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Anne Carly Abad

Born in Quezon City, Philippines
Living in Quezon City, Philippines
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S.M. Abeles

Born  New Jersey, USA
Living in Washington, D.C., USA
http://www.emptyskypoetry.blogspot.com
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Barnabas AdelekeBarnabas Ìkéolúwa Adélékè

Born 1990 in Okuku, Osun State, Nigeria
Living in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Apart from writing haiku, Barnabas is an artist who majors in realism. He hopes to be one of Africa’s best hyperrealists in the nearest future and a renowned haiku poet. He is currently studying to bag a degree from a Nigerian University.

Kwaku Feni AdowKwaku Feni Adow

Born 1988 in Atonsu-Nsuta, Ghana.
Living in Akosombo, Ghana.

Kwaku is a writer, poet, teacher and student from Ghana, currently pursuing a degree in one of the country's University. He describes himself as a lover of literature and music.

Blog: https://witwriteblog.wordpress.com


 

Adjei Agyei-BaahAdjei Agyei-Baah

 
Born 1977 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Living in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Adjei, is an English language lecturer and the co-founder Africa Haiku Network and Poetry Foundation Ghana. He doubles as the co-editor of the Mamba Journal, Africa’s first haiku periodical and champions an avant-garde type of haiku dubbed “Afriku”, which seeks to project the unique sights, sounds, and settings of Africa. He discovered haiku through his fellow countryman, Nana Fredua-Agyeman and tasted his first journal publication with Shamrock in 2011.

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Ramesh Anand

Born 1980 in Tanjore, India
Living in Bengaluru, India
http://haikuramesh.blogspot.in
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Ramesh Anand resides in Bengaluru and works as a NPI Manager for Philips. His short forms have appeared in 16 countries and translated to 8 foreign languages. His latest awards are international first prize in 19th Mainichi and Magazine IRIS international haiku 2015 contests, and Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award.

Born 1971 in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
Living in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
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Hortensia Anderson

Mike Andrelczyk

Born 1982 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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Billy Antonio

Born 1975 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines
Living in Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines
http://themoss-coveredwell.blogspot.com
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Dawn Apanius

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Sanjuktaa Asopa

Born in Kolkata, India
Living in Belgaum, India
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Joseph Salvatore Aversano

Born in Farmingdale, New York, USA
Living in Ankara, Turkey
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Pamela A. Babusci

Born 1950 in Rochester, New York, USA
Living in Rochester, New York, USA
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Don BairdDon Baird

Born 1947 in Denver Colorado, USA
Living in Palmdale, California, USA
http://www.kungfukarate.com
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Ludmila BalabanovaLudmila Balabanova

Born in Novi Pazar, Bulgaria
Living in Sofia, Bulgaria


Johnny Baranski

Born 1948 in Chicago Illinois, USA
Living in Vancouver, Washington, USA
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Collin Barber

Born 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living in Marion, Arkansas, USA
http://collinbarber.com
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Valeria Barouch

Born 1951 in Zug, Switzerland
Living in Cologny, Switzerland
http://www.quettar-orenyallo.ch/

Roberta Beary

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Living in County Mayo, Ireland
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Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo

Born 1924 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Living in Haifa, Israel
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Goda V. Bendoraitiene

Living in Klaipeda, Lithuania
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Brad Bennett

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
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Johannes S. H. Bjerg

Born 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Living in Højby, Denmark
http://2tongues.blogspot.com
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Ginka Biliarska

Born 1946 in Bulgaria
Died 2007

Robyn Hood BlackRobyn Hood Black

Robyn Hood Black makes poems and art in the balmy South Carolina Lowcountry of the US. Her haiku appear in several journals and anthologies. A children’s book author, her published works include fiction, nonfiction, and many poems in anthologies and magazines.

Born 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Living in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
http://robynhoodblack.com & http://artsyletters.com


 

Danny BlackwellDanny Blackwell

Born 1977 in the UK
Living in Spain
d blackwell is a british born poet residing elsewhere
http://dannyblackwell.blogspot.com.es/ 
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Wilfredo R. Bongcaron

Born in Manila, Philippines
Living in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines


David Boyer

Born 1974 in Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Stamford, CT., USA
I had written poetry (badly, lazily) for most of my life. It was in finding haiku, and the brilliant and supportive community of modern haiku poets, that my work started to come into focus.





