Contributors

Tanya Abadzhieva (Bulgaria)

Tanya Abadzhieva is a Bulgarian journalist and photographer. Her photographs are published in GIssen Gallery.

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Steven Addiss (USA)

Stephen Addiss is a poet-scholar-artist with a special interest in the interactions of painting, poetry, and calligraphy. He is a Professor at the University of Richmond, and his paintings and calligraphy have been exhibited in China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, England, France, Germany, and in many American venues. Addiss has also illustrated A River of Stars, Four Huts, and his co-translation of Tao Te Ching. He has published more than 200 poems, and he is the author of The Art of Zen, Haiga: Haiku-Painting, How to Look at Japanese Art, Tall Mountains and Flowing Waters, 77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy, Japanese Ghosts and Demons, Old Taoist, Zen Art Book, and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy.

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Adjel Agyei-Baah (Ghana)

Adjei Agyei-Baah is from Ghana. He is the co-founder of the Africa Haiku Network (on Facebook) and an English language lecturer at the University of Ghana Distance Learning Center, Kumasi campus. He writes from Ghana and promotes haiku in Africa.

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Raquel Aloyz (Canada)

Raquel Aloyz is a research scientist and assistant professor at McGill University. She traveled to Montreal in the 90’s and felt in love with the cultural diversity of the city. Born in Argentina, Raquel works in English, lives in French and dreams in Spanish. A colleague who recently introduced her to haiku and haiga, helped her to write her first poems in English.

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Asni Amin (Singapore)

Asni Amin lives in Singapore. She works as a librarian full time and writes haiku for the love of it, after getting hooked on it in early 2012. Some of her haiku have been published in Simply Haiku, appeared in several ebooks such as With Cherries On Top, Fool’s Paradise, The Best of 5 Line Poems 2012, online blogs such as NeverEnding Story, etc. She also keeps a haiku blog A Walk In Haiku. Asni won first place in the recent Second Edition Haiku Contest organised by the Romanian Kukai Group, Sharpening The Green Pencil in April 2013.

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an'ya (USA)
an'ya

an’ya is the past editor of moonset, haigaonline and WHCbeginners, as well as the first former editor of Ribbons for the Tanka Society of America newsletter and journal; currently she is the regional HSA coordinator for Oregon. Her new website will be up shortly at haikubyanya and her email address is haikubyanya at gmail.com

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Ramesh Anand (India)

Ramesh Anand is from India. He has authored Newborn Smiles, a book of haiku poetry published by Cyberwit.Net Press. His haiku have appeared in many publications, across 14 countries, including Bottle Rockets Press, ACORN, Magnapoets, The Heron’s Nest, SouthbySoutheast and Frogpond. His haiku has been translated in German, Serbian, Japanese, Croatian, Romanian, Telugu and Tamil. His tanka have been published in Tinywords, Kernels Online and Bamboo Hut. His poetry is also forthcoming in many print journals. He blogs at Ramesh-Inflame.

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Elaine Andre (USA)

Elaine Andre, from Tacoma, WA, is NHK World’s series “Haiku Masters” — Haiku Master of the Month for March, 2016. Her verses have appeared in Mainichi, Cattails, Failed Haiku, NeverEndingStory, Golden Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, and others. She co-edited In One Breath – A Haiku Moment (2013), for which she wrote the introduction, and provided verses and commentary for the Punjabi book Kokil Ambi Suhavi Bole (The Sweet Song of the Koel from the Mango Tree) (2014).

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Billy Antonio (Philippines)

Billy T. Antonio is currently a teacher in the Philippines.  His short story, The Kite, has been broadcast on 4EB-FM, 98.1 in Brisbane, Australia.  His fiction and poetry have been published in the Rose Red Review, Tincture Journal, Red River Review, Penwood Review, Akitsu Quarterly, and others.  He lives in Casantiagoan, Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines.

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Marilyn Ashbaugh (USA)

Marilyn Ashbaugh is from Edwardsburg, Michigan USA. Her poetry and photographs have appeared in regional and international journals and anthologies. Marilyn lives in a small village near the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Adam Augustin (Poland)

Adam Augustin is from Swinoujscie, Poland. He became interested in haiku during his holidays in 2007. From that time came his first attempt at writing these beautiful miniatures from the Far East. He has his own web page Witam w Chwili Haiku where he is collecting his haiku.

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Ed Baker (USA)

Ed Baker
born Washington, D.C. 1941
here Washington, D.C. 2009
everything in between boring

Ed Baker’s Web Page

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Shanna Baldwin-Moore (USA)

Shanna Baldwin-Moore transplanted to Hawaii 40 years ago living on the edge near the goddess of the volcano making homemade wine, music, verse and painting the graces of nature..listening for the sounds of the forest… Shanna’s blog is at poettree.

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Leslie Bamford (Canada)

Leslie Bamford is a published Canadian writer of short stories, poems and plays. She recently retired and began to write tanka in her head while walking her energetic dog several hours a day, a camera always around her neck. She has fallen in love with this genre. Her work can be viewed at Leslie Bamford.
 

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Konrad Banaszkiewicz (Poland)

Konrad Banaszkiewicz is studying at University of Zielona Góra in Poland to be an Art Teacher. Professionally, he does advertising design, including folders, larger publications, calendars, company papers, logotypes, illustrations and many other things associated with printing.

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Magdalena Banaszkiewicz (Poland)

Magdalena Banaszkiewicz lives in Krosno Odrz, a small village in western Poland. She was a teacher, but now she’s taking care of children and running a family emergency house. Her work has been published in online journals.

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Malgorzata Banaszkiewicz (Poland)

Malgorzata Banaszkiewicz lives in Legnica in Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Art in Wroclaw. She studies graphics, typography and engraving, and also ceramics. She is currently working as a graphic designer and photographer, for promotion of Legnica. She loves drawing, painting, making pictures and looking for art and artists.

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Wahyu Basjir (Indonesia)

Wahyu W. Basjir is father to three children and lives in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He works for Remdecotama Swaprakarsa, a Jakarta-based consulting company. He wrote, edited and co-authored a number of books on good governance, government budget advocacy, and gender and anticorruption. Wahyu spends most of his time on parenting, cooking, professional work and haiku writing. Usually on Sunday, he goes fishing in the ponds with his sons.

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Ray Belcourt (Canada)

Ray Belcourt is from Leduc, Canada. He was raised in Northern Ontario. His love of nature, nurtured by the limitless beauty of the boreal forest, contributed to the development of his discerning eye for landscapes and natural form.

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Andrei Besleaga (Romania)

Andrei N. Besleaga is from Bucharest, Romania. He is an
engineer working in IT, photographer and haiku writer.

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Richard Biscayart (USA)

Richard Biscayart feels that his life has been somewhat of a travelogue, living in Spain, USA and Tiawan. In Taiwan, he studied Zen, learning how to silence thoughts and to paint with pen and ink. Later, he developed sport and language programs with Japan, where language learning took place in the context of sport. He currently teaches English as a second language in Delaware.

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Oana Boazu (Romania)

Oana Aurora Boazu lives in Galati city, Romania. She is a business analyst in a dutch engineering company. She started writing haiku as a challenge, in 1999, and since then it has became a way of living. Loving also photography, writing haiga was the next natural step to take. Hd work has been published in many haiku journals, such as Frogpond, Mainichi Daily News, Herons Nest, Sketchbook and Capoliveri International haiku contest anthologies. She received The 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan, Honorable Mention in the international section, 2010, 8th International Haiku Contest – Ludbreg, Croatia, Honorable mention, Jan. 200, and International Haiku Contest “One Thousand Cranes” – Iasi, Romania, Third Prize, Nov. 2008. She blogs at haikublog.

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Izak Bouwer (Canada)

Izak Bouwer is a retired math prof, South African born, who lives with his wife Dina in Ottawa, ON. He has published papers in mathematics, a paper on William Blake’s poem The Mental Traveller’(in co-authorship with Paul McNally), and a novelet in Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine. His most recent publication, in co-authorship with Angela Sumegi, is a book of Japanese-style poetry GO TO THE PINE (BuschekBooks, Ottawa, 2009).

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Marnie Brooks (USA)

Marnie Brooks has been a chambermaid, deep sea fisherwoman, woodworker, PR/advertising executive, magazine editor, and book review columnist. She still wears many hats: freelance editor, author/journalist, photographer, haikuist, writing instructor, traveler, community activist, in-line skater, sky-diver (once), and avid night sky watcher. She has had numerous haiga and haiku published, including in frogpond, Modern Haiga, Haiku News, 1000VerseRenga, and anthologies, A Travel-Worn Satchel and WAR.

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Bouwe Brouwer (The Netherlands)

Bouwe Brouwer lives in Emmeloord, The Netherlands. Trained as an illustrator/designer, he is now a primary school teacher in Emmeloord. He has been writing haiku since August 2008. His interests are writing haiku, haibun, rengay, travelling and designing/fabricating haiku books by hand in limited edition. His website is aandevloedlijn.

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Tomasz Budziak (Poland)

Tomasz Budziak lives in Warsaw, Poland. He has a Ph.D in business and is working in big corporation. His second life is travelling (including very wild places) and photography. Sometimes known as tbu29 (nickname). He has fallen in love in haiku and haiga and has started to collaborate with poet Robert Kania, his good friend since university.

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Marjorie Buettner (USA)

Marjorie Buettner lives in Minnesota with her family. She has received numerous awards for her tanka and haiku. She has taught at the Loft in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a frequent book reviewer. Her most recent publication credits are: County Lines, The Tanka Prose Anthology, and Streetlights. Seeing It Now ( published by Red Dragonfly Press ) is her first collection of haiku and tanka.

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Simone Busch and Bea Bareis (Germany)

Simone K. Busch and Bea Bareis are close friends since schooldays in Berlin, Germany. Coincidentally they moved to the Rhineland later. Now Bea is a freelance musician whereas Simone teaches creative writing. Inspired by their love of nature, Bea improved her photographic skills and Simone went on writing short stories and poetry. They started to collaborate in creating Haiga in 2009. Their work has been published at the World Haiku Association.

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Pris Campbell (USA)

Pris Campbell has published haiga, tanka, tankart and haiku in such journals as Haigaonline, cattails, Acorn, Frogpond, Failed Haiku, Sketchbook, and several other journals, including free verse journals. She has had seven collections of free verse poems published by the small press. A former psychologist, she was sidelined by ME/CFS in 1990 and now lives in the Greater West Palm Beach, FL with her husband. Her interests have included sailing and bicycling.

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Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă (Romania)

Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă is from Galaţi ,Roumanie. She studied Public Relations and Communication at Danubius University in Galati, Romania and constructions at Dunarea de jos University. She has published a book of poetry Watercolours’ and haiku Irises of ink. She had a drawing exhibition Mystery and shape and graphics The fascinating leaf and Rustling in ink, poetry and literature. She is a member of the Romaniankukai group.

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Frank Carey (USA)

Frank C. Carey is a Research Engineer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He started writing haiku very late in life and now finds that he is consumed by the art. Find him online at Frank Carey.

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Mark S. Carlson (USA)

Mark Carlson is a naturalist photographer. Mark’s work has appeared in magazines, books and various publications since 1980. He is a featured photographer in the acclaimed book, MICHIGAN SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL. His fine art prints have been exhibited in galleries, businesses & residences throughout the Midwest. Mark’s yearly nature calendars have become essential wall décor for many devoted followers. Conducting photo tours across the Great Lakes region, Mark influences others by sharing his knowledge of nature and photography. In recent years, Mark has aspired to refine his visual art by writing haiku accompaniments. He feels his haiga often complete his inspired moments.

