Anne Carly Abad

Born in Quezon City, Philippines
Living in Quezon City, Philippines
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S.M. Abeles

Born  New Jersey, USA
Living in Washington, D.C., USA
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Barnabas AdelekeBarnabas Ìkéolúwa Adélékè

Born 1990 in Okuku, Osun State, Nigeria
Living in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Apart from writing haiku, Barnabas is an artist who majors in realism. He hopes to be one of Africa’s best hyperrealists in the nearest future and a renowned haiku poet. He is currently studying to bag a degree from a Nigerian University.

Kwaku Feni AdowKwaku Feni Adow

Born 1988 in Atonsu-Nsuta, Ghana.
Living in Akosombo, Ghana.

Kwaku is a writer, poet, teacher and student from Ghana, currently pursuing a degree in one of the country's University. He describes himself as a lover of literature and music.



Adjei Agyei-BaahAdjei Agyei-Baah

Born 1977 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Living in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Adjei, is an English language lecturer and the co-founder Africa Haiku Network and Poetry Foundation Ghana. He doubles as the co-editor of the Mamba Journal, Africa’s first haiku periodical and champions an avant-garde type of haiku dubbed “Afriku”, which seeks to project the unique sights, sounds, and settings of Africa. He discovered haiku through his fellow countryman, Nana Fredua-Agyeman and tasted his first journal publication with Shamrock in 2011.

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Bakhtiyar AminiBakhtiyar Amini

Born in 1975,Tajikistan.
Now live in Germany
Bakhtiyar Amini is the author of three poetry books.


Ramesh Anand

Born 1980 in Tanjore, India
Living in Bengaluru, India
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Ramesh Anand resides in Bengaluru and works as a NPI Manager for Philips. His short forms have appeared in 16 countries and translated to 8 foreign languages. His latest awards are international first prize in 19th Mainichi and Magazine IRIS international haiku 2015 contests, and Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award.

Born 1971 in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
Living in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
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Mike Andrelczyk

Born 1982 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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Billy Antonio

Born 1975 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines
Living in Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines
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Dawn Apanius

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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.


Sanjuktaa Asopa

Born in Kolkata, India
Living in Belgaum, India
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Joseph Salvatore Aversano

Born in Farmingdale, New York, USA
Living in Ankara, Turkey
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Taofeek Ayeyemi

Taofeek AyeyemiBorn 1991 in Sango, Ogun State, Nigeria
Living in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Taofeek Ayeyemi, a Nigerian lawyer and writer with works appearing or forthcoming in Lucent Dreaming, Ethel-zine, the QuillS, Modern Haiku, Akitsu Quarterly, contemporary haibun online et al. won Honorable Mention Prize in 2020 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Contest, 2019 Morioka International Haiku Contest and 2nd Prize in 2016 Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize.