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Three Haiku Collages

Zoe Savina writes poetry, essays, fairy tales, and critical presentations, which have been published internationally. Her haiku-tanka collection Enchantress was awarded The Poetry Prize by The Society of Greek Writers, and its third edition was translated into 6 languages.