• 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.


  • 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.


  • Lanoue, David G.

    David G. Lanoue

    Born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Living in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  • Lee, Michael Henry

    Michael Henry Lee

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

  • Lignori, Priscilla

    Priscilla Lignori

    Born 1953 in Brooklyn, New York USA
    Living in Montgomery, New York USA

  • Lindquist, Kristen

    Kristen LindquistKristen Lindquist

    b. 1967, United States
    Camden, Maine

    Kristen Lindquist is a writer and naturalist living on the coast of Maine.


  • 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.


  • Longenecker, Gregory

    Gregory LongeneckerGregory Longenecker

    Born1947 in Hollywood, California, USA
    Living in Pasadena, California USA
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  • Lucky, Bob

    Bob LuckyBob Lucky

    born:15 August, 1956, USA
    current residence: Portugal

    Bob Lucky is the author of Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks(SurVision Books, 2018), My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019), and the e-chapbook What I Say to You (, 2020).


  • Lyles, Peggy Willis

    Peggy Willis Lyles

    (17 September 1939 – 3 September 2010)

    John Stevenson, editor of The Heron's Nest,wrote: “Peggy Willis Lyles was a giant presence in the world of English-language haiku during the last quarter of the twentieth century and the first decade of this century. Those who came to know and admire Peggy's published work were enriched by the encounter.” And indeed Peggy was one of the most authentic poets writing English-language haiku, and she was deeply respected by all who knew her. According to Randy M. Brooks, editor of her book To Hear the Rain, in Peggy’s haiku “time seems to stand still in a scene that will be as true tomorrow as it was a hundred years ago.”

    Peggy Willis Lyles was born in Summerville, South Carolina, on September 17, 1939. Peggy earned her B.A. from Columbia (S.C.) College and an M.A. in English from Tulane University; where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow for 1960-61. Peggy taught briefly at Sophie Newcomb College, High Point (N.C.) High School, High Point College, and the University of Georgia. She was Poetry Editor of a regional magazine Georgia Journal from 1980-85. Peggy contributed regularly to leading haiku journals and magazines for more than 30 years. She was a long-time member of the Haiku Society of America and lived with her husband Bill in Tucker, Georgia where she died from complications of cancer on September 3, 2010.

    Reading the first edition of Cor van den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthologyconvinced her of the sparkle and value of English-language haiku. Since the late 1970’s her work was published regularly in leading journals in the United States and abroad. She has won the most prestigious of the haiku awards, and here haiku are included in many anthologies and haiku classics such as The Haiku Handbook, by William J. Higginson with Penny Harter and The Haiku Anthology, 2nd and 3rd editions, edited by Cor van den Heuvel. She judged competitions for the Haiku Society of America, the North Carolina Haiku Association, the Poetry Society of Georgia, the Tallahassee Writer’s Association, and other groups. Peggy was a member of The Red Moon Anthology staff and editor at The Heron's Nest. During her eight years as an editor with The Heron's Nest she managed to influence so many people, and her work will continue to touch so many souls in the future.

    Peggy once wrote, "Sometimes we say too much. Words get in the way. . . . A good haiku offers just enough words, just the right words, to recreate the essence of a specific time and place and hold it permanently available."

    Awards and some other Honours:

    • A few of Peggy's awards include: The Museum of Haiku Literature Award (4 times); The Haiku Calendar Contest, winners and runners-up (1999-2009);
    • First Place, The World Haiku Festival 2000 Poetry Competition; The Heron's Nest Readers' Choice Award (2000);
    • The Heron's Nest Poet of the Year Award (2001);
    • Honourable Mention, The Harold G. Henderson Memorial Contest (Haiku Society of America,1980, 1986);
    • Commended, Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award (Haiku Society of America, 2003);
    • Grand Prize [with Paul MacNeil and Ferris Gilli, 2004 and 2008], Grand Prize [with Billie Wilson, Carolyn Hall, and Mark Brooks, 2002], Second Prize [with Paul MacNeil and Ferris Gilli, 2001], Honorable Mention [with Mark Brooks, Christopher Herold, Paul MacNeil, Billie Wilson, and Carol O'Dell, 2005]: The Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Competition (Haiku Society of America);
    • Mayfly Best-of-Issue Haiga Award;
    • The Scorpion Prize;
    • Sakura Award, The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival;
    • First Place, The Robert Frost Poetry Festival Haiku Competition;
    • Second and Third Place, The Kusamakura Award;
    • Third Place, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Contest (2008).

