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Winter 2007, vol 5 no 4


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Origa ~ haiga

Origa Origa is a pen name of Olga Hooper, a native of Siberia who now lives in Michigan, USA. She is a sumi-e artist and haiku poet, writes in Russian and English, and translates haikai poetry and related material. Origa holds an international bilingual haiku contest "Calico Cat with her original sumi-e as prizes. Her works have been awarded in many contests, and published in 8 countries in 9 languages. One of her haiku was translated into 44 languages by poets from around the world ( Her Live Journal is a bridge for intercultural communication for haiku and art lovers. Her art is in collections in many countries, she illustrates magazines, exhibits in virtual and real (Michigan) galleries, and is one of the resident artists in Moonset, The newspaper. Her works have been published in World Haiku Review; World Haiku Anthology (World Haiku Association, Japan); Simply Haiku; Hermitage: A Haiku Journal; Reeds: Contemporary Haiga; Lishanu; LYNX; Modern Haiku; Haigaonline; The Heron's Nest; Contemporary Haibun; Eucalypt; Moonset; White Lotus; etc.

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