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  • Adélékè, Barnabas Ìkéolúwa

    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.

  • Adow, Kwaku Feni

    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.



  • Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    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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  • Anand, Ramesh

    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.

  • Andrelczyk, Mike

    Mike Andrelczyk

    Born 1982 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
    Living in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Apanius, Dawn

    Dawn Apanius

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  • Ashagawa, Bukusai

    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



  • Ashbaugh, Marilyn

    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.


  • Ayeyemi, Taofeek

    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 onlineet 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.


  • Babusci, Pamela A.

    Pamela A. Babusci

    Born1950 in Rochester, New York, USA
    Living in Rochester, New York, USA
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  • Baird, Don

    Don BairdDon Baird

    Born 1947 in Denver Colorado, USA
    Living in Palmdale, California, USA
    Hear Don reading a selection of his haiku
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  • Balabanova, Ludmila

    Ludmila BalabanovaLudmila Balabanova

    Born in Novi Pazar, Bulgaria
    Living in Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Baranski, Johnny

    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

    You may listen to the poet reading these poems here


  • Barouch, Valeria

    Valeria Barouch

    Born 1951 in Zug, Switzerland
    Living in Cologny, Switzerland

  • Bays, Christopher

    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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  • Ben-Arroyo, Abraham Freddy

    Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo

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

    Goda V. Bendoraitiene

    Living in Klaipeda, Lithuania
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  • Bennett, Brad

    Brad Bennett

    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Living in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Benson, Jan

    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.


  • Berhault-Creuzet, Coralie

    Coralie Berhault-Creuzet
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