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Laura Lee Bond

Image of author, white woman with long wavy hair, glasses and deep pink blazer in an outdoor setting with a green plant background.

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 lives in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, with her husband, Seth, and their cat, Bella the Tikken.


Released in February 2021, her first book, a collection of haiku and essays, entitled The Love Around Us, garnered the New York City Big Book Distinguished Favorite award and was a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist, both in the cross-genre category. It was also a finalist for First Book (Arizona) in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Mysteriously, Watercolor-Rendered Words and Leave Us in the Now comprise a trilogy of selected haiku from 2007–21.

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.

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