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S. M. Abeles
lives and writes outside Washington, D.C. His poems have
appeared in Ribbons, Frogpond, Prune Juice, Shamrock,
paper wasp, South by Southeast, Atlas Poetica, and
is from Cape Town, South Africa. During office hours, she is a buyer
for a laboratory distributor but out of the office, she indulges in
all her passions and crafts. The passions are blogging, reading,
tree-hugging and travelling even if it's just a weekend getaway up
and down the coast of South Africa. The crafts are cross-stitch,
knitting, crochet especially amigurumi, origami, quilling and
card-making. She most enjoys blogging about her interests and
she has a craft blog, a charity blog and now that she has discovered
haiku, a poetry blog. Nadia also blogs for Cape Town Tourism on
their travel blog. Do pay a visit any time to
lives in Devon, UK, and enjoys all types of poetry, from
Shakespeare to Basho. Reading and writing poetry is his
favourite way of chilling out.
Agrawal was born in Bikaner, India, on August 18th
1965, Vinita is a writer, researcher and poet. She has been
published in several magazines, journals, newspapers and
websites and (Kritya.org, Touch- The Journal of
Healing, Museindia, Everydaypoets.com (June 18th ,
2011), mahmag world literature – mahmag.org
(March 2011), Femina, Free Press, Beyond Borders – An
Anthology of Poems from the SAARC Region, indianwildlife.com,
The Criterion – An International Journal in English
(April 2011, Vol. II, Issue I)
Brown Critique (May 2011),
contemporaryliteraryreview.blogspot.com (June 2011)
E-Women Issue 9 august 2011
a micro fiction titled ‘Barren’ on
She lives in New Delhi with her husband and has a son who is
attending college in the US.
Alkerton (formerly Lohnes) is an artistic spirit
who cannot contain her excitement when inspired. An
internationally published poet, she thrives best when close to
nature and enjoys the therapy her writing, art, photography
and other creative outlets provide. Her haiku and related
forms have been published in the journals
Acorn and Raw NerVZ Haiku (among others)
and will be appearing in upcoming issues of
While her collaborations of linked verse forms with marlene
mountain, as well as Marco Fraticelli, have seen publication,
her most recent appearance in
XXIV:3) were for three solo renga. Michelle has recently
become interested in the study and creation of digital poetry
and shares her constantly evolving digital poetry experience
with her beta test site
“On the Surface”
which includes links
to her main web site
“Brain Angles” originally created to show
her online computer art exhibit “A brain from all angles”.
Anand is an engineer based in Johor, Malaysia. His
Haiku works has been published in Notes From The
Gean and Shamrock Ireland Haiku Journal.
His Haiku work is also forthcoming in Simply
Haiku, Muse India - Mango Moons, OM Times Magazine.
His long verses has been published in Muse India
and The Enchanting Verses International Journal.
Anderson has lived in Colorado for the
last 25 years. After reading her first haiku in 2005, she became
captivated by the form’s beauty and power. Her goal is to write just
one perfect haiku before she dies; she needs nothing more.
has been living in nyc with the exception of four years in
southern California. Her main interest poetically has been in
collaborative and experimental ventures. She has been on
dialysis since 1981.
Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS
television series, The Victory Garden. Since 2003, hundreds
of his poems have appeared in scores of print and electronic
journals out of North America, Great Britain, Ireland,
Australia and India. His e-chapbook,
Walk in the Dark, can be found on the website of
The New Formalist Press.
Anderson: I live in beautiful Australia; I am 64 years
old and am married as are my children. I have been writing
poetry for twenty years and have qualifications in
copywriting and writing for public relations. I belong to
a group of poetry writers called Wordweavers and we have
published three poetry books, my favorite being
Ocean to Moon, where we used the moon's cycles as
chapter headings. I enjoy river walking, folk dancing,
interior decorating, listening to music, and going to
cinema. I write for others to enjoy my journey through
life and to discover the beauty and power of words...
Norla Antinoro is a research
biologist cross trained as a pyshcotherapist. Finding
herself forced to retire from both professions, she
bumbled about until she discovered that writing did not
have to be technical to be fun. In short, she discovered
poetry and opinion. A bit of a footloose wanderer since
her husband's death, she has lived in Canada, New York,
and is now roosting at least for a while in Oregon. Norla
spends her time writing poetry and politics as well as
finding expression in painting, photography and fiber art.
She sees art as easy to intertwine with the social justice
issues that absorb her passions and energies. She now
edits two magazines online: We!, a weekly
progressive op-ed journal, and Jabberwocky' s Garden,
a literary jourmal that showcases the work of some of the
most talented poets out there. Both zines are hosted pro
bono by MyTown.ca.
We!: a Progressive Voice:
Jabberwocky' s Garden:
|an'ya is of
Serbian/American heritage, and lives in Oregon, USA. This
published haijin previously taught Balkan dance troupes, was a
former Nascar-track trophy girl, Slavic foods caterer, and a
pre-school teacher. She is the Past-Director/Editor of
“beginners” for the World Haiku Club, and the
past-editor-in-chief of haigaonline. She is the past editor
of the Tanka Society's journal Ribbons. Currently
she is editing
moonset, The NEWSPAPER at
She is the original
founder and President of the Oregon haiku and Tanka Society, and
is now serving as its Vice President. an'ya has been printed in
numerous publications and anthologies and has won quite a
|Judi Brannan Armbruster,
62: In the mid 90's Judi returned to Karuk Tribe of northern
California ancestral territory and found the threads of her
poetic voice. She is a retired RN, married and the mother of
one daughter. She has a strong
presence on the internet and in literary magazines and
anthologies: Yellow Medicine Review; Stellar Showcase
Journal; Thresholds; Autumn Leaves; Short, Fast and Deadly;
Poetry Quarterly, 420 ezine; twenty20 journal; Red Voices;
She is actively work-shopping
her poetry at the Wild Poetry Forum
and aha forum for haiga.
Native and Natural - The Art and Poetry of Judi Brannan
|My name is Stella
Armour and I live in Yorkshire, England. I have been
writing poetry for two and a half years, also I enjoy music
Armstrong (Raindog): How about: Old too soon, smart
too late. Or: Raindog lives in Long Beach, CA amidst the
ruins of a career as a small press publishing mogul. Visit
the remains at Lummox
Ashley lives on Protection Island in the Strait of
Georgia, BC. She is a writer and artist - published:
poems, articles and haiku (two
Sakura awards from
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
I love the brevity of haiku; a moment captured in time.
|When not writing,
Sharon Auberle may be found hanging pictures and poems at her
Golightly Café. Her work has appeared in numerous
publications and on-line magazines and in a variety of
anthologies. She has two recently published books—Saturday
Nights at the Crystal Ball, a memoir in poetry from
Cross+Roads Press; and Crow Ink, a collection of
poetry and photographs from Little Eagle Press.
|Nnorom Azuonye is the author
of The Bridge Selection: Poems For The Road (2005) and Letter
To God & Other Poems (2003). He has published widely in print and
e-journals including Orbis, Drumvoices Revue, World Haiku Review,
Eclectica Magazine and Keystone among others. He is the
Founder/Administrator of Sentinel Poetry Movement
www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk and Managing Editor, SPM Publications - the
publishing arm of Sentinel Poetry Movement - publishers of Sentinel
Poetry (Online) and Sentinel Poetry Quarterly (Print).
