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 trained as a psychotherapist and worked in London, UK for many years. She now serves on the board of directors of The Haiku Foundation and project manages the Per Diem: Daily Haiku feature for the Foundation.
Stella's work has been published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. Her work has been included in A New Resonance 10: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2017 forthcoming) and in the Red Moon Anthology Dust Devils (2017); Her collection of micropoetry and haiku titled “In the Garden of Absence” (Fruit Dove Press, 2012 – poetry) received a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2013 for books published in 2012. Stella has coedited and contributed to Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998), and Beyond Madness (under Stella Pierides-Muller, JKP, 2002).
Latest books: Of This World (Red Moon Press, 2017) and Feeding the Doves: 31 Short and Very Short Stories (Fruit Dove Press, 2013).
Stella is a member of the Haiku Society of America, The British Haiku Society, English PEN, and Amnesty International. She is on the The Haiku Foundation Registry: http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/poet-details/?IDclient=969
Stella blogs at www.stellapierides.com/blog and tweets at http://Twitter.com/stellapierides
She pins news stories and items/images relating to themes of her work on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/stellapierides