Mark E. Brager

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living in Columbia, Maryland, USA

Ed Bremson

Randy Brooks, portrait by Jessica SebokRandy Brooks


Born 1954 in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA
Living in Taylorville, Illinois, USA
http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com
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Dr. Randy M. Brooks is a Dean and Professor of English at Millikin University. He teaches courses on the global haiku traditions at Millikin with student work available on the MU Haiku web site: http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku. He and his wife, Shirley Brooks, are co-editors and publishers of Brooks Books, and co-editors of Mayfly magazine. He serves as web editor of Modern Haiku and Frogpond journals. A collection of his haiku, School’s Out, was published by Press Here.


Ralf Bröker

Born 1968 in Ochtrup, NRW, Germany
Living in Ochtrup, NRW, Germany
http://www.broeker-online.de

Dawn Bruce

Living in Sydney, Australia
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Helen Buckingham

James Roderick BurnsJames Roderick Burns

Born 1972 in Great Britain
Living in Edinburgh, Scotland

James Roderick Burns' short-form collections 'The Salesman's Shoes' (tanka) and 'Greetings from Luna Park' (sedoka) are published by Modern English Tanka Press. He is managing editor of the UK journal Other Poetry, and lives and works in Edinburgh.

Simone K. Busch

Born in Berlin, Germany
Living in Tokyo, Japan
http://simonekbusch.blogspot.jp/

Sondra J. Byrnes

Sondra J. Byrnes

Living in Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA

Her poetry has been published in Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Ribbons, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Moongarlic, among others. Byrnes, together with Charles Trumbull, started the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group in February 2015.  She was elected Secretary of the Haiku Society of America in 2015 and serves on the Planning Committee for Haiku North America 2017 in Santa Fe.  Byrnes is a retired law and business professor from the University of Notre Dame; she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Along with short form poetry, Byrnes is interested in ikebana and chanoyu.  

Pris Campbell

Terry Ann Carter

Paul Chambers

Born 1986 in Newport, Wales
Living in Newport, Wales
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Salil ChaturvediSalil Chaturvedi

Born 1968, India
Currently residing in Goa, India
Website/blog: http://salilchaturvedi.blogspot.in

Salil Chaturvedi took to haiku in 2007 and has turned into a haiku addict. It is a form that allows him to enter the stream which flows all around us, right here, right now. And the stream is addictive. He also writes short fiction and poetry that has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.


 

Sonam Chhoki

Dennis Chibi

Marta ChocilowskaMarta Chocilowska

Born: 1950 in Warsaw, Poland
Living in: Warsaw, Poland
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Website: http://www.majorkowo.blogspot.com/

Marta Chocilowska is a retired economist, fan of cats, music, poetry and cycling. In 2013 she joined the Warsaw Haiku School - KUZU. Marta is also a founding member and a Treasurer of the Polish Haiku Association, established in February, 2016.

Margaret ChulaMargaret Chula

Born 1947 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Living in Portland, Oregon USA
Contact the poet at: http://www.margaretchula.com

Marion Clarke

Born 1965 in Northern Ireland
Living in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (UK)
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Tom Clausen

Born 1951 in Ithaca, New York, USA
Living in Ithaca, New York, USA
http://home.earthlink.net/~tclausen

Kirsten Cliff

Born 1977 in Auckland, New Zealand
Living in Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
http://kirstencliffwrites.blogspot.com

Virginie Colline

Carlos Colón

Born 1953 in Shreveport Louisiana, USA
Living in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Susan Constable

Born 1943 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Living in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Pamela Cooper

Gillena Cox

Born 1950 in St. Georges Grenada
Living in St. James, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
http://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com

Kat Creighton

Neelam Dadhwal

Damir Damir

Tracy DavidsonTracy Davidson

Born 1970 in Paisley, Scotland
Living in Warwickshire, England

Mary Davila

Born in Buffalo New York, USA
Living in Buffalo, New York, USA
http://www.petalsinthelight.com

Cherie Hunter DayCherie Hunter Day

Born in Morristown, NJ, USA
Living in Cupertino, CA, USA

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Tatjana Debeljački

Andrzej Dembonczyk

Jan Dobb

Margaret Dornaus

Jerry Dreesen

Helene DucHélène Duc

Born 1982 in Chauny, France.
Living in Bichancourt, France.

