Contributors

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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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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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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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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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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Clayton Beach (USA)

Clayton Beach is from Portland Oregon. He has been writing poetry since he was a teen. Finding inspiration in music, the sciences, philosophy and the natural world, his writing is syncretic and draws deeply from western as well as eastern traditions. His work has appeared in a variety of literary journals including Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Bottle Rockets, Otata, Moongarlic and American Tanka.

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Jan Benson (USA)

Jan Benson is a Pushcart Prize nominated haiku poet living in Fort Worth, Texas. Jan is in translated in eight foreign languages. Her haiku are published in many of the world’s leading haiku journals and magazines, as well as regionally. Benson is honored to appear in the 2016 Red Moon Press Anthology, dust devils.  She is a member of The World Haiku Association, The British Haiku Society and Poetry Society of Texas.  Jan’s profile can be found on The Haiku Foundation Poet Registry, and online at The Living Haiku Anthology.

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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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Sandra Brewster (USA)

Sandra Brewster is from the USA, She is primarily a novelist who enjoys dabbling in other creative art forms. She has raised two sons in the Catskill forests who now follow their own dreams. When she and her husband left their empty nest in the forest they lived on the road full time for two years, seeing the United States up close and personal, before settling down.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eleanor Elkin (USA)

Eleanor Elkin lives in Newton, Massachusetts. She is a social worker, a fiber artist and a haiku writer.

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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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Melanie Faith (USA)

Melanie Faith is an English professor, tutor, auntie, and photographer. Her flash fiction appeared in Lost River (December 2017) and Typishly (November 2017) while her photography was published in Fourth & Sycamore and Sediments (both fall 2017). Recent books include a poetry collection, This Passing Fever (FutureCycle Press, September 2017), and two forthcoming craft books for writers called In a Flash and Poetry Power (both from Vine Leaves Press, 2018). Read more about her writing, photography, and publications at her Blog.

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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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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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Mary Ellen Gambutti (USA)
'birds / going south... / a second / freedom / from words' by Raquel Aloyz. Art by Linda Pilarski

 Mary Ellen Gambutti is from the USA. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Gravel Magazine, Wildflower Muse, Remembered Arts Journal, Vignette Review, Modern Creative Life, Thousand and One Stories, Halcyon Days, Nature Writing, PostCard Shorts, Memoir Magazine, Haibun Today, Carpe Arte, Borrowed Solace, Winter Street Writers, Amethyst Review, mac(ro)mic, SoftCartel, Drabble, Drabbelz, FewerThan500, BellaMused, StoryLand, Contemporary Haibun Online. Her chapbook is Stroke Story, My Journey There and Back. She and her husband live in Sarasota, Florida, with their rescued senior Chihuahua, Max. Her blog is Ibis and Hibiscus

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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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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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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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Jennifer Hambrick (USA)

Jennifer Hambrick is A Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of Unscathed (NightBallet Press). Her haiga have won honors in the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition, from NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series – which named her Haiku Master of the Week (8 Aug. 2017) and runner-up for Haiku Master of the week (12 Dec. 2017), and in the World Haiku Association’s haiga contests. Jennifer Hambrick’s poetry has been published in dozens of literary journals and anthologies worldwide, including the Santa Clara Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Main Street Rag, Third Wednesday, Mad River Review, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Bones, Haibun Today, and Haigaonlinepublic radio broadcaster, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio. Her blog is Inner Voices.

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Mary Hanrahan (USA)

Mary Hanrahan is an artist and poet living in East Lansing, Michigan.� She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University.� Her work appears in�Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Daily Haiga, Hedgerow, Bottle Rockets Press, Sonic Boom�and elsewhere.�

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Bash?’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, K?, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Susan Mallernee (USA)

Susan Mallernee is a watercolor and pastel artist who was introduced to haiku by a friend, a few years ago. Her haiku have been published in several journals, including Frog Pond and Modern Haiku. Recently, Susan has developed a love of haiga. Most of her time is spent learning about and striving to improve in this genre.

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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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Jim McKinnis (USA)

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 McKinniss

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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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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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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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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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Cristina Omichi-Smith (USA)

Cristina Omichi-Smith if from the Willamette Valley, Oregon. She is a photographer and artist who photographs nature and landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.  

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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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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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Keith Polette (USA)

Keith Polette grew up in St. Louis, Missouri but has lived in El Paso, Texas since 1995.  His haiku appear in Modern Haiku, Presence, Frogpond, Autumn Moon, Bones, Ardea, Hedgerow, Chrysanthemum, Under the Basho, The Zen Space, Failed Haiku, Dragonfly.  His photo haiga have appeared in DailyHaiga. His book of haiku and senryu, The New World, is a Pond Frog Edition of Red Moon Press (2017). His most recent poems appear in Sonic Boom (“Koan”) and Shot Glass Journal (“Martial Lessons”).

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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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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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Dian Reed (USA)

Dian Duchin Reed is an award-winning writer whose poems and essays have appeared in many publications. Her new book (Dao De Jing: Laozi’s Ancient Wisdom) is a modern translation of a Chinese philosopher whose observations are full of insight and mystery. Learn more at Dian Reed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Agnes Eva Savich (USA)

Agnes Eva Savich is from Austin, TX, USA. She has been writing poetry since she was 12 and haiku for over a decade. Her haiku are published in many modern haiku journals and have been translated into 5 languages. She has an early collection of poetry, The Watcher: Poems (Cedar Leaf Press, 2009) and hopes to write a collection of haiku.

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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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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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Tiana Tallant (USA)

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

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Christine Taylor (USA)

Christine Taylor is an English teacher and librarian at a local independent school. She resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey.  Her work appears in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Presence, and Shamrock Haiku Journal among others.  She can be found at Christine Taylor.

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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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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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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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Bill Waters (USA)

Bill Waters is from Pennington, New Jersey, U.S.A. He has carved out a small but vibrant space for himself primarily in the areas of Japanese-style micropoetry, found verse, book spine poetry, ekphrastic poetry, and compressed prose. He also runs the Poetry in Public Places Project, a Facebook / real-world group. Bill lives in Pennington, New Jersey, U.S.A., with his wonderful wife and their two amazing cats.

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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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Neal Whitman (USA)

Neal Whitman lives in California. He and his wife, Elaine, are members of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society. Both are inspired by the sights and sounds of the Monterey Peninsula. Neal is haiku editor for Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine and is a member of the editorial board of Revista (Magazine of Romanian-Japanese Relationships). He also is vice president of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. 

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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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