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 Poets Listed Alphabetically by Surname

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
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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.



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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Bakhtiyar AminiBakhtiyar Amini

Born in 1975,Tajikistan.
Now live in Germany
Bakhtiyar Amini is the author of three poetry books.


Ramesh Anand

Born 1980 in Tanjore, India
Living in Bengaluru, India
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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
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Dawn Apanius

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Bukusai Ashagawa

Born in Boston, Mass, and lives in Chatanika, Alaska. He’s written over 14,000 haiku, tanka, & haiga. His books can be found in the National Haiku Library, and over fifty Universities throughout the U.S.A. & Japan. His works been translated into six languages. 

"Haiku are meant to evoke an emotional response from the reader ... to light the spark that triggers creative rumination ... They act as literary manifestations ... visions of nature’s seasonal modulations ... They're emotionally tinged words, barely perceptible sensory flickers ... literary etchings of lucid visions transposed into the minds of its readers ... They're meant to act as sensory catalysts ... like the passing of a penciled baton laid out upon a piece of paper that a reader might grasp for in their mind's eye ... all of which prompts the reader to continue exploring the sensory experience elicited from the writers pen ... This is how the literary sketching of poets are intended to function ... as creative muses with which readers can draw from and viscerally apply to their own artistic idioms ... from that lucid space within their heads ... where their minds eye can spark their own creative visions"  -- Bukusai Ashagawa, 2013



Marilyn Ashbaugh

Born 1954, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Current residences: Edwardsburg, Michigan, USA; Gulfstream, Florida, USA
Marilyn Ashbaugh is a poet, organic master gardener, and nature photographer. She makes her summer home in a small village near the shores of Lake Michigan, USA.


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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Taofeek Ayeyemi

Taofeek AyeyemiBorn 1991 in Sango, Ogun State, Nigeria
Living in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Taofeek Ayeyemi, a Nigerian lawyer and writer with works appearing or forthcoming in Lucent Dreaming, Ethel-zine, the QuillS, Modern Haiku, Akitsu Quarterly, contemporary haibun online et al. won Honorable Mention Prize in 2020 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest, 2019 Morioka International Haiku Contest and 2nd Prize in 2016 Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize.


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
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Ludmila BalabanovaLudmila Balabanova

Born in Novi Pazar, Bulgaria
Living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Johnny BaranskiJohnny Baranski

Born 1948 in Chicago Illinois, USA
Died 2018 in Vancouver, Washington, USA

A memorial tribute to Johnny Baranski is archived on the Haiku Northwest website

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Collin Barber

Born 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living in Marion, Arkansas, USA
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Valeria Barouch

Born 1951 in Zug, Switzerland
Living in Cologny, Switzerland

Christopher BaysChristopher Bays

Born 1961 in Otterbach, Germany
Resides in Beavercreek, Ohio

Professor of English at Clark State College in Ohio. In 2021 Red Moon Press published edge of suburbia, Chris’ first book of haibun, haiku and monoku.
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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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Jan BensonJan Benson

Jan Benson is a Pushcart Prize nominated haiku poet living in Texas. Benson's haiku are published in many of the world's leading haiku journals and magazines. Jan is a member of The World Haiku
Association, and Poetry Society of Texas. Jan's profile can be found on The Haiku Foundation "Poet Registry" and online at The Living Senryu Anthology.


Tom Bierovic

born 1949, USA
currently residing in DeLand, Florida

Tom Bierovic (M.Ed., M.Div.) writes poetry, plays Native American flutes and Irish whistles, and drums on bongos and djembe in DeLand, Florida.
You can 'Friend' Tom on Facebook. Blink of a Duck's Eye, a collection of Tom's haiku, senryu, and tanka, is available at


Ginka Biliarska

Born 1946 in Bulgaria
Died 2007

Johannes S. H. Bjerg

Born 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Living in Højby, Denmark
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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 &


Danny BlackwellDanny Blackwell

Born 1977 in the UK
Living in Spain
d blackwell is a british born poet residing elsewhere 
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Oana Aurora BoazuOana Aurora Boazu

Date of birth : 29.09.1978
Place of birth: Craiova city,Romania
Present place of residence: Galati city,Romania

I began writing haiku in 1999 and since then, it has became a way of living. I’ve graduated from Cybernetics but, for me, writing haiku was enriching my personality; like taking a photo, I want to capture the moment and keep it inside for as long as I can.


Wilfredo R. Bongcaron

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

Marshall BoodMarshall Bood

Born: 1980 Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada
Resides: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Marshall Bood’s debut collection is Spring Cleaning (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021).


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
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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: 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

Dawn Bruce

Living in Sydney, Australia
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James G. Brueggemann

Born: Austin, Texas USA (1942)
Current: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA
Born into a Wisconsin pastor’s family, he became a physician, practicing in Duluth, Minnesota for 26 years. His haiku, personal essays and poetry have been published in literary and medical journals since 1979. After the Night Rain, a haiku collection, was published in 2014. He blogs weekly since 2018.


