Laura Lee Bond

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Since 2008, Laura Lee (Lalee, sounds like lollipop) Bond has been sharing her writing practice, in the form of a haiku, with her Haiku Thursday email list. Drawing from dreams, journal entries and an eclectic collection of life and work experiences, the weekly haiku are a seventeen-syllable slice of everyday life occasionally accompanied by an essay.


Lalee holds an M.A. in museum studies from The George Washington University and her resume includes jobs like classic car auction driver, wood window restoration specialist, and assistant innkeeper at a bed & breakfast/dairy farm. She’s thrilled to add author to the list—a goal she’s dreamt of since childhood.

In March 2020, she decided to curate her collection of haiku and essays, compiling them into The Love Around Us, her first book. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Seth, and their cat, Bella the Tikken.

What's Next

Her forthcoming collection of haiku, Mysteriously, (the first in a trilogy) was released in February 2022—just in time for NaHaiWriMo, National Haiku Writing Month. The second, Watercolor-Rendered Words, was released in April 2022 for National Poetry Month. Leave Us in the Now, the third, is set for release in fall 2022.

In the Works

Lalee is currently working on her second novel and is also compiling a follow up collection to The Love Around Us. She's greatly looking forward to sharing both with you upon their completion!

To stay in touch, be the first to know about her latest publications, and receive a weekly haiku, join her weekly Haiku Thursday list.