RJ Tungsten

RJ Tungsten lives in Charleston SC with his beautiful wife Ondreya and two cats Aspen and Jasper. He started writing Haiku and Senryu in January of 2020. He found that writing is a healthy outlet and way to deal with his anxiety.

He enjoys taking beautiful pictures of the Charlston area and writing Haiku’s about them.

You can find his works in Poets Unlimited magazine and Failed Haiku A Journal of English Senryu. 

Professor R K Singh

R K Singh is a retired professor of English, having taught English language skills to students of earth and mineral sciences in a technical university for over four decades.  He has published 43 books, including 18 collections of poems. 

His collections: God Too Awaits Light (tanka and haiku, September 2017, published by Cholla Needles, Joshua Tree, California); Growing Within (regular poems, tanka and haiku, with translation into Romanian, published  by Anticus Press, Constanta, Romania, December 2017); The River Returns (2006), Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010); New Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012); I am no Jesus and Other Selected Poems, Tanka and Haiku (with translation into Crimean Tatar , 2014). 

His hobbies and interests are writing poetry and practising homeo and biochemic medicines. 

His blogs: https://rksingh.blogspot.com   https://rksinghpoet.blogspot.com    https://collectedpoemsofrksingh.blogspot.com 

Rachel Rabo Magaji

Rachel Rabo Magaji is a creative writer from Kaduna State. She’s a graduate of Environmental Management from Kaduna State University, Nigeria.

Her literary work has been featured in hedgerow #130, haikuniverse, femku issue 22, Sprinng Literary Movement, Akitsu Quarterly 2020 Summer, the bamboo hut, abbyamam's blog, daachiever's blog and stardust haiku issue 42. 


You can find her at Facebook.

Rahma O Jimoh

Rahma O. Jimoh is a young writer and poet. Some of her works have appeared or are forthcoming in the African Haiku Journal, Hedgerow, Stardust, The Wales Haiku Journal, The Quills, Funminiyi anthology (Si(GH)lent nights) and elsewhere. She's a lover of nature and tourism. 

You can find Rahma on Facebook

Rajeshwari Srinivasan

Rajeshwari Srinivasan is a retired banker, is aged 57 years. Post retirement in addition to being a home maker,  she pursues her interest in poetry and music too as creative  hobbies . She has published poetry book ' Voice of my Heart ' by Cyberwitnet publications.  She developed immense interest in learning and developing Haiku writing skills after joining Haiku groups like IN Haiku, Triveni World Haiku , Senryu Circle , Virtual Haiku etc . She also has her haiku published in some journals so far. She looks forward to enhance her potential and contribute humbly to the haiku genre of poetry in future too. 

Rashmi VeSa

Rashmi VeSa is a writer of Japanese short forms of poetry which she discovered during the summer of 2018.

She lives in Bengaluru, India.

Richa Sharma

Richa Sharma has been writing poetry for about two years, inspired by her love of nature and English literature. She enjoys watching the sky, listening to piano compositions, teaching and trying to do some good for stray animals and birds.

Richard Bailly

Richard Bailly lives in the USA and is a semi-retired neurologist.

His hobbies include running marathons (since 1982, completing 68 marathons), music (especially playing in rock and swing bands) and landscape photography.

Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves grew up in Cheshire and now lives in Yorkshire, with wife Mandy. He went to University in Sheffield in the 80s. He has six young grandchildren.

Richard's passion is birding in particular & wildlife in general, from bees to whales, from dragonflies to jaguars. He even met David Attenborough in darkest Borneo.

His first book, some fifteen years in the writing, Razor in the Wind, is due out imminently.

A late starter to poetry, he now writes every day, drawing on the natural world.

Richard Tice

Richard Tice began writing haiku in 1976, while teaching English in Japan. His haiku first appeared in Bonsai and Modern Haiku in 1978. In 1985 he assumed editorship of Dragonfly, adding translations of contemporary Japanese haiku, and published sixteen issues.  His book Station Stop was awarded 2nd prize in the 1985/86 HSA Merit Books Award. His second poetry book Familiar & Foreign: Haiku and Linked Verse was issued in 2008 from Waking Lion Press and is available on Amazon. Richard Tice has published numerous articles on Japanese haiku and haikai and translated nearly two hundred Japanese haiku for different publications and presentations. He worked as a book and magazine editor for fourteen years before returning to teaching and recently retired as an English professor at Green River College in Washington State. In addition to haiku publications, he has published a novel, several books for teaching English as a foreign language, and a general poetry collection. 

