• Galmitz, Jack

    Jack Galmitz

  • Garrison, Denis M.

    Denis M. Garrison

    Born 1946 in Hampton, Iowa, USA
    Living in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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  • Gendrano, Victor P.

    Victor P. Gendrano

    Born in the Philippines
    Living in Lakewood, California, USA

  • Geyer, Pat

    Pat GeyerPat Geyer

    Born 1951 in Newark, NJ, USA.
    Living in East Brunswick, NJ, USA

  • Gilbert, Richard

    Richard GilbertRichard Gilbert

    Born 1954 in Connecticut, USA
    Living in Kumamoto, Japan
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  • Gonzales, Merrill Ann

    Merrill Ann Gonzales

    Born in Queens, New York, USA
    Living in Dayville, Connecticut, USA

  • Gordon, Chris

    Chris Gordon

    Born 1966 in Toronto, Canada
    Living in Eugene, Oregon, USA
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  • Guenin, Anita

    Anita Curran Guenin

    Born 1937 in USA.
    New England native and presently California resident.
    Student of haiku since 2010. 


  • Gurga, Lee

    Lee Gurga

    Born 1949 in Chicago Illinois, USA
    Living in Lincoln, Illinois, USA
    Lee Gurga is a past president of the Haiku Society of America and former editor of the journal Modern Haiku. He is currently editor of Modern Haiku Press. He works as a general dentist in the farming community of Lincoln, Illinois.
    His awards include three first prizes in international haiku contests, an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellowship, the Japan-America Society of Chicago's Cultural Achievement Award, and, in his professional work as a dentist, an American Red Cross Healthcare Heroes Award.

  • Hambrick, Jennifer

    Jennifer HambrickJennifer Hambrick

    Born in Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Living in Columbus, Ohio, USA

    A classical musician and public radio broadcaster, her poetry has been honored with a Pushcart Prize nomination, and her debut chapbook, Unscathed (NightBallet Press), was nominated for the Ohioana Book Award.  Her work has been published in Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, Hedgerow, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.
    Her blog, Inner Voices, is at

  • Hodge, Steve

    Steve HodgeSteve Hodge

    Born 1953 in the United States
    Living in White Lake, Michigan, U.S.

    Steve Hodge is the editor of Prune Juice, a Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and Haiga. An award winning and anthologized poet, Steve’s work has appeared in many haiku publications, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest and others. 

  • Ilieva (Vida), Tzetzka

    Born 1969 in Vratsa, Bulgaria
    Living in Marietta, Georgia, USA

  • 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


  • 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."


  • Kacian, Jim

    Jim Kacian

    Born 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Living in Winchester, Virginia, USA
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  • Kanterman, Leroy

    Leroy Kanterman

    Leroy Kanterman(1923-2015)

    Leroy Kanterman, the cofounder and President of the Haiku Society of America, was born on 2 October 1923 and for many years lived in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y. During the World War II he served in the U.S. Army.

    The Haiku Society of America, created in the winter of 1968–69, was the first formally structured organization devoted solely to Western haiku, and it remained the only one for a number of years. On the evening of 23 October 1968, twenty-three men and women met at Asia House in New York City. Harold E. Henderson, with help from Leroy Kanterman and encouragement from the Japan Society of New York, was responsible for the meeting. Kanterman was chosen to head the group that was known at first simply as the Haiku Society. Regular monthly meetings were scheduled, and these were usually held in rooms of the Asia Society or at the offices of the Japan Society. Simple bylaws were drawn up and adopted at the April 1969 meeting and with this the group became the Haiku Society of America. Leroy Kanterman served as its President in 1968–69, and 1972. Over the years the society has grown to embrace over 800 members from all parts of the United States and the world. Meetings, readings, workshops, awards programs, and various publications have provided members with stimulation and opportunities to learn about haiku and related art forms and to share their work with a wide variety of people who have an interest in haiku. The Haiku Society of America has played and continues to play a vital role in the English-language haiku movement.

    The Society's journal, Frogpond, has been published since 1978 and appearing three times per year, it contains haiku and related forms of poetry, articles, reviews, contest results, announcements of the Society, and haiku-related news.

    Leroy Kanterman was also the Editor of one of the earliest English-language haiku magazines Haiku West. The magazine was edited and published by Leroy Kanterman in New York City, and appeared twice a year from June 1967 until January 1975. More traditionally oriented, the magazine published many quality haiku and senryu. After the formation of the Haiku Society of America in the winter of 1968–69, Haiku West served as its voice.

    The establishment of the American Haiku Archive at the California State Library in Sacramento provided for the first time a focal point and central repository for the American haiku movement. The inauguration of the archive was celebrated in ceremonies on 12 July 1996. It was dedicated to the collection, preservation, and promotion of all haiku and related poetry as a vital component of literature in the English language. A prominent American haiku poet has been selected each year as honorary curator. In recognition of Kanterman’s many decades of haiku writing and his cofounding of the Haiku Society of America, he was appointed as the 2002-2003 honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives.

    In 2005 in memory of his late wife, Mildred, Leroy Kanterman made a generous donation to the Haiku Society of America and the HSA Merit Book Award for best first book of haiku was awarded. Sadly Leroy Kanterman died in early October 2015 and in his honour the HSA Executive Committee has decided to rename this award for the first place book, "The Leroy and Mildred Kanterman Memorial Award." [HSA Newsletter, Nov. 5, 2015]

    Books & Magazines by Leroy Kanterman:

    • Magazine Editor. Haiku west. Forest Hill, N.Y. : L. Kanterman, 1967-75.
    • The ram's horn: a collection of haiku-senryu. Kanterman, 1967.

    Selected works:

    That lazy windmill
    Snoozing in the summer sun
    Beckoning the breeze.

    (Haiku Highlights 2:8, August 1966, 9)

    Breaking the whiteness
    Playful sparrows darting thru
    This morning snowfall.

    (Haiku Highlights 2:11, November 1966, 5)

    Beyond the breakers,
       mist rides on morning wind
          and fishermen stare…

    (American Haiku 5:1, 1967, #70; Ram’s Horn, L.Kanterman, 1967, 21)

    Proclaiming autumn –
       lake-side birches and maples
          spreading their banners.

    (Ram’s Horn, L.Kanterman, 1967, 9)

    On the water front –
       pile upon pile of slag heap
          and the smell of fish.

    (American Haiku 5:2, 1967, #48)

    The field now bare
       and on the Scarecrow’s arm
          a crow has perched.

    (Haiku West 2:2, January 1969, cover)

    Across the old stump,
       a spate of scattered leaves
          overlaps its shape.

    (Ram’s Horn, L.Kanterman, 24; Modern Haiku 1:1, winter 1969)

    Softly on a leaf
       expanding and contracting
          silent butterfly

    (Haiku Highlights 1966; Met on the Road, Higginson, 1993, 9)

    Visiting the graves
    seeing the place
    reserved for me

    (Frogpond 21:1, 1998, 44)

    just turned 90
         the nights
              seem darker

    (Frogpond; Fall 2013, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p.5)

    Sunset . . .
    the scarecrow stretches
    across the field

    (Frogpond 13:3, August 1990, 25; How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms by Bruce Ross, Tuttle Publishing (2014), p.16)

    winter evening
       only my thoughts
          give warmth

    (Frogpond; Spring/Summer 2014, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p.5)


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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.


  • 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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