    Books Published:

    • Red Leaves in the Air (Battle Ground, Indiana: High/Coo Press, 1979);
    • Still at the Edge (Oneonta, NY: Swamp Press, 1980);
    • Prisms (a Wind Chimes Haiku Sheet, 1986)
    • Thirty-Six Tones (Normal, IL: Saki Press, 1999);
    • To Hear the Rain: Selected Haiku of Peggy Lyles (Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 2002).

    Selected haiku:

    summer night
    we turn out all the lights
    to hear the rain

     (Cicada [Canada] IV:4, 1980; H.F. Noyes' Favorite Haiku 2, 1999)


    a mayfly
    taps the screen--
    warm beets slip their skins

     (Mayfly #1, 1986)


    wind and rain
    the hand I reach for
    in the dark

     (Frogpond XVIII:3, 1995)


    Gershwin's lullaby
    magnolia petals ladle

     (Mayfly #29, 2000, and Best-of-Issue Haiga for #30, 2001) 


    Indian summer
    a turtle on a turtle
    on a rock

    (Heron's Nest Award winner for Volume III, #10, December 2001)  


    shimmering pines
    a taste of the mountain
    from your cupped hands

     (Mayfly #31, 2001)


    boarding call
    the ripe banana flavor
    of the small one's cheek

    into the night
    we talk of human cloning

    autumn sea
    a little girl’s love
    of small brown shells

    bread rising
    yellow crocuses
    fill with snow

     (To Hear the Rain: Selected Haiku of Peggy Lyles, Clothbound, 2002)


    deep chords
    from the practice room
    a bee stirs apple mint

     (The Heron's Nest IV:2, 2002)


    scattered stars
    the space between us
    tastes of pine

    (Brocade of Leaves - Haiku North America Conference Anthology, 2003)                             


    not quite goodbye--
    an ocean beats
    against the rocks

    (Modern Haiku 40:3, 2009)


    More of her work:

  • McManes, R.D.

    RDMcManesR.D. McManes

    born 1953 - USA - currently resides in Topeka, Kansas.
    R.D. McManes is the author of seven poetry books. He has had over 500 poems featured in numerous worldwide publications. Mr. McManes enjoys reading and writing haiku, senryu and free verse poems.


  • Minor, Lori A

    Lori A Minor

    Born 1992 in West Virginia, USA
    Current location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

    Lori A Minor is a feminist, mental health advocate, and body positive activist currently living in Norfolk, Virginia. She has received various awards and nominations, including shortlist for the 2017 Touchstone Award. Lori is the editor of #FemkuMag and Bleached Butterfly, as well as the author of two poetry chapbooks.


  • Moffett, Matthew

    Matthew MoffettMatthew Moffett

    Born in 1987 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA
    Living in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA

    Matthew Moffett currently teaches Introduction to Academic Writing and Freshman Composition at Mid Michigan Community College, but hopes to someday teach a course devoted solely to haiku and related forms. He hopes you enjoy his poems!

  • Momoi, Beverly Acuff

    Beverly Acuff Momoi

    Living in Mountain View, California, U.S.A.

  • Murtha, H. Gene

    H. Gene Murtha

    Born 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Lived in New Jersey, USA
    19 October 1955 – 9 October 2015

  • Naskova, Elena

    Elena Naskova

    Born: Stip, Macedonia
    Resides: Seattle, WA, USA

    Elena Naskova immigrated to the USA when she was twenty-five. Elena writes haiku, poetry and plays. On days when Elena doesn’t write, she usually paints.


  • Nika


    Born 1946, Spokane, Washington, USA
    Current Residence: Victoria, BC, Canada
    Nika is the pen name of retired educator Jim Force. He currently writes with The Heron’s Quill in Victoria where he is a member of Haiku Arbutus. His haiku have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He has published two chapbooks: frogs singing (1993) and snail my friend (2015).

  • Oare, Gail

    Gail OareGail Oare

    Born 1952 in USA
    Gail Oare is a retired science publishing executive. She writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and consults.


  • Oates, David

    David Oates

    Born 1956, New York City, New York, USA
    Currently Athens, Georgia, USA

    David Oates is the host and producer of Wordland radio show on WUGA and His books are Night of the Potato (fiction and poetry), Shifting with My Sandwich Hand, Drunken Robins, and The Deer's Bandanna (the last three, haiku). He teaches haikai forms, especially haiku and senryu.


  • Painting, Tom

    Tom Painting

    Born 1951 in Rochester, New York, USA
    Living in Atlanta, Georgia, USA