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Sandip Chauhan (USA)

Sandip Chauhan was born and raised in Punjab, India. Since 1986, she has lived and worked in Northern Virginia area of the US. She holds an MA Hons, M Phil, and a PhD degree in Punjabi Literature. Publications include two haiku anthologies, In One Breath – a Haiku moment in English; and a two part haiku book in Punjabi language- The Sweet Song of Koel Bird from the Mango Tree, where haiku and its aesthetics are introduced in Punjabi for the first time.

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Marta Chocilowska (Poland)

Marta Chocilowska is from Warsaw, Poland. She is a retired economist, fan of cats, music, poetry and cycling. In 2013 I joined the Warsaw Haiku School – KUZU. She is a founding member and a Treasurer of the Polish Haiku Association, established in February, 2016.
Her haiku have appeared in The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network), Don Baird Faces and Places Haiku Anthology, A Hundred Gourds, Brass Bell, Cattails, Chrysanthemum, Haiku Anthology of the 2nd International Haiku Conference, Cracow, 2015, IRIS International Haiku Magazine, KUZU Japanese haiku magazine, The Mainichi, Whirligig, Wild Plum and WHA Haiga Contest. She has numerous awards and honors. Her websie is Chocilowska

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Kirsten Cliff (New Zealand)

Kirsten Cliff is a New Zealand writer and poet whose work has been published in journals worldwide, and will soon appear in A New Resonance 8. She is currently working on her first collection, Patient Property, which explores her recent journey through leukaemia. Kirsten is editor of the haikai section of the New Zealand Poetry Society magazine, a fine line, and she blogs at Swimming in Lines of Haiku

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Ion Codrescu (Romania)

Ion Codrescu was born in Cobadin, Romania. His PhD thesis focused on Image and Text in Japanese and Western Haiga Painting. He has won numerous international prizes for his haiku and haiga. His poems, essays and articles have been published in 18 countries and 13 languages. In 1992 he founded the Constantza Haiku Society – Romania, ALBATROSS international haiku journal, the Constantza International Haiku Festival, Constantza National Haiku Conference and the HERMITAGE international haiku journal. He has been invited to deliver papers on haiku, to lead haiku and renku workshops, to read his poems, or to make exhibitions with his ink drawings, paintings and haiga in many countries. His paintings are in private art collections and state museums of several different countries. He recently exhibited as an honorary artist in the Haiga Exhibition in Tubingen, Germany, at the French Cultural Institute. His web page is Ion Codrescu. Some of his haiku can be viewed at Haiku from a year

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Beate Conrad (USA)

Beate Conradwas born and raised in Northern Germany, but since 2000 she has lived and worked in the US. Early on she found herself occupied with music and painting. She is also interested in haiku, haibun, and its analysis. Her works and essays are published in German and international journals and e-zines. Her haiku and haiga won international prizes and numerous honorable mentions. She is editor of the International Haiku-Magazine Chrysanthemum. Her haiku-related projects combing painting, photography, film and music are presented on haikuglobus

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Dave Constable (Canada)
Dave Constable

Dave Constable contributed an original photo that inspired the composition of Susan Constable’s haiga. With a love of photography and an eye for an interesting shot, he’s often on the lookout for a haiga-in-the-making. In combination with Susan’s haiku, his photos have been published in numerous haiga journals since the spring of 2007.

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Susan Constable (Canada)
Susan Constable

Susan Constable has had her haiga published in numerous issues of Haigaonline, Simply Haiku, Daily Haiga, and Notes from the Gean. Her haiku and tanka have appeared in numerous journals, including The Heron’s Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Bottle Rockets, Magnapoets, Presence, Ripples, Gusts, and Atlas Poetica. Her work has also been featured in the Red Moon Anthologies, New Resonance 6, and Montage: The Book. In 2010, she received 3rd place in the Tanka Society of America Contest, a Sakura Award in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Contest, and 1st place in the Francine Porad Haiku Contest. Living on the coast, Susan is constantly in the world of nature, which provides numerous photo opportunities and haiku moments.

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Kathy Lohrum Cotton (USA)

Kathy Lohrum Cotton is from southern Illinois. She is a poet, digital collage artist, book editor/designer and author of Deluxe Box of Crayons, an illustrated poetry collection. While interviewing a haiku poet for the Illinois Poets Newsletter, she was introduced to and fell in love with the beauty and brevity of haiga.

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Gillena Cox (Trinidad and Tobago)

Gillena Cox was born in 1950. She lives on the island of Trinidad, one of two islands, which make up The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She had been experimenting with the haiku and tanka genres, when in December, 2002 Debbie Bender emailed her, inviting her to join WHC Haiku Multimedia a yahoo group; she remembers her first attempt was a black and white computer art piece, which she later posted to her website Patchwork
From this group, she became aware of online groups which host haiga, and submitted works to Simply Haiku, Haigaonline, and other ezines; now more recently to Sketchbook. She blogs at Lunchbreak.

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Elizabeth Crocket (Canada)

Elizabeth Crocket is from Canada. Elizabeth’s new chapbook, Extra Candles was recently published by Red Moon Press.. Her chapbook Not Like Fred and Ginger is also published by Red Moon Press and was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Award. Her haiku, haibun and tanka have been published in Shamrock Haiku Journal, The Mainichi, The Asahi, NeverEnding Story, Haibun Today, Ribbons, Haiku Canada, Cattails, Bottle Rockets, Mayfly, Ascent Aspirations, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, and Modern Haiku, among others.You can find more of her writing at Elizabeth Crocket

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Neelam Dadhwal (India)

Neelam Dadhwal is a haiku poet from Chandigarh, India. She started writing poetry in free verse in 2011. Her English poems have been published in Living Haiku Anthology and Asahi Network. Her free verse and prose poems and stories are presented by many online journals and anthologies. She has penned two poetry books, Straight from life and Our Times. Currently she is working on another poetry book, A Walk with Nature.

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Damir Damir (Montenegro)

Damir Janjalija aka Damir Damir, was born in Kotor, Montenegro. He lives in Belgrade, Serbia. As a sailor, he sails seas and oceans trying to reach the depths of haiku. He has published three collections of haiku poems Imprints of dreams, Freedom in the Mist and Filigree Memories. His poems have been included in several international journals and anthologies.

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Frank Davila (USA)

Frank Davila, who recently retired from the Veterans Hospital, lives in Western New York with his wife Mary, who is also retired. Frank loves to write. He has written two mystery novels, poetry and numerous short stories. He has received honorable mention at the Writers Weekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest.

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Mary Davila (USA)

In 2006, Mary Davila was introduced to haiga, and it has become her main focus. Mary is moderator for the haiga showcase on the AHA Poetry forum. Her haiga have been published in simplyhaiku, haigaonline, sketchbook, Modern Haiga, Lynx and World Haiku Association. She also has been published in the print edition of Modern Haiga 2008 and Moonset. Her haiku have been published in Moonset and The Heron’s Nest. Mary’s website is Petals in the Light .

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Sean Davila (USA)

Sean Davila lives with his wife and 2 sons in Marian Del Ray, CA. He and his wife run the California Karate Club, and are in the process of starting a pre-school with their local church. He enjoys writing and spending time at the beach with his wife and kids.

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Jim Davis (USA)

Jim Davis is a graduate of Knox College and now lives, writes, and paints in Chicago, where he edits the North Chicago Review. Jim’s work has appeared in Seneca Review, Blue Mesa Review, Poetry Quarterly, Whitefish Review, and Contemporary American Voices, in addition to winning the Line Zero Poetry Contest, Eye on Life Poetry Prize, and multiple Editor’s Choice awards. He has published haiku and tanka with Frogpond, Haiku Journal, and Boston Literary Journal, among others. His webpage is
jimdavispoetry.

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Cherie Hunter Day (USA)

Cherie Hunter Day lives in Cupertino, California, USA. Her haiga have appeared in Modern Haiku, Notes from the Gean, Contemporary Haibun Vol. 10 (Red Moon Press, 2009) and several World Haiku Association Haiga Contests. Her award-winning haiku collection, The Horse with One Blue Eye was published by Snapshot Press (UK) in 2006.

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Tatjana Debeljacki (Serbia)

Tatjana Debeljacki writes poetry, short stories, stories and haiku. She is a Member of Association of Writers of Serbia, UKS, since 2004. She is the Haiku Society of Serbia- Deputy editor of Dioge. She also is the editor of the magazine Poeta. She has four books of poetry published by Hammer & Anvil Books.


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Billie Dee (USA)
Billie Dee

Former Poet Laureate of the U. S. National Library Service, Billie Dee earned her doctorate at the University of California at Irvine. As a poet, she writes in many forms and is widely published, both online and off. Her recent work explores urban and natural world juxtapositions in multi-media composition. Her websites are kiku makura, Requiem for Pluto, One Gold Earring.

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Andrzej Dembonczyk (Poland)

Andrzej Dembonczyk lives in Zbroslawice, Silesia, Poland. He is an employee of local government. He enjoys aquariums. He writes haiku, haiga, tanka and from time to time a short story or theatrical script. His haiku and haiga have appeared in World Haiku Association, Asahi and Sketchbook.

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Jerry Dreesen (USA)
Jerry Dreesen

Jerry Dreesen has published numerous watercolor paintings on-line as well as pen and ink drawings and sketches. Jerry’s watercolor haiga have been featured in Simply Haiku, Moments, Reeds, Mindfire Revisited and Haigaonline as well as print journals such as the Gator Springs Gazette, Artella and the White Lotus. Jerry is a member of the Hamilton County Artist Association. He has exhibited art in local art shows including Penrod, Zionsville’s Brick Walk, and Fisher’s Art in the Park. He has been writing Japanese short form poetry including haiku, tanka and for more than 20 years, and has self published book of haiku entitled Forgotten Promises.”

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Ana Drobot (Romania)

Ana Drobot is from Bucharest, Romania. She graduated from Bucharest University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature. She was awarded a PhD Degree for her thesis Virginia Woolf and Graham Swift: The Lyrical Novel, in March 2014.

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Anton Dwi (Indonesia)

Anton Dwi lives in Semarang city, Indonesia. He spends time with writing, documentry videography, and photography. His degree is in communication science from Diponegoro University. He works with his wife Hayu on printing, graphic designs of school teaching books, and also making uniforms for students, employers and some promotion merchandising. He enjoys writing haiku, haibun and haiga ”to share what he’s seeing”. His haiga, haiku and haibun can be found in Indonesian haiku study group, damselflyhaiku blog, and his own blog.

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Brittni Ellerbeck (Canada)

Brittni Ellerbeck continues to capture images that have dual expression. She enjoys sharing her perception of reality through photography, revealing her vision of a subject and drawing others into the image. She continues to be invited to photograph bands and events and is pursuing her interest in photography through Visual Arts programs. She likes the way an image can create conversation or literary expression. summer storm is her first haiga collaboration.

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Kayla Ellerbeck (Canada)
Kayla Ellerbeck began photographing images when she was ten years old. She discovered that photographs are timeless and that through photography a memory can be relived. She enjoys capturing moments on camera and creatively displays the images which continue to stir interest in everyone who views her creations. time alone is her first haiga collaboration.

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Robert Epstein (USA)

Robert Epstein is a licensed psychologist and haiku poet who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has edited several haiku anthologies and published two books of haiku: A Walk Around Spring Lake; and Checkout Time is Noon: Death Awareness Haiku. His third book of haiku, Haiku Forest Afterlife, is due out shortly.

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Ignatius Fay (Canada)

Ignatius Fay is from Sudbury, Canada. He grew up in Levack, Ontario. He has had a love of words, language and learning since those early years.

