Jacob SalzerJacob Salzer

Born in Renton, WA USA
Living Vancouver, WA, USA
Jacob Salzer is a haiku poet who served as the managing editor for the following haiku anthologies: Yanty’s Butterfly (2016), New Bridges (2018), and Half A Rainbow (2020) and is currently the managing editor for a haiku anthology dedicated to people who don’t have access to clean water. His poetry website can be found at:


Ernesto P. SantiagoErnesto P. Santiago

Born 1967 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Living in Athens, Greece 
Ernesto P. Santiago says "He is too small for his ego. He is enough for himself." He lives in Athens, Greece, where he continues to explore the poetic myth of his senses, and has recently become interested in the study of haiku and its related forms.

Janak Sapkota

Born 1987 in Baglung, Nepal
Living in Fribourg, Switzerland

Minal SaroshMinal Sarosh

Born in 1960 in Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Living In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Minal Sarosh is an awarded Indian English poet and author of novel Soil for My Roots (LiFi Publications, Delhi) 2015. Her first poetry collection, Mitosis and other poems was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata, in 1992. Her haiku, senryu, and tanka have been published in reputed online journals and print anthologies. In 2018, her haiku won the 7th Annual Japan- Russia Haiku Contest of the Akita International Haiku Network and was awarded the ‘Akita International University President’s Award’.


Ishaan Singh Sarna

from New Delhi, India.


Agnes Eva Savich

Born 1976 in Krakow, Poland
Living in Austin, Texas, USA
Agnes Eva Savich has been writing haiku since 2003. A featured Southwestern Haijin in Roadrunner Haiku Journal (2006), she continues to be published in haiku journals, and has an early collection of poetry, The Watcher: Poems (Cedar Leaf Press, 2009).
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Vessislava Savova

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria
Living in Sofia, Bulgaria

Gabriel Sawicki

Born 1983 in Wroclaw, Poland
Living in Wroclaw, Poland

Ken SawitriKen Sawitri

Born 1964 in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at the Universitas Indonesia.

She dedicated her haiku for her motherland in "Listen, The Spice Whispers" and recorded her journey in the haiku at

Olivier SchopferOlivier Schopfer

Born 1966 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Living in Geneva, Switzerland

Olivier Schopfer has a degree in American and English literature. He is a member of the Haiku Society of America (HSA) and of the European Haiku Society (EHS). He likes to capture the moment in haiku, haiga and photography.

In 2018, Scars Publications released his first poetry chapbook, In the Mirror: Concrete Haiku, available as a free PDF file. A printed version may be purchased from Amazon.

He also writes articles in French about etymology and everyday expressions:



Carl Seguiban

Born in Zamboanga City, Philippines
Living in British Columbia, Canada

David Serjeant

Born 1971 in Manchester, United Kingdom
Living in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Shloka Shankar

Born 1989 in Bangalore, India
Living in Bangalore, India

Manoj SharmaManoj Sharma

Born : 1964 in Nargho,Saptary, Nepal .
Living in : Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal.
E-mail : mr (dot) sharma1964 (dot) ms (at) gmail (dot) com

A public accountant, loves to watch good movies, cooking , reading books on eastern philosophy and listening to music of all genres.


Richa SharmaRicha Sharma

Born 1982 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Presently residing at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Richa Sharma is a double Post Graduate in Management and Business Economics and a qualified Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management. Apart from her keen interest in academics, she loves the world of literature and poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print journals dedicated to Japanese short poetry since 2019 like Frogpond, the cherita, Presence, Akitsu Quarterly, Kingfisher, Failed Haiku, Drifting Sands Haibun, Under The Basho, Bones, Seashores, Wales Haiku Journal, #FemkuMag, Nick Virgilio Haiku Association, and others. She received an Honorable mention in Vancouver's Cherry Blossom Invitational Haiku Festival, 2021. For her, composing haiku is a great meditation technique that unites the mind with the heart in the enlightening moment.


