Jim Kacian

Born 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Living in Winchester, Virginia, USA
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Elmedin Kadric

Born 1990 in Novi Pazar, Serbia
Living in Helsingborg, Sweden
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Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian

Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian is a haiku writer, and a writer of many things. He is the co-founder of Africa Haiku Network and co-editor of its Mamba journal.
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Robert Kania

Born 1964 in Opole Lubelskie, Poland
Living in Warsaw, Poland
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Kaneko Tōta

(The poet's family name is Kaneko)
Born 1919 in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

VP Kapoor

V. P. Kapoor

Born 1941 in India
Living in India
First name Vishnu, a widower at present living in Chennai, India. Interests - Urdu ghazals, philosophy, appreciation of art ( painting ) & literature, and astrology. Composing Haiku since Feb 06 after a chance introduction to this genre of poetry in the Japanese stall at Delhi Book Fair.

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Kawana TsugioKawana Tsugio (川名つぎお)

Born 1935 in Tokyo, Japan

Currently, Secretary of the Modern Haiku Association (Gendaihaikukyôkai), and General Manager of the Yearbook Department. He is a professional screenwriter and playwright. He is the winner of the Okinawa Memorial Day Haiku Prize, 2004. In 1957, he entered Kokugakuin University, and founded the Film Club. That same year he produced the short film, Chîsana gen'ei [The Little Mirage: An Urban Boy’s Dream, 20 min.], the first independent movie produced by a student in Japan (excepting those of the Fine Arts program at Nihon University).

In 1958, he focused on the problem of education in rural areas, producing the short film, Yama ni ikiru ko ra [The Children Live in a Mountain; 27 min.]. This was his first professional work. In 1965, he founded the Partisan Style Poetry Book Club [Paruchizan shiki shishu no kai], and gathered donations for the publication of his own book of poetry. As a result, Hatachi no gûwa [The Fables of Twenty] was published.

In 1968, he became deeply involved in significant social movements of the era — anti-war, anti-nuclear, anti-establishment, etc. He published his book of poetry, Seishun no kigen [The Origin of Adolescence], then made a film featuring night-school students in poverty, Dakkan soshite kaihô [Get Back and Liberate It; 87 min.]. This film created newfound enthusiasm among student-movement activists to produce their own works, especially via Zengakuren [the All-Japan Federation of Student Self-Governing Associations]. Moreover, he edited a poetic anthology of a group of young activist-authors, Eikyû kakumei no koiuta [Love Song of Permanent Revolution], published in 1969. His major haiku collections are Tei [Degree] (Modern Haiku Association Press, 1992), Jin [Questions] (Modern Haiku Association Press, 2005), and Ani [However] (Modern Haiku Association Press, 2014).

Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)


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.


David J. KellyDavid J Kelly

Born in 1963 in Middlesex, Greater London, UK.
Currently resident in Dublin, Ireland.
David J Kelly is a scientist by training (PhD in Zoology), but has been fascinated by the music of language for longer than he can remember. His main hobbies are birds and words. David’s first collection, Hammerscale from the Thrush’s Anvil (Alba Publishing), was published in November 2016.


Mohammad Azim Khan

Born 1951 in Peshawar, Pakistan
Living in Peshawar, Pakistan
Azim Khan is a retired UN official and a graduate from Peshawar University with Master degrees in English Literature and Economics. He took to poetry writing during school days and recently developed special interest in haiku and tanka writing which are published in leading haiku journals.


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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Tricia Knoll

Born in Chicago Illinois, USA
Living in Portland, Oregon, USA
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Philomene Kocher

Born in Wiarton Ontario, Canada
Living in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Nadejda KostadinovaNadejda Kostadinova

Born 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Residing Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nadejda Kostadinova came back to writing after a long break in 2017. Getting to grips with the modern poetry she also encountered haiku and got fascinated by its depth and brevity. Since then, her work has been published in various online and printed magazines and has been awarded honorable mentions and prizes in competitions.


Marek Kozubek

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.


Lavana KrayLavana Kray

Lavana Kray is from Romania.
Over the years, she has won various prizes in haiku and tanka competitions. The World Haiku Association awarded her the title of Master Haiga Artist. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications, as well as in Haiga Exhibitions organized by the World Haiku Association in Japan and Italy. She currently serves as editor of Haiga at Cattails (UHTS).
She has published three photo-haiku books and one tankart collection.


Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Born in Karnataka, India
Living in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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.


Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Born 1954 in Moscow, Russia
Living in Dublin, Ireland
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