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Marisa Fazio (Australia)

Marisa Fazio is an Australian writer living in Melbourne. Her haiga and haiku have appeared in numerous international journals and anthologies. Her most recent projects include a verse novella, A Leopard’s Kiss (2011) and poetry installation, The Nature Lovers (2012).

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Jim Force (Nika) (Canada)

Jim Force: Nika is the pen name of Jim Force. His haiku have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He has published two chapbooks: frogs singing (1993) and snail my friend (2015). Nika lives in Victoria BC where he writes with The Heron’s Quill. He is a member of Haiku Arbutus as well as Haiku Canada.

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Lorin Ford (Australia)

Lorin Ford lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her haiku have been widely published in Australian and overseas journals and anthologies. Her credits include first prize in the 6th and 7th paper wasp Jack Stamm awards, in 2005 and 2006, first prize in the Shiki Salon Annual Haiku Awards 2005 (free format category), Winner – The Haiku Calendar Competition 2010 and first prize – contemporary category, THF’s Haiku Now! 2010 Contest. Her first haiku collection, a wattle seedpod, was awarded first place in the Haiku Society of America Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards, 2009. Some of her haiku may be found at The Haiku Foundation Registry. She is currently the haiku editor for the on-line journal, Notes From the Gean.

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Stanford Forrester (USA)

Stanford Forrester is past president of the Haiku Society of America and founding editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse. Though his work has been published in many journals and anthologies, he is most proud of his inclusion in the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series and American Zen: A Gathering of Poets published by Bottom Dog Press.

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Lary Fraser (Canada)
Lary Fraser

Lary Fraser lives in the British Columbia Interior, where she enjoys the marvelous scenery and varied climate. A former reporter, she now spends time with gardening, writing, photography, and visiting with her grandchildren. Her haiga and haiku can be found in several online publications and in 2006 she compiled a haiku anthology: a procession of ripples Procession of Ripples. Her website is a leaf rustles.

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USA (Terri French)

Terri L. French is a poet/writer and Licensed Massage Therapist living in Huntsville, Alabama. She and her husband have a blended family of four children and three cats. Terri finds her haiku in the crooks, crannies and corners of her everyday world and experiences. She is Southeast Coordinator of the Haiku Society of America, member of the Alabama Writer’s Conclave and editor of the senryu journal, Prune Juice. Her haiku have appeared in Lilliput Review, Heron’s Nest, Sketchbook , paper wasp and DailyHaiku. Her book, A Ladybug on My Words is available online.

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Goran Gatalica (Croatia)

Goran Gatalica (Virovitica, Croatia) graduated physics and chemistry at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb after which he entered doctoral study. He publishes poetry, haiku and prose in literary magazines, journals and anthologies. His work has been published in The Mainichi, A Hundred Gourds, The Asahi Shimbun, Failed Haiku, World Haiku Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Chisanthemum, Brass Bell, Creatrix, Nature Writing, Gnarled Oak, Wild Plum, Akitsu Quarterly, Atlas Poetica, Liliput Review and anthologies like The light singing (Olimpia Iacob, Jim Kacian), Haiku e Orchidee spontanei all’Elba (Capoliveri Haiku Contest), Beyond the Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku and others. He received Honorable Mention in the 2016. European Haiku Prize Contest (European Haiku Society), and two second awards for haiku in Bulgaria (Melnik, 2013., 2014.), and was been chosen for Haiku Euro Top 100-edition 2015 and for NHK World’s series Haiku Masters — Haiku Master of the Month for October 2016. He is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association.

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Paul Geiger (USA)

Paul Geiger is from, Sebastopol, CA, USA. He is a Korean war veteran, Lt. USNR and retired biochemist. PhD Johns Hopkins University, 1962. He likes reading, ‘feeling’ the thoughts and images, if you will, hearing all kinds of poetry except long, long (especially maudlin) stories. Short pithy poems, a first love. He attempts haiku and also other oriental forms. He particularly likes the Intersection of Poetry with Mathematics (Strange Attractors by Glaz and Growney”).

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Grheu u (France)

Grheuu has two Bachelor degrees, one in Arts and the other in Digital Projects, and a Master in Digital Arts. Currently, she works as Freelance Designer and Illustrator. She uses specially markers and China ink for her works, besides digital painting. She loves animals, and enjoys drawing their comic expressions (as seen in her Corgi drawings) and natural situations. Her works are published in Artstation.

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Tomy Ginting (Indonesia)

Tomy GintingT. D. Ginting is Indonesian writer.
Born in the island of Java and raised in the island of Sumatera, Ginting studied urban and regional planning in Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. His first book, Hikmat Keba(j)ikan (Yogyakarta: Indie Book Corner, 2015) is Indonesian haibun-style prosimetrum, combining prose and poems.

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Judith Gorgone (USA)

Judith Gorgone is a visual artist who’s career has crossed over into many areas including graphic, toy, product design and character development, as well as, illustration. Her illustrations and designs appear on a wide range of products from textiles to greeting cards for manufacturers worldwide. Her career has also encompassed the web through her websites Planetpals for EARTH, iKids for PEACE and The T Garden which specializes in haiku and poetry related novelty products. Judith writes professionally and for pleasure. She has been experimenting with Japanese writing forms since she lived in Japan in 1994.

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Gee Greenslade (Australia)
Gee Greenslade

Gee Greenslade is a Photographic Digital Artist obsessed with fish. She is currently studying her bachelor of visual art with a major in photography as well as working freelance for many bands and models in Adelaide. Her dream is to make picture story books for adults and to have her photos on the cover of magazines. Her website is misgee.net.

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Joann Grisetti (USA)

Joann Grisetti grew up in Sasebo Japan and eighteen other places. She now lives in Florida with her husband and two sons. Her poetry, photos and stories have appeared in a number of print and online journals.

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Dt. Haase (USA)

dt.haase is a haiku poet from Chicago, USA. He hosts The Haiku Circle, a site for those interested in sharing their haiku.

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Don Hall (Canada)

Donald S. Hall PhD, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Don is President of Apps and More Software Designs, but his degree is in theoretical physics. He is a photographer who enjoys exploring the everyday, and he collaborates with his wife Judi on haiga and scifi.

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Judi Hall (Canada)

Judi Suni Hall PhD, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Judi is a theoretical physicist retired due to disabling illness. She divides her time between poetry, art, fabric design, writing scifi, and most recently a designer collection. She is fascinated by mathematical art, but whatever her form of expression the intent is to share the joy of creating beauty. More of Judi’s poetry and art can be seen at Gingezel.

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John Hawkhead (UK)

John Hawkhead has been writing haiku and illustrating for about 15 years. His work has been published in Australia, Ireland, Japan, Romania, the UK, and the USA. His poem Helmand was selected for the Royal British Legion’s official CD recording of war poetry for its Poppy Appeal 2010. John’s book of poetry, illustration and haiku, Witness, is now available from Lulu. John’s newest book of haiku and senryu, Small Shadows, is now available from Small Shadows.

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Gewi Heike (Republic of Yemen)

Gewi Heike is a German poet who has lived in Aden ( Republic of Yemen ) for a long time. She began writing haiku in March 2007 and never stopped since then. Her poetry and short stories are published in magazines, anthologies and online editions. Her work also appeared in: Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, WHC-German and Sketchbook. In autumn 2010 she started to paint again after nearly 25 years. As a haiku poet, she feels very attracted to haiga art.

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Cara Holman (USA)

Cara Holman lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their youngest son. She writes mostly haiku and rengay, with the occasional haibun and tanka. Her work has been featured in a number of journals, including Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, LYNX, tinywords, and Moonbathing. Recently she has begun to work on collaborative haiga, and enjoys the challenge of writing haiku to a visual prompt. She blogs at Prose Posies .

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William Douglas Horden (USA)

William Douglas Horden is a published author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as a professional photographer and digital artist. He has traveled extensively and currently lives in Southern Oregon in the US and Veracruz, Mexico. His work can be seen at 13th Sky Fine Art Photography and at The Toltec I Ching.

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Marlene Hulst (The Netherlands)

Marleen Hulst lives in the north of The Netherlands and works in financial accounting. She started writing haiku in 2007, and also enjoys writing haibun, haiga and, more recently, rengay. Her work has appeared in various magazines, including Haibun Today and Blithe Spirit. Other hobbies are travelling and photography. Her blog is at Haiku

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Rick Hurst (USA)

Rick Hurst lives in New Hampshire. He is an antiques dealer and auctioneer who has long enjoyed photography. He discovered haiku in the last few months and has fallen madly in love. As he lives mainly in quiet, still mind observation of (as opposed to reflective thinking about) “what is”, this poetry speaks to him in its starkly beautiful “isnessness”.

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Wieslawa Jakubaszek (Poland)

Wiesława Jakubaszek is a pedagog and an energy auditor, who lives in Inowrocław, Poland. For several years she has been the editor of termoswiat. Her poems, haiku, haiga, stories and fairy tales have appeared in poetra , foundationoskar, fabulist and others. She has won many poetry competitions. She likes travel, sports and the game of chess.

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Ken Jones (UK)

Ken Jones is one of three editors of the print journal, Contemporay Haibun, and the online journal Contemporary Haibun Online. He contributes regularly to UK haiku journals and is represented in British and American anthologies. For his contribution to Pilgrim Foxes: Haiku and Haiku Prose, co-authored with Jim Norton and Sean O’Connor, Jones was awarded the Sasakawa Prize for Original Contributions in the Field of Haikai.

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BT Joy (UK)

B.T. Joy is a Glaswegian poet who received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Film Studies in 2009. He has written two volumes of haiku: In The Arms Of The Wind and The Reeds That Tilt The Sky, as well as having poetry published in Obsessed With Pipework, Toasted Cheese, Numinous: Spiritual Poetry, Presence, Canon’s Mouth, Paper Wasp, Sketchbook, Bottle Rockets, Mu and Frogpond. His haiga have been published with the World Haiku Association and Haigaonline. He has been an administrator, a ranch hand, a writing mentor, a farmer and a salesman; living and working in Glasgow, London and the USA.

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Jim Kacian (USA)

Jim Kacian is one of three editors of the print journal, Contemporary Haibun, and the online journal Contemporary Haibun Online. He is a past editor of Frogpond, past president of the Haiku Society of America and was a co-founder of the World Haiku Association. He has had more than 1,000 haiku published in English-language journals and magazines in more than 20 countries and is a winner of the prestigious James Hackett Award (2002). He has published seven books, all of which have won major awards. He owns and operates Red Moon Press, the largest publishing house dedicated to haiku in the world

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Robert Kania (Poland)

Robert Kania lives in Warsaw, Poland. He began writing poetry in 2011. His works (haiku, haiga) have appeared in Asahi Haikuist Network, World Haiku Review and World Haiku Association. In creation of haiga he collaborates with Tomasz Budziak

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Bambang Karim (Indonesia)

Bambang N. Karim was born in Indonesia. Bambang is an Australian Indonesian media artist by trade who has worked primarily with digital media for over 12 years. He seeks to explore the boundaries of the digital medium through his favorite theme of identity, women, and the human struggle. The benchmark of his exploration in combining live performance and the realm of digital technology produces some dance /theatre works as well as video installation piece. When not practicing art, Bambang – also known with his nickname BB – is one part designer, one part developer, honing his skill by running a web design business bNd Solutions. He deals with a number of corporate clients as well as prominent Australian artists.

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Dorota O. Karin (Poland)

Dorota Ocińska-Karin is from Lodz, Poland. She published a collection of poetry Sleepers in 2013. She has published many poems Web portals. In the next set of haiku A girl in a beret in 2014, Dorota made an attempt to deal with absurdities, sarcasm, irony and perhaps anger.