Nikola Đuretić

Lynn Edge

Born 1943 in Texas, USA
Lives in Tivoli, Texas, USA


Robert Epstein

Born 1954 in New York City, New York, USA
Living in El Cerrito, California, USA

Claire Everett

Born in Shropshire England
Living in North Yorkshire, England
http://thosethr3words.wordpress.com

Born in Hartford Connecticut, USA
Living in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA
http://donnafleischer.wordpress.com

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Living in London, England

Lorin Ford

Born 1947 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Living in Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
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Sylvia Forges-Ryan

Born 1937 in New York City, New York, USA
Living in North Haven, Connecticut, USA

Laryalee (Lary) Fraser

August 22, 1940 – October 16, 2013

Terri L. FrenchTerri L. French

Born 1959 in US. 
Currently resides in Huntsville, AL.
Freelance writer and poet, former Southeast Coordinator of the Haiku Society of America, prior editor of Prune Juice Journal of senryu, kyoka and haibun, present assistant editor Living Senryu Anthology, and is presently secretary of The Haiku Foundation.


 

Damien GabrielsDamien Gabriels

Born 1959 in Wattrelos, France
Living in Leers, France
Haikus au fil des jours website
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Translations into English by Vincent Hoarau

Chase Gagnon

Born 1995 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living in Madison Heights, Michigan, USA
http://poetryofchasegagnon.webs.com

Mike Gallagher

Jack Galmitz

Denis M. Garrison

Born 1946 in Hampton, Iowa, USA
Living in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Victor P. Gendrano

Born in the Philippines
Living in Lakewood, California, USA
http://haikuharvest.blogspot.com

Pat GeyerPat Geyer

Born 1951 in Newark, NJ, USA.
Living in East Brunswick, NJ, USA

Amrao Gill

Mariza G Góes

Merrill Ann Gonzales

Born in Queens, New York, USA
Living in Dayville, Connecticut, USA
http://snowbirdpress.wordpress.com

Brent Goodman

Chris Gordon

Born 1966 in Toronto, Canada
Living in Eugene, Oregon, USA
http://antantantantant.wordpress.com
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Joann Grisetti

Anita Curran Guenin

Born 1937 in USA.
New England native and presently California resident.
Student of haiku since 2010. 


 

Rohini Gupta

Lee Gurga

Born 1949 in Chicago Illinois, USA
Living in Lincoln, Illinois, USA
Lee Gurga is a past president of the Haiku Society of America and former editor of the journal Modern Haiku. He is currently editor of Modern Haiku Press. He works as a general dentist in the farming community of Lincoln, Illinois.
His awards include three first prizes in international haiku contests, an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellowship, the Japan-America Society of Chicago's Cultural Achievement Award, and, in his professional work as a dentist, an American Red Cross Healthcare Heroes Award.


Jennifer HambrickJennifer Hambrick

Born in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living in Columbus, Ohio, USA

A classical musician and public radio broadcaster, her poetry has been honored with a Pushcart Prize nomination, and her debut chapbook, Unscathed (NightBallet Press), was nominated for the Ohioana Book Award.  Her work has been published in Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, Hedgerow, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.
Her blog, Inner Voices, is at www.jennifermhambrick.com.

Born 1983 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

John Hawkhead

Living in Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom
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William J. Higginson

Steve HodgeSteve Hodge

Born 1953 in the United States
Living in White Lake, Michigan, U.S.

Steve Hodge is the editor of Prune Juice, a Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and Haiga. An award winning and anthologized poet, Steve’s work has appeared in many haiku publications, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest and others. 

Ikeda SumikoIkeda Sumiko (池田澄子 Ikeda Sumiko)

Born 1936 in Kamakura, Kaganaga Prefecture, Japan

Grew up in Nîgata Prefecture. Began composing haiku in her 40s. Studied haiku with Horî Kei and Mitsuhashi Toshio. Won the 36th Modern Haiku Association Award in 1989, and So Sakon Haiku Award in 2006. Became a Kadokawa Haiku Award judge. Her major haiku collections are, Sky Garden [Sora no niwa] (1998); Before I Knew I Was Born as a Human [Itsushika hito ni umarete] (1993); Gendai Haiku Collection Vol. 29: Ikeda Sumiko [Gendai haiku bunko 29: Ikeda Sumiko] (1995); The Sailing Ship [Yukufune] (2000); Story on a Soul [Tamashî no hanashi] (2005); Dear Sir in Reply [Haihuku] (2011).

Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)
 

Born 1969 in Vratsa, Bulgaria
Living in Marietta, Georgia, USA

Lex JoyAlexander (Lex) B. Joy

Born 1989, USA
Resides in New England
Alexander B. Joy holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Some of his writings are published under the name "Lex Joy."


