Jan BensonJan Benson

Jan Benson is a Pushcart Prize nominated haiku poet living in Fort Worth, Texas. Her work is translated in seven foreign languages. Jan's haiku are published in many of the world's leading haiku journals and magazines. Benson is a member of The World Haiku Association, The British Haiku Society and Poetry Society of Texas. Jan's profile can be found on The Haiku Foundation Poet Registry, and online at The Living Senryu Anthology.



tidal flats
the quarter-tones
of a sandpiper

1st Prize (Haiku in Foreign Languages) ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA HAIKU
The Italian Matsuo Basho Awards 4th Edition, 2016 Page 7
dust devils  Red Moon Press Anthology 2016


pumpkin harvest
the old straw-man


berba buča
sve tanji je stari
čovjek od slame

Highly Commended - Croatian Pumpkin Festival Contest (Iris)2017


adobe walls at dusk
crickets knit the names
of the lost

2014 Pushcart Nomination, Dos Gatos Press 
2015 Texas Poetry Calendar


scant pulse . . .
the pink petal drift
of his birth

Honorable Mention USA, Vancouver 2016 Haiku Invitational Cherry Blossom Contest


lifting geese
white-fluff cattails
in the spindrift

Honorary Mention  My Haiku Pond Contest #2My Haiku Pond Contest #2


easter morn
the cross-town camber
of change bells

Wild Plum 3:1  Spring/Summer 2017


sweeping winter
from the corners
early crocus

Brass Bell  February 2017


skillet cornbread
crumbled into buttermilk
first frost

Brass Bell  September 2016


over rapeseed hills
a slipper moon

Stardust Haiku, Issue 9 9/24/2017


cloud-quiet . . .
the first scent
of yellow

Blithe Spirit Journal Volume 27, #2 May 2017


north star
the yodel of a coywolf
on winter's wind

Hedgerow #122, Winter 2017