Babusci is an internationally award winning haiku/tanka &
haiga artist. Some of her awards include: Museum of Haiku
Literature Award, International Tanka Splendor Awards,
First Place Yellow Moon Competition (tanka category),
First Place Kokako Tanka Competition, Basho Festival Haiku
Contest (Japan) and Honorable Mention Suruga Baika
Literary Festival (Japan).
Pamela has illustrated several books, including:
Full Moon Tide: The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards and
Taboo Haiku. She was the logo artist for Haiku
North America in NYC in 2003 and HNA in Winston-Salem, NC
In her spare time she presses flowers, ferns & leaves to
make cards & framings, abstract watercolor/oil painting,
sumi-e painting, Chinese calligraphy, makes collages &
jewelry. She has a deep desire to be creative on a daily
basis, which feeds her spirit & soul & gives meaning to
her life. Poetry & art have been an integral part of her
existence since her early teen age years & will continue
to be a driving force until she meets her creator.
Pamela is interested & welcomes any reader feedback of her
poetry/art works at:
Raquel D. BAILEY is a proud mother, Event Planner,
Administrative Consultant & child advocate. She enjoys
writing fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, and love songs. As a Florida
State University, English graduate, she is the Founding
Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine with specialized
focus in Japanese short form poetry. Her poetry works are
forthcoming and also published in
Heron's Nest, Simply Haiku, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Asahi
Haikuist Network, The Aurorean, (EPN) Electronic Poetr y
Network, Shamrock, Wisteria,
Tallahassee Democrat, **Red Lights, Taj Mahal
Review, Presence, Other Poetry, Mainichi Daily News and
Cider Press Review. Her literary works have also
received runner up and/or honorable mentions in the
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition (2008), The
Haiku Calendar Ludbreg Competition (2008), Mainichi Daily
News Haiku Contest (2007), 7th Annual Chistell Writing
Contest for Fiction (2007) and the
Big Pond Rumour Contest for Fiction (2007).
My web site:
Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine
Don Baird is an internationally known and respected
martial arts teacher and poet. For the past ten years or
so he has been specializing in eastern poetry forms such
as haiku and tanka. He has been published in ezines and
magazines including Simply Haiku several
times. He won third place in the International Kusamakura
Haiku Contest two years in a row. Recently, he took first
place in his division in the Shokon Tadashi Kondo Award.
For the last five years he has been teaching advanced
haiku studies for a poetry site of almost 200,000 members.
A teacher: a student. Don remains committed to his journey
of a haijin.
here 66 years
lives his writing and art..
Recent works: Things Just Come Through
(Red Ochre Press, 2006),
POINTS/COUNTERPOINTS (2006/1972), RESTORATION LETTERS (Corman-Baker
correspondence: 1972-2003, tel let press), Song of Chin, full
moon,Wild Orchid, Stone Girl E-Pic, vols 2 & 3 (tel let), Stone Girl
E-Pic, Vol. 5 via Ed's web site.
Ed has recently put out his first issue of DOZEN magazine
featuring Chuck Sandy & John Vieira also including - Bob Arnold, Ed
Baker, Shizumi Corman, Ted Enslin, David Giannini, John Levy, John
Martone, John Phillips, Jeremy Seligson, and Karma Tenzing Waaaangchuk.
Ed has more than 55,000 poems, 400 watercolors, 600 3-d pieces...and
adds to, every moment:
|Janet A. Baker
grew up in the Iowa farm country. She now lives in Enicinitas,
California, and is a professor at National University in San Diego.
Her work has recently appeared in Briar Cliff Review, Lilliput
Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, and
Banaszkiewicz: Poland. Studying Art Teacher at
University of Zielona Góra.
Professionally I do advertising design. That includes
folders, larger publications, calendars, company papers,
logotypes, illustrations and much more other things
associated with printing.
I also create computer graphics. In my creations I utilize
my own digital photos, drawings or paintings.
For the past several years traveling has been my passion.
I’ve been to Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz, Ukraine, Romania
lives in a small village in western Poland. She was a
teacher, but now she's taking care of children, running a
family emergency house. She's fond of poetry, hatha yoga and
alternative medicine. She also creates and solve charades.
Haiku poems written by her have been published at
Tinywords, Asahi haikuist network magazine, Shamrock
and the haiku.pl
Johnny Baranski started
writing haiku and its related forms under the tutelage of
Lorraine Ellis Harr (Tombo) in 1973. Since then he has been
widely published and anthologized. In 2001 his collection
Convicts Shoot the Breeze was a grand prize
winner in the Virgil Hutton Memorial Haiku Chapbook Contest.
His latest chapbook, Just a Stone's Throw, is
available from the author at
Mr. Baranski makes his home in Vancouver, Washington USA.
Helen Bar-Lev was born in New York City in 1942. She has lived in
Israel for 35 years. She holds a degree in Anthropology from California
State University, Northridge, 1972. Since 1976 Helen has devoted herself
to art: painting, teaching and writing poetry. From 1989 until 2001 she
was a member of the Safad Artists’ Colony in the Upper Galilee where she
had her own gallery.
Today Helen paints and teaches in Jerusalem. To date Bar-Lev has
participated in 80 exhibitions, including 30 one-person shows. Her poems
and paintings have appeared in many online journals such as The Other
Voices International Project, The Coffee Press Journal, Boheme Magazine,
The Poetry Bridge, River Bones Press and also print anthologies,
including Meeting of the Minds Journal, Voices Israel Anthology,
Manifold Magazine of New Poetry, Lucidity Poetry Journal and Across The
Long Bridge, An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry, Sailing in the Mist
of Time, An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry, Harvest International, Palabras-Press, Poesy first international issue.
Helen is a member of Voices Israel English Poetry Society and The Israel
Sculptors’ Association. She is the global correspondent in Israel
for the Poetry Bridge and Editor-in-Chief of the Voices Israel
UK: in 1998 I won a Northern Arts writers award. In July 2000 I
read at Waterstones bookshop to promote the anthology Titles
Are Bitches. Christmas 2001 I debuted at Newcastle's famous
Morden Tower doing a reading of my poems. Each year I read for
Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival and I partake in
workshops. 2005 saw the publication of my collection Lovebites
published by Chanticleer Press, 6/1 Jamaica Mews, Edinburgh.
On Saturday 16th Aughst 2003 I read at theEdinburgh Festival as a
Per Verse poet at LGBT Centre, Broughton St.
I also have a BBC webpage
(if first site does not work click on SECTION 28 on second site.
Christmas 2001 The Northern Cultural Skills Partnership sponsored me
to be mentored by Andy Croft in conjunction with New Writing North.
