Adelaide B Shaw

Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Somers, NY. She has been creating Japanese poetic forms–haiku, haibun, tanka,  tanka prose and photo haiga–for nearly 50 years and has been published widely. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, won third place in the Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Award in 2009.  Her second book of haiku, The Distance I’ve Come, is available on Cyberwit and Amazon. Adelaide also writes fiction and non-fiction has been published in several journals. Some of her published Japanese short form poetry are posted on her blog.

Achingliu Kamei

Dr Achingliu Kamei is Assistant Professor in Delhi University. She also writes short stories and poems. She loves to pen down her day to day life in the form of Haiku. Some of her poems and haiku have appeared in books like ‘Caravan’, ‘Global Warming’ and in International journals like ‘Setu’, etc. Her keen interest in literature and art keeps her engaged in writing despite her busy schedule. She also has published a collection of folk tales called ‘Naga Tales- Dawn’. She is currently working on her next book of folktales - ‘Morning Blush’ and a collection of poems - ‘Flower of Remembrance’. She is also an ultra-runner having run numerous marathons and ultra-marathons. She lives in Delhi, India with her husband, two daughters and Haru, the cat.

Agnes Eva Savich

Agnes Eva Savich was born in Poland, grew up in Chicago, and settled down to raise a family in Texas, where she leads the Austin Haiku Study Group. She is a Haiku Society of America member and author of The Watcher: Poems. Her haiku have been published in haiku journals since 2004. She has won awards in international contests such as Yamadera, Basho, Golden Triangle, Betty Drevniok, Ito En, Vancouver Cherry Blossom, and Revista. Her work has been included in Wishbone Moon: Women’s Haiku Anthology, as well as Haiku 21: an Anthology of Contemporary English-Language Haiku. She loves her job at The University of Texas at Austin where she coordinates Mellon Foundation grant scholars as well as pre-collegiate summer programs. She is also an amateur oboe musician playing in local quintet Perpetual Motion.  

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.

Alex Fyffe

Alex Fyffe lives just outside of Houston, Texas, where he usually works as an English teacher, although he has temporarily switched his job title to "full-time dad, part-time writer" (with the blessings of his ever-patient wife). Alex started writing poetry after he happened upon E. A. Poe's "To Helen" in a small-town Ohio library in seventh grade (immediately after which, he wrote a terrible quatrain to a classmate crush which contained phrases like "ruby lips" and "emerald eyes"). He was drawn to haiku after studying Japanese and Buddhism for a semester in Hikone, Japan, where he translated his first poem. Years later, Chiba-area poet Oshima Takeo used Alex's translation of his poem "Walk on Water" in an international poetry performance. Since then, Alex has mostly focused on his career as a high school teacher, and now as a father, writing as time and thoughts permit.

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. 


Alison Lock

Alison Lock writes poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction – the author of two short story collections, three collections of poetry, and a novella, as well as contributor to several anthologies. Her short fiction has won/been listed in a number of competitions: The London Magazine, The Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The Tillie Olsen Award, The Carve Esoteric Prize. Her first collection of poetry A Slither of Air was a winner of the Indigo Dreams Poetry Collection Competition 2010. She has an MA in Literature Studies from York St John University. Her work focuses on the relationship of humans and the environment, connecting an inner world with an exploration of land and sea, a love of nature, through poetry and prose. Alison's book Lure, 2020, available from Calder Valley Poetry 

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.

Amanda Butler
Amanda N. Butler is the author of chapbooks with Dancing Girl Press and Origami Poems Project. Her poems have been published in Frogpond, Haikuniverse, Hedgerow, and others with work forthcoming in Scifaikuest. She served as the third poet laureate of Oldsmar, FL. 
Andrea Cecon

Andrea Cecon is a hearing aids technician, a traveller, a haijin published worldwide and also an ebook apprentice. Residing in Cividale, Italy, with his wife, Russian haijin Valeria Simonova-Cecon. He finds his inspiration in memories, travels, and the everyday life.

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 her is an on going process and there are more books in the pipeline. She likes to describe herself as a homemaker who writes fiction but is a poet at heart!

Anna Maria Domburg‐Sancristoforo

Anna Maria Domburg‐Sancristoforo was born in Genoa, but she lives in the Netherlands, where she worked as a universitary lecturer in Italian language and culture at Leiden University. For quite a long time she has also worked as a translator of literary works from Italian to Dutch. After her retirement she became interested in haiku, attracted by the brevity and intensity of those poems. She began to write her first haiku end 2015, in a very difficult time of her life. Significant of that period is her love for the poetry of Issa. She writes haiku, senryū, tanka, haibun and poetry both in Italian and English. Her work has been published in international magazine, blogs and (e ‐) journals. 

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).

Anne Elise Burgevin

Anne Elise Burgevin is a teacher, poet, naturalist and environmentalist. Throughout her life she has fostered awareness and a sense of wonder in her children and students about the natural world. While growing up in the Finger Lakes of central New York and then raising her children in the Seven Mountains region of central Pennsylvania, she has come to know and love the northeastern deciduous forests, and the lakes and rivers that shape and define these regions. Her haiku are an expression of her passion and concern for every living being, for whom she has deep regard, including weeds. Standing near a clump of seven foot Joe-pye weed in her yard one summer’s day, Anne’s neighbor told her, “Your yard looks wild and untended,” which Anne took as a compliment. Wild and untended are key words in Anne’s world.

Anne Elise Burgevin, M.Ed.

Poet and Creative Writing Teacher

Author of Frozen Earth



In 2011, an'ya was voted one of the top 10 living haiku poets in the world; she also writes tanka and dabbles in sumi-e. She’s the Founder of United Haiku and Tanka Society, First Editor of cattails online collected works of the UHTS, Founding Editor of the Tanka Society of America Ribbons Journal, Past Editor of TSA Newsletter, Founder/Editor of moonset literary newspaper and journal, Founder of Oregon Haiku/Tanka Society, Founder/Editor of Tanka Origins, and Editor of haigaonline. an'ya has over 150 contest wins, 9 editorships, 13 website creations, 23 books, and judged 50+ contests. She's Founder of Hortensia Anderson Haiku Awards, Samurai Haibun Contest and Fleeting Words Tanka Competition. an'ya's a 6 time winner of British Haiku/Tanka Society Competitions. She has been published in 200+ places, in-print and online. Her work's been translated into 95 different language dialects. an'ya's extended bio can be found at her website


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. 

Arvinder Kaur

Arvinder Kaur is an educationist by profession. She has worked as Associate Professor in English Literature in Post Graduate Colleges of Chandigarh and Punjab. She was promoted as Principal in 2016 .She is  an author, translator and a poet.Her first book of Punjabi verses appeared in 1999. She has published two books of haiku.'Nimolian ' in her mother tongue Punjabi.'Dandelion Seeds' is bi lingual and includes her English haiku along with Punjabi translations.' under raintrees' is a book of cherita translations where she introduces cherita to Hindi and Punjabi readers through the poems written by ai li,the founder of cherita. Readers in India can write to her at if they feel interested in buying it. The cost is 150 INR. 'In the times of love and Longing' is also a book of translations where she has translated the letters exchanged between celebrated Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam and her painter companion Imroz.

Arvinder's haiku have appeared in leading haiku journals in India and abroad. She lives in Chandigarh,India with her family.


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 A France

B. A. France is a poet and writer working in the Chesapeake Bay region in the United States. His poetry has appeared in several journals including Akistu Quarterly, cattails, and Shot Glass Journal. His chapbook of haibun and tanka "Season's End" is forthcoming from Alabaster Leaves, an imprint of Kelsay Books, in the spring of 2021. 

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.


"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.

Barbara Sabol

Barbara Sabol's second full-length book, Imagine a Town, was awarded the 2019 Poetry Manuscript Prize from Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. She is the author of Solitary Spin (Main Street Rag)  and two chapbooks: Original Ruse (Accents Pub.) and The Distance Between Blues (Finishing Line Press.) Barbara's poetry has appeared widely in journals; most recently Evening Street Review, Northern Appalachia Review, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Presence, Cattails, and Literary Accents, as well as in numerous anthologies. She earned an MFA from Spalding University. Barbara recently accepted the position of Assistant Editor of Sheila-Na-Gig Online. Her awards include an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Barbara lives in Akron, OH with her husband and wonder dogs.

Barun Saha

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

Ben Gaa

Ben Gaa is “your friendly neighborhood haiku poet” from St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Pushcart nominee and the author of the 2018 Touchstone Award winning Wishbones (Folded Word 2018). His latest book, One Breath, is a full length collection of haiku and senryu now available from Spartan Press at an on-line bookseller near you. He is also the author of three chapbooks, Fiddle in the Floorboards (Yavanika Press 2018), Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor 2014) and the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word 2014). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies around the globe. He has a degree in Creative Writing from Knox College, works as a Senior IT Functional Analyst for MilliporeSigma, and enjoys travel, music, art and other worldly meanderings. 

His Books:

One Breath


Beth Cusack

Beth Cusack calls Earth home and resides in Texas. She, husband Tim, and their rescue dog Marsha “reverse-nested” out of their home of 20 years to move to her parents’ town. She is involved in advocacy for education, literacy, voting access, environment, and clean water.

Bucket list includes day-long hikes in more national parks. Perhaps she won’t get lost and miss the redwood forest again. That missed turn led to a happy accident of discovering San Francisco’s Lands End.

Published in 2020, Making Monster Soup is her first children's book she wrote and illustrated in watercolor and ink. In 2009, Beth pioneered a Tennessee community project while raising her family in Texas. She conducted personal interviews with neighbors in the town where her maternal grandparents lived. The result of compiling correspondence and interviews was 39 chapters written in the voices of 39 authors. In 2017, she self-published that project into a book, Mascot: Memoirs from a Zinc Mining Town. Since she and her mother were co-editors, Beth donates the royalties of the Mascot book to the Friends of the Knox County Public Library in honor of her grandparents who lived in Mascot over 60 years.

Beth can be reached at Both her books are available on Amazon. She’s available for art commissions, article writing, editing, and looking for a publisher for her poetry collection. Follow her on Goodreads: and her Amazon Author’s page

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. 

Bhawana Upadhyay

Bhawana Upadhyay  is a Social Development Practitioner by profession, a writer and a poet,  by choice.  She  shares some of her poems on Twitter  with the hashtag -#HaikuTime.  Bhawana's work has been published in national and international journals, magazines and newspapers.  She is also planning to publish an anthology of poems shortly.

Bill Fay

Bill Fay – retired engineer and published poet.  Holds degrees in Fine Arts, Electrical Engineering, and Business Administration.  He has had work published in Puget Sound Poetry, the Virginia V Foundation, Creative ColloquyP, and the Haiku Society of America, among others.  Bill holds affiliations with eight poetry and Haiku groups around the Northwest.  He is currently working on his forth coming book – “Tongueless Bell”. Bill enjoys running, hiking, long distance walking, charity fund raising, and art collecting when he is not following his writing pursuits.  He resides with his wife Nancy and their two cats, Tucker and Annie, on Fox island in Puget Sound near Seattle.

Bill O'Sullivan

Bill 0'Sullivan has long been a prose writer, specifically of the personal essay, and that's what he teaches as well.  He  took up haiku in late 2017 as kind of a hobby, At first he stuck to the 5-7-5 format with zero intention to publish. Having spent about a year doing that, Bill paused for a while, then came back to it but without the syllable format. The path has been somewhat instinctual and enigmatic  but he believes he couldn't have gotten to the haiku he's writing now without going through the first stage.