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

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

Lucia CardilloLucia Cardillo

Born in Rodi Garganico (FG), Italy
Living in Rodi Garganico (FG), Italy

She works as assistant at the Umberto Giordano Conservatory of Music and writes haiku and senryu since 2016. Her poems have been published on many blogs and online and printed magazines in the world.
She published her first haiku collection (in Italian and English) in May 2019 “All’ombra del gelso” ed. La Ruota – Italy.


Patricia Carragon

A native New Yorker, Patricia Carragon’s latest books are "The Cupcake Chronicles" (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and "Innocence "(Finishing Line Press). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is one of the executive editors for Home Planet News Online.


Terry Ann Carter

Erin Castaldi

Born 1978
New Jersey, United States

Erin is a writer who became devoted to the pursuit of haiku theory and poetry during her travels around the U.S. She lives in southern New Jersey with her husband and two basset hounds. They operate a small business and are restoring a nineteenth century farm house.


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

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.


Hemapriya ChellappanHemapriya Chellappan

Born 1991 in India

Hemapriya Chellappan is a haikai poet, illustrator and haiga artist who resides in Pune, India. She took to Japanese literary short forms in the summer of 2019. Ever since her works have been published in various international print journals and e-magazines. Her work has also appeared in Living Senryu Anthology and podcasts. When she isn’t daydreaming she writes jokes, sketches landscapes, hums old songs and makes excellent tea.


Sonam Chhoki

Dennis Chibi

Marta ChocilowskaMarta Chocilowska

Born: 1950 in Warsaw, Poland
Living in: Warsaw, Poland
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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
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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

Kirsten Cliff Elliot

Born 1977 in Auckland, New Zealand
Living in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand


Robbie Coburn

Born 1994 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Robbie Coburn is an Australian poet. He grew up on his family's farm in the semi-rural locality of Woodstock, Victoria, which is a large focus of his haiku. His work has appeared in publications such as Poetry, Presence, Windfall and Blithe Spirit and he is a member of The Haiku Society of America. His haiku has also been featured on the Australian Haiku Society website with commentary by Simon Hanson.


Stephen ColganStephen Colgan

Born 1954 USA
Living in Oakland California

Stephen Colgan is a psychotherapist, writer, and photographer. He believes in kindness.


Virginie Colline

Carlos Colón

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

Temple ConeTemple Cone


Temple Cone is Professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy and served as the inaugural Poet Laureate for the city of Annapolis.
He is the author of four books of poetry: Guzzle, That Singing, The Broken Meadow, and No Loneliness.


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

Kat Creighton

Tim CreminTim Cremin

Born: 1957 (USA)
Currently lives in Andover, Massachusetts

Tim Cremin is the author of the poetry chapbook The Way You Run in Dreams, published by Finishing Line Press. His work has appeared in several literary journals, including Frogpond, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Soundings East, and Westview.
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Elizabeth CrocketElizabeth Crocket

Country of birth: Canada
Currently resides: Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth is an award-winning Canadian poet, who has had two books shortlisted for the American Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. She won the 2nd annual Jane Reichhold Photographic Haiga Contest and won 2nd prize in the H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest. Elizabeth has been featured in the Haiku Foundation Haiga Galleries twice, showcasing her collage haiga and photo-haiga. She was co-judge of the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Contest in 2020, and had a photo-haiga commissioned by the City of Burlington for an outdoor art and writing display. She has been widely published in most of the leading haiku journals, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond and Mayfly.


Maire Morrisey CumminsMáire Morrissey Cummins

Born 1958 at Waterford, Ireland

Máire is Irish. She was born by the sea and continues to live by the sea in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, the “Garden” of Ireland. She started writing haiku in 2010. She joined the Irish Haiku Society and Haiku Ireland. She contributed to Shamrock magazine and to the Irish Haiku Society competitions and was published on a regular basis. She was part of the Irish Haiku publication, Bamboo Dreams. She was published by Presence, The British Haiku Society, by AHA or Lynx Journals with Jane Reichold, Daily Haiku, Wednesday Haiku, Acorn, Frogpond and A Hundred Gourds. Currently she contributes to Wales Haiku Journal and to a number of foreign print and online journals. She loves nature, her garden, she paints and writes daily in her retirement.

Willy CuvelierWilly Cuvelier

Born 1941 in Belgium

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I’m a member of the West Flemish haiku circle De Fluweelboom (the sumac). I’m writing haiku in Dutch, French and English.


Neelam Dadhwal

Lydia Royen Damhave

Born 1979 in Frankfurt/M, Germany.
Living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since 2012 haiku and other forms of poetry in literary magazines.


Damir DamirDamir Damir

Born: 1977 in Kotor, Yugoslavia
Resides: Belgrade, Serbia

Damir Janjalija (aka Damir Damir) was born on November 6, 1977 in today’s non-existent Yugoslavia. A sailor by profession, a poet by vocation, and a dharma bum by choice. 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.
Books Published: Imprints of Dreams (Udruženje građana Trablmejker, 2012), Freedom in the Mist (Odličan Hrčak, 2013), Filigree Memories (Književna radionica Rašić, 2017).
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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

Cherie Hunter DayCherie Hunter Day

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

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Tatjana Debeljački

Warren DeckerWarren Decker

Born in the United States in 1977
Living in Japan


Warren Decker is a writer and teacher based in Osaka. In addition to writing haiku and senryu he performs rhythmical poems as Enjambmental.