I made a radio programme for Web FM community radio about my writing
group. October-November 2005, I entered a poem/visual image into the
art exhibition The Art Cafe Project, his piece Post-Mark was shown
in Betty's Newcastle. This event was sponsored by Pride On The Tyne.
I made a digital film with artists Kate Sweeney and Julie Ballands
at a film making workshop called Out Of The Picture
which was shown at the festival party for Proudwords, it contains my
poem "The Old Heave-Ho". I worked on a collaborative art and
literature project called How Gay Are Your Genes,
facilitated by Lisa Mathews (poet) which exhibited at The Hatton
Gallery, Newcastle University funded by The Policy, Ethics and Life
Sciences Research Institute, Bioscience Centre at Newcastle's Centre
for Life. I was involved in the Five Arts Cities poetry postcard
event which exhibited at The Seven Stories children's literature
building. In May I had 2006 a solo art/poetry exhibition at The
People's Theatre why not take a look at their website
The South Bank Centre in London
recorded my poem "The Holiday I Never Had", I can be heard reading
REVIEWS: I have written poetry
reviews for Poetry Scotland and Jacket Magazine
and in August 2007 I made a film called 'A Blank Screen, 60 seconds,
1 shot' for Queerbeats Festival at The Star & Shadow Cinema
Newcastle, reviewing a poem...see
Bartulović was born 01.04.1953 in Croatia. She began writing
from an early age. So far she has published 13 books of
poetry. Soon her book “Selected poems” will be printed as a
selection of dr. Sc.Hrvojka Mihanovic-Salopek. She writes
poetry, book reviews, essays, reminiscences ... and is also
represented in anthologies. She has won international
awards. Danica is one of the editors of Podstrana
Magazine in Podstrana near Split. She is well known
as a poet of spiritual poetry, and as a very emotional and
recognized lyric poet. She is also known by short, concise
writing style. Danica also writes haiku. She likes to work
with people who promote peace, love and tolerance.
book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace
(Snapshot Press, 2007, 1st Hardcover ed. 2011) was selected
as a William Carlos Williams Book Award finalist by the
Poetry Society of America. Her website is
Vince Beck: I was born in New York City. I've lived most of my
life on the road, a military up bringing gave me a good grounding in
"the rules of the road". That's probably why I've survived, even tho my
address was on the wild side, marijuana, benzedrine, alcohol, LSD, and
the heavy one--heroin. I abused them all and managed to escape. Today
I'm pretty much drug-free, except for the occasional bit of the "herb
superb". I immigrated to Australia 1970...No regrets. I've traveled
Australia and I love it, naturalized in 1978 "here to stay"! My
band--"Vince & the Vipers" play all sorts of music. Beside myself
there's Steve Berriman on reeds, tenor ukulele, vocal back-ups....Brian
Mollet, ukulele, back-up vocals. I do the main vocals and play guitar.
Jazz, rhythm & blues, country--we play 'em all. Aside from a couple of
charity gigs a month, we've been laying low for the winter (April to
|Tom Berman is a
member of Kibbutz Amiad in the Upper Galilee, Israel. Born
in Czechoslovakia , he grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and is a
scientist whose poetry has been published here and there,
now and again. He was Editor in
Chief of the annual Voices Israel Anthology
from 2003 to 2006. Amazon.com will be delighted to dispose
of two books of his poems (Shards, a Handful of Verse
and Rambles, Wanderings with a Wayward Muse).
|Robin Beshers was
transplanted from Oklahoma to beautiful Sonoma County California at
a very young age. After living in, and raising her children in
Amador and Mendocino counties throughout her adult life she has been
happily back in Sonoma County for three years. Professionally, she
is a Certified Professional Coder and a Medical Assistant. She
discovered a serious love of Haiku in 2007, studying the craft and
writing ever since. She also dabbles in photography, and polymer
|Wolfgang Beutke was
born in Berlin (1947) and currently lives near Hamburg in
the North of Germany. His fields of interest are: Japanese
and Chinese Ceramics, since 2005 Haiku.
Barbara Bialick, US, has degrees from the University
of Michigan and Boston University. She has published as a
journalist, book reviewer and poet in McCall’s,
Ibbetson Street, Muddy River Poetry Review, Wilderness House
Literary Review, Pemmican, Lilith , Poetica, Istanbul
Literary Review, Bagels with the Bards, The Boston Globe,
Pittsburgh Magazine, Small Press Review and The
Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene.
Her chapbook TIME LEAVES was published by
Ibbetson Street Press.
|Patricia Biela is
a native of Maryland and is a graduate of the University of Virginia
with a BA in Psychology. A first generation American, she is of
Angolan paternal and Haitian maternal descent. Biela participated in
the 2008 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. She is a 2007 Archie D.
and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship recipient from the Fine
Arts Work Center Summer Poetry Workshop. She is a 2006 Hurston/Wright
Workshop Alumna. Biela has studied poetry under Dr. Tony Medina,
Professor of English, Howard University. She was a poetry venue
review columnist for the Spring/Summer 2004 One Heart
Publication – Holistic Journal. Her poems appear in the book
Cracking Walnuts and Other Goodies by Arlene
Carter-Pounds, Drumvoices Revue, Warpland, Stanford
University’s Black Arts Quarterly, The Caribbean Writer, Void
Magazine (on-line), Howard University’s The Amistad (on-line), and X
|JÓZSEF BÍRÓ - poet / writer
/ visual artist and performer -
JÓZSEF BÍRÓ was born in 19 may 1951 / BUDAPEST
~ poet and writer 1975 to present
organizational memberships : Hungarian Alliance of Writers /
Art Foundation of Hungarian Republic / Belletrist
Association / etc .
published works : 15 volumes of poetry ( books ) /
1 book of prose
creative works : 9 individual exhibitions
more than 700 group exhibitions around in the world
more than 90 single ( live ) - performances around in the
Ginka Biliarska: 1946—Bulgaria graduated from The Sofia
University with a major in Slavonic Languages. She has worked as a
journalist and editor at different publishing houses; author of 6 books,
radio plays, a large number of articles for the central and literary
newspapers. She took part in some theater performances, tv and radio
programs and broadcasts. Since 2003 she has been the president of the
Bulgarian Haiku Club. Compiler of the haiku anthologies with
international participation: The Flower, 2002; The Rose, 2003; The
Road, 2004. She has received numerous awards: 1996, National
Contest—Poetry for the Sea; 2000, Poetry Contest—Yavorov's Days; 2002,
Poetry Contest—Yavorov's Days; 2005, Russian Haiku Contest; 2005,
National Play Contest; 2006, Haiku Contest—Croatia. Ginka Biliarska
passed away 31 July 2007.
Biscayart, US: I am at the end of my career.
|My name is
Oana Aurora Boazu and I'm from Romania. I was
born in Craiova, but for the last three years I have
been living in Galati, where I work in a Dutch company,
member of the Damen Shipyards Group. Although I have
been writing haiku for many years, since 2000, only
recently I started taking part in competitions and
contests and won the Third Price in the International
Haiku Contest "One Thousand Cranes", Iasi, Romania,
2008, a honorable mention in the 8th International Haiku
Contest, Ludbreg, Croatia, 2009 and got published in
Frogpond Journal, Winter Edition 2009, Volume
32, No. 4, released in March 2010. I write
contemporary haiku as well as modern haiku.