 

Jim Kacian

Born 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Living in Winchester, Virginia, USA
http://www.redmoonpress.com
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Elmedin Kadric

Born 1990 in Novi Pazar, Serbia
Living in Helsingborg, Sweden
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Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian

Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian is a haiku writer, and a writer of many things. He is the co-founder of Africa Haiku Network and co-editor of its Mamba journal.
He runs a private website: https://emmanueljessiekalusian.wordpress.com


 

Robert Kania

Born 1964 in Opole Lubelskie, Poland
Living in Warsaw, Poland
http://bliskomilczenia.blogspot.com
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Kaneko Tōta

(The poet's family name is Kaneko)
Born 1919 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

VP Kapoor

V. P. Kapoor

Born 1941 in India
Living in India
First name Vishnu, a widower at present living in Chennai, India. Interests - Urdu ghazals, philosophy, appreciation of art ( painting ) & literature, and astrology. Composing Haiku since Feb 06 after a chance introduction to this genre of poetry in the Japanese stall at Delhi Book Fair.

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Kawana TsugioKawana Tsugio (川名つぎお)

Born 1935 in Tokyo, Japan

Currently, Secretary of the Modern Haiku Association (Gendaihaikukyôkai), and General Manager of the Yearbook Department. He is a professional screenwriter and playwright. He is the winner of the Okinawa Memorial Day Haiku Prize, 2004. In 1957, he entered Kokugakuin University, and founded the Film Club. That same year he produced the short film, Chîsana gen'ei [The Little Mirage: An Urban Boy’s Dream, 20 min.], the first independent movie produced by a student in Japan (excepting those of the Fine Arts program at Nihon University).

In 1958, he focused on the problem of education in rural areas, producing the short film, Yama ni ikiru ko ra [The Children Live in a Mountain; 27 min.]. This was his first professional work. In 1965, he founded the Partisan Style Poetry Book Club [Paruchizan shiki shishu no kai], and gathered donations for the publication of his own book of poetry. As a result, Hatachi no gûwa [The Fables of Twenty] was published.

In 1968, he became deeply involved in significant social movements of the era — anti-war, anti-nuclear, anti-establishment, etc. He published his book of poetry, Seishun no kigen [The Origin of Adolescence], then made a film featuring night-school students in poverty, Dakkan soshite kaihô [Get Back and Liberate It; 87 min.]. This film created newfound enthusiasm among student-movement activists to produce their own works, especially via Zengakuren [the All-Japan Federation of Student Self-Governing Associations]. Moreover, he edited a poetic anthology of a group of young activist-authors, Eikyû kakumei no koiuta [Love Song of Permanent Revolution], published in 1969. His major haiku collections are Tei [Degree] (Modern Haiku Association Press, 1992), Jin [Questions] (Modern Haiku Association Press, 2005), and Ani [However] (Modern Haiku Association Press, 2014).

Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)

 

David J. KellyDavid J Kelly


Born in 1963 in Middlesex, Greater London, UK.
Currently resident in Dublin, Ireland.
David J Kelly is a scientist by training (PhD in Zoology), but has been fascinated by the music of language for longer than he can remember. His main hobbies are birds and words. David’s first collection, Hammerscale from the Thrush’s Anvil (Alba Publishing), was published in November 2016.


 

Nicholas KlacsanzkyNicholas Klacsanzky

Born in Seattle, USA
Living in Kyiv, Ukraine

Nicholas Klacsanzky is the editor of Haiku Commentary, an online journal for the analysis of haiku and related forms. He started to write haiku with the inspiration of his father, George Klacsanzky, who was the editor of the journal Haiku Zasshi Zo. Nicholas also volunteers as a haiku mentor online.

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Tricia Knoll

Born in Chicago Illinois, USA
Living in Portland, Oregon, USA
http://triciaknoll.com
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Philomene Kocher

Born in Wiarton Ontario, Canada
Living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
http://www.singinginthesilo.ca
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Marek Kozubek

S.M. Kozubek

Born 1947 in Evanston Illinois, USA
Living in Sarasota, Florida, USA

After retiring from practicing law, S. M. Kozubek devotes more time to writing haiku and other poetry, plays, flash fiction and other works. He also leads writing workshops. His poems have appeared in ICON, Journal of Modern Poetry, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Prune Juice, bottle rockets, Skylark, Atlas Poetica and other anthologies.
https://mkozubek1.wordpress.com

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Born in Karnataka, India
Living in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Born 1954 in Moscow, Russia
Living in Dublin, Ireland
http://kudryavitsky.webs.com
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David G. Lanoue

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Living in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
http://haikuguy.com

Michael Henry Lee

Born 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Living in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA

Priscilla Lignori

Born 1953 in Brooklyn, New York USA
Living in Montgomery, New York USA

Eva LimbachEva Limbach


Born 1958 in Germany
Living in Saarbrücken, a German town near the French border. Since 2012 she has been writing haiku, senryu and sometimes haibun.

http://evamaria-limbach2.blogspot.de/

Ramona Linke

Born 1960 in Wansleben am See, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Living in Salzatal / Beesenstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Gregory LongeneckerGregory Longenecker

Born 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA
Living in Pasadena, California USA
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Roamn LyakhovetskyRoman Lyakhovetsky

 Originally from Russia, Roman Lyakhovetsky now lives in Israel. His haiku and tanka appeared in various journals including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Scifaikuest, and A Hundred Gourds, among others.