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.


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.

Bob Carlton

Bob Carlton lives and works in Leander, Texas, USA. He has a listing (somewhat dated) in the registry of the Haiku Foundation 

Bona M Santos

Writing has always been a passion for Bona M. Santos. Haiku is a new genre for her that is challenging but inspiring. 

In the early stage of her haiku journey, she is appreciative of the incredibly supportive poets she has met, and still meeting, along the way.  

She is a member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society and the Haiku Society of America. 

In haiku, she finds her zen zone. 

Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett lives near Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an elementary school teacher for 25 years and also teaches haiku to adults. Brad’s haiku were featured in A New Resonance 9: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press). He has published two books of haiku with Red Moon Press, a drop of pond (2016), which won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from The Haiku Foundation, and a turn in the river (2019), which was shortlisted for a Touchstone Award. Copies of a turn in the river are still available. Please contact the author at for details. Brad is very grateful to be able to live the haiku way.

Brenda Lempp

Brenda Lempp is a self-published poet with two chapbooks Yellow Smiles and Collecting Memories, and is finishing a third chapbook Moon Harvest. She attended a National Haiku Day event April 17, 2013 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, the “Cradle of American Haiku” and discovered haiku as so much more than 5-7-5. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she, until recently, enjoyed teaching an ESL Parent/Child Class, doing tai chi, traveling to over 50 countries,  and creating origami. 

Brett Brady

Brett Brady has lived and worked in many places both domestically and abroad, working as a teacher of the gifted, talented, deaf, and multi-handicapped. He taught grammar school, high school and university, and had a Montessori school when his daughter was of an age to attend it. He attended USC and received his postgraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He is an accomplished musician, poet, director, and author. His poetry and songs are award winning, and many of his haiku and senryu are published worldwide. Brett now lives in Haiku, Hawaii.  He is the Hawaii/Pacific  Regional Coordinator of the Haiku Society of America. He's most recently authored: "wind in the pages [haiku]",  and "a translucent moon [haiku & senryu and other frogchirps]"

In spite of having disastrously lost most everything, Brett was awarded (for his work regarding the Lei Lani Est lava flow(s) experience), a number of haiku prizes, and some very prestigious critiques.  He also simultaneously won  the Haiku Society of America's Harold G. Henderson Award (2nd Prize) for his outstanding 2018 entry in that contest. 

Haiga Collection 

Bruce H Feingold

Bruce H. Feingold has been a psychologist for forty years in the San Francisco Bay area.  He believes that haiku is an art of the heart which taps our intelligence, creativity and openness.  Bruce’s haiku have been published world-wide and have won numerous awards including the 2018 Haiku Canada Betty Drevnoik  Award, the Haiku Poets of Northern California Chime Award, First Place, 2012  HPNC International  Senryu Contest, First Prize, and the Individual Poem Touchstone Shortlist, 2011.  His haiku have been chosen four times for the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. A New Moon (2004), Sunrise on the Lodge (2010), old enough (2016) and arrhythmia (2020) were published by Red Moon Press.   Bruce is the Vice-President of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, is on the Board of Director of the Haiku Foundation and chairs the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards.

Bruce's new book is arrhythmia please contact him at for purchase information.

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

Carrie Ann Thunell

CarrieAnn (CAT) Thunell has had poetry/art published in over 75 print magazines.  She edited the Nisqually Delta Review, which ran for 3 years. Her haiga is on Simply Haiku, and Haigaonline. She has appeared in several of Robert Epstein’s haiku anthologies, and is also in HAIKU HARVEST: 2000-2006, Modern English Tanka Press C 2007. Her book, Deep Gyn-Ecology Trusts In The Earth: Poetry for the Planet is  available through Amazon.

