• Abeles, S.M.

    S.M. Abeles

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

    Mike Andrelczyk

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


  • Aversano, Joseph Salvatore

    Joseph Salvatore Aversano

    Born in Farmingdale, New York, USA
    Living in Ankara, Turkey
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  • 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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  • 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


  • Barber, Collin

    Collin Barber

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

    Roberta Beary

    Born in New York City, New York, USA
    Living in County Mayo, Ireland
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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.


  • Bierovic, Tom

    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


  • Black, Robyn Hood

    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 &


  • Boyer, David

    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.

  • Brager, Mark E.

    Mark E. Brager

    Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Living in Columbia, Maryland, USA

  • Brooks, Randy

    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.

  • Brueggemann, James G.

    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.


  • Byrnes, Sondra J.

    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.