Maya LyubenovaMaya Lyubenova

Born 1956 in Bulgaria
Living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
A title-holder of the World Haiga Association Master Haiga Artist.

John McDonald

Living in Edinburgh, Scotland
http://zenspeug.blogspot.com

Mamta Madhavan

Maeda HiroshiMaeda Hiroshi (前田弘)

Born 1939 in Osaka, Japan

Moved to Hokkaido in 1943, and grew up there. In high school, he founded the haiku journal-group, Kaze [Wind], which later became Haguruma [Gears]. Studied haiku with Suzuki Ishio, and moved to Tokyo in 1963. He joined the Modern Haiku Association in 1982, becoming Executive Director [kanji], Chief of the Yearbook Department, and Chief of the Advertising Department of the MHA, in 2001. Became the official leader of the Haguruma journal-group in 2006. Later, became the chief editor of the Gendai Haiku Journal of the MHA. Won the 2010 “Second Prize,” 65th Modern Haiku Association Award. In the following year, won the “First Prize” of the 66th Modern Association Award.

Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)


JayashreeJayashree Maniyil

Born 1971 in Bombay, India
Living in Melbourne, Australia

Anna Maris

Born 1970 in Malmö, Sweden
Living in Övraby, Sweden

Svetlana Marisova

Born 1990 near Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Lived in New Zealand from 2004
March 17, 1990 - September 7, 2011
 

Anna Mazurkiewicz


Born 1978 in Chelm, Poland
Living in Chelm, Poland
http://www.haikuje.blogspot.com/

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Radka Mindova


Born 1961 in Bulgaria
Living in Sliven, Bulgaria
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Matthew MoffettMatthew Moffett

Born in 1987 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA
Living in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA

Matthew Moffett currently teaches Introduction to Academic Writing and Freshman Composition at Mid Michigan Community College, but hopes to someday teach a course devoted solely to haiku and related forms. He hopes you enjoy his poems!


Beverly Acuff Momoi

Living in Mountain View, California, U.S.A.

Morisu RanMorisu Ran (森須蘭)

Born 1961 in Tokyo, Japan

Graduated from Ferris Women’s Junior College (now Ferris Women’s University). She began writing haiku during her days at Ferris, and joined the MHA in 1993. Within the MHA, she worked as a committee member of the Youth Department, the Study Department, the Junior Study Department, and the Information Technology Department. Today, she works as a committee member of the Yearbook Department, and is the Executive Director of the Tokyo Chapter of the MHA. She is also a judge of the “ITO-EN Ôi Ocha New Haiku Contest.” She has led her journal-group Dionysian [Saien] since 2000. Her major haiku collections include, Only to See You [Kimi ni au tame] (2000), and The Sky Ship [Sorafune] (2010). She has also published educational books, such as Memorizing 100 Haiku to become a Master (2009).

Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)

 

H. Gene Murtha

Born 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lived in New Jersey, USA
19 October 1955 – 9 October 2015

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

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NikaNika

Born 1946, Spokane, Washington, USA
Current Residence: Victoria, BC, Canada
Nika is the pen name of retired educator Jim Force. He currently writes with The Heron’s Quill in Victoria where he is a member of Haiku Arbutus. His haiku have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He has published two chapbooks: frogs singing (1993) and snail my friend (2015).


Nancy Nitrio


 

Veronika Zora Novak

 

Gail OareGail Oare

Born 1952 in USA
Gail Oare is a retired science publishing executive. She writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and consults.


 

Polona Oblak

Rita OdehRita Odeh

Born 1960 in Nazareth, Israel
Resides in Nazareth, Israel
Website/Blog: http://rita-odeh.blogspot.com/

I have B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Haifa University. I am a high school teacher for English and Creative Writing in my town. I write poetry, short stories, novels and literary articles. I am fond of writing short poems, haiku, tanka and creating haiga. Many of my poems and short stories, as well as some literary articles and book reviews and translated texts, have been published in a number of journals and newspapers in my country as well as online journals. I was chosen to be a contributor for Daily Haiku in the 5th cycle: April 2008 to September 2008. My haiku have been published in Daily Haiku, Simply Haiku, tinywords and other journals.


