Faye Brinsmead

Faye Brinsmead's short fictions have been published in many US and UK online journals and several print anthologies. A lifelong reader of haiku, she hasn't written many herself - until now. She lives in Canberra, Australia, where she works as a legislative drafter for the Australian government. She tweets microfiction and haiku @ContesdeFaye. 

@ContesdeFaye
Fiona H

Fiona H lives in Ireland. She has poems published online in LUNCH poetry journal (2018, 2019), Poetry in the Plague Year (2020); and at Lunch Ticket literary magazine (March 2020). She also has a poem in Keywords ep.8, broadcast on RTE Radio 1 (June 2020)

Garrett Schuelke

Garret Schuelke hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the author of the GODAN series (2018-present, Bakunin Incorporated) WHUP JAMBOREE: STORIES (2017, Elmblad Media Group), ANAMAKEE (2016, Riot Forge) and three poetry ebooks. He is also the host of The Garret Schuelke Podcast. His favorite haiku writer is Jack Kerouac, and he considers his haiku's to be written in the same vein as Kerouac's, which he dubbed “Pops”.

He can be reached at his official website.

Gary Hittmeyer

Gary Hittmeyer was born in Brooklyn, NY during the fabulous fifties.  A semi-retired IT worker, he currently lives quietly in the beautiful Hudson River Valley of New York State, 

where he enjoys NY Mets baseball, silver age comics, BBC crime dramas, classic rock, and Japanese short form poetry.  He has been published in a variety of online and print haiku journals.

Helen Buckingham

Helen Buckingham lives in Somerset, in the southwest of England. Her short form poetry appears regularly in journals such as Acorn, is/let, Noon and Presence, and has been anthologised in, among others, Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press, 2011), Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton, 2013), nada annunaad (Vishwakarma Publications, 2016), The Wonder Code (Girasole Press, 2017), Wishbone Moon (Jacar Press, 2018), Unsealing Our Secrets (Jade Mountain Press, 2018), and The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (Brooks Books, 2019). Collections include: the Touchstone Award shortlisted water on the moon (Original Plus, 2010), mirrormoon (Original Plus, 2010), Christmas City (Othername Press, 2010), Turning Fifty (Angela Leuck, 2010), Little Purple Universes (Angela Leuck, 2011), Armadillo Basket (Waterloo Press, 2011) and the Touchstone shortlisted Sanguinella (Red Moon Press, 2017). Her work has been placed in a number of contests and in 2016 won the Martin Lucas Haiku Award. 

Hemapriya Chellappan

Hemapriya Chellappan is an engineer turned writer. When she isn't daydreaming she writes haiku, sketches landscapes, hums old songs, practices puns and makes excellent tea. 

Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson has been reading books and comics for a long time. Eventually, inevitably, he began to write and gained enough confidence to share his work publicly. His short story ‘Mile Dorcha’ (The Dark Mile) won William Meikle’s 1st Annual Moonlight Nicht competition and, in September 2015, his Scots language poem 'Whit Fettle.' was overall winner in Scottish Borders ‘Waverley Lines' competition.

In November 2016 Ian was presented with the Anstruther Writing Award.

Since then he has had his work published in numerous journals, online and in print, and has performed his poetry around Great Britain.

Ian lives on the East coast of Scotland and, when he isn’t reading or writing, he enjoys walking his dog and exploring the countryside with his camera in hand.

He has recently been studying haiku and micro-poetry, many examples of which can be found on Twitter.

Ian Speed

Ian Speed was born in Scotland and worked in finance in the USA and Germany before retiring and moving to England to be close to family.

His hobbies and interests are writing poetry and prose, cycling, yoga, playing sports and chess.

Isabel Caves

Isabel lives in New Zealand where she works in healthcare, something she is passionate about.

As well as haiku she enjoys writing free form poetry and fiction in the genres of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Photography is another of her hobbies.

Isabella Kramer

Isabella Kramer lives with her husband and two cats at Lower Saxony, North Germany near Hannover. For years, she has been a passionate poet, author, commercial photographer and painter.

She published her first book with German poems, weniger bis meer, and also contributed to several anthologies. You can read her cheritas, free verses, haiku, haiga, tanka and senryus at her blogs: veredita and haiku-veredita.

Jack Cooper

A member of Coventry Stanza, Jack has been published by Young Poets Network, Poetry Birmingham, and Under the Radar. He is currently undertaking a PhD in embryonic cell migration at the University of Warwick.

Jackie Chou

Jackie Chou is a poet of both free verse poetry and Japanese short forms. She resides in sunny Southern California where she gets her inspirations from city birds and flowers.  Her work has been published in Atlas Poetica, hedgerow, Akitsu, Prune Juice, Failed Haiku, Femku, and others.

James Meredith

James Meredith is from Belfast on the island of Ireland.

