About Pamela A. Babusci

Pamela was born in Rochester, NY into an Italian-American family surrounded by opera/classical music, art, books and lots of food. She started writing poetry and painting in her early teens. She became interested in writing haiku in 1994 while searching the index in Poet’s Market and then in 1995 through her friendship with Kenneth Tanemura, Editor of Five Lines Down, was introduced to tanka, fell in love with the poetry form and has been writing it ever since.

Pamela A. Babusci  is an internationally award winning haiku, tanka poet and haiga artist. Some of her awards include: Museum of Haiku Literature Award, International Tanka Splendor Awards, First Place Yellow Moon Competition (Aust) tanka category,  First Place Kokako Tanka Competition,(NZ) First Place Saigyo Tanka Awards (US), Basho Festival Haiku Contests (Japan), Honorable Mention Suruga Baika Literary Festival (Japan), and Joint 3rd prize for the 1st With Words International Online Haiku Competition. Pamela has illustrated several books, including: Full Moon Tide: The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards, Taboo Haiku, Chasing the Sun, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, and A Thousand Reasons.  She was the logo artist for Haiku North America in NYC in 2003 and Haiku North America in Winston-Salem, NC in 2007. You can visit her solo exhibit listed under past shows at: www.threelightsgallery.com. She was the sponsor and judge for the First International Erotic Tanka Contest for 2008. Her first tanka book: A Thousand Reasons was published in 2009 and has been praised by award-winning poet Leza Lowitz.  Pamela was the founder and now is the solo Editor of Moonbathing: a journal of women’s tanka; the first all women’s tanka journal in the US.  She has a deep desire to be creative on a daily basis, which feeds her spirit and soul and gives meaning to her life. Poetry and art have been an integral part of her existence since her early teen age years and will continue to be a driving force until she meets her creator.