Stella Pierides, the owner of Feltabilia, is a British poet and felting enthusiast of Greek descent who divides her time between Neusaess, Germany, and London, England. Member of the International Feltmakers’ Association, Stella serves on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation (THF) and works on its Haikupedia (encyclopedia of haiku) project.
Interweaving the past with the present, Stella’s work is located at the meeting points of cultural, social, and psychological worlds, which spark the day-to-day moments of our lives. Her work has been published in numerous print and online journals and anthologies. She has co-edited and contributed to Even Paranoids Have Enemies: New Perspectives on Paranoia and Persecution (Routledge, 1998) and Beyond Madness (JKP, 2002). Samples of her felting work can be viewed in this blog. A very small sample is displayed at the International Feltmakers’ Association here.
Recent books include Feeding the Doves, short stories and haibun (Fruit Dove Press, 2013); two books, In the Garden of Absence, micro-poetry and haiku (Fruit Dove Press, 2012), and Of This World, haibun (Red Moon Press, 2017), which received Haiku Society of America Merit Awards for books published in 2012 and 2017, respectively; and Ekphrasis: Between Image and Word (Fruit Dove Press, 2017 – paintings and haiku, a collaboration with Maria Pierides –www.mariapierides.co.uk).