Agus Maulana Sunjaya

Agus Maulana Sunjaya lives in Indonesia, teaching physics and mathematics at university. He has been writing English Language haiku for 3 years, and began as a novice under the tutelage of Brendon Kent.  

Agus' work has appeared in Wales Haiku Journal, Akitsu Quarterly, NHK Masters, Frogpond, Chrysanthemum, The Asahi Haikuist Network, and Under the Basho.

Alison Breewood

Alison lives in Scotland, UK. She's been writing haiku on and off for about six years.She likes nothing more than going on a ginko in search of a haiku and writes in the shasei tradition, each haiku becoming a souvenir of a real experience. Alison tends to follow a phrase and fragment structure but also loves the use of the pivot line to meld two separate images together with a common third image.

Alison Finch

Alison lives in the United States, where she is  a writer and English teacher.  She writes haiku because I feel it is a good way to appreciate creation.  Noticing the beauty of nature and putting that down in words gives the reader a good picture in their mind. They are short, yet pack a lot of information in 3 lines. 

 

Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell is a writer and editor based in Dublin. Her collection of haiku and haibun, Undercurrents (Alba Publishing, 2016) won second prize in the HSA Kanterman Merit Book Awards and was shortlisted for a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award by the Haiku Foundation. She has also published a poetry collection, First the Feathers (Doire Press, 2017) which was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award; an illustrated children’s book, The Lost Library (The Onslaught Press, 2017); and the loneliness of the sasquatch: a transcreation from the Irish of Gabriel Rosenstock (Alba Publishing, 2018). She began writing haiku as a form of diary, and this lead to wider reading and a deepening interest in related forms. She is assistant editor of The Haibun Journal. Amanda particularly admires haiku with a strong vertical axis, and those which leave something unsaid.

Andrew Syor

Writing is one of the hobbies Andrew uses for personal observations and experiences (write what you know, right.)

His vlog is named “Life inspired haiku” 

Anjali Warhadpande

Anjali has published a poetry book ‘Ode to reality’, a book of short stories,’The innocuous kiss and other short stories’ and young fiction ‘Summer of ‘72 sunny side up’. Writing for me is an on going process and there are more books in the pipeline. I like to describe myself as a homemaker who writes fiction but is a poet at heart!

Anna Maris

Anna Maris writes haiku in Swedish and English. Her poems have been anthologised in ten different languages, including Japanese, Bulgarian and Farsi. She has two single collections of haiku in Swedish. Her latest haiku collection Lifedeathetc is published by Red Moon Press in the US. Anna teaches haiku at schools in Sweden within a program funded by the Swedish Arts Council. She also guest lectures at universities and colleges in Sweden. Anna is a contributor to Blithe Spirit, the haiku journal of the British Haiku Society. She is also a board member of the Swedish Haiku society. 

Last month her book "days blur" was published by Proletaria in Singapore. The book is free to download at proletaria. She also publishes her poems on instagram @haikupoeten (which means the haiku poet in Swedish).

Art Fredeen

Art Fredeen is a Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia.  A plant physiologist by training and his research centers around the ecology and physiology of sub-boreal forests.

He began writing haiku back in 1997 a few years after joining the faculty at UNBC., really feeling that he needed to connect to the nature around him in a deeper and different way from his mostly quantitative natural science research.  It worked, and he's been writing haiku ever since. 

Avi

Avi lived in the UK at the moment he is in Ethiopia on a work assignment. He enjoys reading, cooking and playing squash. Avi has been writing poetry for years, but more recently a friend  challenged him to write shorter, more succinct poems - He  experimented with Haiku but found that he wasn't quite able to fit what he wanted to say into them, and so thought of trying a double verse haiku. 

B S Saroja

B S Saroja is Indian and a graduate in Science and a post graduate in literature.

She writes as a hobby and has written articles and poems, few short stories in Kannada, her mother tongue. She has been writing in English for four years.