Andrzej Dembonczyk

Marie Derley

Born 1961 in Belgium
Living in Belgium

Marie Derley is a Belgian poet and painter, graduate in art history. She works in a glass tower in Brussels, and has recently published a volume of haikus: “En souriant” (Smiling in French), Ed. Renée Clairon. She appears regularly in many reviews, mostly in French, and 3 anthologies.


Charlotte DigregorioCharlotte Digregorio

Charlotte Digregorio authored seven books that are book club selections and adoptions as supplemental university texts. She was honored by Illinois’ Governor for her lifelong literary achievements. Her book, “Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing,” encourages writing as a healing exercise with essays/prose passages. It provides resources for publishing/promoting one’s poetry. Her classic is Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. Her haiku collection is Shadows of Seasons. Writing 14 poetic forms, she’s won 56 awards, and was nominated for a Pushcart. She translates poetry from Romance Languages into English. Libraries, hospitals, corporate centers, galleries, and park districts feature her haiga show. She organizes national writers’ conferences; speaks at writers’ organizations/ libraries/chain bookstores; is a university writer-in-residence; teaches haiku in public schools; and judges national writers’ contests. Digregorio hosted a poetry program on public broadcasting, was a Haiku Society of America executive officer, and writes a poetry column for “Winnetka Living” magazine. She blogs about general writing, posting The Daily Haiku from global poets (

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Jan Dobb

Steve DolphySteve Dolphy

Born 1961, Southampton, United Kingdom
Present place of residence: Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Steve worked in business before becoming a clinical psychologist. Whilst living in Vietnam, 1997 to 2001, he studied Vietnamese at the Hanoi National University and started writing haiku. He has published two haiku collections: The Cry of the Duck Egg Seller Ram Publications, 2004 and A Compendium of Glimpses Kindle, 2015.


Anna Maria Domburg-SancristoforoAnna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo

Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo was born in 1948 in Genoa (Italy), but she lives in the Netherlands (The Hague), where she worked as a university lecturer in Italian language and culture at Leiden University.
She writes haiku, senryū, tanka both in Italian and English. Her work has been published in international magazines, blogs and (e-)journals.
Last year she received an honorable mention at the 73rd Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest.

Janice DopplerJanice Doppler

Born 1948 in USA
Living in Massachusetts, USA

Janice is a retired public school teacher and administrator. She writes haiku and haibun. She enjoys tai chi, bird watching, and bird carving.


Margaret Dornaus

Jerry Dreesen

Germain DroogenbroodtGermain Droogenbroodt

Born 1944 in Belgium
Lives in Spain
Germain Droogenbroodt, is a Belgian poet living in Spain, translator and publisher of international poetry. His poetry books are published in 28 countries. His philosophical TAO and ZEN-inspired poetry has been compared with Rabindranath Tagore. He received many international awards, nominated in 2017 for the Nobel Prize of Literature.
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Helene DucHélène Duc

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

Michael DudleyMichael Dudley

Michael Dudley was born in downtown Toronto and reared in Scarborough, Canada. For 35 years he lived and worked in rural Southwestern Ontario. He is the father of three adults and the author of numerous poetry volumes, including pilgrimage (Red Moon Press, 2017), a revised, updated, and expanded volume of new and selected haiku.



Roy DuffieldRoy Duffield

Country of birth: UK
Year of birth: 1988
Current place of residence: Barcelona, Spain
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Roy is a man of few words. Said words can be read in Heliosparrow, Quadrant, Failed Haiku, The Crank, Mamba, postscript, Akitsu Quarterly, Silver Stork and The Journal of Wild Culture.


Nikola Đuretić

Lynn Edge

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

Anna Eklund-Cheong

b. 1959, USA
currently residing in Croissy-sur-Seine, France
Living an expatriate life in France has been rewarding; but now that the nest is empty, I have more time to devote to a creative activity I loved long ago—composing haiku. I embrace the challenges of writing modern, English-Language Haiku (ELH). I also travel, blog, lead tours, and volunteer.


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

David K. EyreDavid Kāwika Eyre

Born in 1946 in the USA and currently lives in Volcano, Hawai‘i.

He has has taught Hawaiian language at Kamehameha Schools for 30 years. His books have won numerous Ka Palapala Po‘okela honors, including the Award of Excellence for By Wind, By Wave, as best natural science book of 2000. Kamehameha–The Rise of a King received the Palapala Po‘okela Award in Hawaiian culture, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, a Read Aloud America award, and a Nënë Award. Eyre’s haiku collection, not a one, was published by Red Moon Press in 2018.


Michael Flanagan

Born 1947 in the USA
Currently live in Minnesota, USA
I live in Minnesota with Lady, my lovable mutt.  I fly fish and write short poems to fill out my life.