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Wieslaw Karlinski (Poland)

Wieslaw Karlinski, alias Wilhelm Karud – Russian language teacher, tourist guide, journalist, and a poet, lives in Namyslow, Poland. Every summer he spends in Femund Canoe Country, Norway. He has published about 300 articles connecting with tourist attractions and a cuisine of more than 30 countries – Poland, Norway, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Turkey, Cyprus, Ukraine, Moldova, Greece, Croatia, and others.

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Barbara Kaufmann (USA)

Barbara Kaufmann fell in love with haiku and especially haiga and tanka in 2012 and has been creating Japanese short form poetry since then, drawing inspiration from the beaches, woods and gardens near her home. Her work has been published in Prune Juice, Haigaonline, Hedgerow, Bamboo Hut, Tanshiart and The World Haiku Association Haiga Contest and others. She received a Sakura Award and Honorable Mention in the 2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Contest. Her website is wabi-sabi poems and images

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Daniel J. Keddy (USA)

Daniel John Keddy, or Dj to his friends, is a technical writer in the Biotech world who knows a lot boring stuff about water microbiology and chemistry. He spends his free time backpacking the lost places of Southern California and planning an escape from his day job. When he was nine, he fell in love with the poetry of Robert Frost and has since always done his best to take the path less traveled by.

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David Kelly (Ireland)

David J Kelly is an ecologist, living and working in Dublin. He has been writing haiku since 2009. More recently, he has become interested in haiga. He is a member of the British Haiku Society and Haiku Ireland. His work has appeared in a number of print and online journals.​​

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Mary Kendall (USA)

Mary Kendall is a poet and retired teaching living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her chapbook, Erasing the Doubt, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press, and she is the co-author of A Giving Garden (with Debbie Suggs), published in 2009. In the past year she has had tanka, haiku and haiga published in Ribbons, cattails and hedgerow, and a number of her longer poems have appeared in a variety of publications as well. Mary’s poetry blog can be found at A Poet in Time .

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Larry Kimmel (USA)

Larry Kimmel holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything from steel mills to libraries. He has been publishing poetry for the past thirty years and has six collections of poetry, the inadequacy of long-stemmed roses; alone tonight ; the necessary fly ; Cold Stars White Moon; As Far as Thought Can Reach; a river years from here ; as well as a novel, A Small Silent Ordeal. All are distributed by Winfred Press, 364 Wilson Hill Road, Colrain, Massachusetts 01340, USA.

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Ronald Kirkland (USA)

Ron Kirkland began writing in the Armed Forces Writers League as a youngster; after many years of inactivity he now writes mostly poetry with some prose about human nature and life. Currently retired, he contributes to a community magazine in the Huntsville Alabama area. His writing can also be found at DeviantArt.com

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Adam Kokot (Poland)

Adam Kokot is a pharmacist by education. Since 2007 his photos have been regularly published in major mountain magazines. He has taken part in many collective exhibitions. He has won awards in mountain photo contests and was a finalist of the contest Human Rights on Camera organized by Amnesty International. In the last few years he has regularly visited Southeast Asia to photograph everyday life.

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Krzysztof Kokot (Poland)

Krzysztof Kokot is a pharmacist, living in Nowy Targ (POLAND). He is a stamp collector with big passion for travel. In 2007 he published his first poetry volume. Haiku is his newest hobby. His work has been published in The Mainichi Daily News, Asahi Shimbun, Sketchbook and others.

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Janina Kolodziejczyk (Italy)

Janina Kołodziejczyk
 is a Polish poet who lives in Pavullo, Italy.
Haiku is her hobby and fills her free time. She has co-authored an anthology of poems about animals Dajmy Grać Świerszczom.

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Evica Kraljić (Croatia)

Evica Kraljić lives in Croatia. She paints and writes poetry and haiku; so far she published five books of poetry and a collection of war stories. Her novels have been published in magazines and her poetry in joint collections. Some of her poems have been put to music. She received a number of awards for the work.

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Lavana Kray (Romania)

Lavana Kray is from Iasi-Romania.She is passionate about writing and photography. The nature and the events of her life are topics of inspiration. She won several awards, including WHA Master Haiga Artist (2015). Her work has been published in Haiku Canada, The Mainichi, Daily Haiga, Haiga on line, Frogpond, Eucalypt, Acorn, Ardea, Ribbons, Ginyu, and others. She was been chosen for Haiku Euro Top 100-edition 2015. Her blog is Photo-haiku .

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Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy (UK)

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy is a psychiatrist living in Birmingham, UK. Hailing from Bengaluru, India he is an amateur poet and a trained vocalist in Karnataka music (South Indian Classical music). Well versed in several languages, he writes poetry in four languages- Kannada, Sanketi, Tamil and English. He often employs ancient metres for his poems. He is also a songster-lyricist-composer (Vaggeyakara) of Karnataka Music and has 2 CDs to his credit.

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Azi Kuder (Poland)

Azi Kuder live in Gdynia, Poland . She is interested in Japanese culture, especially Haiga. She writes books, poems and creates symbolic painting.

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Laurie Kuntz (USA)

Laurie Kuntz is an award-winning poet and film producer. She taught poetry in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Recently retired, she lives in an endless summer state of mind.

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Magdalena Kusmirek (Poland)

Magdalena Kusmirek lives in Poland. She is a physicist, working in science and industrial acoustics. Physics, psychology and photography are her passions, but her favourite hobby for ten years is writing haiku. “A day without a haiku is a day wasted”. Magdalena treats it as a kind of poetic meditation, that can help find harmony and internal peace. Her haiku have been published in paper anthologies. She conducts haiku workshops for beginners.

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Sydney Lancaster (Canada)

Sydney Lancaster is an Edmonton-based visual artist, writer, and musician. Her mixed media work draws upon her graduate training in Canadian experimental writing, autobiography, and literary theory at the University of Alberta, and is concerned with the subjectivity and contradictions inherent in the construction of personal and social narratives and histories. Lancaster has exhibited in solo an group shows in Edmonton and Calgary, and curated CORTEX: a multidisciplinary event in 2006 and 2007 for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. She is currently completing work on images and text for a chapbook/artist book with poet Catherine Owen, to be published in 2010 by Red Nettle Press. She has been twice nominated for the Telus Award for Innovation in the Arts for her curatorial work, and for the Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist at the PACE Awards in Edmonton. Her website is Sydney Lancaster.

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Gary LeBel (USA)

Gary LeBel has lived variously in Austria, California, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and now lives in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He is the founder and co-owner of an optical alignment consulting firm that serves heavy industry throughout the southeast. Self-taught, he has been image-making in words and pictures for many years. He wrote haibun as he traveled. He credits Bashō’s Narrow Road for the impulse to begin writing in that genre. Modern English Tanka Press published Abacus, his first collection of short poems, haibun and prose poems as an e-book in 2008. His haibun have appeared in Contemporary Haibun, Haibun Today, Kō, Lynx and Modern Haiku. His haiga have been shown in Haiga Online, Modern Haiga, Modern Haiku and Reeds Contemporary Haiga. He is currently working on a second volume of haibun, short poems and prose with poetry including verses in short but alternate forms.

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Catherine Lee (USA)

Catherine J.S. Lee lives, writes, teaches, and gardens on a coastal Maine island. Her haiku have appeared in a variety of international print and online journals, and her collection, All That Remains, was the winner of the 2010 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition. A featured poet in A New Resonance 7 from Red Moon Press, she recently edited A Splash of Water, the 2015 members’ anthology of the Haiku Society of America.

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Peter H.C. Lee (Hong Kong)

Dr. Ho Cheung LEE (Peter) resides in Hong Kong where he teaches and writes. He is the founding editor of BALLOONS Lit. Journal. His poetry/short stories have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, River Poet Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, The Chaffey Review, The Interpreter’s House, The Oddville Press, The Writing Disorder, and elsewhere. Besides, his photography/artwork is forthcoming in Rattle (winter 2016) as cover art, *82 Review (Issue 4.4), and Front Porch Review (Jan 2017). More about him can be found at Ho Cheung Lee.

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Hugh Lemma (USA)

Hugh Lemma lived most of his life in Southern New Jersey before relocating to Arizona in 2005. His writing is informed by experiences in both places, as well as abiding interests in philosophy, religion, and pop culture. He is married with four kids and three grandkids, and works in transport refrigeration.

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Artur Lewandowski (Poland)

Artur Lewandowski lives in Sieradz, Poland. His poems have been published on the internet at abc haiku and
antologia haiku , Asahi Haikuist Network, Tinywords, Lynx, Mainichi Daily News, The Shamrock, The Heron’s Nest, The Sketchbook and The Matsuo Basho 2009 Haiku Contest.

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Ramona Linke (Germany)

Ramona Linke was born in 1960 and lives with her family in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). She has written lyrics for many years and haiku since 2003. Also she writes tan-renga, renku and rengay, takes photos and paintings (mainly sumi-e and aquarelle). Her haiku and haiga have been published in anthologies and in such magazines, for example: Chrysanthemum, Der Sperling, Mainichi Daily News, Asahi-Shimbun, WHC-German, Lynx, Notes from the Gean, Sketchbook, WHA-Haiga-Contest and elsewhere. She is a member of the German Haiku Society, the WHC-German and the World Haiku Association.

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Eric Lohman (USA)

Eric A. Lohman is from Powder Springs, GA . He is a psychiatric social worker, composer and poet. He works in the emergency department of a large urban medical center, evaluating and assisting the homeless, the chemically dependent and the chronically mentally ill. Much of his poetry reflects his response to and efforts to cope with that reality. He also composes music for orchestra as well as smaller ensembles and solo performance,  toward similar ends. He has been active in performing and written arts for 35 years and hold a bachelor’s degree in musical theory and composition from Jacksonville University,  Jacksonville, FL.

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Joyce Joslin Lorenson (USA)

Joyce Joslin Lorenson lives in Rhode Island, U.S.A. She grew up on a dairy farm and records the daily happenings in nature around her rural home. She has been published in several print and electronic journals. 

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Erika Luckert (Canada)

Erika Luckert is an Edmonton writer, photographer, and student of the arts. As a writer, she has explored a range of literary disciplines including journalism, playwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and, of course, poetry. She volunteers as an Artist on the Wards at the University of Alberta Hospital, and is currently completing a degree in English and Creative Writing. Her web page is Erika Luckert.

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Bob Lucky (Ethiopia)

Bob Lucky lives with his family in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he teaches history. His work, mostly poetry and nonfiction, has appeared in various international journals. In his spare time he makes planned noise of a sort on ukuleles.

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Horst Ludwig (USA)

Horst Ludwig, retired from teaching as an Associate Professor of German at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, USA. He is originally from Germany, is active in Pegnesischer Blumenorden von 1644 (Pegnesian Flower Order of 1644) in Nuremberg, Haiku Society of America, and other literary and linguistic associations. In 1981 he published Wind im Bambusspiel: Sechsunddreißig Haiku (Wind in bamboo chimes: 36 haiku), which was reissued 1991 with an English translation by Nancy Hanson Nash. In 1993 he won the Robert L. Kahn Prize for the best German poetry text by a resident of North America. His haiku received the Certificate of Excellence at the 2001 Suruga Baika Literature Festival, were recognized as among the best texts in the 2001 issues of kô, were awarded 3rd prizes in the 7th Kusamakura Haiku Competition of Kumamoto City, Japan, in 2002, the Mainichi International Contest 2011, and the Bashô-Festival 2012, and his tanka was given the Supplementary Award in the Hoshi to Mori Tanka Competition in 2002.