Bakhtiyar Amini

Bakhtiyar Amini was born in Tajikistan and is the author of three poetry books. He writes haiku and senryu in Russian, Tajik-Persian and English.

Awards and Other Honors:

The Heron's Nest Award and Editors' Choice Vol. XXI, No. 4: December 2019.

Books Published:

Nikahe nigah ("Marriage of glances"), 1994, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Ba dunbale chashmha ("Following my eyes"), 2012, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Tвоя модная улыбка - haiku and senryu ("Your trendy smile"), 2014, Odessa, Ukraine.

Credits:

"flock of crows" - Haikuniverse, January 18, 2020; "field of flowers" - Presence issue #65, 2020; "refugee camp"- The Heron's Nest Award, The Heron's Nest Vol. XXI, No. 4 December 2019; difficult decision - World Haiku Conference Anthology, 2019; "sunflowers" and "for a minute"- Akita International Haiku Network, World Haiku Series 2019.

Bakhtiyar's haiku Foundation registry page.

Barbara Carlson

Barbara Carlson has written over 300 haiku since retiring from teaching. She thinks it’s fun to edit books, travel, solve puzzles, and whitewater raft. Skydiving in tandem remains on the bucket list. A Southern California native, she is now moving to New Mexico from South Carolina.

Barun Saha

Barun Saha has been published in Atlas Poetica, Blithe Spirit, NeverEnding Story, The Bamboo Hut, and Wales Haiku Journal.

Bhawana Rathore

Bhawana Rathore has a deep interest in anthropology and genetics. She enjoys good books, music and is inspired by nature. Her work has been published in Cattails, Prune Juice, Under the Basho and FemkuMag. She mostly writes rhyming free verses. 

Billy Antonio

Billy Antonio is a poet, writer, and public school teacher. He is the author of the chapbooks where it was (Clare Songbirds Publishing House,  New York) and Losing a Balloon (Alien Buddha Press). Some of his fiction and poetry have been published in journals, magazines (print and online), and anthologies. His poetry has won international recognition. He and his family live in the Philippines.

Bisshie

Bisshieis the writing name used by Patricia McGuire. Patricia is a podcaster, writer and editor. She creates and edits the haiku pea podcast and the quarterly haiku and senryu journal of poetrypea.

She lives in Switzerland.

Bruce Lomas

Bruce Lomas is a recently retired Episcopal priest who dabbles with various poetic forms. He is married, loves craft beer and is an avid cyclist. He finds haiku’s challenging and a way to help him make the most of seventeen syllables. Bruce lives in Delaware but is originally from Massachusetts making him a diehard Red Sox fan.

Bryan Myers

Bryan Myers has been published in Red Fez, Whirlwind Magazine, Entropy, Nightingale & Sparrow, MyWorldAbroad, Beatdom, Vietnam Insider, and forthcoming in Mineral Lit Mag. For the last 18 months, he's been traveling around the world, visiting 12 countries last year. He has self-published 13 books.

His book of haiku written from Bali is Like An Unemployed Journalist, Trapped in My Own Mind: Bali Haikus.

His website is bryanwilliammyers.com.

Christina Chin

Christina Chin is from Kuching, Sarawak. She writes haiku, creates meaningful short videos and participates in art exhibitions. She has haiku, haiga, senryu, tanka and gogyoshi published both in print and online with several reputable anthologies and journals. Her photo-haiku won her first place in the 8th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest of 2019 which she received a Grand Prix Award from the Honorable Katsuhito Noshi 野志 克仁, Mayor of Matsuyama City. 

Christina is published in three multilingual Haiku Anthology Vols 3 to 5 and in one of Japan's biggest haiku monthly magazine for [Haikukai] (俳句界) which features saijiki examples selected by Nagata Mitunori and Mine Mukose.

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Corine Timmer

Corine Timmer is an interior designer, animal lover, award-winning haiku poet, publisher, and a self-published author. She lives in the countryside in the south of Portugal with 10 street dogs and other animals, including her beloved donkey, Lolita. Corine’s haiku have been published in various respected print and web haiku journals and anthologies. She has recently published an anthology of pig haiku in celebration of the Year of the Pig. Corine is a member of the British and American haiku societies. 