Born in Hartford Connecticut, USA
Living in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA

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

Mike FreilingMike Freiling

Born: 1950, San Francisco, CA
Living in: Kyoto, Japan and Vancouver, WA

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Bio: Mike was a co-founder of MIT’s literary magazine Rune (1976), and a Henry Luce Scholar at Kyoto University (1977). In addition to haiku, Mike translates both classical and contemporary Japanese poetry, and writes on topics including contemporary life, culture, economics, and the search for Transcendence.


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

Mike Gallagher

Jack Galmitz

Tim Gardiner

Born 1978, United Kingdom.
Currently resides in UK.

Dr Tim Gardiner is an ecologist, poet and children's author from Manningtree in Essex, UK. His haiku have been published in over 100 print and online magazines and he has been widely anthologised. His first collection of haiku, On the Edge, was published by Brambleby Books in 2017.



Marita Gargiulo

Marita discovered haiku at MIT while editor of a poetry magazine. She has organized poetry contests, haiku nights, and collaborations with an orchestra. Marita has made video haiga and was a Haiku Foundation guest editor. In 2019 she received the Senryu Prize in the Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest.


Denis M. Garrison

Born 1946 in Hampton, Iowa, USA
Living in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Goran Gatalica

Goran Gatalica

Goran Gatalica was born in Virovitica, Croatia, in 1982 and currently resides in Zagreb, Croatia.
He finished both physics and chemistry degrees from the University of Zagreb and proceeded directly to a PhD program after graduation. He has published poetry, haiku, and prose in the literary journals and anthologies.


Victor P. Gendrano

Born in the Philippines
Living in Lakewood, California, USA

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

Brent Goodman

Chris Gordon

Born 1966 in Toronto, Canada
Living in Eugene, Oregon, USA
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Eufemio GriffoEufemia Griffo


Joann Grisetti

Anita Curran Guenin

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


Irina GuliaevaIrina Guliaeva

Born 1991 and residing in Moscow, Russia

Irina writes poems, prose, plays, lyrics of songs and translate poetry of English, Italian and Russian authors. From age of fourteen has been working as a journalist. In 2015 graduated from Literature institute named M. Gorky.
She has a page of her work in the Living Senryu Anthology.


Praniti Gulyani


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.
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Born 1983 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Living in Dhaka, Bangladesh

John HawkheadJohn Hawkhead

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

Su Wai HlaingSu Wai Hlaing

was born and brought up in Burma.
Since she was young, she has been inspired by many Burmese poets and enjoyed reciting the poems and shared them with her family and brother. She was introduced to Haiku by Roger Watson in 2017 and started writing them since then.

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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. 

Nick Hoffman

Born 1970 in Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Living in Cork, Ireland

Nick Hoffman grew up in Michigan, but moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1995. He now lives in Cork, Ireland's second city. His work has appeared in several journals including Acorn, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Shamrock, Prune Juice, Failed Haiku, Scifaikuest and Star*Line.


Clelia Ifrim

from Bucharest, Romania


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

Dan IulianDan Iulian

Born: 1955, Obirsia Olt, Romania
Living in: Bucharest, Romania
Contact: dan_iulian09 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Dan Iulian (pseudonym of Iulian Ciupitu) is a retired engineer. He loves the arts, nature and travels. Since 2011, he meets the world of haiku and joins of the Romanian Kukai Group. Prizes for haiku in English, French, Italian and Romanian languages. Publications in country and abroad.


Roberta Beach JacobsonRoberta Beach Jacobson

Roberta Beach Jacobson is drawn to the magic of words – poetry, puzzles, song lyrics, stand-up comic humor. As a student of tanshi (short poems), she strives to include humor whenever possible. Besides poetry, she writes greeting cards and flash fiction … anything to avoid a day job.

Born 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Residing in Indianola, Iowa, USA


Eva Joan

Born 1960 in Germany
Living in Gluecksburg, Germany
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Colin Stewart JonesColin Stewart Jones

Born 1968 in Manchester, England
Lives in Dingwall, Scotland

Colin does not regard himself as an academic but rather an autodidact who is talented in transforming what he has found, or found out. In a past life, he was the editor in chief of Gean Tree Press which produced Notes from the Gean:haiku journal and many books on haiku.


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
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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.
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Robert Kania

Born 1964 in Opole Lubelskie, Poland
Living in Warsaw, Poland
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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)


William KecklerWilliam Keckler

Born 1966, Steelton, USA.

William Keckler is a poet, translator, fiction writer and visual artist. His books include Sanskrit of the Body, which was selected by Mary Oliver for the National Poetry Series. His favorite haiku poet is everybody.


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.


Mohammad Azim Khan

Born 1951 in Peshawar, Pakistan
Living in Peshawar, Pakistan
Azim Khan is a retired UN official and a graduate from Peshawar University with Master degrees in English Literature and Economics. He took to poetry writing during school days and recently developed special interest in haiku and tanka writing which are published in leading haiku journals.