 

Ôi TsuneyukiÔi Tsuneyuki (大井恒行)

Born 1948 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Attended Ritsumeikan University night school, in Kyoto. Although he wasn't a member of any sectarian group, he was committed to the Ampo protests of the 1970s. In his Junior year, he dropped out of school and went to Tokyo to become a writer. Today he is a member of the Modern Haiku Association and the Japan Writers’ Association. He is a judge of the Modern Haiku Association Awards for New Poets. He is also President of the National Bookstore Workers, and the Workers Union Connection Council.

Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)

 

Tom Painting

Born 1951 in Rochester, New York, USA
Living in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Dejan Pavlinović

Born 1968 in Pula, Croatia
Living in Pula, Croatia

 


 

Diana Petkova

Born 1961 in Dolna banya, Bulgaria
Living in Dolna banya, Bulgaria
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Stella Pierides

Born in Athens, Greece
Living in Neusaess, Germany and London, UK
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Sandi Pray

Born 1949 in Maryland, USA
Living in North Carolina & Florida, USA
http://ravencliffs.blogspot.com

Christopher Provost

Born 1970 in Springfield, MA, USA
Living in Nashua, NH, USA
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Tony Quagliano

Philippe Quinta

Born 1960 in Perpignan, France

Translations into English by Vincent Hoarau

Kala Ramesh

Born in Chennai, India
Living in Pune, India
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Dave Read


Born 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
http://davereadpoetry.blogspot.ca

Michael Rehling

Born 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living in Presque Isle, Michigan, USA

Jane ReichholdJane Reichhold

Born 1937 in Lima, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died in 2016

I’ve been writing haiku since the 1960s and have published over 40 books of haiku, renga, and tanka. I have translated 7 books from the Japanese with the best seller being Basho The Complete Haiku. Writing and Enjoying Haiku, also published by Kodansha, along with A Dictionary of Haiku, by AHA Books, are still often on Amazon’s best-seller list. The latest tanka book, was translated with Machiko Kobayashi from Akiko Yosano’s most famous book, Midaregami – Tangled HairAHApoetry.com was started in 1995 and  AHAforum is the place poets meet online since 2006.

Alexis Rotella

Born 1947 in Johnstown Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Arnold, Maryland, USA
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Cynthia Rowe

Born in Melbourne, Australia
Living in Sydney, Australia
http://www.cynthiarowe.com.au
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Jacob SalzerJacob Salzer

Born in Renton, WA USA
Living Vancouver, WA, USA
Jacob Salzer is a haiku poet who served as the managing editor for an international Haiku Nook Anthology: Yanty’s Butterfly (2016), and is currently the managing editor for a haiku anthology dedicated to people who don’t have access to clean water. His poetry blog can be found at: http://jacobsalzerpoetry.blogspot.com


Ernesto P. SantiagoErnesto P. Santiago


Born 1967 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Living in Athens, Greece 
Ernesto P. Santiago says "He is too small for his ego. He is enough for himself." He lives in Athens, Greece, where he continues to explore the poetic myth of his senses, and has recently become interested in the study of haiku and its related forms.


Janak Sapkota


Born 1987 in Baglung, Nepal
Living in Fribourg, Switzerland

Agnes Eva Savich

Born 1976 in Krakow, Poland
Living in Austin, Texas, USA
Agnes Eva Savich has been writing haiku since 2003. A featured Southwestern Haijin in Roadrunner Haiku Journal (2006), she continues to be published in haiku journals, and has an early collection of poetry, The Watcher: Poems (Cedar Leaf Press, 2009).
https://agnesevasavich.wordpress.com
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Vessislava Savova

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
Living in Sofia, Bulgaria
http://vessislava.blogspot.com

Gabriel Sawicki

Born 1983 in Wroclaw, Poland
Living in Wroclaw, Poland

Ken SawitriKen Sawitri

Born 1964 in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at the Universitas Indonesia.