Rickey Rivers Jr

Rickey Rivers Jr was born and raised in Alabama, USA.

He writes poetry, flash fiction and short stories and enjoys music and movies. 

Riham El-Ashry

Riham El-Ashry is an Egyptian poet, artist and an English language teacher. She finds in writing poetry a consolidation and a way of expressing her feelings. When writing, she feels relieved of life's pressures and routines. Recently, she writes Haiku and senryu. It is the simplicity yet profound aspect of haiku that attracts her to this art. She has been a great observer of nature and Haiku is her means to express her love for it. 

Rob McKinnon
Rob McKinnon lives in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. His poetry has previously been published in From the Ashes - A poetry anthology in support of the 2019-2020 Australian Bushfire relief effort’ Maximum Felix Media, Headline Poetry & Press, Knights Library Magazine, Vaughan Street Doubles, The Wellington Street Review, Dust Poetry Magazine, Sūdō Journal, Sage Cigarettes Magazine, Re-Side Magazine, Nightingale & Sparrow Literary Magazine, Black Bough Poetry, Dissident Voice, Tuck Magazine and InDaily. 
Robert Horrobin

Robert is retired and lives in Orkney, Scotland where he writes haiku to record the passing of the days.

Robert Quezada

Robert Quezada has written over 200 parent newsletters, over 400 staff bulletins, and 300 teacher evaluations in his 21 years as a school principal. He is resting comfortably in Hawaii.

Robert Witmer

Robert Witmer has resided in Japan for more than 40 years. Now an emeritus professor, he has had the opportunity to teach courses in poetry, including haiku, not only at his home university in Tokyo but also in India. He combines his love of poetry with a passion for baseball, petanque, and the great outdoors. His poems have appeared in many print and online journals and books. He has also published his own collection of haiku titled Finding a Way.

Roberta Beach Jacobson

Roberta Beach Jacobson is drawn to the magic of words – poetry, puzzles, song lyrics, stand-up comic humour. As a student of tanshi (short poems), she strives to include humour whenever possible.

Besides poetry, she writes greeting cards, game clues, and flash fiction … anything to avoid a day job.

His book of haiku and senryu, co written with Su Wai Hlaing "Dewdrops" is available on kindle.

Roger Watson

Roger Watson lives in Hull, East Yorkshire in the UK but I was born in Scotland and have lived there and in Ireland as well as in Hull

Now retired, he was Professor of Nursing at the University of Hull, teaching students, supervising research students and carrying out research into various aspects of nursing. He is  Editor in Chie of a major academic nursing journal.

Ronald K Craig

Dr. Ron Craig is a retired psychology professor living in Batavia, Ohio, having taught at Cincinnati State College for 17 years.  His haiku and senryu have been published in numerous journals Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Presence, Kokako, Hedgerow, anthologies Robert Epstein, Gnashing Teeth Publishing and blogs The Haiku Foundation.  As an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist he practices stewardship at the Cincinnati Nature Center.  He is married with one adult daughter.  Along with reading and writing Japanese short poetry, he enjoys gardening, cooking and walking his two dogs.

Ronald Tobey

After a professional career in California, Ron now lives in West Virginia, where he and his wife raise cattle and keep goats and horses. He is a reflective, imagist poet and experiments with forms of poetry, including haiku and short form poetry, storytelling, spokenpoetry, and videopoetry. Twitter handle @Turin54024117


Shilpa Bharti, pen name- Rose, literature lover and aspiring author cum poet. Nationality-Indian.

The book Distance is her debut poetry book. She is Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India 2019 batch graduate. She has Published in failed haiku journal, poetrypea journal of haiku and senryu, creatrix haiku journal, narrow road literary journal( young voices slot)August issue 2020 

One of her work ' curvy lapse' has made the way for publishing in October edition of a literary magazine(ode to queer).

S Narayanan
Born in 1965 in Chennai, Narayanan Subramanian did his schooling in Chennai. He graduated from Madras University in Mathematics and did his post-graduation in Public Administration through correspondence course while being employed. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in Advertising Management and a master's degree in psychology.
He has been employed with a leading Indian Asset Management Company for almost three decades.
Narayanan writes daily limericks in Twitter and haikus in SM. He also writes Tamil freestyle poems that are basically angry retorts that agitates his ideas.
He has not published any works yet but is working on translating Thirukkural, the 7 word verse (4 words 3 words format)  from Tamil into English in the same format.
s zeilenga

s zeilenga lives in a small town in the state of Iowa, USA, where he is a custodian of a small local brick church. .