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
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Philomene Kocher

Born in Wiarton Ontario, Canada
Living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Nadejda KostadinovaNadejda Kostadinova

Born 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Residing Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nadejda Kostadinova came back to writing after a long break in 2017. Getting to grips with the modern poetry she also encountered haiku and got fascinated by its depth and brevity. Since then, her work has been published in various online and printed magazines and has been awarded honorable mentions and prizes in competitions.


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, Mayfly, is/let, A Hundred Gourds, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Skylark, Prune Juice, Red Moon Anthology, failed haiku, hedgerow, Sonic Boom and other publications.


Lavana KrayLavana Kray

Lavana Kray is from Romania.
Over the years, she has won various prizes in haiku and tanka competitions. The World Haiku Association awarded her the title of Master Haiga Artist. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications, as well as in Haiga Exhibitions organized by the World Haiku Association in Japan and Italy. She currently serves as editor of Haiga at Cattails (UHTS).
She has published three photo-haiku books and one tankart collection.


Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Born in Karnataka, India
Living in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Jim KrotzmanJim Krotzman

Born in USA 1949 
Living in Wisconsin USA

Jim Krotzman taught secondary reading and English for 36 years in Wisconsin and Colorado. He started writing haiku and senryu in the 1990s when he wrote along with his students as part of writer’s workshop. He uses irony, contrast, humor, puns and other wordplay in his haiku.


Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Born 1954 in Moscow, Russia
Living in Dublin, Ireland
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David G. Lanoue

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Living in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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

Marcus LiljedahlMarcus Liljedahl

Born 1972 in Malmö, Sweden
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Marcus Liljedahl lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. His poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Bottle Rockets, Noon, Bones, is/let, Under The Basho, Otoliths, and others. Marcus haiku was included in the anthologies Haiku 2015 and Haiku 2016, edited by Scott Metz and Lee Gurga. He was also one of 17 poets to appear in A New Resonance 10, edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts. He is the author of the e-chapbook War Zone.


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.

Kristen LindquistKristen Lindquist

b. 1967, United States
Camden, Maine

Kristen Lindquist is a writer and naturalist living on the coast of Maine.


Ramona Linke

Born 1960 in Wansleben am See, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Living in Salzatal / Beesenstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Eric A. LohmanEric A. Lohman

Eric A. Lohman lives in Powder Springs, GA. He is a psychiatric social worker, composer, avid cyclist and poet. He works in the emergency department of a large urban medical center, evaluating and assisting the homeless, the chemically dependent and the chronically mentally ill. Much of his poetry reflects his response to and efforts to cope with that reality. He also composes music for orchestra as well as smaller ensembles and solo performance, toward similar ends. He has been active in performing and written arts for 35 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in musical theory and composition from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL.


Gregory LongeneckerGregory Longenecker

Born 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA
Living in Pasadena, California USA
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Antonietta Losito

Born 1969 in Mottola, Puglia, Italy.
Currently living in Mottola, Puglia, Italy.
Antonietta Losito is a philosophy teacher who lives in Puglia, Italy.
She wrote her first haiku in 2013 for the XXVII National Literary Haiku Contest 2013 organized by Empiria Edition and the Japan Institute of Culture (Roma), ranked ninth place.


Bob LuckyBob Lucky

born:15 August, 1956, USA
current residence: Portugal

Bob Lucky is the author of Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018), My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019), and the e-chapbook What I Say to You (, 2020).


Oscar LupariaOscar Luparia

Born 1956 in Vercelli (Italy)
Living in Vercelli (Italy)
He is a trade unionist. Haiku, mountains and photography are his main passions.
Since 2011 till 2019 he has been a member in the jury of the International Haiku Contest established by the Italian association “Cascina Macondo”.
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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

Andy McLellan

Born 1970, Salisbury UK. Currently resident in Canterbury, UK

Andy McLellan is a haiku poet and Sōtō Zen novice priest living in Canterbury, UK. He spends a lot of time drinking tea and thinking deep thoughts like “Is it too soon for more tea?”. He has three children and a PhD in plant biology.


RDMcManesR.D. McManes

born 1953 - USA - currently resides in Topeka, Kansas.
R.D. McManes is the author of seven poetry books. He has had over 500 poems featured in numerous worldwide publications. Mr. McManes enjoys reading and writing haiku, senryu and free verse poems.


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

Tomislav MareticTomislav Maretić

Tomislav Maretić (1951) is a MD (a specialist for infectious diseaseses) from Zagreb city, Croatia. He has been writing haiku for almost forty years and his haiku have received several awards and prizes. He lives in Gornje Vrapče, a picturesque village near the Croatian capital city with his wife and four children.


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

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Maria Chiara Miduri

Born 1981, Italy
Currently living in Turin

Maria Chiara Miduri is a cognitive and linguistic anthropologist (PhD), teacher and researcher. She writes haiku in English since 2016. She practice haiku as poetry as well as a philosophy of life in the light of Zen tradition.


Radka Mindova

Born 1961 in Bulgaria
Living in Sliven, Bulgaria
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Lori A Minor

Born 1992 in West Virginia, USA
Current location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Lori A Minor is a feminist, mental health advocate, and body positive activist currently living in Norfolk, Virginia. She has received various awards and nominations, including shortlist for the 2017 Touchstone Award. Lori is the editor of #FemkuMag and Bleached Butterfly, as well as the author of two poetry chapbooks.