Bogović was born in
Varaždin. By vocation she is an economist, lives and works
in Varaždin. She writes short stories, poetry, haiku poetry,
aphorisms and poetry and prose for children and the young. A
number of her poems have been put to music. She takes part
at recitals and literature evenings, and haiku meetings
throughout Croatia and received a number of awards for her
poetry and her haiku (Kusamakura International Haiku Contest
2002 and A Special *A* Award Hekinan Aichi 2008)
is a sometime poet, editor and judge from Bremerton WA , who is much
too fond of poetic series based upon whatever crosses his path. He
is the author of A River Transformed poetry based on
Wang Wei’s River Wang poems and available at
He is currently working on a long series based on Walt Whitman’s
“Song of Myself.” Part may be seen at
Wilfredo R. Bongcaron, who is fondly called Willie by his
associates and friends, is a government employee in Manila. He works
as a line supervisor in LRTA, the first mass transport system in the
city. He is happily married, with a very loving and supportive wife
and three brilliant kids who are "gems" in their own right. He
writes in the English and Filipino languages; and usually writes in
the haiku/senryu genre. He has contributed his poems and haiku in
Willie is a proponent of the Save the Earth movement. He writes to
make other people conscious about our environment, among other
considerations. He is very much concerned about environmental
degradation and all the likes. He also believes in karma; and works
towards maintaining an aura of good karma and inner peace within
Zlata Bogović was born in Varaždin. By vocation she
is an economist, lives and works in Varaždin. She writes
short stories, poetry, haiku poetry, aphorisms and poetry
and prose for children and the young. A number of her poems
have been put to music . She takes part at recitals and
literature evenings, and haiku meetings throughout Croatia
and received a number of awards for her poetry and her haiku
(Kusamakura International Haiku Contest 2002 and A Special
*A* Award Hekinan Aichi 2008). 3rd Prize Kusamakura Haiku
|Ralf Bröker was
born in Ochtrup, Germany, in 1968. He used to be a local journalist
and worked as a pr-writer in Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund. With
his family he returned the Münsterland, which is a countryside quite
close to the Netherlands. Ralf is earning his money as a media
service provider and pr-consultant. His clients are cooperative
enterprises in the Rhein-Ruhr-area. First publication of poetic work
in 1986; started to read haiku, senyru and haibun in 2007, tries to
write them since spring 2008.
|Shawn Bowman is
a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio. His poems have recently
appeared in a variety of publications in the U.S. and England. He
views the cinquain as the perfect marriage of the sonnet and the
haiku, and he believes that the form is capable of developing as
rich a tradition.
Braniger (PhD) teaches creative writing at Millikin
University, in Decatur, Illinois (USA). Her poems have
appeared or are forthcoming in Modern English
Tanka, Atlas Poetic: A Journal of Poetry of Place in
Contemporary Tanka, Moonbathing: A Journal of Women's
Tanka, Chrysanthemum, Eucalypt, buzzard picnic, Sycamore
Review, Poems and Plays, and The Dirty Napkin.
Her chapbook, No One May Follow, was
published in 2009 by Pudding House Publications. She
collaboratively writes and publishes poetry sequences
with fellow English faculty and students. Her recent
travels in Greece (Athens, Crete, and Santorini)
inspired a series of tanka sequences, "Rome" and "Santorini".
Gerald Bravi from Winnipeg ,
Manitoba , is an educational psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in that
area. He began writing poetry at an early age, but this
passion was shelved as his career took most of his time. In 1998 he
became involved in writing again and now spends more time at this
endeavor. He enjoys writing in all forms and loves experimenting with
each. His poetry has been published in a number of anthologies, e-zines
US: I recently took up writing haiku
almost immediately after signing up for Twitter. That was in April
of 2009. Oddly, it was at Twitter where I chose the word "haiku" for
my first subject search. My other personal interests are cooking,
hiking and reading. I am an avid reader. I am also married, and I
have one daughter who attends college. I, myself, had some college
studies in liberal arts. I enjoy my work with retail industries, and
share my free time with my family.
|Bouwe Brouwer (08-03-1977).
Born, raised and still living in Emmeloord, a small town on
reclaimed land in the middle of the Netherlands. I became
interested in haiku writing in August 2008 and have been
writing ever since. I try to combine my writing with my love
for designing and publishing handmade books in a very
limited edition and my love for travelling.
Some of my work has been published in Vuursteen
(Flint) the magazine of the Dutch and Flemish haiku society.
My new blog is at:
(which means floodline).
Buckingham was born in London, 1960, and currently lives
in Bristol in the southwest of England. Her haiku and senryu
have appeared in journals and anthologies throughout the
world, including A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in
English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2007). Her
work has also been placed in a number of competitions, such
as the HIA, the Hackett and the Basho Memorial. She is a
member of the British Haiku Society.
Marlène Buitelaar (1951) lives
in the Netherlands. She works at the only Dutch Veterinary
Faculty, Utrecht, situated at a beautiful spec of nature
which is a daily source of inspiration. An avid reader,
music lover and photographer, she started writing haiku
and rengay in the beginning of 2007, shortly after being
introduced to the subject.. Some of her haiku and rengay
have already been published in Dutch and English.
Combining her new love for haiku with her existing ones,
she now enjoys making photo haiga and rengay together with
partner Max Verhart. Her other project is writing a series
of essays on music and haiku (in English and Dutch) for
which she is collecting music haiku (or music as
inspiration for haiku) from all over the world. An
anthology of music haiku is a future project. She’s very
interested in receiving a copy of any kind of music haiku
you have written,
published or nonpublished. Emailadress
Butkovic was born on December 6, 1964. in Osijek – Croatia.
She graduated from Commercial School in Slavonski Brod, lives and
works in Djakovo. She works in the National Studfarm of lipizaners
in Djakovo - Croatia, as manager in tourism.
Silvija is a member of the Association of Croatian Haiku Poets and
an active member of Photoclub Djakovo. She has held several
independent photography and haiga exhibitions, has received prizes
in Croatia and abroad, and published poetry, short stories and
haiku. So far Silvija has published three books of poetry,
Touched by the dream, book with haiku/haigas (Oslobodjena
kap/A released drop/La goccia Assolta in English, Italian and
Croatian) and a book, Intricate in the nets.
