Angelee Deodhar No More

A leading haiku poet, Angelee Deodhar passed away on June 28, 2018 leaving her innumerable admirers across the globe shocked and devastated. She was instrumental for placing India in haiku map of the world. Many of us who write and publish haiku are indebted to her directly or indirectly.

She has written and published her works, held workshops and attended several literary fests to show the way to the new comers and by her interactions with leading poets raised the literary bar by her lofty thoughts. Her contribution is immense to make India a major haiku nation.

An eye specialist by profession, this Chandigarh poet, has shown the way to many by her dedication and passion for poetry, specially the Japanese genre - haiku, senryu, haibun etc. 

Angelee shall forever remain a pole star in haiku movement in India. Her unexpected sudden departure has made India poorer. All her admirers fold their hands in reverence and pray for her soul to rest in peace. She shall be missed.

Good bye, dear Master!

Her haiku published today, June 29, 2018, a day after her death in CHO, Contemporary Haibun, apparently a premonitive one:

summer heat…
finally letting go
the tangled kite


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Comment This is such sad news.

I would love to get a copy of her original Anthology "Journeys" ( published before the '15 and '17 Anthologies). Can you let me know where to buy one. As the winner of the 2019 Genjaun Haibun competition, I know I can learn so so much more from Angelee.

In sadness, Bryan Cook, Ottawa , Canada

Bryan Cook
08-Aug-2019 08:43 AM

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