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)


Tim MurphyTim Murphy

Born 1967 in Cork, Ireland
Living in Madrid, Spain
Bio: Tim Murphy has been writing haiku since 2017. His reviews of haiku collections appear regularly in the journal, Presence.


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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Elena Naskova

Born: Stip, Macedonia
Resides: Seattle, WA, USA

Elena Naskova immigrated to the USA when she was twenty-five. Elena writes haiku, poetry and plays. On days when Elena doesn’t write, she usually paints.


Tuvshinzaya Nergui


Christina Nguyen



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


Gennady Novoseltcev


Gail OareGail Oare

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


David Oates

Born 1956, New York City, New York, USA
Currently Athens, Georgia, USA

David Oates is the host and producer of Wordland radio show on WUGA and His books are Night of the Potato (fiction and poetry), Shifting with My Sandwich Hand, Drunken Robins, and The Deer's Bandanna (the last three, haiku). He teaches haikai forms, especially haiku and senryu.


Polona Oblak

Rita OdehRita Odeh

Born 1960 in Nazareth, Israel
Resides in Nazareth, Israel

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)


Pravay Kumar PadhyPravat Kumar Padhy

Pravat Kumar Padhy has obtained his Masters of Science and Technology and a Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, ISM Dhanbad. His poetry has been featured in many journals and anthologies. His poems received many awards, honours, and commendations including the Editors’ Choice Award at Writers Guild of India, Sketchbook, Asian American Poetry, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, UNESCO International Year Award of Water Co-operation, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Award, IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, and others. His haibun are featured in many international journals including Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, Drifting Sands Haibun, and others. His work is showcased in the exhibition “Haiku Wall”, Historic Liberty Theatre Gallery in Bend, Oregon, USA. His tanka, ‘I mingle’ is published in the “Kudo Resource Guide”, University of California, Berkeley. His poem, “How Beautiful” is included in the Undergraduate English Curriculum at the university level.

Recently he has experimented with an innovative genre of poetry “Hainka’, a poetic fusion of haiku and tanka, with the image linking of the ‘fragment of the haiku as the ‘pivot line’ of the following tanka.


Tom Painting

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

Aparna Pathak

Born: 1970, India
Resides: Gurugram, India
Aparna Pathak is freelance writer from India. Her work appears in Poetry Life and Times , Reflections , Negative Suck , Poetry 24, Rolling Thunder Press , Blue Cygnus, Earthen Lamp Journal , Lost Tower Publication, Inner Child Press (US), Silver Birch Press , Shot Glass Journal , The Heron’s Nest, Akisame (Newsletter of European Haiku Society, Hedgerow, Prune Juice, Creatrix poets, Presence, Chrysanthemum, Whispers, The Mamba, World Haiku Review, Wild Plum, Failed Haiku, The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi, Stardust, Akitsu Quarterly, Frameless Sky, Bones, Cattails, brass bell: a haiku journal

Books Published: Silent Flute (2012).


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

Christopher Provost

Born 1970 in Springfield, MA, USA
Living in Nashua, NH, USA
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Vandana ParasharVandana Parashar

Vandana Parashar is a post-graduate in Microbiology and teacher by profession. A person of less  words,her affinity for all things "micro" perhaps attracted her to haiku. Her work has been published in many journals like Cattails, A Hundred Gourds ,Creatrix, Naad Anunaad, Ginyu Haiku Anthology, Prune Juice. Her haiku has been featured in Wordweavers contest 2016 and got second place in Wordweavers contest 2017. Her haiku got honorable mention  in Italian Haiku Association Matsuo Basho  Contest 2015. She lives in Chandigarh,India with her husband and two daughters.


Tony Quagliano

Philippe Quinta

Born 1960 in Perpignan, France

Translations into English by Vincent Hoarau

Vinay Leo R.Vinay Leo R.

Born: 1987 in Bangalore, India.
Living in Bangalore, India.

Vinay Leo R. is a poet and writer from Bangalore, India. He loves to write haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun, and his work has been published in haiku journals such as cattails, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Sonic Boom, Frameless Sky and Failed Haiku. His work has also been part of the Naad Anunaad print anthology, and has reviewed a book for the Narrow Road journal. Two longer fiction has also made it to other printed books. He is an avid reader, and considers himself as a student always looking to learn more about haiku and other poetry forms.


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


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 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
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Michele Root-BernsteinMichele Root-Bernstein

born in USA in 1953
lives in Michigan, USA

Michele Root-Bernstein devotes herself to haiku, haibun, and haiga. Her work appears in journals and anthologies at home and abroad and on three large rocks in Ohio. She has served as co-editor of Frogpond and book editor of Modern Haiku. Currently she facilitates the Evergreen Haiku study group in mid-Michigan.