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Maya Lyubenova (Bulgaria)

Maya Lyubenova is a photographer and writer from Bulgaria. Her book Flecks of Blue was published in 2010. Her work has appeared in World Haiku Review, Frogpond, Simply Haiku, Notes from the Gean, Lynx, Under the Basho, The Living Haiku Anthology, AHA – The Anthology, World Haiku Anthology of War and elsewhere. Maya’s awards include: WHA Master Haiga Artist (2009); First Prize at the Second Bulgarian Haiku Contest (2009); Third Prize at The 17th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition (2012), Honorable Mention in the 2nd Genjuan International Haibun Contest (2013).

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Colin Macdonald (Canada)

Colin Macdonald is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He recently retired from a career in the mining industry, providing much welcome time to pursue travel, arts and culture, outdoor activities, and photography, usually not simultaneously.

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Mamta Madhavan (USA)

Mamta Madhavan lives in India, Her oeuvre includes web content writing, book reviews, interviews, articles, and poetry. Her works have been published in various reputed journals and magazines worldwide, and her poetry collection connecting the dots. She incorporates vivid imagery into her writings influenced by nature, mysticism and spirituality. Her style of writing is mainly free verse. Her blog is at Mamta Madhaven.

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Ajaya Mahala (India)

Ajaya Mahala lives in the state Orissa in India. He is a post-graduate in Economics, working as an officer under Indian Revenue Service, Government of India in Pune. He is active in poetry and photography. Haiku is his new found joy. He won following contests recently: Diogen Best Autumn Haiku 2013 – Second Prize, Indian Kukai #3 January 2014 – Top Place, and Carribean Kigo Kukai February 2014 – Top Place. His haiku have been published in Manichi Daily News and Asahi Haikuist Network.

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Annette Makino (USA)

Annette Makino is a poet and artist who writes haiku and senryu, illustrating her poems with sumi ink paintings. Her pieces, each comprising just a few syllables and brushstrokes, combine quiet reflection and a gentle humor. Makino’s paintings, prints, cards and handmade books are available online at Makino Studios. Makino was raised by a Japanese father and Swiss mother, and has lived in both Japan and Europe. She is influenced by the simple yet profound aesthetic of Zen Buddhism and the playful aspect of Swiss art and design. She is also inspired by the untamed beauty of her Pacific Northwest home in Arcata, California, where she lives with her husband, two children, one dog and 20,000 honeybees.

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Jayashree Maniyil (Australia)

Jayashree Maniyil lives in Melbourne, Australia. She stumbled upon haiku about three years ago and since then been experimenting and learning to write, while she continues to understand the form better each day. She has also been experimenting with photo-haiku.

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Jacek Margolak (Poland)

Jacek Margolak was born in Rzeszów, in 1964, and now lives in Kielce (Poland) with his wife and two sons. He works as a print technologist. He has been interested in haiku and haiga since 2000 and now is a member of two haiku writing groups — “Haiku po polsku” and “Orient.” Some of his haiku appeared in various online magazines, and haiga at World Haiku Association, Lishanu, Haiga Online, Modern Haiga, Sketchbook and Simply Haiku.

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Anna Maris (Sweden)

Anna Maris and Chris Maris are from Sweden. Chris Maris is a director of photography. He also enjoys stills photography. Anna Maris is an award winning haiku poet, published by Red Moon Press. Together they have recently started to collaborate on photo-haiga. Their website is Anna Maris

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Francis Masat (USA)

Francis Masat’s haijin work has appeared in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, and Russia, as well as in the USA. His poetry appears in many anthologies and his most recent books are Lilacs After Winter (haibun), MET Press, and A Taste of Key West, Pudding House Press. He lives with his wife in tropical Key West, FL, USA, and is co-editor of Key-ku of Key West.

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Michael McClintock (USA)

Michael Windsor McClintock received his education at Occidental College and the University of Southern California, where he specialized in Asian Studies, English and American Literature, and Information Sciences. He has edited numerous poetry journals. In 2001 McClintock retired as Principal Librarian and Administrator for the County of Los Angeles Public Library. He currently writes the Tanka Cafe column for the Tanka Society of America Newsletter. His collections of haiku, senryu, tanka, and other poetry include Light Run (Shiloh, 1971), Man With No Face(Shelters Press, 1974), and Maya: Selected Poems (Seer Ox, 1976).

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Beth Mcfarland (Germany)

Beth McFarland comes originally from Ireland, but has been living in Germany for longer that she cares to remember. She has worked as a microbiologist, but now teaches English, and feels at home in both science and the arts. A relatively recent convert to haiku and haiga, she is interested to find out where these activities will take her. Beth and her family live near the Black Forest, in a house with a mind of its own.

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Marietta Jane McGregor (Australia)

Marietta Jane McGregor is a retired botanist and journalist who has pursued varied careers, from palynology research, writing tutor, garden designer, parliamentary guide, editor and educational tourism manager at an astronomical observatory, to science communicator and technology marketer. Having spent much of her life trying to explain things, Marietta now tries to let them explain themselves through an early love, haiku. She hopes her writing captures some of the spirit of the Australian land. 

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Jim McKinnis (Canada)

Jim McKinnis is a retired mathematician and software engineer. He has an eclectic interest in image making. His current and past photographic projects include the horses of the Badlands in South Dakota, the homeless of Los Angeles, cemeteries in Italy and the Mask Festival in Venice. Jim lives in Orcutt, California, USA. For samples of his work visit at McKinnis

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Anushka Menon (Australia)

Anushka Menon (Sydney, Australia) is a visual artist, photographer and a budding astronomer. Anushka’s love for birds and animals is what drew her to photography. She has infinite patience to shoot wildlife as well as paint it. Her passion for photography now includes astrophotography. Capturing an image and letting it tell its story is what she keeps in mind with every picture she takes. A few of her photographs can be viewed on Aunshka Menon.

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Susha Menon (USA)

Susha Menon: With infinite ways to express one self, Susha finds exploration into the world of creativity quite fascinating. She is a self-taught artist and her passion for photography started with the view of collecting material for her artworks but has turned out to be a hobby that has given her much joy.

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Hg Mercury (USA)

Hg Mercury resides in the Upper Midwest region of the United States. For almost 30 years he has worked as a freelance commercial photographer. During a professional transition from film to digital photography, his personal image making gradually moved away from traditional photographic capture and tools. He now embraces a purely electronic work environment, crafting works that have no counterpart in traditional media. When not creating art, or working in his garden, Hg is off chasing wild trout on some remote stream.

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Malgorzata Miksiewicz (Poland)

Małgorzata Miksiewicz is from Wrocław, Poland. She is a graduate of Polish philology at the University of Wroclaw. She defended a Master’s Thesis on Polish contemporary haiku. She is now studying Indian philology at the University of Wroclaw. She creates haiku and haiga (in Polish and English), and publishes her work on her blog miniaturium .

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Allison Millcock (Australia)
Allison Millcock

Allison Millcock lives on Christmas Island and spends her time doing photography, art and poetry. She is co-moderator for the haiga forum on Jane Reichhold’s online AHApoetry forum, and editor for the haiga section of LYNX ezine. She has published a book titled pausing for a moment… haiga and tanga. Allison has also had work published on several ezines, and in print magazines, newspapers, anthologies and journals around the world.

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Fonda Bell Miller (USA)

Fonda Bell Miller lives in Alexandria, VA. She has published haiku and tanka in many journals. Her favorite haiga are haiku written on shadows. Many of her haiga are photographs of the ocean. Fonda lives near the river, but wishes she lived near the sea.

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Radka Mindova (Bulgaria)

Radka Mindova is from Bulgaria. She works as a economist and writes haiku. Her tanka and haiku have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has also been experimenting with photo-haiku.

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Ruth Mittelholtz (Canada)

Ruth Mittelholtz is inspired by the forests, farmlands, barrens and fens of Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, especially the limestone escarpment lands of the Bruce Peninsula. Her haiga, haiku and haibun have been published at Modern Haiga, Daily Haiga, World Haiku Review and Contemporary Haibun Online. As an artist she works with mixed-media drawing, photo-based and handbound book formats.

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Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu (Romania)

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu is a Romanian poet who has lived in Bucharest since she was born. She began writing poems in 2007 and haiku in March 2010. Her poems and haiku were published in Romanian magazines, haiku anthology and on line editions. Her work also appeared in Ploc!, Asahi Shimbun and Sketchbook.

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Sandra Mooney-Ellerbeck (Canada)

Sandra Mooney-Ellerbeck has contributed to several cycles of DailyHaiku, and her haiku have appeared in Acorn Press, Frogpond, Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, Presence, Simply Haiku, Snap Shot Press, Red Moon Anthology and in her poetry broadsheet Bliss. Her poetry has been widely published, recently in Vallum. One of her haiku was featured in Learning to Perform: An Introduction, a new textbook. She was inspired by DailyHaiga and went on a hiatus creating haiga – she is thrilled to share some of her haiga on this marvelous site!

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Carolyn Morgan (Australia)

Carolyn Morgan Artist/poet: Carolyn attended the Queensland College of Art in the mid-sixties where she discovered a love for color, texture and the abstract form. She has enjoyed a rewarding career as an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and writer, establishing her own design firm in 1989. Now retired, Carolyn concentrates on writing poetry and painting expressionist abstracts, landscapes and figurative works in oils, watercolor, and mixed media.

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Ron C. Moss (Australia)

Ron Moss lives in Tasmania, and is an internationally published poet and artist. He is an editor, competition judge and a lover of the haiku arts. Ron is currently a co-editor of Modern Haiga and his work is widely published. To see Ron’s recent work go to redbubble. His work is featured in a recent exhibition at 3lights Gallery. Archival quality prints of work published by DailyHaiga can be obtained from Ron Moss by contacting him at ron.moss(at)education.tas.gov.au.

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Robert Moyer (USA)

Robert Moyer lives in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was local host for Haiku North America 2007. He has had work published in numerous journals, such as frogpond, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets and Sketchbook. He is a frequent contributor to Haiku News. He has been included in a number of anthologies, most recently the ten-year Acorn anthology. An article about his teaching haiku to elementary school children, Looking for the Moment: Haiku, Theater and Play,” was featured in the March 2009 Haiku Society of America Newsletter. The article arose from a project conducted at the Arts-Based Elementary School. Bob was featured in cycle 7 of Dailyhaiku starting in May 2010. Bob recently won the Poetry Slam conducted by the Poetry Council of NC for the second year in a row and also received honorable mention in the free verse category of the Poetry Council of NC annual contest. He met Guntram Porps playing pétanque in Germany.

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Archana Kapoor Nagpal (India)

Archana Kapoor Nagpal is an internationally published author of six books. She often participates in the short story competitions, and her winning stories are now part of international anthologies. She has seen her poems published in numerous literary journals including Friday Gurgaon, Whispers, Writers Asylum, VerseWrights, The Bamboo Hut, Frogpond (Issue 37-2) – The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Under the Basho, Asahi Haikuist Network and many others soon to be published.

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Sakuo Nakamura (Japan)
Sakuo Nakamura

Sakuo Nakamura is a man of frontier spirit. He graduated from university and worked at aluminum manufacturing company. In 1983 he changed his focus to work with high purity chemicals. Now, he is eagerly studying haiku ”to share and work together through the Internet”. Sakuo is a talented artist who has created evocative haiga incorporating the haiku of Kobayashi Issa (early 1800’s) and Masajo Suzuki (mid 1900’s). His English translations for the Issa haiku are from Dr. David Lanoue. For Dr. Lanoue’s website on Issa see Haiku of Kobayashi Issa. Read about Issa’s life at Kobayashi Issa. Masajo’s haiku are translated by Lee Gurga and Emiko Miyashita. Masajo’s life story can be seen at Masajo Suzuki and Haiku of the Life and Love of Masajo Suzuki. For DailyHaiga, Sakuo has created paired haiga for each season, from the differing perspectives of Issa and Masajo. Sakuo posts his haiga on Everyday Issa.