Her haigas may be seen on
www.worldhaiku.net/haiga; they are highly prized, she was given
a title, Master of Haiga. At this date, she has assembled five of
her own photo-exhibitions.
|Jack Byrne from the
republic of Ireland, I have been writing poetry of all genre
for almost eight years on and off. I'm a member of the Haiku
Society of Ireland. I have been published in various ezines
and print. I'm 63 years old and live in Wicklow, Ireland.
was born in Mattoon, Illinois in 1985. She is a 2007 graduate of
Northern Illinois University, earning her degree in Business
Administration with special studies in Finance and Spanish. She
began writing poetry while in high school and has never stopped, as
most good poets don't because they can't. For her, writing began and
continues to be an outlet for her emotions. Nothing could prevent
her from saying how she felt when it was between just her and the
paper. Her poems are from the heart and though some are filled with
pain she strives to be inspirational for others with her words. At
the age of twenty-four she has experienced many obstacles that
people of all ages could relate to. She allows her relationship with
her Higher Power to guide her to share her experiences, strength and
hope with others, in the hope of exuding hope and compassion. She
currently manages a coffee shop in her hometown of Mattoon, IL and
continues to feel inspired to write daily.
Pris Campbell’s full-length book of poetry with accompanying log
notes, Sea Trails, was published in the fall of 2009
by Lummox Press. Abrasions, her first book by Rank
Stranger Press now has only a limited number of copies left.
Interchangeable Goddesses, with Tammy Trendle, was published
by Rose of Sharon, a press run by S.A. Griffin, editor of The
Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and David Smith.
Hesitant Commitments, was released 2008 by Lummox Press in
its prestigious Little Red Book series.
The Nature of Attraction, her latest book with Scott
Owens, was released August 2010 by
Main Street Rag.
Pris Campbell's poetry appears in
journals such as Chiron Review, Main
Street Rag, The Cliffs: Soundings, Wild Goose Review, MiPo
Productions, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Boxcar
Poetry Review. In 2008 and 2009, she was featured poet in
Empowerment4Women, In The Fray and From East to West. Her
haiga and haiku have appeared in Simply Haiku, Haigaonline.
Moonset, Sketchbook, Ink, Sweat, and Tears and several other
journals. Her poem in the spring 2007 issue of Boxcar
won the Peer Award for the issue and was nominated by that journal
for a 'Best of the Internet' Anthology. She was again
nominated for that honor by two journals in 2009. Pris also was
nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize (2008/2009). A former
Clinical Psychologist and former sailor, sidelined by ME-CFS since
1990, she makes her home in the greater West Palm Beach, Florida,
with her husband, a runaway dog, and a cat who sits on her poetry
|Matthew Caretti has
lived in Korea, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa, and
has used those places to launch journeys to nearly fifty
other countries. His practice of Zen Buddhism, a product of
karma as well as the years in Asia, joins travel, cycling,
his home in the woods and human folly (mostly his own) as a
heavy influence on his work. He now teaches English and
directs the Writing Center at Mercersburg Academy, a college
preparatory school in south central Pennsylvania. He has
published works in Poetry Canada, Contemporary Haibun
Online, Contemporary Haibun Volumes 11 & 12, and
is a New York City poet
and writer. Her publications include Poetz.com, Rogue
Scholars, Poets Wear Prada, Best Poem, Big City Lit, CLWN WR,
Chantarelle’s Notebook, Clockwise Cat, Ditch Poetry Magazine,
Mobius the Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, and
more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My
Mind (Rogue Scholars Press). She is a member of Brevitas,
a group dedicated to short poems. Patricia hosts and curates the
Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor of the annual
Lokman ÇAYCI was born in Turkey, in Bor
(22.08.1949), a sub-prefecture famous for its greenery.
He completed his elementary and high school in this
small town. Then he simultaneously entered the national
competition for admission to the university and the
School of Industrial Arts of the Academy of Applied Fine
Arts in the State from which he emerged in 1975 with a
degree of interior architect and industrial designer.
His highly original works have been quick to draw the
attention of connoisseurs. Then he was admitted to the
exhibitions and his works were published in journals. On
leaving school, he began working in the Department of R
& D of Foundries belonging to the famous Koç Holding, a
Turkish industrial group, where he excelled in design
work. His designs for buttons furnaces have been
realized in industrial production.
military service, he performed with the rank of second
lieutenant; in collaboration with friends, he
contributed to the preservation of various historical
works (statues, reliefs, etc ...), then exposed to the
Marin Museum of Besiktas.
Poems and stories, written from the age of 14, have been
published in various magazines and newspapers, both
national qu'anatoliens. The press, magazines and
anthologies have reserved a warm welcome to his
creations. Interest Yasar OGUZCAN Umeå, renowned Turkish
poet, testified against him allowed him access to
important platforms. A Esir Kulup Beyoglu in Istanbul,
bringing together experienced great poets of the
country, he recited his poetry for years in the musical
atmosphere of poetry readings.
an archive of letters from thousands of poetry lovers.
The translation of his poems in English, French and
German are in progress. Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI published
his collection of poetry The Judgment of the
Evenings in 1975 and a biography in 1989 in
Turkish. In the months to come "You're not guilty,
Friend" (poems), "The Turkic world abroad '(research),"
I was ripped off my son with my hands "(novel) and" The
Turkey in Europe "(research) will be presented to the
discretion of bibliophiles.
beautiful poems translated into French by Yakup YURT,
brave translator, interpreter, art lover and writer
living in Brussels, raised a lot of interest in the
French press and with appropriate bodies. Currently,
with the support of Yakup YURT, known for his modesty
and competence, Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI continues living in
Neziha in 1995. Following several courses, he has worked
since 1991 at the AFPA (Association for Adult Vocational
¤ France "Les Amis de Thalie Design" prize drawing
¤ France "Les Amis de Thalie Design" prize drawing
¤ "Series of Reports Screened Poetry Contest 1999 Les
Amis de Thalie" poetry, "Remember"
¤ France By "The Poets of Friendship" and "Medal of
Contemporary French Poetry" Poetry "to shape the next"
Poet of the Month in November 2000) (08/12/2000)
¤ France Dating Contest l’Île des Poètes - Bosco Tatsuya
Hirata Drawing 1 st prize (2000).
¤ France Terpsichore Association Poetry: "a world chock
full" Terpsichore poetry contest. (Diploma)
¤ France "The forest of a thousand poets Vesdun Grand
Prix Athanor Poetry" 1st prize. (27/05/2001).
With his name was planted a tree (2001).
¤ France contest l’Île des Poètes - Dating Photography
Prize 2001 "(27.11.2001).
¤ Turkey - TRT INT Text rates (National Television of
Turkey) (21.12. 2001)
¤ France Georges Riguet Poetry Prize Poetry: "THE
CUL-DE-SAC OF THE ROSE" (15.12.2001).
¤ Poetry contest NPS Holland (Radio) - Award for Poetry.
¤ France contest l’Île des Poètes - Meeting "2002
phographie prices (02/02/2003)
¤ Romanya Aiud ONLINE - South Alba drawings August 2003
- 1st prize
¤ America (USA) University of South Florida The
International Foreign Language Honor Society IHO SIGMA
IOTA "CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE"
¤ Turkey - TRT INT Prix Text (Radio National Turkey)
¤ France contest l’Île des Poètes- Dating Photography
Prize 2003 "(27/02/2004).
