• S.M. Abeles

    Born  New Jersey, USA
    Living in Washington, D.C., USA
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  • Mike Andrelczyk

    Born 1982 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
    Living in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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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.


  • Joseph Salvatore Aversano

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

    Born1950 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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  • Johnny Baranski

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

    Born 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Living in Marion, Arkansas, USA
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  • Roberta Beary

    Born in New York City, New York, USA
    Living in County Mayo, Ireland
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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 Fort Worth, Texas. Her work is translated in seven foreign languages. Jan's haiku are published in many of the world's leading haiku journals and magazines. Benson is a member of The World Haiku Association, The British Haiku Society and Poetry Society of Texas. Jan's profile can be found on The Haiku Foundation Poet Registry, and online at The Living Senryu Anthology.


  • 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 &


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.


  • Margaret ChulaMargaret Chula

    Born 1947 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Living in Portland, Oregon USA
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  • Tom Clausen

    Born 1951 in Ithaca, New York, USA
    Living in Ithaca, New York, USA