As a family man, when he gets some free time he enjoys photography, architecture and history.

He got into writing haiku about a year ago after rediscovering haiku when starting a deep study of Hebrew/biblical poetry.

Samo Kreutz

Samo Kreutz lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Besides haiku (which he has been writing for nine years), he writes novels, short stories and poetry. He has published eight books (three of them were haiku books). His works also appeared in various Slovenian literary magazines, anthologies, on national Radio and on websites both inside as well as outside Slovenia.

Sarah Calvello

Sarah Mahina Calvello is a part-time student at city College of San Francisco living in San Francisco. She is published in various magazines,  currently mostly haiku. She enjoys coffee, dogs and writing

Sarah Connor

Originally from South Yorkshire, Sarah Connor now lives in the wild south west of England, surrounded by mud and apple trees. She has spent many  years working with children and young people with mental health difficulties, and is now wondering what new adventures are out there. Sarah is a regular host at dVersepoets.com, and blogs her poems at fmmewritespoems.wordpress.com.

Sari Grandstaff
Sari Grandstaff is a poet in the Catskill Mountains/Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Haiku-kai and the Haiku Society of America. Her work has appeared in many places including Eastern Structures, Chronogram, New Verse News and Washington D.C.'s Golden Triangle haiku displays. During the April 2020 National Poetry Month her haiku was featured twice on National Public Radio. She is the founder of International Haiku Poetry Day which is now sponsored by The Haiku Foundation. Sari works at her dream job as a high school librarian and she and her husband are the proud parents of three adult children.  Born on Christmas Day, she still has visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. 
Seretta Martin

Seretta Martin is a founding member of Haiku San Diego, a member of Socal Haiku Study Group and the Haiku Society of America. Seretta is the managing editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. As the founding editor of Blue Vortex Publishers she produces first edition books for other poets, She teaches poetry workshops and has published several books. Overtaking Glass is forthcoming in 2020.

Serlina Rose

Handle for a poetess birthed from the island Dominica – the nature isle of the Caribbean. An entrepreneur, undergrad, and volunteer youth active in community tourism. A self-empowered nature idyllist, striving poet and motivated writer, scribbling all her life, inspired by her home island and life experiences. Serlina shares her creation via her social media platforms. 

Shai Afsai

Shai Afsai lives in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to short stories and poems, his recent writing has focused on Benjamin Franklin’s influence on Jewish thought and practice, and on the works of the contemporary Dublin author Gerry Mc Donnell. Afsai’s writing has been published in Anthropology TodayIbbetson Street Magazine, Journal of the American RevolutionReview of Rabbinic JudaismShofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, and Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review

Sharon Mahany

Sharon Mahany is a California native and retired Recreation Supervisor who, with now-grown children, is filling her nest with poems.  She has found how a love of nature can be gracefully expressed in poetry. New to Haiku, Sharon is learning how less is more. Sharon is working as a Substitute School Teacher, Life Coach and Energy Therapist and Human Design and Dowsing Instructor. She squeezes in poetry time whenever she can through Sacramento area poetry classes and readings as well as her own writing. She enjoys nature, swimming, self-empowerment, and metaphysics—common subjects of her contemplations and poetry.

“Poetry is an avenue for the search for meaning, to connect things through thought that wouldn’t necessary be juxtaposed together.  Where else can you make up your own words?  Poetry, like energy, is limitless.”

Sharon Rhutasel-Jones

Sharon Rhutasel-Jones taught for half a century.  She has written two books, "Living by Ear: a Memoir of a Wayward Teacher" and "The Teacher Who Learned from Cats."  New to writing haiku, improving her work has become a passion.  Her poems have appeared in "Modern Haiku," "Frogpond," and "Bottle Rockets."

"Salsa for the Soul," her blog, includes her longer poems as well the feature, "Things I Know at 75 I Wish I'd Known at 35."

She loves cooking, playing the piano, gardening, and writing with the help of her cat, Honda.

Shaun Temple Brown

Shaun is originally from the city of Derby in the UK. After graduating from Warwick University with an Economics degree, his career in Audit & Risk has taken him all over the world - from New York to Tokyo, Singapore to London. This has included a memorable three years living in Cape Town, South Africa where he developed his love of the sea. Shaun has a long-standing interest in haiku, but has only recently started to compose his own. He is married with twin daughters and now lives near the jurassic coast in Dorset, UK.

Sonal Srinivasan

Sonal Srinivasan is a feeler, writer and singer (in the shower)

She believes in life itself and all the beauty and passion that comes with it- joi de vivre, is what makes her, her.