His stories & poems have been published in Ireland, the UK, Europe & the USA, including The Stinging Fly, Abridged, The Honest Ulsterman, The Incubator Journal, Lagan Press Poetry Originals, 34th Parallel, A Hundred Gourds, FourXFour Poetry, Tellus & Black and Blue amongst others. 

A chapbook of 120 haiku, senryu and tanka, a wine cup with base, was published by Pen Points Press in 2016. 

He has had three two-poet anthologies published in bilingual editions in Romania: drawers of sand (2014), burnt offering (2016) & cutting the shadow of love... (2017).

He has also had poetry & haiku published in translation in Romania in the literary journals Acolada, Alternante, Contempuranil, Confesiuni, Convorbiri Literare, Poezia & Semne. All translations by Dr. Olivia Iacob.

 

James Young

James Young lives in Wales, UK, where he is a retired research technician in medical school. Despite his retirement he still runs a medical website.

James swims in the sea every day of the year - no wetsuit. Not having a car he walks everywhere and notices ‘things’ .

He has a photo blog established in 2005.

 

Jamie Beth Kovalsky
Jamie Beth Kovalsky lives in Western Montana on forty acres surrounded by mountains and an abundance of wildlife. After being diagnosed with lupus, she began exploring Buddhism and haiku as a means to cope with the unpredictability of her chronic illness. She will be making her debut in the upcoming spring/summer issue of Frogpond, as well as the June issue of Failed Haiku. In addition to poetry, Jamie also loves all things witchy (including reading tarot cards), and is working on her first YA fantasy series.
 
Jane Berg

Jane Berg is a writer and photographer from Wilderness, South Africa. Her poetry has appeared in Badilisha Poetry X-change, the Silver Birch Press blog, The Drabble, among others. You will find her on twitter  tweeting haiku and micro-poetry 

Janice Doppler

Janice Doppler is a retired public school teacher and administrator.  Her haiku and haibun have been published in frogpond, bottle rockets, and Nor’easter.  She enjoys tai chi, bird watching, and bird carving.  She lives at the edge of a forest in Massachusetts in the USA.

Jason Furtak

Jason lives in the foothills of north Georgia, with his lovely wife of 25 years and four beautiful children.  Jason has written poetry since his grade school years after the encouragement of a teacher who recognized his grammatical challenges from dyslexia.  He enjoys writing in all types of poetry styles but is particularly fond of those that give a cherished highlight to his soul mate.  He also writes for family, friends, and strangers as a typewriter poet, finds haiku/senryu in the subtle ebb and flow of life, and even discovers his playful side with children's poetry.  

Jeff Brake
Following a family holiday to Japan in 2019 Jeff Brake's passion for Japanese culture deepened further, especially in regard to haiku poetry.
 
He is a singer-songwriter, inspired by social issues. Jeff is a native of Glamorgan, South Wales and now lives in Zürich, Switzerland.
Jennifer Hambrick

A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jennifer Hambrick won First Place in the 2018 Haiku Society of America Haibun Award Competition and in the Fall 2020 Sheila-Na-Gig Press Poetry Competition; was selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser to be featured in American Life in Poetry; was appointed the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at historic Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio; and authored the poetry collection Unscathed (NightBallet Press).  Hundreds of her poems appear in The American Journal of Poetry, Chiron Review, the Santa Clara Review, The Main Street Rag, POEM, The San Pedro River Review, Maryland Literary Review, Third Wednesday, Mad River Review, Oyster River Pages, Modern Haiku, The Haibun Journal, Frogpond, Mayfly, DailyHaiga, Haigaonline, the major Japanese newspapers The Asahi Shimbun and The Mainichi, and in many other journals and anthologies.  A frequent recipient of poetry commissions, Jennifer Hambrick has also received numerous awards and other recognitions for her poetry, including from Tokyo’s NHK World TV, the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational, the Golden Haiku Competition, the Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Competition, Haiku Poets of Northern California, the Ohio Poetry Association, and others.  A classical musician and public radio broadcaster and web producer, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio.  

Jenni Wyn Hyatt

Jenni Wyn Hyatt was born in Maesteg, South Wales, in 1942 but now lives in Derbyshire, England. A retired English teacher, she did not start to write poetry until she was in her late sixties. Her subjects include childhood memories, nature, injustice and war and she also writes humorous poems and short forms such as haiku and tanka as well as translating poetry from Welsh to English. She has published two collections, ‘Perhaps One Day’ (2017) and ‘Striped Scarves and Coal Dust’ (2019).

John Hawklead

John Hawkhead lives in south west England. Apart from writing haiku he enjoys walking, swimming, illustration and all kinds of writing.

His book Small Shadows is published by Alba Publishing.

Jonathan Roman

Jonathan enjoys writing fiction and other forms of poetry as well as traveling.

