Olivier SchopferOlivier Schopfer

Born 1966 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Living in Geneva, Switzerland

Olivier Schopfer has a degree in American and English literature. He is a member of the Haiku Society of America (HSA) and of the European Haiku Society (EHS). He likes to capture the moment in haiku, haiga and photography.

In 2018, Scars Publications released his first poetry chapbook, In the Mirror: Concrete Haiku, available as a free PDF file. A printed version may be purchased from Amazon.

He also writes articles in French about etymology and everyday expressions:  http://olivierschopferracontelesmots.blog.24heures.ch/



digging up
the memory of earth

2018 Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, honorable mention

overnight frost
outlining leaf veins...
faint remnants of a dream

Presence 57, March 2017
Horizon : The Haiku Anthology, edited by Santosh Kumar, Cyberwit, 2018

the slow fade-out
of a favorite song...
autumn rain

Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2018, honorable mention

the doctor’s
illegible prescription
winter rain

2018 Johnny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest, honorable mention


pride parade
from behind a cloud
the sun comes out

2016 Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest, fifth honorable mention
Frogpond 39:3, Autumn 2016


wildflower seeds
carried by the wind
the words I didn't say

Polish International Haiku Competition 2016, commended haiku


the path hidden
under fallen leaves

Right Hand Pointing 107 : Low Sky, Winter Haiku 2017 (ed. Eric Burke)


endless closed doors along the hotel hallway winter solstice

Modern Haiku 48.1, Winter-Spring 2017
Shortlisted for The Touchstone Award for individual poems published in 2017


day moon
out of the subway entrance
a saxophone solo

Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition for 2017, Honorable Mention
Modern Haiku 48.2, Summer 2017


sudden wind
the garden buddha's head crowned
with cherry blossoms

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2017, honourable mention 


blowing dust
off a secondhand book
autumn fog

Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2018


in the bleak winter sky
a tiny spot of blue
chaffinch song

Golden Haiku Contest 2014, runner-up


deserted beach
my footprints
follow me

Chrysanthemum 17, April 2015
Behind the Tree Line, Haiku Anthology 2015, edited by Gabriel Sawicki


the white lily's
pollen covered anthers . . .
time to confess

Modern Haiku 46.2, Summer 2015
Haiku Commentary, July 1, 2016 


a seed
inside the peach stone
the secret you hide from me

Mainichi Haiku Contest 2015, International Section, honorable mention


low on the horizon
cumulus clouds

Right Hand Pointing 95, Haiku Issue edited by Eric Burke, February 2016 


unanswered question
hovering in the sunlight
dust particles

Acorn No.36, Spring 2016


shining wind
the light chatter
of aspen leaves

Golden Haiku Contest 2016, runner-up


therapist's waiting room
orchid buds
ready to open

The Heron's Nest, Volume XVIII, Number 2, June 2016