She is committed to the Japanese forms of writing- Haiku, Tanka and Haibun and they quite literally keep her up burning the midnight oil.

She is a bookhound, a mermaid and a dog lover who enjoys music and fashion and anything that challenges the status quo. She has had some of her haiku poetry published in the recent years in Under the basho. She is also part of street dog protection programs online and follows Louise L Hay’s work on holistic healing.

Srinivas S

A phonologist by training and an English teacher by accident, Srinivas S currently lives and works in Chennai, India. His downtime interests include cricket and poetry. He started writing haiku only a year ago, and he likes the form because it allows him ample opportunity to record simple moments even when on the move.

Taofeek Ayeyemi

Taofeek Ayeyemi fondly called Aswagaawy is a Nigerian lawyer and writer with works appearing or forthcoming in Lucent Dreaming, Ethel-zine, the QuillS, The Pangolin Review, Minute Magazine, Modern Haiku, Hedgerow, Acorn, Akitsu Quarterly, Seashores, contemporary haibun online and elsewhere. He won Honorable Mention Prize in 2020 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize, 2019 Morioka International Haiku Contest, 2019 Soka Matsubara International Haiku Contest, 1st Prize in 2018 PoeticWednesday Poetry Contest and 2nd Prize, 2016 Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize. His chapbook "Tongueless Secret" (Ethel Press) and full-length book "aubade at night or serenade in the morning" (FlowerSong Press) are forthcoming in 2021. He is "Aswagaawy" on Facebook and Twitter.

Thorsten Neuhaus

Thorsten Neuhaus works as a teacher at a vocational college near Dortmund in Germany.  His hobbies are hanging out with friends, gardening, angling, cooking, meditating and jiu jitsu. He loves learning languages, among which are English, Dutch, French, Latin, Old Greek, Hungarian and Japanese.

He has written poems since childhood, mostly in German. Thorsten wrote his university thesis on Philip Larkin’s poetry.

Tiffany Shaw Diaz

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz is a Pushcart Prize and Dwarf Stars Award nominee who also works as a professional visual artist. Her poetry has been featured in Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Bones, NHK World Haiku Masters, The Mainichi, and dozens of other publications. In addition, her poetry has been translated into German, Italian, and Chinese. Her first chapbook, says the rose, was published by Yavanika Press in 2019.

Dr Tim Gardiner

Tim Gardiner is mainly inspired to write by wildlife and natural surroundings, using them as a reflection of my emotional state. He often finds that a landscape can either uplift his mood or plunge it into a beautiful melancholy. He's a scientist by training and has crossed over to creative writing for the freedom to express his emotions.

Tomislav Sjekloća

Tomislav loves animals, trees, walks in mountains, music, movies, books. As sci-fi fan, he wrote his first haiku in 2014 for Serbian Beleg's Anthology of Sci-Fi haiku Kapija sna. He came back to haiku again in 2018 and decided to stay a while. Since then, his haiku and senryu were published in various international journals, magazines and anthologies: The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network); Frogpond; Modern Haiku; The Heron's Nest; Prune Juice; Failed Haiku; ESUJ-H: English Haiku; seashores; The Cicada's Cry; Otata; Stardust Haiku; cattails; also appeared in 10th and 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest Selected Haiku Submissions Collections; My Haiku Pond - 4th Annual Haiku for Change Event 2019; Golden Haiku; World Haiku Review; The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue (series What's at hand, Photo prompts, Poet's choice, Social Issues); Hog Wild - bicadeideias pig haiku anthology; #FemkuMag (#Me(n)too issue); Beleg's Sci-fi Haiku Anthology Kapija sna and Sci-fi Haiga Anthology Putokaz vremena; Nekazano.

Tracy Davidson

Tracy Davidson lives in Warwickshire, England, and writes poetry and flash fiction. Her haiku and other short forms have appeared in various publications, including: Modern Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, Atlas Poetica, Frogpond and Ekphrastia Gone Wild. 

Trey Treeful

A native of Massachusetts, with Walden Pond among her favorite places to enjoy nature, Trey is an educator and lifelong writer. As an assistant professor in Seoul, summer and winter breaks have allowed her the time to write and the freedom to travel to more than 60 countries alongside her partner. She enjoys hiking and has always felt a deep connection to nature. Poetry is, for her, a path to presence and to returning again and again to the beauty, simplicity, and stillness of the present moment.

You can find some of Trey's poetry, along with the images that inspired them at Vicariously Here.

Website link: Making Sense of English  

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