I brush my lips
the silence of snowflakes.
regarding a persons accomplishments in life, we find one is
normally outstanding in one particular passion or area of interest.
Alexis Rotella surprises us by how many diverse journeys she has
explored and made her own. The passion Alexis has embodied is not
focused on one hobby or career but on the big picture at hand. Alexis
seems to have a passion for life and living well. I believe this
excitement about finding what gives her peace is the driving force
behind her outstanding list of credits.
was raised in Southwestern Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate
degree with honors from Drew University in Zen Buddhism. After that
she was a pastoral counselor and ordained Interfaith Minister (New
an Interfaith Minister she practiced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and
Neurolinguistic Programming. On the flip side of the work force
Alexis also worked for the US Government, private law firms and
management consulting firm.
the health and healing field is where she has spent most of her
time. Alexis studied at the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz
and graduated with a masters degree in acupuncture from the
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Miami, Florida (formerly
the Worsley Institute). Alexis is certified in second-degree Reiki,
Advanced Mari-el and sixth-degree Omega healing systems.
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Psychological Haiku of Alexis Rotella
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Rotella has come to be known as one of the current premier haiku
writers of the United States.
Sato, a professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, writes, "Alexis
Rotella is one of the best haiku poets in the United States. She
has a born talent to catch the haiku moment in nature and in the
human world. If she had been born in Japan, she would have become
a leading haiku poetess."
Westfield, NJ: Merging Media, 1984.
Stars: Sequences on Li Po and Chin Kuan.
Mountain Lakes, NJ: Jade Mountain Press, 1983. Signed.
Butterfly Breezes. Mountain
Lakes, NJ: 1981.
Passaic, NJ: Muse Pie Press, 1985. Signed.
The Rise and Fall of Sparrows: A Collection
of North American Haiku. San Diego, CA: Los Hombres Press,
Battle Ground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1983.
An Unknown Weed.
Pointe Claire, Quebec: Kings Road Press, 1991.