¤ France Contest l’Île des Poètes - "Price of BOSCO
TATSUYA HIRATA 2004 "(Drawing and mixed media)
Simonova-Cecon lives in Cividale del Friuli, a small and
very picturesque town in Northeast Italy founded by Julius
Caesar. She lives there with her haijin husband Andrea Cecon
and their mongrel dog Renga. She enjoys writing haiku and
renku, walking the pre-alpine hills and studying languages.
is a class I Marine Officer of Kolkata Port Trust by profession and
a writer, journalist and poet by passion. As a freelance journalist,
he has contributed several reports in Hindustan Times.
The Statesman has published his letters/ articles/
stories and poems in its respective columns. His poems were
published in Times of India and Asian Age.
He is regularly published in numerous journals, e-magazines and
anthologies in India and abroad. He is an Honorary Life member of
Metverse Muse and a member of World Poets' Society, Greece. His
first anthology of poems, entitled Solitude, has
received favourable review in the domain of poetry. Chakrabarty is
one of the winners of the 1st publishing contest of
Amitave Chakrabarty's second book of poems, So I Used Gray and
Other Poems was published in December 2010.
Chakravarthy hails from Hyderabad City, India; he is a
Poet-Review Writer. He has been composing poetry for the past
25-years and several of his poems have been published in literary
magazines, journals, newspapers, anthologies, e-zines etc. across
the world in over 40 countries. He is presently working in a
Government-Partnered bank, "The A.P State Co-op Bank Ltd" at
Hyderabad city. His poetry collections
titled (1) Charismata of Poesie, (2) The
Chariot of Musings, (3) Serene Thoughts,
(4) Twinkles, are in circulation. Conferred
with D. Litt (Doctor of Literature), he is a Universal Peace
Ambassador, Vice-Chairman of Peacefrom Harmony, Love
Ambassador etc. to quote a few.
was born and brought up in the eastern Himalayan
Kingdom of Bhutan. He has been writing poetry for the last
five years. Three of his free verse poems have been included
in the Love and Epiphany anthologies of
Magnapoets in spring and summer 2011. His haiku, tanka and
haibun have been published in Acorn, Atlas Poetica,
Asahi, CHO, Eucalypt, Frogpond, Haibun Today, Heron's Nest,
Kikakuza Haibun contest 2011, Mainichi, Modern Haiku,
Ribbons and Simply Haiku and forth
coming in Presence 45 and Prune Juice.
2nd Photo Request 9-21-2011
John Tiong Chunghoo: "I started writing poetry during my
years after having been introduced to greats like Blake, Clare, William
Wordsworth, and Shakespeare among others. During the early 2000s, I fell
in love with Matsuo Basho on the net after signing up with a
site to have a poem delivered to me every day; his haiku is really
great. It always succeeds to set me into another realm. I have written
thousands of poems posted on the world wide web. Readers need only to
google my name john tiong chunghoo to get to them. Now I am working as a
travel journalist with the New Straits Times, one of the oldest English
dailies in Asia."
|Leonard J. Cirino
(1943) is the author of twenty chapbooks and fourteen
full-length collections of poetry since 1987 from numerous
small presses. He lives in Springfield, Oregon, where he is
retired, does home care for his 96-year-old-mother, and
works full-time as a poet. His 100 page collection,
Omphalos: Poems 2007, was published in spring, 2010
from Pygmy Forest Press. A 64 page selection,
Tenebrion: Poems 2008, is from Cedar Hill
Publications, in 2010. His 100 page collection, The
Instrument of Others, is due from Lummox Press in
2011. His full-length collection, Chinese Masters,
is from March Street Press, 2009. Cirino was the featured
poet at the Outsiders’ Art Festival, Lincoln, NE, in 2010.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarke is a writer and artist from Warrenpoint in
County Down, Northern Ireland and is a member of the Irish
Haiku Society. She has been studying and writing haiku for
several years and has had her work published in Notes
from the Gean, Shamrock, A Hundred Gourds and Every Day
Poets and her haiku will appear in the next issue of
|Karen Clausel, D.
Min. enjoys writing poetry after 30 years as a clergywoman
writing sermons and psychotherapist assisting clients
re-write their life scripts. Her poetry has appeared in
Tiger's Eye, Rattlesnake Review, HeartLodge, Medulla
Review, and several anthologies, including The
Quizzical Chair. Her chapbook is coming out this
winter, published by Tigers Eye Press. Formerly the Contest
Chair for the Oregon State Poetry Association, Karen lives
in Eugene, OR.
Codrin: born 10 of May 1945 in Bucharest, Romania. He published
several books of classical poetry and also tanka and haiku books: Dincolo
de tacere/Aux confind du silence/Beyond Quietness – editura
Haiku, Bucharest 1994; Intre patru anotimpuri/Entre quatre
saison/Between for seasons – editura Haiku, Bucharest 1994;
O sarbatoare a felinarelor stinse / A fest of the Extinguished
Street Lamps, ed. TEMPUS DACOROMANIA COMTERRA, Bucharest
2005, Missa requiem – 1997. He lives in Slobozia city,
Romania and is a librarian.
is a native New Yorker. After receiving her B.A. and M.A.
degrees in cultural anthropology, she taught at the
University of Alaska for three years. Then she moved to Los
Angeles where she met her husband. They spent an extended
honeymoon traveling through Europe and ended up living on
Kibbutz Ein Hashofet. Leslie teaches college English courses
and has published many poems, short stories and articles.
Her first book, Facets of the Poet was
published in 2001. Her biography of a Holocaust survivor,
called Trapped Inside the Story (which
includes many poems that were translated from Polish and
Ukrainian and re-worked by the author) was published by
Level 4 Press, in 2007.
Constable has numerous forms of poetry
published in both print magazines and on-line journals. Since 2006,
however, haiku has become her form of choice and early in 2007 she
ventured into haiga. She lives with her husband on Canada’s west
coast, where the natural world provides much of her subject matter,
inspiration, and pleasure.
|Bill Cooper, US
Biography and photo requested
|Armando H. Corbelle
born in Cuba and except for early childhood has lived in various
cities, towns, and rural places in the USA since. He came to haiku
a 5th grader - abandoned it for decades until embracing its brevity,
immediacy a few years ago. Visit his haiku blogs:
Gottlieb Cohen was born in the
South Bronx somewhere on Simpson Street, went to a Yeshiva on
East Broadway and Canal Street, and then lived in the South of
Brooklyn, the South of Long Island, The Southern Tier of Upstate
New York, The South of Manhattan, and finally South Jersey in
|Aubrie Cox is
a lifelong resident of Blue Mound, Illinois. She is
currently studying English literature and writing at
Millikin University, where she first began studying haiku in
2008. Since then, her poems have appeared in publications
such Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, tinywords,
bottlerockets, and Notes From the Gean.