She dedicated her haiku for her motherland in "Listen, The Spice Whispers" and recorded her journey in the haiku at http://thisissawitri.blogspot.com

Olivier SchopferOlivier Schopfer

Born 1966 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Living in Geneva, Switzerland

Olivier Schopfer has a degree in American and English literature. He is a member of the Haiku Society of America (HSA) and of the European Haiku Society (EHS). He likes to capture the moment in haiku, haiga and photography.
He also writes articles in French about etymology and everyday expressions: http://olivierschopferracontelesmots.blog.24heures.ch/

 

 

Carl Seguiban

Born in Zamboanga City, Philippines
Living in British Columbia, Canada

David Serjeant

Born 1971 in Manchester, United Kingdom
Living in Chesterfield, United Kingdom
http://distantlightning.blogspot.com

Shloka Shankar

Born 1989 in Bangalore, India
Living in Bangalore, India

Adelaide B. Shaw

Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Millbrook, NY.  She has been writing haiku and other Japanese short form poetry for over 45 years. Her haiku book, An Unknown Road, won third place in the Kanterman 2009 awards, and is available on Amazon Kindle.
Her haiku blog is: http://www.adelaide-whitepetals.blogspot.com


 

Keith Simmonds

Born in St.Philip, Barbados
Living in Rodez, France

 

Michael SmeerMichael Smeer

Born 1963 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
Living in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
His preferred style is haiku in English. Michael is the founder of 'My Haiku Pond & Academy', dedicated to English language haiku and related poetry, Culture & Art. Since May, 2016 he is the Vice President of the European Haiku Society (EHS).
http://MyHaikuPond.com

Charlie Smith

Tatjana Stefanović

Born 1960 in Belgrade, Serbia
Living in Belgrade, Serbia

Tatjana Stefanović is a lawyer by profession. She writes fairy-tales, haiku, and poetry (modern and for children). Her haiku have won a good number of awards and have been included in a number of collections and journals, in her country and abroad. Tatjana is a member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (USA).

John StevensonJohn Stevenson

Born 1948 in Ithaca, New York, USA
Living in Nassau, New York, USA
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Iliyana StoyanovaIliyana Stoyanova

Born 1969 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Living in St Albans, UK
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Debbie StrangeDebbie Strange

Born 1955 in Canada
Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Debbie Strange is a maker of poems, music, photographs, and art. She has an affinity for birds and water, and feels most at peace when exploring nature with her husband. Debbie's creative passions are her solace and salvation, connecting her more closely to the world and to herself.
website: http://www.debbiemstrange.blogspot.ca


 

Alan Summers Poet Hotel shot taken in Amsterdam 2015Alan Summers

Born 1956 in London, UK
Living in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK
Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning writer. Yomiuri Shimbun (14 million readers in Japan) said on his birthday in 2002: "...as dry as vintage champagne." He runs With Words, which organises haiku based projects. His latest book Writing Poetry: The Haiku Way is due out early 2017.

André SurridgeAndré Surridge

Born 1951 in Hull, England
Living in Hamilton, New Zealand. He is the winner of several writing awards for haiku including the Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award (JAPAN); Jane Reichhold International Prize (USA) and the Janice Bostok International Haiku Award (AUS).
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Rachel Sutcliffe

Born 1977 in Harrogate North, Yorkshire, UK
Living in Huddersfield West, Yorkshire, UK
https://projectwords11.wordpress.com/
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Born 1946 Tokyo, Japan
Living in Sanda, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.

George SwedeGeorge Swede

Born 1940 in Riga, Latvia
Living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://georgeswede.com/
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Lech SzeglowskiLech Szeglowski

Born 1959 in Gdansk, Poland
Studied Polish Philology and Postgraduate Studies of Speech Therapy at the University of Gdansk. He has been reading Japanese genre poetry since the late 1980s and writing haiku since the early 2000s. Rarely published, but his haiku in English have received several awards and appeared in various magazines and anthologies.
http://haikuwordlech.blogspot.com/
http://lechaiku.blogspot.com/


​Irena Iris Szewczyk

Born in Warsaw, Poland​
Living in Warsaw, Poland​
A board member of the Polish Haiku Association. A title-holder of the World Haiga Association Master Haiga Artist.
http://iris-haiku.blogspot.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/irena_iris_szewczyk/

Takatô AkaneTakatô Akane (高遠朱音)

Born 1985 in Tokyo, Japan (birth name Kaneko Risa)

Won the “ITO-EN Ôi Ocha New Haiku Contest” in 1999. Joined the MHA in 2000, as its youngest-ever member. In 2007, graduated from Risshô University and began work in web design. At the same time began work as a committee member of the Junior Study Department of the MHA. Her major haiku collection is Night Flyer (2009).