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Doug Norris (USA)

Doug Norris teaches ESL to adult immigrants as part of the R.I. Family Literacy Initiative and also for the Rhode Island College Outreach Center. Previously, he worked as an arts reporter, editor and columnist for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Art New England. Before that, he was a news director for a New Hampshire college. A contributing poet to the Origami Poems Project, Norris has written haibun, tanka and haiku for several publications.

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Robert Nowak (Poland)

Robert Bogusław Nowak lives and works in Wałbrzych, in south-west Poland. His love affair with haiku and related forms began in 2008 – it has been his passion since then. His poems were published in Mainichi Daily News and Asahi Haikuist Network. His haiga have appeared in World Haiku Association pages. He also publishes his poems in the Polish haiku forum

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Rita Odeh (Israel)

Rita Odeh is from Nazareth. She comes from a christian Palestinian family. She has B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Haifa University. She has published 6 books of poetry,one book of short stories, three electronic novels, one e-book of Haiku. Her poetry has been published in several international publications: simply haiku, DailyHaiku, tiny words, Other Voices, Haaretz, mainichi, helicon, Haiku News, The Haiku Foundation and many others.

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Mariusz Ogryzko (Poland)

Mariusz Ogryzko lives in Bialystok, Poland with his wife and son. He enjoys writing haiku and haiku related forms. He is a member of the Polish Haiku Forum Haiku po polsku. His poems were published in Modern Haiku, Mainichi Daily News, Asahi Haikuist Network, Frogpond, Sketchbook and his haiga at World Haiku Association.

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Regina "Renia" Olszowka (Poland)

Regina “Renia” Olszowka lives in Tarnowski Gory, Silesia, Poland.
She is an employee of local government. She enjoys painting. Her pencil drawings and watercolors, appeared in Sketchbook.

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Pravat Kumar Padhy (India)

Pravat Kumar Padhy is from Odisha, India. He is a Poet-Scientist and holds a Ph.D from IIT-Dhanbad. He writes short verses and Japanese form of poems. His haiga appeared in Haiga Online, World Haiku Association, Notes from the Gean, TanshiArt etc. His poetry won the Editors’ Choice Award at Asia American Poetry, Poetbay, USA , Writers’ Guild of India, The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada, UNESCO International Year of Water Co-operation and The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Commendation award.

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Ranjana Pai (India)

Ranjana Balachandra Pai is an aspiring Nature and wildlife Photographer. Her haiga have been widely published. Her artwork work can be followed at Ranjana Pai

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Nicole Pakan (Canada)
Nicole Pakan

Nicole Pakan is associate art editor for DailyHaiga, and the co-editor of DailyHaiku. Her recent publication credits include: filling Station, The Prairie Journal, Other Voices, Notebook Magazine, Misunderstandings Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, and Blue Skies Poetry. She was short-listed for the CV2 2-day poem contest for 2008 and was the winner of the 2009 Edmonton CBC Poetry Faceoff. More on Nicole’s work can be found online at www.nicolepakan.ca.

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Linda Papanicolaou (USA)
Linda Papanicolaou

Linda Papanicolaou lives in the Bay Area of California. A middle school art teacher and art historian, she became interested in haiku and haiga when she taught an art lesson that combined leaf printing and haiku; since then, her favorite forms of creative expression are haiku, haiga, any art that offers the possibility of combining text with images. She is the editor of Haigaonline, assistant director of WHChaikumultimedia and a resident artist at Moonset. Her art and poetry have appeared in Amaze, Autumn Leaves, Contemporary Haibun Online, Fire Pearls, Frog Pond, Geppo, Heron’s Nest, Haigaonline, Ink Sweat & Tears, Lynx, Mariposa, Moonset, Nisqually Delta Review, Ribbons, Santa Fe Broadside, Simply Haiku, Soundings, Temps Libres, WHC World Kigo Project and World Haiku Review.

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Vandana Parashar (India)

Vandana Parashar is from India. She is a post-graduate in Microbiology. She is a biology teacher by profession but brevity and beauty of haiku attracted her and she took to writing a year back. Her haiku have been published in many journals including A Hundred Gourds, Sonicboom, Creatrix, Prune Juice, Triveni.

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Safiyyah Patel (UK)

Safiyyah Patel lives in the UK. She writes when her heart pours out. She has many poems, haiku, tank and artwork published in anthologies and online journals. Her firm belief is to live and let live. She enjoys learning and is working towards a degree in Counseling. Safiyyah feels that the best gift one can give anybody is the freedom of choice, being non-judgmental, and accepting people as they are, not expecting people to be as she wants them to be.

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Safiyyah Patel (UK)

Safiyyah Patel is from Warwickshire, UK. She writes when her heart pours out. She has many poems, haiku, tanka and artwork published in anthologies and online journals. Her firm belief is to live and let live. She enjoys learning and is working towards a degree in Counseling. Safiyyah feels that the best gift one can give anybody is the freedom of choice, being non-judgmental, and accepting people as they are, not expecting people to be as she wants them to be.

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Marianne Paul (Canada)

Marianne Paul is a Canadian novelist and poet. In the past few years, she has developed a keen interest in haiku, working to learn the form and “scale down” her words. More recently, she has been experimenting with the combination of micro-poetry and images. Her work has appeared in a variety of online and print journals, including Daily Haiku. An avid kayaker, Marianne is also passionate about lakes and rivers. You can learn more about her work at Marianne Paul and literary kayak.

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Perpoto (Umesh Desai) (Hong Kong)

perpoto (Umesh Desai) is currently living in Hong Kong but originates from India, the birthplace of Buddha. By profession he is an engineer and was in business representing multinational companies AVON/SPIEGEL to outsource from South Asian countries. He loved photography/poetry/philosophy (3P) when he was in business but has now decided to give time to creativity. He does not use a cell phone or watch. He prefers a minimalist approach in photography and poetry.

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Brett Peruzzi (USA)

Brett Peruzzi of Framingham, Massachusetts, has been writing and publishing haiku, haibun, and renku for 25 years in many leading journals and anthologies. His renku writing and performance collaborations with two other well-known poets are done under the moniker of the Metro West Renku Association

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Monika Piatek (UK)

Monika Piatek lives in London (UK). She holds an MSc in Laser and Plasma Technologies. She studied photography as well. Landscape photography is her real passion. She loves journeys through England, cats and books.

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Linda Pilarski (Canada)
Linda Pilarski

Linda Pilarski is the editor of DailyHaiga. She has lived and worked in the USA, Australia and Canada. With her notebook and camera, she has hiked in wild and beautiful places on all seven continents. Her haiku and haiga have appeared in DailyHaiku, Simply Haiku, Acorn, Wisteria, White Lotus Shadow Poetry, Chrysanthemum, Modern Haiga, Haigaonline, Moonset, the World Haiku Association Haiga Contest, World Haiku Review 2009, Prune Juice, Canadian Zen Haiku, Haiku Dreaming Australia, paper wasp and Frogpond.

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Patrick M. Pilarski (Canada)
Patrick M. Pilarski

Patrick M. Pilarski is assistant professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada). He is the associate poetry editor for DailyHaiga, and co-editor of DailyHaiku. Patrick’s work recently appeared in The Antigonish Review, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Frogpond, Acorn, contemporary haibun,, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka (Modern English Tanka Press, 2009) and many others. More on Patrick’s work can be found at www.pilarski.ca. He is the author of one chapbook: Five Weeks (2007). His first full collection of haiku, haibun, and tanka, Huge Blue, is a poetic tour guide to Canada’s stunning western landscape, published by Leaf Press, Canada, 2009. Using precise and direct language, the poems in Huge Blue form junction points between humanity and wilderness under a vaulting expanse of sky.

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Razvan Pintea (Romania)

Razvan Pintea lives in Bucharest and is a consultant in Information Technology. His haiku have appeared in Acorn, Chrysanthemum, Haiku Presence, Magnapoets, Word Salad Poetry Magazine and The Haiku Foundation. His haiga have been published in Lynx; essays in Acum and other publications.
His personal website is Razvan Pintea.

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Guntram Porps (Germany)

Guntram Porps works on many media, and the pictures just don’t do some of the work justice—vellum, parchment, graph paper, old folders, etc. Some are prints off of blocks, some are scrapes, etc. He says “I am an unwritten page. I am unpublished and a none member in any literary or arts organization. I was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada. After studying fine arts in Canada and Europe I ended up as a paper conservator/ restaurateur in a museum in Germany. Playing boule with Bob Moyer I was introduced to haiku and thought, doing haiga could be fun.” His photo of me was taken in Winnipeg at the Forks with a frog that my grandson had just found last summer, it is my humble homage to Basho`s pond.

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Nicole Pottier (France)

Nicole Pottier is from France. She lives in Normandy. She studied foreign languages and literature. She’s very found of travelling, photographing and writing poetry. She’s now a translator. 
She translates works from authors both classical and contemporary.
 She publishes poetry, essays in literary magazines, and photos on the National Geographic site. Her haiku poems and haiga (photo-poems) regularly appear in many languages in reviews like Haiku (Romania), Haiku Canada (Canada), Ploc!, Haikouest (France), Diogen Pro Kultura ( Croatia), World Haiku Association (Japan). In 2014, she won the First Prize at the international Haiku Foundation Contest 2014 (USA) for her haiku in English in the traditional category, and a third prize at the “Kusamakura” haiku contest (Japan). Her blog is at and

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Sandi Pray (USA)

Sandi Pray is a retired high school media specialist/librarian living closely with nature in the wilds of the North Carolina mountains and forest marshes of North Florida. Living a vegan lifestyle, she is an avid hiker and lover of all critters, especially felines. Always deeply appreciative of haiku and haiga she just recently began to participate with the encouragement of new friends. Her haiga can be seen at ravencliffs and haiku on Twitter@bigmax722

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Dorota Pyra (Poland)

Dorota Pyra lives and works in Gdansk, Poland. Her haiku and haiga have appeared, among others, in Haigaonline, Sketchbook, and WHA’s haiga monthly contest as well as in paper publications. Her blog is rozsypany czas scattered time

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Carol Raisfeld (USA)

Carol Raisfeld lives in Atlantic Beach, New York. Photography and poetry are an integral part of her life, as well as boxing and yoga. As an inventor and toy designer, she holds US and foreign design patents. She is an Associate Editor and Haiga Editor of Simply Haiku, Director of WHChaikumultimedia, and a member of the editorial board of Modern Haiga. Her poetry, art and photography have appeared worldwide in print, online journals and anthologies. Her work may be seen at HaikuBuds.

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Ray Rasmussen (Canada)
Ray Rasmussen

Ray Rasmussen’s haiku, haiga, haibun and articles have been published in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Contemporary Haibun, Heron’s Nest, Simply Haiku, Bottle Rockets, Haibun Today, Haigaonline, Contemporary Haibun Online, Roadrunner, Tinywords, Haiku Harvest, The World Haiku Review, Lynx and Ink Sweat & Tears. Ray designed the Contemporary Haibun Online web site and serves as technical editor. His web page designs are currently used by Simply Haiku and Roadrunner haiku journals. He has served as haiga editor for Simply Haiku and haibun editor for the World Haiku Review. Ray dreamed that in a previous life he was a university professor. His web site is Haiku, Haibun, Haiga by Ray Rasmussen

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Sarah Rehfeldt (USA)

Sarah Rehfeldt lives with her family in western Washington where she is a writer, artist, and photographer. Her publication credits include Appalachia; Written River; Weber – The Contemporary West; and Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Sarah is the author of Somewhere South of Pegasus, a collection of image poems. Her book can be purchased from her website at: Sarah Rehfeldt

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Moira Richards (USA)

Moira Richards is an accountant, author, editor, publisher. Co-owner, with Norman Darlington, of Darlington Richards Publishers. Co-editor with Norman Darlington of The Plenitude of Emptiness by Hortensia Anderson, 2010, Darlington Richards. Co-convenor, with Louisa Howerow and Shayla Mollohan, of the 2008 online Festival of Women’s Poetry.

