I live in Baden Wurttemberg in Germany, where I have been teaching English to non-native speakers for over 20 years and have coached and encouraged people from all backgrounds to use and enjoy their English.
Over the last few years, the combination of word and image, especially in the form of haiga, has become a fascinating part of my life. As well as creating my own images, I am the haiga editor of Cattails, the on-line journal of the International Haiku and Tanka Society. Other poetry forms based on Japanese traditions, including haiku and renku, are also important to me and I love distilling ideas and impressions into a handful of words.
2013, Oregon Asian Celebration, Atrium Stage Japanese Haiga Exhibit for Haiku Oregon by peterB, Eugene, Oregon
2014, 2013 Badischer Kunstverein Mitgliederausstellung, Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg
Beth's haiga in Dailyhaiga
Beth's haiga in Haiku Reality
To see Beth's work as resident artist of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, click here
To see a renku (collaborative linked poem) written with Tzetzka IIieva and awarded second place in the Haiku Society of America's Einbond Renku Competition, 2013, click here