My biography, prizez and books published – English version

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Eufemia Griffo
Born: in Villaricca, Naples, Italy
Resides: Settimo Milanese, Milano Italy
e mail: eufemia_g(at)live(dot)it
Website: personal blog https://ilfiumescorreancora.wordpress.com/

Memorie di una geisha, an international blog dedicated to haiku
https://eueufemia.wordpress.com/ 

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Eufemia Griffo is an Italian kindergarten teacher, a poet, a haijin, a novelist and an essayist. She lives in Milan since she was five years old. Currently she lives in  Settimo Milanese, near Milan, with her son Ivan and her husband Paolo.
Eufemia writes the short stories since she was very young and made her debut in literature in 2005 winning a first prize with a short story “Piccolo Lupo” (“Little wolf”), inspired to Indians Lakota and the massacre of Wounded Knee of 1890. Since then Eufemia has started to win many literary prizes. The great passion for haiku dates back to 2005. From that moment Eufemia begins to study this poem fascinates her so much. She collaborated with photographers and painters and in 2005 she participated in Milan an exhibition of painting and haiku with Milanese painters.
At the same time she writes short stories, long poems, reviews for magazines, prefaces for books, literary essays and novels. She writes mostly in Italian and in English. She has reviewed in Italy for the first, two unpublished novels of Charlotte Brontë receiving the thanks of the English Brontë society. She has a great passion for Jane Austen and J.R.R.Tolkien. However she reads especially historical novels.
Her poems appear in many anthologies and Italian blogs. She publishes her haiku online and in print journals: Asahi Haikuist Network, Butterfly Dream, Blithe Spirit, Cattails, Charlotte Digregorio blog, Chrysanthemum, dailyhaiga, ephemerae, Failed haiku, Hedgerow, Le Lumachine, Mainichi, Memorie di una geisha, Mamba, Modern Haiku, Otata, Presence, Scryptic, Stardust, The haiku foundation, Wales haiku, World Haiku Review, Wild voices, an anthology of short poetry e art by women edited by Caroline Skanne, Under the Basho, Tempslibre, 2nd haiku anthology In haiku Mumbai.

Awards and Other Honors: The Mainichi Haiku in English Best of 2017; Honourable mention, My Haiku Pond, June 6th, Quickie Writing Challenge; Honourable mention, Word haiku review, 10th anniversary issue March 2018;
Two Haiku of Merit (Neo-classical Haiku and Shintai haiku, Zatsusei section) World Haiku Review, 10th Anniversary Issue, March 2018.
First Place, Italian haiku competition “Giappone svelato” (Apr. 2017); First Place italian haiku competition “San Pellegrino in fiore” (May 2017); First Place italian haiku competition “Surrentum” (Jul. 2017); First Place italian haiku competition “L’arte in versi” (Nov. 2017); Haiku of merit, Italian national competition Gustavo Pece ( Sept. 2017); Third Place Italian haiku competition “La stanza di Erato” (Jan. 2018); Mention of merit Italian haiku competition “La luna e il vigneto, (Jun. 2017); Mention of merit Italian haiku competition “La luna e il vigneto, (Jun. 2018); Mention of merit Italian haiku competition “Le figure del pensiero” (Jun. 2018); Mention of merit Italian haiku competition “Lampi di luce” (Jun. 2018); First Place Italian Poetry competition Leandro Polverini (Dec. 2015); Second Place, Italian Poetry competition “Pensieri e parole dell’oltrepò pavese” (Oct. 2016); First Place, Italian Poetry competition “Prix Doscar”(Dec. 2016); Honourable mention Italian Poetry competition “Prix Doscar” (Dec.2017); Honourable mention Italian Poetry competition “Camellia Rubra” (Dec. 2016); First Place Italian Poetry competition “Camellia Rubra” (Dec. 2017); Second Place Italian Poetry competition “La pelle non dimentica” (Dec. 2016); Third Place Italian Poetry competition “La pelle non dimentica” (Feb. 2018); Third Place Italian Poetry competition, “La stanza di Erato” (Jan. 2018); Third Place Italian poetry competition Enrichetta Galli (Jun. 2018); Mention of merit Italian poetry competition “ Castello di Supramonte” (Jun. 2018); finalist Italian poetry competition dedicated to Ezra Pound (Oct. 2018). Some haiku of her have been selected and to appear in many anthologies: Hanami Inverno (edited by Edizioni della Sera, Roma, 2012, printed edition); Hanami Autunno (edited by Edizioni della sera, Roma, 2013, printed edition); Hanami Primavera (edited by Edizioni della sera, Roma, 2015, printed edition); Haiku tra meridiani e paralleli, (edited by Fusibilia, Anzio, Roma 2018, printed edition).

Anthologies that include my poems and my short stories:
Nugae, a literary journal dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien ( a collection of poems and literary essays, edited by Edizioni Nugae Salerno, 2008, printed edition);
Brontëana II, a collection of poems ans short stories dedicated to Brontë’s sisters, Ascea, 2013, printed edition, edited by Maddalena De Leo); Brontëana III ( Ascea, 2014, printed edition, edited by Maddalena De Leo); Brontëana VII, (a collection of poems ans short stories dedicated to Emily Brontë’, Ascea, 2018, printed edition, edited by Maddalena De Leo); Scritto nel vento ( a collection of poems and short stories dedicated to word of angels, edited by Occhi di Argo, Agropoli, 2012, print edition); Ophelia (a collection of poems and short stories dedicated to Ophelia’s myth, a book inspired by the pre-Raphaelite painters, edited by OcchidiArgo, Agropoli, 2013, printed edition); Fuliggine (a collection of poems and short stories, LargoLibro, Agropoli, 2013, printed edition); Le pagine del Natale ( a collection of poems and short stories, LargoLibro, Agropoli, 2013, printed edition); Il canto della fata, 1 ( a collection of poems and short stories, inspired by the world of fairies, LargoLibro, Agropoli, 2015, printed edition); Il canto della fata 2 ( a collection of poems and short stories, inspired by the world of fairies, LargoLibro, Agropoli, 2016, printed edition); E dopo? ” ( a collection of short stories, edited by Le Mezzelane, Santa Maria Nuova, 2017, e book collection); I racconti di Cultora (a collection of short stories, Historica, Milano, 2016, printed edition); I racconti segreti della Lombardia (a collection of historical stories, Historica, Milano, 2017, printed edition); I racconti di Cultora Nord ( a collection of short stories, Historica, Milano, 2017, printed edition); Racconti lombardi ( a collection of short stories, Historica, Milano, 2017, printed edition); Racconti lombardi ( a collection of short stories, Historica, Milano, 2018, printed edition); Favole e fiabe ( a collection of fairy tales, Historica, Milano, 2018, printed edition); Racconti fantasy (a collection of fantasy stories, Historica, Milano, 2018, printed edition); Racconti storici ( a collection of historical stories, Historica, Milano, 2018, printed edition); Racconti di te all’ora del tè ( a collection of short stories dedicated of word of tea, edited by Libreria Ticinium, Voghera, 2018, printed edition).

Books Published: “L’eredità di Dracula. Liriche sull’Amore oltre il tempo” (“The legacy of Dracula”, a poetry collection inspired to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Edizioni della Sera, Roma 2014), “Il fiume scorre ancora” (“The river still flows”, a collection of 25 short stories, Milano 2016) and “Sagome di carta. Le streghe di Triora” (“Triora witches”, Le Mezzelane, Santa Maria Nuova, August 2018), her first historical novel dedicated to processes for witchcraft.

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pubblicato 7 agosto 2018 da Eufemia Griffo

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