Charlotte Oliver

Charlotte Oliver is a freelance feature writer who lives by the sea in Scarborough, England. She was the commissioned poet for BBC Radio York’s Make a Difference campaign and has poems published or forthcoming in Spelt, Dream Catcher, Pendemic, Ice Floe Press, Cold Moon Journal, Poetry and Covid, Neuro Logical, One Hand Clapping and Not4UCollective’s Poems from Home.

Cherry A

Cherry A is an Agriculture officer with Master degree in Horticulture and a haiku enthusiast.

She fell in love with Japanese poerty since 2017. She uses her pen name Cherry A along with her official name Monalisha Gogoi .

In her leisure time she loves to write haiku, read books and has her interest in cooking.

Her work has been published in ESUJ-H :English Haiku, Femku Magazine, Fresh Out magazine, Haikuniverse, Haiku Dialogue, Under the Bāsho, Failed Haiku, The Bamboo Hut ' Stardust Haiku etc.

She lives with her husband and daughter in Assam, India .

Christine Wenk Harrison

Christine Wenk-Harrison grew up in New Mexico and spent her working years in Africa and Europe. She now lives in the Texas Hill Country where she enjoys herbs, native plants, butterflies and cooking. She learned traditional haiku from her mother and was exposed to other styles after attending poetry workshops in Far West Texas. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and loves attending haiku events, especially Haiku North America meetings. She has been pleased to have some poems published in anthologies and journals and would like to experiment more with haiga and haibun.

Christopher Peys

Christopher Peys is an international political theorist. His academic work revolves around questions of ethics, politics, and the possibilities of political friendship. He is the author of Reconsidering Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness: Arendt, Derrida, and “Care for the World” (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020), and numerous other publications in the fields of Politics and International Relations.

As a writer new to micropoetry, haiku has fast become an important means for Christopher to understand—or try to be at home—in our ever-changing world.

Christopher and his Welsh wife, Dani, currently reside in Los Angeles and can often be found exploring the Hollywood Hills, or strolling the beaches along the California coast.

Clifford Rames

Clifford Rames holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing from Plymouth University in New Hampshire. After graduation, Clifford spent five years in Croatia, first as a journalist, then later as an administrator for a small non-profit group working in a Bosnian refugee camp. In 2008 Clifford became a Certified Sommelier and served in the renown Plaza Hotel in New York City. A former contributing editor for The SOMM Journal and Tasing Panel magazines, Clifford enjoys writing wine and spirits-related content, as well as music, short fiction, children's picture books, and—more recently—haiku. While still new to the haiku scene, Clifford's poems have appeared in The Haiku Foundation Troutswirl Blog, Failed Haiku—A Journal of English Language Senryu, Blithe Spirit, Hedgerow, Modern Haiku, and The Bamboo Hut. Clifford also posts original haiku on his Instagram page. In his free time he loves hanging out with his two cockapoos, Bandit and Lola. 

Constance Bourg

Constance Bourg is a poet and flash fiction writer from Belgium. She studied with the Open University (UK) whilst living in Ireland. 

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.


Cyril Ioutsen

Cyril Ioutsen lives and works in Moscow, Russian Federation. He is a researcher at the State Museum of Literature and a publisher of a literary almanac. He has also authored twelve books in Russian and English, both fiction and non-fiction, and has been composing music, both for concert and media, for nearly twenty years. His award-winning poetry is published worldwide. His book Dragon/s Dream: A Postmodern Fable is available at Amazon

Cyrille Soliman

Cyrille lives in France.

He loves to write poetry and to learn languages.

In his haikus, he tries to capture a moment, a movement.

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. 

Dana Grover

Dana Grover of San Jose, California, has a career as a real estate appraiser and has been a professional photographer. A few years ago after a writing dry spell he decided he needed some discipline to write something creative everyday, even if it was short.  And easy.  Ah, hah!  Haiku!

On New Year’s Day 2014 he joined Facebook and began daily posting 3 line crap because he had no idea of what haiku actually is. But he also began reading haiku, contemporary writers as well as the Japanese masters.  He joined some on-line haiku groups, became a member of Yuki Teikei and the Haiku Society of America, and gradually improved.

