Small talk . . .
Willis Lyles was born September 17, 1939, in Summerville, South
Carolina. She attended the College of Charleston, and earned her
B.A. degree from Columbia College in South Carolina and an M.A.
in English from Tulane University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson
Fellow. She taught briefly at Sophie Newcomb College and High Point
College in North Carolina, as well as the University of Georgia.
For five years she was poetry editor of Georgia
Journal, a regional magazine. Proud parents and grandparents,
she and her husband now live in Tucker, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.
They have a special affinity for the South Carolina low country
and enjoy frequent visits there.
being a well-rounded writer, she also is accomplished as a painter.
She is a member of the Charleston Artist Guild and the Atlanta Artists
more than 20 years, Peggy Lyles haiku have been widely published
in the United States and abroad. She has won many awards, and her
works is included in a growing number of anthologies, among them
William J. Higginsons Haiku Handbook
and Haiku World; Bruce Ross Haiku
Moment; The Haiku Anthology,
second and third editions, edited by Cor van den Heuvel; and Global
Haiku, edited by George Swede and Randy Brooks
of haiku writer, Peggy Lyles, was researched, written and created
by Katie Hill and Lidonna Beer.
Lidonna Beer's interview with Lyles
the entire profile, or jump to any section:
See Katie Hill's
reader response essay on some of Lyle's haiku:
Hill on Peggy Lyle's Haiku
Beer's reader response essay on Lyle's haiku:
Beer on Peggy Lyle's Haiku
include a long-standing member of the Haiku Society of America,
Honorable mention of the Harold G. Henderson Memorial Haiku Award
in 1980 and 1986. She also received the Museum of Haiku Literature
Award in 1985.
leaves in the air,
High/Coo Press, 1979,
at the edge,
Swamp Press, 1980, and
Saki Press, 1999.