Special to The Daily Haiku on Charlottedigregorio’s blog, April 19, 2020

A special to Daily Haiku on Charlotte Digregorio’s blog with a selection of my poems and my biography. I’m really grateful to her for this great honor.



deep autumn
the flight of the last leaves
on the sidewalk
A Sense of Place: City Sidewalk, November 2018

old calendar
I rewrite my life
from day one
Blithe Spirit, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2020

sakura blossoms
a woman counts the years
on her fingers
ephemerae, May 2018

mantra meditation
my thoughts lost
among my thoughts
Failed Haiku, July 2019
Eufemia Griffo


Eufemia Griffo is an Italian Kindergarten teacher, poet, haijin, novelist, and essayist. She has lived in Milan since she was five years old. Currently, she lives in Settimo Milanese, near Milan, with her son Ivan and her husband Paolo.

Griffo has written short stories since she was very young and made her debut in literature in 2005, winning First Prize for a short story “Piccolo Lupo, ” (Little Wolf.) It was inspired by the Lakota Indians and the massacre of Wounded Knee of 1890. Griffo has since won many literary prizes.

Her great passion for haiku dates back to 2005 when she began studying this form that she finds so fascinating. That year, in collaboration with photographers and Milanese painters, she was a participant in the exhibition of painting and haiku in Milan.

Griffo also writes short stories, long poems, magazine reviews, prefaces to books, literary essays, and novels. She writes primarily in Italian and English. In Italian, she reviewed two unpublished novels of Charlotte Bronte, receiving thanks from The Bronte Society. She also has a grand passion for Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Griffo’s poems appear in several anthologies and on Italian and English blogs. She publishes her haiku online and in print journals, including: Asahi Haikuist Network, Butterfly Dream, Blithe Spirit, Cattails, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Chrysanthemum, Daily Haiga, ephemerae, Failed Haiku, Hedgerow, Wild Voices Anthology, Memorie di una geisha, Lumachine, The Mainichi, Memorie di una geisha, The Mamba, Modern Haiku, Otata, Presence, Scryptic Magazine, FemkuMag, Stardust Haiku, The Haiku Foundation features, Wales Haiku Journal, World Haiku Review, Under the Basho, Frogpond, Temps Libre Magazine, and 2nd haiku anthology from IN haiku Mumbai.

She has won many First Place prizes for her writing and poetry, including haiku. Her most recent First Prize was awarded by “Premio Doscar, 2019 edition” for her poem “Il silenzio e la neve” (The silence and snow.)
She took First Place in the World Haiku Review; Second Italian Prize for “La pelle non dimentica,” terza edizione; and Third Place for “Sharpening the green pencil” (all in 2019.)

For the third year in a row, (2017–2019), she received the honor of “European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors.”

Griffo’s published books are: L’eredita di Dracula: Liriche sull’Amore oltre il tempo (The Legacy of Dracula: Lyrics on love over time), a poetry collection inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Edizioni della Sera, Roma, 2015; Il fiume scorre ancora (The river still flows), a collection of 25 short stories, Milano, 2016; Sagome di carta: Le streghe di Triora (Triora’s Witches), a historical novel dedicated to the witchcraft trials. The latter has been a top seller on Amazon for the past year and a half.

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Charlotte Digregorio, Senza categoria

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