Vinay Leo R.Vinay Leo R.

Born: 1987 in Bangalore, India.
Living in Bangalore, India.

Vinay Leo R. is a poet and writer from Bangalore, India. He loves to write haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun, and his work has been published in haiku journals such as cattails, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Sonic Boom, Frameless Sky and Failed Haiku. His work has also been part of the Naad Anunaad print anthology, and has reviewed a book for the Narrow Road journal. Two longer fiction has also made it to other printed books. He is an avid reader, and considers himself as a student always looking to learn more about haiku and other poetry forms.


Kala Ramesh

Born in Chennai, India
Living in Pune, India
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Dave Read

Born 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Michael Rehling

Born 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living in Presque Isle, Michigan, USA

Jane ReichholdJane Reichhold

Born 1937 in Lima, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died in 2016

I’ve been writing haiku since the 1960s and have published over 40 books of haiku, renga, and tanka. I have translated 7 books from the Japanese with the best seller being Basho The Complete Haiku. Writing and Enjoying Haiku, also published by Kodansha, along with A Dictionary of Haiku, by AHA Books, are still often on Amazon’s best-seller list. The latest tanka book, was translated with Machiko Kobayashi from Akiko Yosano’s most famous book, Midaregami – Tangled was started in 1995 and  AHAforum is the place poets meet online since 2006.

Alexis Rotella

Born 1947 in Johnstown Pennsylvania, USA
Living in Arnold, Maryland, USA
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Cynthia Rowe

Born in Melbourne, Australia
Living in Sydney, Australia
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Michele Root-BernsteinMichele Root-Bernstein

born in USA in 1953
lives in Michigan, USA

Michele Root-Bernstein devotes herself to haiku, haibun, and haiga. Her work appears in journals and anthologies at home and abroad and on three large rocks in Ohio. She has served as co-editor of Frogpond and book editor of Modern Haiku. Currently she facilitates the Evergreen Haiku study group in mid-Michigan.