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  • Jacobson, Roberta Beach

    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


  • Jeffrey Hanson

  • Jeong, Diana Ming

  • Joan, Eva

    Eva Joan

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

    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.


  • Joy, Alexander B. (Lex)

    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."


  • Juhl, Annie

  • Kalusian, Emmanuel Jessie

    Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian

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


  • 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



    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



    orange carp

    lost in the reflection

    red maple leaves


    with each receding

    wave—the sound of



    с каждой  волной
    отступающей - ропот

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



    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) 



    empty elevator

    one purple


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



       street person

    tears on his face


    (Brussels Sprout10:3 (September 1993)


    dead seagull

    on the beach—eyes still

    looking for fish

    (Haiku Zasshi Zo (winter/spring, 1988)



    Some haiku translated in Hungarian:


    as I wait

    the clouds



    még én várok

    a felhök —

    ugy szintén




    fills the cathedral square

    game of chess



    betölti a székesegyház terét —

    sakk játék



    on the bus

    woman carrying a naked




    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




    shell filled

    with sand



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  • 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.

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  • Knoll, Tricia

    Tricia Knoll

    Born in Chicago Illinois, USA
    Living in Portland, Oregon, USA
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  • Kocher, Philomene

    Philomene Kocher

    Born in Wiarton Ontario, Canada
    Living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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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.


  • 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

    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.