In her spare time, Aubrie also enjoys bookbinding and
Gillena Cox: I live in St James,
on the island of Trinidad; of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago. I was born in 1950. Married in 1971 to Anthony
Cox, Since 1978, though still married, living apart from
Anthony. I am mother of a daughter named Yanda, and a son
named Khama. I am a retiree, I last worked as a
cataloguer. I write poetry for the sheer joy of writing;
some of my poems are illustrated. I have work published in
anthologies, and at numerous e journals. My first solo
book of haiku poems is at the publishers and should be
released before the end of this year. My poetry website is
Morrissey-Cummins: Co. Wicklow Ireland. I am Irish, I am
writing haiku for a year or so and really enjoy it. I have
many haiku and am a member of the Irish Haiku Society and
Haiku Ireland and am published in Presence Magazine,
Shamrock Haiku Magazine, Every Day Poets and many
other online e-zines.
Howdy folks. I’m a writer who delivers pizzas for a living.
I was born in 1971 to missionary parents in the hills of
South Dakota. My parents split up sometime before I was
three. At the age of five, my brothers (a twin and an older
one), my mother and I moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa. When I was
twelve, we all moved to the hills of Kentucky. You see, my
mother wanted to teach at a holiness place called Bethany
Christian Mission Center. After my twin and I turned
sixteen, my mom decided it’d be nice to move back to
Oskaloosa. Well, I discovered literature and writing while
attending high school in that fine corn encompassed town.
After graduating in 1990, I wandered between several
colleges. I finally landed at University of Northern Iowa—where
I received an English degree in 1997. My play Mere
Existence was performed in 1993 at Indian Hills
Community College. I’ve also been published in Inner
Weather, conducted a writing workshop at Four Oaks
in Independence, Iowa, and published a small press art and
literature newsletter, Sparechange for five
years. Currently I live with my wife, Melissa, in West Des
Ćwieląg (age 30) lives in Cracow (Poland) and works in a
publishing house. She finished literature and creative writing at
the Jagiellonian University. Agnieszka writes poetry and has
published 11 books.
In 2004 Aneta Kania and Agnieszka Ćwieląg published their first
common book To Believe in Spring (poetry and photos).
Haiga of Going By will have an exposition in an art
gallery in Poland next year. Other expositions are planned.
was born in 1953 in Bucharest, Romania. She is a member of the
Romanian Haiku Society and has been published in several national
and international reviews. Her poetry is published in the bilingual
anthologies: Flori de tei /Lime-tree flowers, Greieri si
crizanteme /Crickets and chrysanthemums, Scoici de mare/Sea shells
and she is anthologized in Fire Pearls: Short Masterpieces of
the Human Heart published in Perryville, Maryland (S.U.A.)
by M. Kei. Her tanka and other poems have appeared in more literary
sites online. She published a bilingual tanka book Perle
de roua / Dew pearls. Together with Mr. Vasile Moldovan they
have written a bilingual renga book Mireasma de tei /
Fragrance of lime. She is one of the winner poets of the
Tanka Splendor Contest 2007.
|Norman Darlington lives
on a hill in rural Ireland, raising vegetables, chickens and
children. Since first reading Hiroaki Satō’s 100 Frogs more than
30 years ago, he has been convinced of the overarching good
which haikai collaborations can bring. Co-editor and co-
publisher of Journal of Renga & Renku
John Daleiden lived in Oskaloosa, Iowa from 1978-2007, a rural community south-east of
Des Moines, Iowa where he taught high school language arts for 28 years. He has retired after teaching 43 years as a high school
Language Arts teacher. After retirement he returned to writing poetry.
In July 2007 John and his wife Deborhanne moved to Avondale, Arizona, a west suburb of
Phoenix, Arizona. His work has appeared in Amaze # 9, World Haiku Review: The Poetrybridge,
Lynx, SP Quill Magazine, May Dazed, The Scorched Earth, Full Moon, Temps Libres - Free
Times, Autumn Leaves, Sketchbook, Ribbons, Fire Pearls, and other e-zines.
John has served as webmaster and an editor for Sketchbook
since the first issue in October 2006.
|Jon Davey was
born in Redruth, Cornwall in 1969. He earned his degree in English
and European Thought and Literature from Cambridge College of Arts.
He has worked as a Primary School teacher since 1991. He has had a
lifelong interest in poetry and nature. He is now residing in a
converted barn in the small village of Brea, Cornwall with his
partner Pippa and dog Tricky. Fatherhood imminent!
Davey: I live in Norfolk in the UK with my family
and dogs. After a long interest in poetry I have become
fascinated with haiku and senryu over the last year. I do a
lot of driving and the counties of East Anglia are an
endless source of inspiration for me. I have had haiku
accepted for publication in Blithe Spirit and
Presence. My website addresss:
Davidson lives in Warwickshire, England and enjoys
writing poetry (particularly haiku) and flash fiction. Her
work has appeared in various publications and anthologies
including: Modern Haiku, Simply Haiku, Mslexia, A
Hundred Gourds, Lyrical Passion, Ribbons and Notes from the
Gean. Apart from writing, Tracy likes reading murder
mysteries and thrillers, listening to music (mostly Queen,
entering competitions and travelling.
started writing poetry at the age of 50. In 2006, she was introduced
to haiga, and it has become her main focus. Mary and her husband
enjoy being members of a Creative Expression writers group.
Mary is the moderator for the "haiga showcase" forum on Jane
Reichhold's online AHApoetry forum. Her haiga have been published
online at Simply Haiku, Haigaonline, Sketchbook,
Modern Haiga, Lynx and World Haiku Association. She has also
been published in print in the Moonset Literary Newspaper
and also in the print edition of Modern Haiga 2008.
In addition to poetry and haiga, Mary enjoys photography, enhancing
her photos and taking online courses.
In 2006, after a career of over thirty years, Mary retired from U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services. She lives in Western New York
with her husband, Frank. They enjoy taking frequent trips to
California to visit their son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons.
Mary’s website is
born on 23.04.1967 in Užice. She writes poetry, short stories,
stories and haiku. Tatjana is a member of Association of Writers of
Serbia UKS since 2004 and Haiku Society of Serbia HDS Montenegro-HUSCG
– Montenegro and HDPR, Croatia. A member of Writers’ Association
Poeta, Belgrade since 2008, HKD Croatia since 2009 and a member of
Poetry Society "Antun Ivanošić" Osijek since 2011.
Diogen pro culture magizne, Deputy editor in chief
(cooperation with magazines & interviews). Editor of the magazine
Poeta, published by
Writers’ Association "Poeta". Union of Yugoslav Writers in
Homeland and Immigration – Belgrade, Literary Club Yesenin –
Up to now she has published three collections of poetry: A
House Made of Glass, published by ART – Užice, 1996; Yours,
published by Narodna Knjiga Belgrade in 2003; a collection of haiku
poetry Vulcano by
Haiku Lotos from Valjevo in 2004; and a CD-BOOK, A House Made of Glass
by ART in 2005, and bilingual SR-EN with music, AH-EH-IH-OH-UH,
published by Poeta, Belgrade in 2008.
Tatjana's poetry and haiku have been
translated into several languages.
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lives in Silesia, Poland. He is an employee of the local
government. He began writing haiku and haiga in 2008.
Born in New Jersey,
Carolyn is a graduate of Monmouth University. A former
teacher, Carolyn was a journalist for many years and worked
in media relations for two Florida Cabinet officers.