Adelaide B. Shaw

Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Somers, NY, USA. She is the mother of three Children and grandmother of six. Adelaide been creating Japanese poetic forms–haiku, haibun, tanka , senryu and photo haiga–for nearly 50 years, has been published widely and placed well in several contests. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, published by Modern Tanka Press, won third place in the Haiku Society of America’s Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award. Her second book of haiku, The Distance I’ve Come, is available on Cyberwit and Amazon. Adelaide also writes fiction and has been published in several journals. Some of her published Japanese short form poetry are posted on her blog:


Keith Simmonds

Born in St.Philip, Barbados
Living in Rodez, France


Michael SmeerMichael Smeer

Born 1963 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
Living in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
His preferred style is haiku in English. Michael is the founder of 'My Haiku Pond & Academy', dedicated to English language haiku and related poetry, Culture & Art. Since May, 2016 he is a former Vice President of the European Haiku Society (EHS).


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Tatjana Stefanović

Born 1960 in Belgrade, Serbia
Living in Belgrade, Serbia

Tatjana Stefanović is a lawyer by profession. She writes fairy-tales, haiku, and poetry (modern and for children). Her haiku have won a good number of awards and have been included in a number of collections and journals, in her country and abroad. Tatjana is a member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (USA).

Mary StevensMary Stevens

Born 1965 in USA
Living at present: Hurley, NY USA

A member of HSA since 2003, Mary Stevens co-judged with John Stevenson the 2013 Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest. At the 2015 Haiku North America in Schenectady, NY, she presented “The Cicada’s Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live.


John StevensonJohn Stevenson

Born 1948 in Ithaca, New York, USA
Living in Nassau, New York, USA
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Iliyana StoyanovaIliyana Stoyanova

Born 1969 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Living in St Albans, UK
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Barbara StrangBarbara Strang 

Born 1944, Invercargill, New Zealand
Lives at Christchurch, New Zealand

Barbara Strang has been writing haiku for nearly thirty years. Her work has been placed and published in New Zealand and overseas. She has appeared in the last three NZ haiku anthologies, and has produced two long-form poetry books. She’s the leader of the Small White Teapot Haiku Group.

Debbie StrangeDebbie Strange

Born 1955 in Canada
Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Debbie Strange is a maker of poems, music, photographs, and art. She has an affinity for birds and water, and feels most at peace when exploring nature with her husband. Debbie's creative passions are her solace and salvation, connecting her more closely to the world and to herself.


Maureen SudlowMaureen Sudlow

Maureen lives in Whanganui, New Zealand with her husband Rod, and their Staffie Bert. She loves poetry, particularly Japanese and classical Chinese forms, and is also a keen photographer and amateur water-colourist. Maureen has a Diploma in Creative Writing and has published two children’s picture books and two small poetry collections. She is a member of the New Zealand Poetry Society.


Alan Summers Poet Hotel shot taken in Amsterdam 2015Alan Summers

Born 1956 in London, UK
Living in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK
Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning writer. Yomiuri Shimbun (14 million readers in Japan) said on his birthday in 2002: " dry as vintage champagne." He runs With Words, which organises haiku based projects. His latest book Writing Poetry: The Haiku Way is due out early 2017.

André SurridgeAndré Surridge

Born 1951 in Hull, England
Living in Hamilton, New Zealand. He is the winner of several writing awards for haiku including the Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award (JAPAN); Jane Reichhold International Prize (USA) and the Janice Bostok International Haiku Award (AUS).
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Rachel Sutcliffe

Born 1977 in Harrogate North, Yorkshire, UK
Living in Huddersfield West, Yorkshire, UK
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Born 1946 Tokyo, Japan
Living in Sanda, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.

George SwedeGeorge Swede

Born 1940 in Riga, Latvia
Living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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(work from 1975 to 2010 inclusive)



Lech SzeglowskiLech Szeglowski

Born 1959 in Gdansk, Poland
Studied Polish Philology and Postgraduate Studies of Speech Therapy at the University of Gdansk. He has been reading Japanese genre poetry since the late 1980s and writing haiku since the early 2000s. Rarely published, but his haiku in English have received several awards and appeared in various magazines and anthologies.

​Irena Iris Szewczyk

Born in Warsaw, Poland​
Living in Warsaw, Poland​
A board member of the Polish Haiku Association. A title-holder of the World Haiga Association Master Haiga Artist.

Neena SinghNeena Singh

Born 1956 at Lucknow, (Uttar Pradesh) India
Living at Chandigarh, India

Neena is a banker turned poet. Her poetry and haiku are regularly featured in online journals and international magazines. She is the author of Whispers of the Soul and One Breath Poetry. Neena runs a non-profit for the education and health of underprivileged children in Chandigarh, India.

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