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Emily Romano (USA)
Emily Romano

Emily Romano was born 1924 and has been married since 1942. She has four daughters. Emily is the originator of eight new poetry forms: Brevette; Essence; Memento; Mini-monoverse; Musette; Octelle; Pictorial. and Tableau. Rules and examples for some of these can be viewed at Shadow Poetry Invented Styles. Emily’s poetry awards include selection for the National League of American Pen Women (5); 2005 Gerald Brady Award for Senryu (2); 2005 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Award; The Heron’s Nest Grand Prize Award; Haiku Headlines Awards; Tanka Society of America Award; Modern Haiku (8 including the Clement Hoyt Memorial Award); The Saigyo Award for Tanka 2008; and many others. She has published over 5000 haiku. Emily’s latest book of haiga, HEAVENLY HAIGA Lifted From Space, is available from Shadow Poetry @ Bookstore

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Violette Rose-Jones (Australia)

Violette Rose-Jones lives in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Her haiku have been published in various journals and last year were featured in The Third Australian Haiku Anthology. Her haiga also appear in the 2009 edition of Modern Haiga. She was also nominated for a Ditmar Award for Science Fiction Writer for her flash fiction piece, A Light Snack After Dinner.

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Kim Sosin (USA)

Kim Sosin has renewed her love of nature, animals, and travel
following retirement as a professor at the University of Nebraska at
Omaha.  She particularly enjoys and has published poetry and
photographs.  She also collects and uses vintage writing instruments.

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Ann Roske (USA)

Ann Roske is from Jefferson, Oregon. By day, she is a business analyst. By night a poet who writes in pencil.

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Bruce Ross (USA)

Bruce Ross is one of three editors of the print journal, Contemporay Haibun, and the online journal Contemporary Haibun Online. He is a past president of the Haiku Society of America. His haiku, haibun, collaborative renga, haiga and articles have appeared in haiku journals worldwide. He authored Journey to the Interior: American Versions of Haibun (1998) and How to Haiku: A Student’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms (2001). He has published three collections of original haiku: thousands of wet stones (1988), among floating duckweed (1994) and Silence: Collected Haiku (1997). His latest publication is summer drizzles (2006), a collection of haiku and haibun

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Derek Ross (Scotland UK)

Derek Ross is from Dumfries, Scotland. He recently retired after 42 years as a Biomedical Scientist and hoping to find more time to his writing and photography, although wondering how he ever found time to work in the first place. He has had his work published in various magazines and anthologies. He has worked on collaborative poetry/photography exhibitions as well as a frightening appearance on Channel 4. He is a member of the British Haiku Society.

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Alexis Rotella (USA)

Alexis Rotella is an award winning poet and editor. She is currently editor of Prune Juice, a Journal of Senryu and Kyoka Prune Juice. Check out her blog at Alexis Rotella and poetry presentations on You Tube.

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Djurdja Vukelić Rožić (Croatia)

Djurdja Vukelić Rožić lives in Croatia. She is a retired bank official, graduated at the Faculty of Economy, Zagreb. She writes poetry, prose and
haiku, translates from/to English and is the principal editor of haiku magazine
IRIS in Croatian and English. She has published 18 books.

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Lidia Rozmus (USA)

Lidia Rozmus was born in Poland and studied at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków where she received her Master Degree in History of Art. In 1980 she made her home in the United States. She works as a graphic designer, paints sumi-e and oils and writes haiku. She has written and designed several portfolios/books of haiku, haibun, and haiga: A Dandelion’s Flight – Haiku and Sumi-e (Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award for design); (Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 2004 for haibun); Hailstones, Haiku by Taneda Santoka; The Moss at Tokeiji. Her paintings have been exhibited and her haiku published in the U.S., Japan, Poland and Australia. She is art editor of the journal Modern Haiku. Her web page is Lidia Rozmus

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Claudette Russell (USA)

Claudette Russell is a retired high school English teacher who lives with her husband in Goodwin State Forest in Hampton, Connecticut. Over the years her humorous essays have been published on the op-ed page in various newspapers. For two and a half years she has been writing and publishing haiku in various print and online journals. She and her husband work together to create haiga.

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Frank Russell (USA)

Frank Russell is a former high school science teacher and coach. Although photography was always a hobby, a busy career and family did not give him the chance to pursue it full time. Retirement has provided that opportunity. His work has been published in the Hartford Courant’s online travel section, in the Willimantic Chronicle, and by Northeast Publications for a marketing booklet to promote New England golf. His work has been exhibited at the Willimantic Country Club and at various exhibits presented by the Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild to which he and his wife belong.

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Maxwell Ryan (Australia)

Max Ryan writes tanka and haiku. He is a member of Cloudcatchers haiku group in northern NSW, Australia. His book of free verse Rainswayed Night won the national 2005 Anne Elder Award and a chapbook Before the Sky won the 2010 Byron Writers Festival Picaro Press Poetry Prize.

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Tom Sacramona (USA)

Tom Sacramona has worked as an editor and English teacher in Massachusetts, USA. The Blackstone River Valley is his natural habitat and where he spends considerable time hiking. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Lisa. He is proud to have had haiku appear in Acorn, bottle rockets, Frogpond, and The Heron’s Nest.

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Isira Sananda (Australia)
Isira Sananda

Isira Sananda is an author, artist and musician who loves to celebrate in the wonder and mystery of life. Working as a peace ambassador keeps her inspired and intrigued by people and the world we live in. Her main goal is to help people feel better about themselves and to make a difference in the world.

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Ernesto P. Santiago (Greece)

Ernesto P. Santiago is a Filipino living in Athens, Greece. He enjoys exploring the poetic myth of his senses, and has recently become interested in the study of haiku and its related forms.

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Manoj Saranathan (USA)

Manoj Saranathan is a student of Zen and photography and is deeply inspired by the life and work of Daido Loori Roshi. He started
formally exploring haiku in late 2007 and haiga in 2008. He lives in
San Francisco, CA and is a medical physicist by training.

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Vessislava Savova (Bulgaria)

Vessislava Savova lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is an author, translator and editor in English and Bulgarian languages, as in English they are for Hammer&Anvil Publishing House. Her works have been awarded with international awards for flash fiction, haiku, and tanka and translated into nine languages.

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Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)

Ken Sawitri was born in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia. She graduated from theFaculty of Psychology at University of Indonesia. She began writing and had the 1st publication in Indonesian national mass media when she was
in Junior High School. Ken is the Psychology & Education editor of Ayahbunda magazine (1995-1998). A beginner in writing haiku, some of her work has been published in A Handful of Stones, Asahi Haikuist Network, NeverEnding Story, A Hundred Gourds.

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Albert Schepers (Canada)

Albert Schepers lives in Windsor Ontario Canada.  He is a civil engineer with his own consulting practice of over 27 years.  His passion for haiku started early and was rekindled in 2001 when he began studying in earnest.  His photographic art is minimal to accompany haiku and comes from his wandering through Nevada deserts, Ontario National parks, and his own gardens. Albert is married, lives in Canada, and has two children who live in British Columbia and Romania.

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Olivier Schopfer (Switzerland)

Olivier Schopfer lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He has a degree in American and English literature and he likes to capture the moment in haiku and photography. His work has appeared in The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2014 and both in print as well as online in numerous journals such as Acorn, Bones, bottle rockets, Chrysanthemum, Issa’s Untidy Hut, Modern Haiku, moongarlic E-zine, NeverEnding Story, Presence, Prune Juice, Sonic Boom & Under the Basho. He also writes articles in French about etymology and everyday expressions: 24 Heures

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Michael Seese (USA)

Michael Seese is an information security professional by day. Or, as his son could say even at age three, “Daddy keeps people’s money safe.” He has published four books: The Secret World Of Gustave Eiffel, Haunting Valley, Scrappy Business Contingency Planning, and Scrappy Information Security, not to mention a lot of flash fiction, short stories, and poems. Other than that, he spends his spare time rasslin’ with three young’uns. To laugh with him or at him, visit MichaelSeese.

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Shloka Shankar (India)

Shloka Shankar resides in Bangalore, India. She is notable for her work in anthologies of repute including Traversal of Lines, The Dance of the Peacock, The Unsettled Winter and Family Matters. Shloka has also seen her poems published in numerous other literary journals including Creatrix, Whispers, The Brown Boat, A Handful of Stones, The Bamboo Hut, A Hundred Gourds, Cattails and the Asahi Haikuist Network among others.

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Adelaide Shaw (USA)

Adelaide B. Shaw ​Adelaide B. Shaw has been creating haiga, haiku and other Japanese poetic forms for several years and has been published widely in print and on-line, in the US and abroad. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, won a Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award for 2009, sponsored by the Haiku Society of America and is now available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. When not writing Japanese short poetry, she writes short stories and has been published in a number of journals. She lives with her husband in the small rural community of Millbrook, NY Samples of her haiku and other writing may be found at Whitepetals and Writewritewrite

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Kuniharu Shimizu (Japan)

Kuniharu Shimizu was born in Tenri, Nara, Japan, in 1949. He completed a BFA in painting from Univ. of Hawaii. Since 2000, he has collaborated with more than 250 haijin throughout the world to produce more than 1000 haiga. He is presently an advisor to World Haiku Association, and the judge of its monthly haiga contest. This photo of Kuni with Basho was taken some time ago when Kuni visited Hiraizumi, where Basho wrote haiku about the Golden Hall and warriors/summer grass. Kuni’s Blog website

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Tsanka Shishkova (Bulgaria)

Tsanka Shishkova (Caniko) lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. She received PhD degree in computer sciences from TU-Sofia. For two years she lived in Kyoto and is strongly influenced by the spirit and traditions of the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Her hobby is traveling and taking pictures.

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Bronislawa Sibiga (Poland)

Bronislawa Sibiga lives and works in Tychy, Poland. By profession a nurse, her passion is poetry. She has been writing haiku for the last 10 years. She is an author of several books of poetry. Her second passion is a handicrafts.

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Brendan Slater (UK)

Brendan Slater lives in England.

Bio: Man, husband, father, scribbler.

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Wojtek Sobkowiak (Poland)

Wojtek Sobkowiak lives in Poland. He grew up in Chynow. He runs a scrap yard. In his free time he enjoys the moments with his fiancee. His passion is travelling and exploring places which prove how creative human mind can be. What’s more it shows how beautiful is the world where we live.

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Nadezhda Stanilova (Bulgaria)

Nadezhda Stanilova lives in Bulgaria. She works as an English teacher. She has interested in Japanese short poetry for the last years. Her haiku has published in Sharpening the Green Pencils, Sonic Boom Journal, Ershik and local journals. She won the Third Prize at the Third Bulgarian Haiku Contest 2015 , Honorable Menton at the World Haiku Review 2015, First Prize at the Liternet &eRuns Magazine Flash Fiction Contest 2011.

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George Swede (Canada)

George Swede was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1940, and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1947. He graduated with a psychology degree from the University of British Columbia in 1964, and an MSc from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1967, he joined the psychology department at Ryerson University, becoming department chair from 1998 to 2003. George published several books and a number of articles on creativity and the psychology of art. in 1977 he cofounded Haiku Canada with Eric Amann and Betty Drevniok. His awards and honors are legion, and include three Museum of Haiku Literature Awards, first prize in the 1990 Mainichi Daily News Haiku in English Contest, and grants from the Japan Foundation and Japan Air Lines. George has also distinguished himself with experimental poetry, tanka, and longer free-verse poetry. In 2008, he became the first Canadian editor of Frogpond, The Journal of the Haiku Society of America .