Craig Kittner
Craig Kittner was born in Canton, Ohio in 1968 and took up residence in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2012. Between those two events, he lived in 14 different towns in 8 states and the District of Columbia. He has worked as a gallery director, magazine writer, restaurant owner, and blackjack dealer. Recent publications include Human/Kind Journal, Shot Glass Journal, The Heron's Nest, and Bones. He currently serves as contest director for the North Carolina Poetry Society. Craig is fond of birds, cats, and rain . . . but rarely writes of cats.

Craig has written a book, Time's Sweet Savor Poetry.

 

Damir Damir

Damir Damir was born in today's non-existent Yugoslavia (present day Montenegro). A sailor by profession, a poet by vocation, and a dharma bum by choice. Back home in Belgrade Damir is the president of Haiku Poetry Lovers Association Santoka. He has published three collections of haiku poems Imprints of dreams, Freedom in the Mist and Filigree Memories. His poems have been published in many significant contemporary haiku journals and anthologies, both in the country and abroad. He is the winner of several international haiku awards. 

Daniela Misso

Daniela Misso is a haiku poet from Italy who has had haiku published in Italian anthologies and  journals, blogs and e-zines worldwide. She resides in a medieval village in Umbria where enjoys observing nature.

Some of her haiku were recently published in journals including The Asahi Shimbun, The Haiku Foundation, FemkuMag and in the anthologies of Haiku Column

She is in the Italian volume of haiku Tra meridiani e paralleli V stagione

David J Kelly

David is an ecologist, based in Dublin, Ireland. His hobbies can be summarised as birds and words. His short form poetry has been widely published He has two published books, the first, Hammerscale from the Thrush's Anvil is available on Alba Publishing his second collection, Small Hadron Divider, was published by Red Moon Press in April 2020.

Debbie Strange

Debbie Strange has made her home in each of the four western Canadian provinces. She has written poetry and songs since childhood. She is also an avid photographer and enjoys exploring the wilds with her husband in "Ludwig", their lime green 1978 Volkswagen camper van. Photographs of their adventures often inspire her haiku, tanka and visual art. 

She maintains a publication and award archive on her blog.

Deborah P Kolodji

Deborah P Kolodji is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and on the Board of Directors for Haiku North America.   She has published over 1000 haiku and her first full length book, highway of sleeping towns, won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from The Haiku Foundation.

Devin Harrison

Devin Harrison is Canadian, originally from Montreal in Québec, but has lived on Vancouver Island for a number of years.

He studied East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto (emphasis Japanese studies).  For most of his life he was a teacher working in Texas and California in the USA, and later in Mexico, Thailand and Colombia. He is now retired.

He loves the outdoors and likes hiking along the west coast.

Devin used to be a regular poet, published in numerous journals but more recently got into haiku.

His haiku book came out in 2017 is called Meeting Myself at the Gate and can be found on Amazon.

 

Dorothy Burrows

Dorothy Burrows is based in the United Kingdom. She finds that walking in the countryside inspires her to write. When on holiday, she regularly composes haiku to capture moments and images from her travels.

Elisa Theriana

Elisa Theriana, a computer programmer from Bandung, Indonesia. A haiku-tanka lover and Photography enthusiast. Always in quest of hidden beauty.

Erin Castaldi

Erin Castaldi is the poet laureate for the city of Somers Point, New Jersey. In this role she brings haiku poetry in particular, to her southern New Jersey communities.

Her book Evensong On The Great Egg is published by Moonstone Press.

Eva Drobná

Eva Drobná lives in Slovakia where she is an active pensioner and teacher of the Slovak language.

Besides haiku, she enjoys writing Slovak poetry and prose and has written two books: Haiku in the Stream of Life and Searching in the Pedigree.

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