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 the following haiku anthologies: Yanty’s Butterfly (2016), New Bridges (2018), and Half A Rainbow (2020) and is currently the managing editor for a haiku anthology dedicated to people who don’t have access to clean water. His poetry website can be found at:


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

Minal SaroshMinal Sarosh

Born in 1960 in Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Living In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Minal Sarosh is an awarded Indian English poet and author of novel Soil for My Roots (LiFi Publications, Delhi) 2015. Her first poetry collection, Mitosis and other poems was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata, in 1992. Her haiku, senryu, and tanka have been published in reputed online journals and print anthologies. In 2018, her haiku won the 7th Annual Japan- Russia Haiku Contest of the Akita International Haiku Network and was awarded the ‘Akita International University President’s Award’.


Ishaan Singh Sarna

from New Delhi, India.


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).
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Vessislava Savova

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
Living in Sofia, Bulgaria

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

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.

In 2018, Scars Publications released his first poetry chapbook, In the Mirror: Concrete Haiku, available as a free PDF file. A printed version may be purchased from Amazon.

He also writes articles in French about etymology and everyday expressions:



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

Shloka Shankar

Born 1989 in Bangalore, India
Living in Bangalore, India

Manoj SharmaManoj Sharma

Born : 1964 in Nargho,Saptary, Nepal .
Living in : Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.
E-mail : mr (dot) sharma1964 (dot) ms (at) gmail (dot) com

A public accountant, loves to watch good movies, cooking , reading books on eastern philosophy and listening to music of all genres.


Richa SharmaRicha Sharma

Born 1982 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Presently residing at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Richa Sharma is a double Post Graduate in Management and Business Economics and a qualified Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management. Apart from her keen interest in academics, she loves the world of literature and poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print journals dedicated to Japanese short poetry since 2019 like Frogpond, the cherita, Presence, Akitsu Quarterly, Kingfisher, Failed Haiku, Drifting Sands Haibun, Under The Basho, Bones, Seashores, Wales Haiku Journal, #FemkuMag, Nick Virgilio Haiku Association, and others. She received an Honorable mention in Vancouver's Cherry Blossom Invitational Haiku Festival, 2021. For her, composing haiku is a great meditation technique that unites the mind with the heart in the enlightening moment.


Adelaide B. Shaw

Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Somers, NY, USA. She is the mother of three Children and grandmother of six. Adelaide been creating Japanese poetic forms–haiku, haibun, tanka , senryu and photo haiga–for nearly 50 years, has been published widely and placed well in several contests. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, published by Modern Tanka Press, won third place in the Haiku Society of America’s Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award. Her second book of haiku, The Distance I’ve Come, is available on Cyberwit and Amazon. Adelaide also writes fiction and has been published in several journals. Some of her published Japanese short form poetry are posted on her blog:


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 a former Vice President of the European Haiku Society (EHS).


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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).

Mary StevensMary Stevens

Born 1965 in USA
Living at present: Hurley, NY USA

A member of HSA since 2003, Mary Stevens co-judged with John Stevenson the 2013 Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest. At the 2015 Haiku North America in Schenectady, NY, she presented “The Cicada’s Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live.


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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Barbara StrangBarbara Strang 

Born 1944, Invercargill, New Zealand
Lives at Christchurch, New Zealand

Barbara Strang has been writing haiku for nearly thirty years. Her work has been placed and published in New Zealand and overseas. She has appeared in the last three NZ haiku anthologies, and has produced two long-form poetry books. She’s the leader of the Small White Teapot Haiku Group.

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.


Maureen SudlowMaureen Sudlow

Maureen lives in Whanganui, New Zealand with her husband Rod, and their Staffie Bert. She loves poetry, particularly Japanese and classical Chinese forms, and is also a keen photographer and amateur water-colourist. Maureen has a Diploma in Creative Writing and has published two children’s picture books and two small poetry collections. She is a member of the New Zealand Poetry Society.


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: " 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
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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
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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.

​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.

Neena SinghNeena Singh

Born 1956 at Lucknow, (Uttar Pradesh) India
Living at Chandigarh, India

Neena is a banker turned poet. Her poetry and haiku are regularly featured in online journals and international magazines. She is the author of Whispers of the Soul and One Breath Poetry. Neena runs a non-profit for the education and health of underprivileged children in Chandigarh, India.

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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

Hansha Teki

Born 1949 in North Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Living in Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
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Diana Teneva

Born 1966 in Haskovo, Bulgaria
Living in Haskovo, Bulgaria
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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.

Carrie Ann Thunell

Born 1958 in USA.

Carrie Ann (CAT) Thunell has had poetry and/or art published in over 75 print magazines.

She was editor of the Nisqually Delta Review, which ran for 3 years. Her haiga has been on Simply Haiku, and Haigaonline. Ms Thunell has been published in several of Robert Epstein’s haiku anthologies.



Richard Tice

Born in the U.S.A.; currently resides in Kent, Washington, U.S.A.
Richard Tice started writing haiku and essays on the form in the 1970s while teaching English in Japan. In the ‘80s he edited Dragonfly: East/West Haiku Quarterly. He has translated more than 200 Japanese haiku. Two collections of his haiku, Station Stop and Familiar and Foreign, have been published.