Occasionally he submits to journals, less occasionally he has some haiku/senryu accepted.  Since most folks have no idea what senryu is he has named the page where he posts daily  

He often combines haiku and his photos to create haiga.

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.

David Oates
David Oates is a teacher and the host of Wordland, a radio show of stories, poems, comedy, and the occasional song on He wrote the haiku collections Shifting with My Sandwich Hand, Drunken Robins, and The Deer’s Bandanna, and the poetry-and-fiction collection Night of the Potato
David Watts

David Watts’s literary credits include seven books of poetry, four collections of short stories, two mystery novels, seven western novels, a Christmas memoir, and several essays. He has been published by Random House, The New York Times, The Gettysburg Review and many others. He is a medical doctor, a classically trained musician and inventor. He was a former television personality for Lifetime Network and PBS and was a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered for several years. He has received awards for his academics, for his work in the media, his contributions to medicine, and as a poet and author. His haiku have appeared in 20 different haiku journals and he publishes occasionally under the pseudonym of harvey ellis, poetry that arises from the deeper levels of consciousness.  He lives in Mill Valley, California, USA

David's book Having and Keeping was runner up in the 2017 Brick Road Poetry Contest.

Dawn Toomey

Dawn Toomey is retired and lives in Queensland, Australia.  She only began writing haiku in early 2020, and is enjoying the challenge.

Dawn has always been interested in writing, and has written several travel memoirs.

Her interests include nature photography, classical music, quilting and different languages, and she volunteers for several local organisations.  She hopes to continue improving her haiku journey.

Debbi Antebi

Debbi Antebi  is a college counselor living in London, UK, with her husband and books. The author of between light & shadow and a member of the British Haiku Society, she has had work appearing in a variety of print and online journals and collections, including A New Resonance 11. Some of her awards include The Heron’s Nest Award, World Haiku Review Editor’s Choice, and Golden Haiku First-Place Award. She exhales oxygen while writing poems.

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 A Bennett
Deborah A. Bennett grew up in the midwest in a family of artists, and, from her childhood, found her own expression in the visual and literary arts. Her haiku and black and white photography can, at this time, be found on Instagram and Twitter.
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.


Diana Salusia

Diana Salusia calls these three places "home": Berkeley, California; Harrogate, in North Yorkshire, England; and Santa Cruz, California. She has loved haiku for three quarters of her life, but in 2015, she began devoting more time to reading, writing, and learning about haiku, senryu, and micropoetry. It became a foundational passion and practice for her. She believes in hiking and haiku. She always carrys a very small notebook and pencil. She believes less is more.

Dianne Garcia

Dianne Garcia lives in the state of Washington -- the Pacific Northwest, an evergreen corner of the US. She thinks the frequent northwest rain nurtures creative endeavor: as "shopping local" can include Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, and Starbucks. Certainly, her rainy-day walks are filled with haiku moments. Dianne has been secretary for the Haiku Society of America and enjoys the friendly Haiku Northwest community. 

Djurdja Vukelic Rozic

Djurdja Vukelic Rozic was born in 1956 in Croatia. Writer and translator, she is the principal editor of haiku print magazine IRIS and webzine IRIS International in English. She works within the Haiku Association Three Rivers, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia, which she founded with her husband, haiku poet as well and some haiku pals in her town. For her short stories, poetry and haiku she received many a award and recognition at home and abroad.

Doris Lynch

Doris Lynch has recent work in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online, Drifting Sands, and FemkuMag. She won the Genjuan International Haibun Grand Prix Award in 2017.  She also writes and publishes “longer form” poetry. She has lived in places as diverse as arctic Alaska, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Berkeley, CA, and Bloomington, IN where she now lives with her husband and son.

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.

