- 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
- The Show of Flags in Kuenstlerbund at Mannheim in 1976.
- Member of the Summer Show in Galerie Falazik in Neuenkirchen /
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,
- 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,
- Textilwerke, (in German), 24 pp. 1980.
- Group show Stubengalerie Malten, Dortmund, 1981.
- Show with Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunst in
- Group Show in Galerie Rasmussen, Berlin, 1981.
- Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunstshow at the Children's Museum, Washington,
- Group show at Amerika Haus,
- Member of "Szenen der Volkskunst" at the Modern Art Museum,
- Kuenstlerbund group show in
- 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,
- Summer Group Show at Galerie Rasmussen, Berlin, 1982.
- Deutsche Gruppe Textilkunst show at "K-18" in
- Installation at "Wilhelmshaven" in
- 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 /
- One-person show at Gnadenkirche, Hamburg, 1983.
- Sammlung Westerman at Rathaus,
- Duet for One Mirror, 22 pp,. 1984.
- One-person show at Galerie Broetzinger Art,
- 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,
- 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
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
- "Holiday Store" Point
Arena CityArt, Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2003
- "Minimal Show" Point
Arena CityArt Dec. 12 - January 4, 2004
- "Fresh Start - New Art
" Gualala Art Center, January 17 - February 15, 2004
- "Collage, Assemblage and
Mobiles" Point Arena CityArt, February 6 - 29, 2004
- "The Chair Affair" Gualala
Art Center, March 20, 2004