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Leszek Szeglowski (Poland)

Lech Szeglowski studied literature and speech therapy. He is a habitual reader of haiku and its theory, as well as senryu and, of course, kyoka and satire. Much of his desire for reading and writing are very deep subaquatic and unobserved.

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Irena Szewczyk (Poland)

Irena Szewczyk lives in Warsaw Poland. She started to write haiku and make photo haiga in 2011. She writes her poems in English, French, Polish and Hungarian on her blog iris haiku . Her haiku and haiga were published in The Living Haiku Anthology, World Haiku 2014, WHA Haiga Contest, The Mainichi, The Asahi Shimbun, KUZU, Daily Haiga, Haigaonline, Cattails, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, tinywords, Haiku Novine, Witers & Lovers Café, Sketchbook, Notes from the Gean, Polish Haiku Anthology Blue Grasses and won Honorable Mention in HIA Haiku Contest (2011, 2012) and Mainichi Contest (2013).

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Tiana Tallant (USA)

Tiana Tallant is a senior at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.

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Eduard Tara (Romania)

Eduard Tara is from Iasi, Romania. He is a mathematics teacher at a secondary school near Iasi and a member of Romanian Haiku Society since 1992. From 2002, he has won 135 prizes at international haiku contests and 13 prizes at international tanka contests. He has won awards for his haiku in 26 countries on all the continents (excepting Antarctica). His poems have been written or translated by the author himself in 20 different languages.

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Barbara Taylor (Australia)

Barbara Taylor lives in the Rainbow Region, Northern NSW, Australia.. “Each day demands that I write, and that my fingers touch and feel the earth.” Barbara’s haiku and Japanese short form poems appear in international journals and anthologies on line and in print, including Ginyu, The Heron’s Nest, Frogpond, Kokako, Simply Haiku, HaigaOnline, and others. Diverse poems with audio are at batsworld.

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Zhivko Tenev-Gissen (Bulgaria)

Zhivko Tenev-Gissen is from Bulgaria. He is a member of The Union of Bulgarian Artists and has taken part in more than 100 international Saloons of Carikature taking place in Bulgaria, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Rossia, Poland, Japan, Australia, Siria and Brazil. He was awarded with one of the special prizes in Foligno, Itali in 1997, and Damask, Siria in 2005. More than 3000 of his caricatures have been published in the Bulgarian press. He works as a journalist.

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Diana Teneva (Bulgaria)

Diana Teneva is a Bulgarian writer. Her poems have been published in many journals, including Sketchbook – A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms, World Haiku Review, The Heron’s Nest, The Mainichi – Haiku in English, Asahi Haikuist Network by The Asahi Shimbun, A Hundred Gourds, Shamrock – Haiku Journal of the Irish Haiku Society, and Chrysanthemum. Some of them are translated into Russian, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Croatian.

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Detelina Tiholova (Bulgaria)

Detelina Tiholova is a painter and teacher of art, specializes textile design and photography. Its works are-sumi-e and modern with photo images. There are her haiga publications online in Full Moon, Simply Haiku,WHA and Haigaonline. After winning a competition for debut book , she publishes her book Haiku, haiga, sumi-e (2010). Tiholova shows her solo exhibition of haiga and sumi-e at Sofia and solo exhibition of photography at Kustendil. Detelina’s awards include: Second Prize at the Sixth Bulgarian Haiku Contest (2013),First Prize at the Seventh Bulgarian Haiku Contest (2014). She is a member of Bulgarian haiku union.

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Rod Tinniswood (Australia)

Rod Tinniswood started a new life in Perth, Western Australia in January 1996, leaving behind an illustrious career as an advertising art director in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Today he works for a business weekly newspaper as a graphic designer. Tertiary learning was in art and design and now creative writing is a hobby. He has had poems and short stories published.

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Paresh Tiwari (India)

Paresh Tiwari is currently based in Hyderabad, India, an electrical engineer by profession, a creative writer and illustrator by choice, Growing up in a culture of art, he delved into various creative art forms from time to time. He took to haiku and its various associated forms in the winter of 2012 and is currently learning the nuances of the art of minimalism. His works have been published in various reputed journals and magazines.

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Maria Tomczak (Poland)

Maria Kowal-Tomczak lives in Opole, Poland. She works as a product manager. She enjoys writing haiku, poems and short stories. As a mother she also writes fairy tales for her son. She is interested in Japanese culture and poetry especially haiku and related forms. Her haiku and haiga have been published in online journals. Her work can be found on the blog poesi-haiku.

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Kay Tracy (USA)

Kay Tracy lives Portland Oregon, in the vibrant Pacific Northwest. She is the Assistant Publisher of Four and Twenty, and has poetry published in, and Sketchbook. Her blog is Immersed in Word.

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Zuzanna Truchlewska (Poland)

Zuzanna Truchlewska lives in Łaziska Górne in Poland. She is a teacher in an elementary school. She writes haiku, haiga and poems. She loves books, mountains and her son Kacper. Since 2011 she is the editor of Poetry

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Charles Trumbull (USA)

Charles Trumbull is currently the editor of Modern Haiku and proprietor of Deep North Press, a publisher of haiku books, two of which won the HSA Merit Book Award in 2002. He has been writing haiku since 1991. He was editor (1996-2002) of the Haiku Society of America Newsletter, president of the HSA in 2004 and 2005, and an organizer of the Haiku North America 1999 conference. He also heads up the Haiku Data Base Project. A webpage featuring his haiku is Trumbull Poetry & Bio

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Caio Varalta (France)

Caio Varalta is another person in the journey of life that fortunately discovered the potential of haiku. He writes for an indie game magazine and studies at the College of Technology, in Brazil. Along with haiku, Caio learned about many philosophies and concepts that brought deeper meanings about existence. His texts are result of observation, inspiration and reflection.

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Milena Veleva (Bulgaria)

Milena Veleva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. She graduated from Sofia University with a master’s degree in Slavic Philology. Milena Veleva has a Ph.D in Linguistics. She works as a lecturer of Bulgarian as a foreign language at Sofia University. Milena has been writing haiku and senryu since 2012.

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Traude Veran (Austria)

Traude Veran lives in Vienna after decades of residence in Germany and several Austrian provinces. She has written documentary prose for many decades, especially poetry. Now, she has turned completely to writing and published a large number of books, co-founded a publishing company, is an editor for young authors and worked as a cultural journalist. Traude Veran is a member of the Graz authors’ assembly, the Austrian dialect authors and archives, the Literary Group ELLIPSE and the Austrian Haiku Society. She received a number of awards, including the golden order of merit for services rendered to the Republic of Austria, the Ptakodrák of the forum Petrovice in the Czech Republic and most recently (2012) the Zurich Ü70 award attached to write in St. Moritz. She is a member of the Graz authors’ assembly, the Austrian dialect authors and archives, the Literary Group ELLIPSE and the Austrian Haiku Society

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Christine Villa (USA)
Christine L. Villa Christine L. Villa is, among other things, a published children’s writer, a photographer, and a jewelry maker. It was in 2011 when she started being passionate about creating haiku and haiga. Her work has appeared in Berry Blue Haiku, A Handful of Stones, Notes From the Gean, Asahi Haikuist Network, ITO EN North America New Haiku Grand Prix (Semifinalist for the Month), One Hundred Gourds, Haigaonline and Haiku Pix Review. She loves collecting her haiku and photographs at blossomrain.

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Steliana Voicu (Romania)

Steliana Cristina Voicu lives in Ploieşti, Romania and loves painting, poetry, Japanese culture, photography and astronomy. Her Haiku, Haiga and Tanka have been published in Asahi Haikuist Network, WHA Haiga Contest, The Mainichi, A Hundred Gourds, Ploc¡ la revue du Haiku, CIRRUS tankas de nos jours, Chrysanthemum, DIOGEN pro kultura magazin and others. Her personal site is Steliana Voicu

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Jim Webster (Canada)

Jim Webster resides in the Rocky Mountain Trench, of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with annual, extended excursions to Vancouver Island. This provides him ample opportunity to discover the natural beauty each changing season has to offer.  Always hiking with his compact camera, Jim is constantly on the lookout for scenes, lighting, interesting angles and subjects that add interest and thought to his photos.  His loyal group of Facebook followers lets him know when he’s got it right.

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Michael Wetteland (USA)

Michael J Wetteland is an amateur photographer who lives with his wife in Edina, Minnesota. More of his work can be viewed online at natural lightscapes.

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Urszula Wielanowska (Poland)

Urszula Wielanowska lives and works in Kielce (Poland). In 2006 she first encountered haiku. Since that time, she has been a faithful reader. Currently, the creation of haiga and haiku is her new passion. Her work has been published in online journals.

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Liam Wilkinson (UK)

Liam Wilkinson is a poet, editor and musician from Yorkshire, England. His poetry, including haiku and tanka, has appeared widely in print and on the Internet. He is the curator of the 3lights Gallery
www.threelightsgallery.com, and was chief editor of Modern Haiga
www.modernhaiga.com. He lives with his wife in Yorkshire, England where he also performs as a folk musician.

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Jane Williams (Australia)

Jane Williams is an Australian writer and poet based in Tasmania. Her work has been widely published since the early 1990s. She travels with her partner and has read her poems in Ireland, England, USA, Canada, Czech Republic and Malaysia. She writes across several forms and enjoys collaborating with other artists. She has haiga at haigablog.

She blogs at jane willliams.

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Meeah Williams (USA)

Meeah Williams is a writer and graphic artist. Her work has most recently appeared in The Milo Review, Vagabond City, Offcourse, Dark Matter, Per Contra, Meat for Tea and others. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and fellow artist, Hank.

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Jeffrey Woodward (USA)

Jeffrey Woodward is currently editor of Haibun Today. His poems and articles have been published in North America, Europe and Asia in various periodicals. His collection of poems, In Passing, was published in 2007 and he edited The Tanka Prose Anthology in 2008.

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Anthea Wright (Australia)
Anthea Wright

Anthea Wright recently graduated her Bachelor of Visual Art, specializing in New Media. She has a passion for fantasy art and aspires to become a concept artist for film and games. In the meantime she illustrates many fantasy themes such as fairies and angles, travels to sci-fi/comic conventions to sell her work and ponders over the making of animations. She also works part-time as a digital touch-up artist in a photography studio.

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Gergana Yaninska (Bulgaria)

Gergana Yaninska is a midwife from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has been writing haiku for several years and her work has appeared in A Hundred Gourds, Gattails, Bones, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Ershik, Mainichi Daily News, the WHA Haiga Contest, etc. She was selected to the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors in 2014.

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John Young (Canada)

John Young is a retired teacher who taught a variety of subjects over a 35-year career, including Grade 3, English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, Special Education, Outdoor Education, and English. He enjoys outdoor pursuits such as hiking, skiing, and canoeing. In addition to writing and photography, his hobbies include gardening, playing guitar, and studying Spanish. He currently lives on Vancouver Island, off the coast of B.C. on Canada’s west coast.

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Rafal (RaV) Zabratynski (Poland)

Rafal Zabratynski lives in a Polish town called Rzeszow, where he teaches English in a middle school. In his free time, he writes haiku and other short Japanese poetic forms. His poems appear in English and Polish haiku journals once in a while. Since 2005, he has been running his personal website — Wordographs . Creating haiku and mountain trekking are his favourite ways of admiring the world.

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