 

TanedaTaneda Santōka (種田 山頭火)

3 December 1882 – 11 October 1940

Dietmar Tauchner

Born 1972 in Neunkirchen, Austria
Living in Puchberg & Vienna, Austria
http://www.chrysanthemum-haiku.net/

Hansha Teki

Born 1949 in North Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Living in Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
http://hanshateki.com
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Diana Teneva

Born 1966 in Haskovo, Bulgaria
Living in Haskovo, Bulgaria
http://dianart-dten.blogspot.com
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Anusha Tennakoon

Born 1978 in Sri Lanka
Living in Osaka, Japan
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Michelle TennisonMichelle Tennison

Born 1963 in Cumberland, Maryland USA
Living in Blackwood, New Jersey USA

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Scott Terrill

Living in Melbourne, Australia
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Joachim Thiede

Born 1963 in Hamburg, Germany.
Biologist, active as botanist. Works in the IT branch.
http://deutschehaikugesellschaft.de/joachim-thiede/

Tom TicoTom Tico

May 15, 1942 - February 4, 2016
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Zlatka Timenova

Living in Lisbon, Portugal

Paresh Tiwari

Born 1982 in Lucknow, India
Living in Hyderabad, India
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Maria Tomczak

Living in Opole, Poland
http://www.poesi-haiku.blogspot.com
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Ted van Zutphen

Born 1950 in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Living in a mobile home travelling USA
http://nierf.com
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Saša Važić

Born 1952 in Belgrade, Serbia
Living in Belgrade, Serbia
http://haikureality.theartofhaiku.com

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Christine L. Villa

Born in Quezon City, Philippines
Living in Sacramento, California, USA
http://blossomrain.blogspot.com
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Steliana Cristina Voicu


From Ploiesti, Romania


 

Ella Wagemakers

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Angie Werren

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Neal Whitman

Born 1948 in Boston Massachusetts, USA
Living in Pacific Grove, California, USA
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Dick Whyte

Born 1978 in Auckland, New Zealand
Living in Wellington, New Zealand
http://www.wayfarergallery.net
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Urszula Wielanowska

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Joshua Eric WilliamsJoshua Eric Williams


Born 1983 in Carrollton, GA, USA
Joshua Eric Williams is from Carrollton, GA. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from Western State Colorado University. His work explores and experiments with short forms (including haiku, senryu, epigrams, sonnets, pantoums, and villanelles).


 

Laura "Lolly" Williams

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Rodney WilliamsRodney Williams

Born 1956 in Australia
Living in Trafalgar, within the Gippsland region of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia

Rodney Williams has been Secretary of the Australian Haiku Society since mid-2014. His poems in Japanese short-forms and longer genres have been published in various journals/ collections over the last decade, at home and overseas. In 2013, Ginninderra Press (Port Adelaide) released his book A bird-loving man: haiku and tanka.  The first fifteen haiku included here were also included in his book.

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Robert D. Wilson

Born 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Living in Philippines
http://lousymirror.blogspot.com
http://simplyhaikujournal.com
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Sheila Windsor

Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, U.K.
Living in Bexhill, East Sussex, U.K.
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Sara Winteridge

Living in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, U.K.

John W. Wisdom

Born in Tampa, Florida, USA
Living in South Sarasota, Florida, USA
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Ernest WitErnest Wit

Born: 1961, Poland
Resides: Poland
Blog: http://withaiku.blogspot.com

Ernest Wit is an award-winning Polish author whose work appears regularly in the best English-language haiku magazines and anthologies around the world.

Books Published:
Bitter Wind (Kontekst Publishing House, Poznan, 2015);
Black and White (Red Moon Press, Winchester VA, 2016).


Keith WoodruffKeith Woodruff

Born in San Jose, California, in 1963. Currently living in Ohio and missing the ocean. I have an MA in poetry from Purdue U, and am honored to have had my work appear in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Mayfly, Acorn, A Hundred Gourds, and the Big Sky: the Red Moon anthology.

GerganaGergana Yaninska

Born 1960 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Living in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Gergana Yaninska works as a midwife.  She writes haiku from several years and she has published haiku in "A Hundred Gourds", "Bones", "Cattails", "Frogpond", "Modern Haiku", "Ershik", "The Heron's Nest", "Mainichi Daily News" and haiga in "WHA Haiga Contest", "Cattails", "Daily Haiga" in 2015 and 2016.

Anna YinAnna Yin

Born 1970 in China.
Residing in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
website: http://annapoetry.com


Anna Yin is Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate with six poetry books. Anna won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTY Awards and the 2013 Professional Achievement Award from CPAC etc. Her poems have appeared on Arc Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio etc. She teaches Poetry Alive.

Verica Zivkovic

Born 1957
Lived in Starcevo, Serbia
Died December 10, 2014