Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams was born in the USA to parents from Arpino, Italy. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, from the University of Akron and worked as a computer programmer for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Valentina has been published in journals such as Akitsu Quarterly, Blithe Spirit, cattails, chrysanthemum, failed haiku, Frogpond, Presence, Ribbons, Wales Haiku Journal, and FemkuMag.

Vandana Parashar

Vandana Parashar is a microbiologist, a teacher and a haiku enthusiast. Her love for brevity made her fall in love with haiku and related Japanese forms of poetry. Her work has been published in cattails, A Hundred Gourds, Creatrix, Naad Anunaad, Sonic Boom, Prune Juice, Asahi Haikuist Network, Failed Haiku, Atoms of Haiku, Frameless Sky, Femku magazine and Human/Kind Journal, Ribbons, Haibun Today, to name a few.

She has a Grand Prix in 8th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest to her credit and prizes and honourable mentions in some other contests including Kukai.

She lives in Panchkula with her husband and two daughters.

She has written a Chapbook, I am.

Veronica Eisert

Veronica Eisert is a life long author of children's stories, published poetry, and various works. She believes in the creative tomes of great literature and has a voracious appetite for reading as much as she writes. Veronica, from an early age, has been fascinated with the written art form of Haiku. A newly published book: " Prairie Enlightenment" is a collection of Veronica's Haikus and Wakas. 

Veronika Zora Novak

Veronika Zora Novak resides in Toronto, Canada.  She studied at George Brown College and graduated with honours in Medical Office Administration in 1999 with honours.  She has been writing haiku, tanka and creating haiga since 2012.  Her work has been published in acclaimed journals such as Under the Basho, Sonic Boom, Weird Laburnum, Chrysanthemum, Failed Haiku, Bones, Hedgerow, Prune Juice, Bleached Butterfly, Femku, The Plum Tree Tavern, Stardust, Luca's Lily Pad,  Atlas Poetica, Moonbathing - A Journal of Women's Tanka, The Bamboo Hut and many others.

Wayne Kingston

Wayne Kingston is retired and lives in the USA. His interests are cooking, faith, family and walking.

Wayne’s third volume of poetry, Pillow Talk Soliloquy, is currently listed on Amazon. Previous volumes (Eclectic Discernment, Listen Small) are also available, as well as Barnes and Noble.

Wayne's 4th volume of Poetry  Sound the Depth  is now available at Amazon.


wendy c bialek

Wendy is an internationally published/award-winning painter, photographer, sculptor and poet.

Wendy Toth Notarnicola

Wendy Toth Notarnicola is a freelance editor living in Long Valley, New Jersey with her husband, three children, and a menagerie. She enjoys reading,  nature walks, playing flute in a community orchestra, and writing haiku. Her work has been accepted for publication in several haiku journals, including Poetry Pea, Presence, Frogpond, Wales Haiku Journal, Hedgerow, and the Haiku Society of America’s 2020 Anthology.  She received an honorable mention from the 34th Annual Cherry Blossom/Sakura Festival Haiku Contest and is a finalist in the 31st Ito En Oi Ocha Shinhaiku Contest, Japan.

William O'Sullivan
Willie R Bongcaron

Born 1958 in Manila, Philippines, Mr. Willie Bongcaron, or Bongky to his friends, is an adherent of short Japanese poetry forms. He has self-published two haiku books at, namely: Missing You, A Collection of Short Poems (2017) and Haiku Nuggets, A Collection of Short Poems (2018). He has collaborated with other haiku poets in anthologies like Yanty's Butterfly (2016) and Half A Rainbow (2020). He is a contributing poet at Living Haiku Anthology, Living Senryu Anthology , Under the Basho and others. Currently, he is the owner/administrator of two Facebook Groups: Haiku Nuggets and Haiku: Then & Now.

Zahra Mughis
Spellbound by the magic of words, Zahra Mughis is an aspiring writer and poet from Lahore, Pakistan. A student of economics and social sciences, she enjoys juggling between numbers and words.

A course activity in college introduced her to haiku as a Japanese poetry form , and she has been fascinated by it ever since. Stringing together words and verses to capture moments and tell stories of life, wonder, and joy, she started her own tanshi (micropoetry) journey in 2019.

A scribbler, she also writes prose and essays. Her other interests include history, culture, cityscape, and cricket. 

BMC logoBuy me a coffee