Jonathan's collection of haiku, haiga, and haibun written in and about Iceland, Deeper Into Winter, was published in September 2019. 

Karla Linn Merrifield

Karla Linn Merrifield, a nine-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, has had 800+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has 14 books to her credit. Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the newly released full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press (both available from Amazon). In early 2021, her Half a World of Kisses will be published by Truth Serum Press (Australia) under its new Lindauer Poets imprint. She is currently at work on a poetry collection, My Body the Guitar, inspired by famous guitarists and their guitars; the book is slated to be published in December 2021 by Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY).  Her Godwit:  Poems of Canada (FootHills Publishing) received the Eiseman Award for Poetry. Google her name to learn more

Kat Lehmann

Kat Lehmann holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and an unwavering awe of nature and the process of personal transformation. Her poems have been published in frogpond, Mayfly, Rattle, and elsewhere. Her third book, Stumbling Toward Happiness: Haibun and Hybrid Poems (2019), shares her meditative notes of self-exploration.

 

 

@SongsOfKat
Kate Alsbury

Kate Alsbury is a writer & editor – and everything else that comes along with it.

She loves nature and enjoy many outdoor activities including hiking and horseback riding. Music, films/tv, and cooking usually round out my days. And of course, reading.

She started Jalmurra, an online journal with a focus on nature, science, art, and the environment, to support her partly crowdfunded project that works to save forests and farmland from development. Kate's love of science and nature also had something to do with it.  It seems like there aren't that many places to share writing and art related to the aforementioned subjects.

At the moment, Jalmurra is accepting poetry, art, fiction, essays, and anything else that relates to nature or science. 

Twitter @land_alliance to keep up to date on what's going on. 

 

@KateAlsbury 
Katherine E Winnick

Katherine lives in Brighton, UK and works front of house for Fabrica Art Gallery. 

She writes haiku as an aid to meditation. She is currently compiling a book.

Kathleen Tice

Kathleen Tice was born in Arizona, USA. Her professions have been TEFL instructor, kindergarten teacher, and publication assistant for Dragonfly: East-West Haiku Quarterly. She attended Brigham Young University-Provo for a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences, and San Jose State University for a M Ed in Elementary Education. She is married to Richard Tice. They have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. Her interests include quilting, old movies, reading, writing poetry, genealogy, camping, and exercising at the gym. She lives in Kent, Washington, USA.

Katy Simpson

Katy Simpson teaches English as a Foreign Language at a university in the North East of England, where she writes poetry, short stories, and is currently working on a novel exploring themes around mental health, related to her experiences of bipolar disorder.  

Kathryn Huber

K. M. Huber (she/her) grew up in Seattle, studied theater in Oregon, and moved to NYC where she earned an MS in Social Work and worked in the Garment District and Hell's Kitchen when both still lived up to their names. Huber later moved to Lima with her Peruvian husband, whose work took them also to Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Atlanta, returning them to Lima a decade later. There, Huber worked with educational organizations while exploring Peru. Her research for a novel about ancient Nazca led to an award-winning documentary with a local filmmaker about deforestation in southern Peru. An excerpt from the novel (not yet published) appeared recently in Poydras Review. Huber’s essays, poems and stories have also appeared in Rougarou, MacGuffin, Post Road, and failbetter.com, among others. She and her husband recently moved to Tennessee where they are lucky to have a forest less than a block away.    

Kelli Lage
Kelli Lage (Lage to rhyme with page) lives in the Midwest countryside with her husband, Ryan, and dog, Cedar. Lage is currently earning her degree in English Education. She has a passion for education, reading, and writing. Lage's work is often inspired by nature, her love for her husband, and processing emotions along with life's valleys. Lage states she is here to give readers words that resonate and bring peace.
 
Her website can be found here
 
 
Kevin Flanagan
Kevin M. Flanagan is a writer, performer, and artist living in Phoenix, Arizona.
When Kevin was three years old, he pushed a sheet metal screw up his nose. It was there for some time before being discovered, and required a trip to the emergency room to remove.
This is Kevin’s earliest memory.
His work has been featured in the Exposition Review
 
 
 
 
Kim Russell

Kim Russell lives in North Norfolk in the UK, although a Londoner born and bred. She lived for most of her late teens and early twenties in Germany and Ireland.

Having retired from teaching five years ago, she has more time for writing, although she still does volunteer work with children at local schools and libraries.

Her wild garden is a source of inspiration, where she has a variety of trees, shrubs, birds and animals, including deer.

Kristen Lindquist

Kristen Lindquist is a naturalist and writer living in the United States on the coast of Maine. Her published works include two books of poetry and an ongoing natural history column in the local paper. She has written a "daily" haiku blog for the past ten years and occasionally teaches haiku workshops.

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