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  • Keckler, William

    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.


     

  • Kelly, David J.

    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.


     

  • Klacsanzky, George

    George Klacsanzky

    (1956-2003)

     

    Born in Budapest, Hungary, but living the majority of his life in Seattle, Washington, George was an early organizer of English haiku publishing and events. In 1984, George started a zen-centered haiku journal called Haiku Zasshi Zo--the first haiku journal in the Northwest of the United States. Besides being the editor of this pivotal journal, he organized many haiku walks, conducted haiku meetings, shared haiku news, and sponsored haiku contests.

    Though he was focused on spreading haiku throughout the Northwest, he was a prolific haiku writer. He regularly went on bicycle trips--sometimes as long as from Seattle to Chicago. On these excursions, he would write haibun. He often infused humour in his haiku, though he definitely leaned towards darker topics as well.

    Despite writing thousands of haiku, he rarely sent his haiku for publication. He was more content with the process of writing haiku and spreading the joy haiku with others. However, he had haiku printed in journals like Brussels Sprout, Frogpond, and Poetry Nippon,while also being printed in books such as Haiku Moment(Bruce Ross, 1993), No Longer Strangers (Haiku Northwest and Tanya McDonald, 2014), and Journey to the Interior(Bruce Ross, 1998) for his contribution to haibun.

    He passed away on New Year’s Eve in 2003, after complications with a diabetic attack. He is survived by twin sons, Christopher and Nicholas Klacsanzky.

    This profile was created with the kind help of George’s son Nicholas Klacsanzky using his personal archive. Nicholas is regularly published in haiku journals and is soon releasing a book called Zen and Son, which is a compilation of George’s and Nicholas’ haiku.

     

    Selected haiku:

    early morning

    fishing boat full of

    pelicans 

     

    orange carp

    lost in the reflection

    red maple leaves

     

    with each receding

    wave—the sound of

    pebbles

     

    с каждой  волной
    отступающей - ропот
    гальки

    (Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku edited by Bruce Ross)

     

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    barking all the way

    down the street—the

    dog catcher’s truck

    (Poetry Nippon 75 (1986); Haiku Zasshi Zo, 1988 ; The Rise and Fall of Sparrows, Anthology (winter/spring), ed. Alexis K. Rotella, (1990) 

     

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    empty elevator

    one purple

    sock       

    (Brussels Sprout 5:2 (September 1988); “Haiku Northwest Poets: In Memoriam,” Haiku Northwest, No Longer Strangers (Haiku Northwest 25th Anniversary Anthology, 2014), 117)

     

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       street person

    tears on his face

       tattooed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    (Brussels Sprout10:3 (September 1993)

     

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    dead seagull

    on the beach—eyes still

    looking for fish

    (Haiku Zasshi Zo (winter/spring, 1988)

     

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    Some haiku translated in Hungarian:

     

    as I wait

    the clouds

    also

     

    még én várok

    a felhök —

    ugy szintén

     

    *

    incense

    fills the cathedral square

    game of chess

     

    tömjén

    betölti a székesegyház terét —

    sakk játék

     

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    on the bus

    woman carrying a naked

    mannequin

     

    today

    one country fly became

    a city fly

     

    floating past

    on this gray day

    sumi-e duck

     

    dead rat

    on sidewalk—

    teeth showing

     

    rising from

    the fire—sparks

    stars

     

    crab

    shell filled

    with sand

     

     

    Additional sources:

     

    https://academichelp.net/samples/creative-writing-samples/haiku-samples/george-klacsanzky.html

    https://sites.google.com/site/haikunorthwest/Home/faq

    https://www.questia.com/library/101605257/haiku-moment-an-anthology-of-contemporary-north-american

    http://www.wowwi.orc.ru/cgi-bin/shuttle/summary.cgi?author_id=1144326766

     

     

     

  • Klacsanzky, Nicholas

    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.

    Contact the poet


     

  • Knoll, Tricia

    Tricia Knoll

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

    Philomene Kocher

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

    Marek Kozubek

  • Kozubek, S.M.

    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.
    https://mkozubek1.wordpress.com


     

  • Kray, Lavana

  • Krotzman, Jim

    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.


     

  • Lee, Michael Henry

    Michael Henry Lee

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

  • Liljedahl, Marcus

  • Liu, Chen-ou

  • Lohman, Eric A.

    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.


     

  • Lundy, Deborah Barbour

  • Lyakhovetsky, Roman

    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.


  • Lyubenova, Maya

    Maya LyubenovaMaya Lyubenova

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

  • Makino, Annette

  • Maniyil, Jayashree

    JayashreeJayashree Maniyil

    Born 1971 in Bombay, India
    Living in Melbourne, Australia

  • Maris, Anna

    Anna Maris

    Born 1970 in Malmö, Sweden
    Living in Övraby, Sweden