Tom TicoTom Tico

May 15, 1942 - February 4, 2016
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Zlatka Timenova

Living in Lisbon, Portugal

Corine TimmerCorine Timmer

Corine Timmer (a Dutch national) was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1967. Her father’s job took the family to various places around the world. Wherever they went nature was a constant comfort and inspiration to Corine. She studied Business and Interior Design and was active in the design world until an encounter on a dusty road in southwest Spain in 2014 between Corine, a baby boar, and an abandoned hunting dog inspired her to write and self-publish a children’s storybook. Along her journey she stumbled upon haiku online and has been hooked ever since. She currently resides in the countryside in the south of Portugal and writes full time.


Paresh Tiwari

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

Living in Opole, Poland
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Guy Vanden BroeckGuy Vanden Broeck

born 1949 in Belgium
I’m a member (and since more than 20 years the secretary) of the West Flemish haiku circle De Fluweelboom (the sumac). I’m writing haiku in Dutch, French, English and Italian.


Ted van Zutphen

Born 1950 in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Living in a mobile home travelling USA
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Saša Važić

Born 1952 in Belgrade, Serbia
Living in Belgrade, Serbia

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Christine L. Villa

Born in Quezon City, Philippines
Living in Sacramento, California, USA
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Steliana Cristina Voicu

From Ploiesti, Romania


Ella Wagemakers

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Roger WatsonRoger Watson

Born: 1955 in Aberdeen, UK
Living: Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
Roger Watson is a biologist, nurse and academic editor working at the University of Hull, UK. He was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in many parts of the UK and Ireland. He travels extensively in China and the Far East. He is married with eight children.
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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
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Urszula Wielanowska

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Jane Williams was born in England in 1964. She is an Australian poet and writer based in Tasmania.



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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Billie WilsonBillie Wilson

(born August 1, 1941, Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.) is a long-time member of the Haiku Society of America, and served several terms as Regional Coordinator for the Alaska Region. Since 2003, she has coordinated the annual haiku competition honoring her first mentor, Robert Spiess. She helped create and care for The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Registry (2009-2018). She served as Associate Editor for The Heron’s Nest (2011 - 2017). Some of her awards include the Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award, the Gerald Brady Memorial Award, and The Heron's Nest Readers' Choice Poem of the Year. She has resided in Juneau, Alaska, since 1962.


Robert D. Wilson

Born 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Living in Philippines
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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

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.

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

We are developing an Under the Basho, Living Haiku Anthology (online), bringing a multicultural voice of haiku to the general public.  The Living Haiku Anthology's mission is to provide numerous and varied haiku, free of charge, to readers from all over the world including schools of education at all levels.  It will be an ongoing adventure rooted in the Under the Basho website, growing poem by poem, poet by poet, as years go by.

An authentic anthology of haiku isn't complete until people from all styles are represented. Haiku is a street poem; it is a poem that reaches all walks of life; it is a poem that can be simple and unobtrusive and yet a poem that can cause, through delicately engineered reader resistance, weeks of pondering as to what it means and its ensuing significance, if any.

Submissions of haiku to The Living Haiku Anthology should be made in batches of 5 - 15 unpublished or, preferrably, previously published poems.  Haiku accepted for the anthology will be held in individual poet portfolios that they may make subsequent submissions to for inclusion.  This will provide an archive of a poet's work showing their development over time in a fully searchable and dynamic database of haiku verse.

When submitting previously published haiku, please clearly indicate in your submission the place and date where the haiku was first published.  

Poems accepted for publication in the Under the Basho journal will NOT be automatically included in the anthology and must be submitted in the usual manner if a poet wishes to have any of these included in The Living Haiku Anthology.

In this manner the anthology will never become outdated or cliché and will remain available to the public 24 hours a day for perusing.
(Please Note: the Anthology does not accept Concrete Haiku poems for anthologizing at this time.)

This is a project for everyone. Get excited; get involved. Encourage yourself and fellow poets to join in. If you are passionate about haiku, then this is another excellent project for you to become involved with.

Join your voice "in the mix".


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Living Legacies

This section of the Living Haiku Anthology is set apart for poets who have died and thus finished their haiku journey in any sense that we can perceive but whose influence continues on.

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Proven practitioners of the art of haiku present their own 'testimony' as to their part in the past, present and future expressions of haiku and sharing something of their own creative processes.

The contributions may be made up of some biographical background, personal experience in working within the art-form, personal development of the art-form to give better expression to their inspiration, influences on how their work has taken shape and evolved, difficulties along the way, discoveries, initiatives and expectations for the future of haiku.

Contributors may select haiku by themselves and/or by others that have become, for them, personal exemplars of haiku with a brief explanation as to why they are pleasing.



Defining Haiku

As challenging as it is to try to cage a wild tiger, one can never underestimate the many ways that haiku is manifesting itself outside of Japanese language and culture yet still retaining a clear haiku scent. This section of the anthology presents a number of people, who are  actively involved in the art of haiku, offering definitions of just what a haiku is globally in these first decades of the 21st century.

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