Douglas J Lanzo

Douglas J Lanzo is an American poet honored to have had 53 of his haiku, senryu, traditional and free verse poems find homes this spring, summer and fall in 17 literary publications across the  United States, England, Wales, Australia and The Caribbean, including in Academy of the Heart and Mind, Ancient Paths Online, Bear Creek Haiku, Better Than StarbucksThe Caribbean Writer, Current Accounts,  The Drabble,  Failed Haiku, Frogpond Literary Yard, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Pennsylvania Literary JournalStudio, A Journal of Christians Writing, Plum Tree Tavern, The Society of Classical Poets Journal, Wales Haiku Journal, Westward Quarterly and The Zen Space. 

E L Blizzard

E. L. Blizzard writes in the US South. Recently, she has work forthcoming or in Bones Journal, Drifting Sands, Under the Bashō 2020, and Wales Haiku Journal.  Within years and spaces of nonprofit work, much of her writing is wrapped safely in confidentiality. Fortunate to have allied with people from many backgrounds, she’s advocated on issues faced by immigrants, migrant farmworkers, survivors of intimate partner violence within cis and LGBTQ+ relationships, those experiencing homelessness, and people with disabilities. She has a BS in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on structural violence and global studies including topics on race, class, gender, and health.

eddy lee

Eddy Lee lives in Germany. Her work has appeared in journals including Frogpond, Acorn, Contemporary Haibun Online and Haibun Today

Edward Cody Huddleston
Edward Cody Huddleston lives in south Georgia. His days are spent making radio and his nights are spent writing.  
Elaine Patricia Morris

Elaine Patricia Morris is retired. She has been writing haiku for five or six years.

Elaine Wilburt

A graduate of Middlebury College, Elaine Wilburt received a 2019 Creatrix Haiku Award and lives in Maryland with her husband, five children, mother, and one spoiled dog. She enjoys baking bread and other treats for her family.

Elaine began writing haiku about two years ago. Her haiku, senryu, haibun, and photo haiku and haiga have appeared in many genre-specific journals, including Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and Wales Haiku Journal. Jalmurra selected one of her poems as its “Best Micropoem of 2019.” Her fiction and Western-tradition poems have appeared in The Cresset, Gyroscope Review, Route 7 Review, Heart of Flesh, and Ekphrastic Review, among others. She volunteers as a copy editor for Better Than Starbucks.

Elder Gideon

Elder Gideon holds an MFA in poetry, keeps a decades-long iconography practice, teaches high school English to underrepresented students, and is in discipleship learning the oral tradition of a Gnostic master, Tau Malachi, with whom he co-authored "Gnosis of Guadalupe" (EPS Press, 2017).

Elder Gideon thrives in collaboration. He produced and performed his chapbook “Owl Songs” set to original music by Sean Wall. This is available on all music streaming services. Collaborating with Sean Wall, and Canadian filmmaker Bevan Klassen, Elder Gideon produced and narrated an experimental documentary “Dark Before Dawn,” which will debut with Woven Tale Press summer 2020.

Elder Gideon is queer. He writes from a metaphysical urgency. This selection (in addition to fifteen already published) come from his first manuscript "Aegis of Waves," for which he's seeking publication.

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.

Eugeniusz Zacharski

Eugeniusz Zacharski - Polish haiku poet with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. His poems appear in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Presence,  Bones, Chrysanthemum, The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi. He is also the author of haiga that are often created in collaboration with Jacek Pokrak the painter.  Their works have been published in native and foreign magazines. Recently Eugeniusz has been trying his hand at longer poetic forms. Interested in astrophysics and classical music. Dogs and all living creatures lover.


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.

Eve Castle

Eve Castle is a poet and short story writer. Her work is published in Bright Stars, An Organic Tanka Anthology, Illya’s Honey, Gravel Magazine, Barbaric Yawp and in various online magazines and contests. Since 2009 she’s been a member of Gabe's Poets, a Dallas-based writing group. Eve aims to be a full-time writer by 2022 leaving behind a 30-year role in higher education administration in budget/finance. 

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