer Group Show at Galerie Rasmussen, Berlin, 1982.
- Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunst show at "K-18" in Kassel, 1982.
- Installation at "Wilhelmshaven" in Wilhelmshaven, 1982.
- Kuenstlerbund Show in Duesseldorf in 1982.
- Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunstshow "Flying Colors" in Dallas,
- Art in the Redwoods, Gualala, California, 1982.
- From the Dipper...Drops, 125 pp., 1983.
- Group show "Flags", Schlosspark, Bad Saeckingen 1983.
- Galerie Falazik, Neuenkirchen / Soltau, 1983.
- One-person show at Gnadenkirche, Hamburg, 1983.
- Sammlung Westerman at Rathaus, Gaggenau, 1983.
- Duet for One Mirror, 22 pp,. 1984.
- One-person show at Galerie Broetzinger Art, Pforzheim, 1984.
- Thumbtacks on a Calendar, 34 pp., 1985.
- Reissnaegal auf einem Kalender, 36 pp., 1985, (Translation of Thumbtacks
- Sammlung Westerman at Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1985.
- Cherries/Apples, 52 pp., 1986.
- Graffiti, 80 pp., 1986.
- As Stones Cry Out, 40 pp., 1987.
- Sammlung Westerman at Galerie Broetzinger Art, Pforzheim, Germany,
- Tigers in a Tea Cup, 344 pp., 1988. Haiku Society Merit Book Award
- The Land of Seven Realms, 90 pp. Edited. 1988.
- A Literary Curiosity: The Pyramid Renga "Open", with
Bambi Walker, 320 pp., 1989.
- Narrow Road to Renga, 364 pp., 1989.
- Sammlung Westerman at Rathaus Fellbach, Germany, 1989.
- A Gift of Tanka, 126 pp., 1990.
- Round Renga Round, 145 pp., Edited 1990.
- silence, 32 pp., 1991. Haiku Society Merit Book Award.
- Sammlung Westerman at Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany, 1991.
- A Dictionary of Haiku, 396 pp., 1992.
- Trashopper Haique, 40 pp. 1992
- Classical Mega-Brain Potential, 60 pp. 1992
- Inksmith, 44 pp. with Werner Reichhold. 1992
- Sammlung Westerman at Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Germany, 1993.
- Wave of Mouth Stories, 189 pp., 1993.
- A Dictionary of Haiku as Four Seasons, bilingual English
-Chinese published in Shanghai, China, 224 pp.
- Oracle, 40 pp. with Werner Reichhold. 1993.
- Wind Five Folded, 262 pp. Edited with Werner Reichhold.
- Bowls I Buy, Online book. 1996.
- In the Presence, with Werner Reichhold, 1998, 128 pp.
- White Letter Poems by Saito Fumi translated with Hatsue Kawamura.
- Heavenly Maiden Tanka by Akiko Baba translated with Hatsue
- Geography Lens, 100 pp., 1999.
- Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunst summer show at Textile Museum Max Beck,
Heidelberg, Germany, 2001.
- A String of Flowers, Untied. . . Love Poems from The
Tale of Genji. Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA 2002.
- Art in the Redwoods, Gualala, California - Best of Show
by Local Artist, First Place in clay and the Rams Head Clay Award, 2002.
- Leader of the Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts and publisher of their
monthly, Haiku Sharing for seven years.
- Founder of AHA Books, Publishing Company, in 1987.
- Publisher of Mirrors - International Haiku Forum, a magazine
distributed worldwide 1988 - 1995.
- Started the Tanka Splendor Awards (previously named Mirrors
International Tanka Awards) in 1989 which continues yearly.
- Editor of the Geppo, the bi-monthly periodical for the Yuki Teikei
Haiku Society of United States and Canada, 1991 - 1994.
- Co-Editor of LYNX, a journal for linking poets with renga and tanka
- Editor of the "Poet Tree" of the Coast Magazine, Gualala,
California. 1991 - 1997.
- Put AHAPOETRY on the web on December 7th ,1995.
- Has been a member of the Haiku Society of America, Haiku Poets of Northern
California, Haiku Canada, Haiku International, Tokyo, Japan; the German
Haiku Society, and Poetry Society of Japan.
- Twice winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award [Tokyo]. Three-time
winner of an Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award: Tigers In A Tea
Cup, Silence, and A Dictionary of Haiku. Winner of numerous haiku
awards, including second place in the 1987 Japan Air Lines contest and in
the Itoen Tea Company Award in 1992.
- Honored by the Emperor and Empress of Japan by invitation to attend the
Imperial New Year's Poetry Party as a guest at the Palace in Tokyo in 1998.
- Papers are being archived at the American
Haiku Archives in the State Library of California, in Sacramento,
- In August of 2001 took a class at Santa Rosa Junior College and in April,
2002 set up my own studio.
- A String of Flowers, Untied. . . Love Poems from Tale of Genji by
Murasaki Shikibu with Hatsue Kawamura, published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, September,
- Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-On Guide by Kodansha
International out in America in February, 2003.
- Masks! Members' Show at Point Arena CityArt, October, 2002.
- "Vessels of Spirits" the Dolphin Gallery, two-person show in Gualala, with
Suzanne DeVeuve, March, 2003
- Red, White and Black Members' Show membership show at Gualala Arts Center, June, 2003.
- Beaux Esprits Members' Show membership show at Point Arena CityArt June-July, 2003.
- Art in the Redwoods Summer Fair membership show at Gualala Arts Center,
- "Broadsides" membership show at Gualala Arts Center,
September 13 - October 7, 2003
- "Politically Speaking" membership show at Gualala Arts
Center, October 12 - Nov. 5, 2003
- "Talking Potheads" one-person show at Point Arena City
Art, Oct. 9 - Nov. 2, 2003
The nine-foot tall figure made completely on the wheel
for the "Talking Potheads" Show.
Opening night showing the paper stages in "Talking Potheads".
The vessels in the show at the Dolphin, in Gualala, CA
for the opening of the show on March 1, 2003
"First Bath" - Art in the Redwoods, 2003
From Red, White and Black Members' Show
at Gualala Arts Center, June, 2003.
Close-ups of some of the vessels:
h: 23" x 10"
h: 24"" x 18"
h: 24" x 10"
"An Opinion on Homeland Security"
h: 30" x 8"
Art in the Redwoods 2002
Best of Show by a Local Artist (Elk to Jenner)
First Place in Clay
The Rams Head Clay Award