Carolyn’s writings reflect her deep concern for America ’s
future and the Earth’s environment. She has had two books
published: Visions of Devonshire, a collection
of poetry, and Colonizing Atlantis, the New Earth,
a science-fiction novel.
|Michael Dickel is
a poet and photographer with degrees in psychology, creative
writing and English Literature from the University of Minnesota,
teaches at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dickel's
prize-winning work has appeared in literary journals, art books, and
anthologies for over 20 years. His debut book,
The World Behind it, Chaos magnificently explores chaos
and mystery. View
Michael Dickel's website.
born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is an
art-designer - member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and has
taken part in many design exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad, with
many national and two international prizes for design of toys. From
1997 she lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. In Israel she works as
a designer of television and theatrical puppets. Member of UNIMA –
Israel from 2000. She is also a lecturer in the Academy of Drama and
Puppet Theatre in Tel Aviv. Tanya loves Nature, poetry, music
(classical, New Age, jazz…etc), theatre, fine arts, photography. In
2005 she started to write haiku and create haiga. Her poems has been
published in tinywords, Asahi, LiterNet-ezine. Her
haiga has been regularly accepted for WHA Haiga Contest from 2006.
She has received some awards:
2006- 11th “Kusamakura” International Haiku Competition – Third
2007- 18th Ito En “Oh-I, Ocha New Haiku Contest – Honorable Mention
2007 - Haiku Contest - Croatia.
Djordjevic was born in 1958 in Smederevo, Yugoslavia (now Serbia
:-) . She is an electrical engineer, a computer specialist, and is
now teacher of computers and informatics.
She writes classical poetry and haiku and has five poetry books
published. Her poetry is published in many magazines, collections
and anthologies, in Serbia & Montenegro and abroad. Her work appears
on more then 40 Internet web sites (The Heron's Nest, Mainichi
Daily News, Asahi Haikuist Network, World Haiku Review, Poetry In
The Light, Aozora haiku, Temps Libres/Free Times, Shiki Haiku Salon,
Digital Haiga Gallery (See Haiku Here), World Tempos Journal, Ginyu,
Electronic Poetry Network - Poem of the Day, Tinywords, ... )
She is also an art photographer, and has taken part in more then 100
group and 6 independent photo exhibitions. Her photo-works have
earned a great number of awards.
She won many international haiku awards on Kusamakura Kumamoto
Competition, Itoen, Mainichi Daily News Annual Selection, The
Mainichi Haiku Contest, JSWE Competition, HIA Competition, Snapshot
|Nelly Dobrinova, BG:
I was born on 19.12.1964 in Sofia, the capital city of
Occupation - IT (system administrator).
My haiku were published in Asahi Haikuist Network by David
I have published two books with poems writen in Bulgarian.
|My name is
Mark Dohle, I am from a large family of 11 brothers and
sisters, of which I am the third oldest. I was born on 3 DEC 48 in
Steeleville Mo. When ten my family moved to Panama Canal Zone, I
lived there from 58-67, when I graduated from High School. I joined
the Navy for four years. I have only been writing for 10 years,
which actually came as a surprise to me, since before that time I
actuaally hated to write. Now it is a source of healing for me. I am
Catholic and my faith means a great deal to me. Though I often
struggle to live up to the love I profess. At times this is shown in
my poetry and other essays.
|William Doreski lives
in Peterborough, New Hampshire. His most recent collection
of poetry is Waiting for the Angel (2009). He
has published three critical studies, including Robert
Lowell's Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry,
fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals,
including Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, The
Alembic, New England Quarterly, Harvard Review, Modern
Philology, Antioch Review, and Natural Bridge.
|Audrey Downey was
born in China; I was trained and have worked as a Chemist. I became
a wife and mother late in life; everything else became secondary. I
freelanced as a graphic designer, interpreter, and school volunteer.
I play tennis, badminton, and love to travel. I like to read, draw,
sculpt, take photos, knit and do needlepoint, go to concert
(especially free concerts at Yale School of Music). Too many interests too little time. Since 2003 I
learned and loved haiku and haiga, a few of my works have been
has been a presence in the 'underground' and small press since the
late 1960's. He was part of the notorious Los Angeles poetry scene
of the latter 20th century.
His wide range of writing, including poems, short stories and plays,
continues to appear in print and online publications worldwide. His books include: Spiders
And Madmen, (Scintillating Publications), Next
Exit:Three w/Misti Rainwater-Lites (Kendra Steiner
Editions); from Tainted Coffee Press, Dancing On
The Skids and Last May (Kendra
Steiner Editions). Most recent
books in print are: For A Dream Ended (Kendra
Steiner Editions), Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980
(Covert Press), and Rock 'n Roll Jizz (Propaganda
Press). Draime was awarded PEN grants in 1987 and 1991. He was
nominated for five Pushcart Prizes in the last three years. He
currently lives and writes in Ashland, Oregon.
has been painting since his retirement in 2002. He has published
numerous watercolor paintings on-line as well as pen and ink
drawings and sketches. His haiga, the combination of art and haiku
into one art form has also been widely published. Jerry's watercolor
haiga has been featured in Simply Haiku, Moments, Reeds,
Mindfire Revisited and Haiga-On-Line as well
as print journals such as the Gator Springs Gazette
and Artella. He is past Haiga editor of Simply
Haiku. Jerry is a member of the Hamilton County Artist
Association and the Hoosier Salon in Indianapolis. He has exhibited
works in various local art shows and exhibitions during the last 2
He currently exhibits selected art work in the Birdie Gallery of the
Hamilton County Art Center in Noblesville and the Hoosier Salon in
Indianapolis as well as other local venues.
Dunford was born in England and moved to Wales nearly a quarter
of a century ago. She writes poetry and prose and has had her work
published in Blackmail Press, featured in Kensington
and Norwood Writers' Group 2003 Retrospective and 2005 Voice
Print 1. She has also been published in an anthology,
representing her town in a national competition. Berenice runs the
Bag End Poetry & Message Board, a poetry critique forum. Her blog
and website are called 'grasshopper singing' and 'the poet at rest'
respectively. She wrote her first poem at the age of ten, making the
accidental but pleasing discovery that her thoughts put down in a
diary looked like a 'real' poem. She carries her camera with her and
enjoys using it. Berenice currently lives on a tiny Welsh peninsula,
surrounded by the mountains and the sea.
lives near the confluence of the Mayo and Dan rivers in Mayodan,
North Carolina. He has been published in several anthologies and
journals including Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Magnapoets, Modern
Haiku, A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku,
Simply Haiku, The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, red
lights, Ribbons, and Valley Voices. He was awarded the Museum of
Haiku Literature Award in 2008 and 3rd Prize in the 11th
International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in 2006. His web site is
Dr.sc.Smajil Durmišević was born in 1956. in Vratar,
Žepa, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty
of Medicine in Sarajevo in 1982, obtained an M.A. in 2001
and his Doctor’s degree at the same faculty in 2006. He is a
senior lecturer of the topics of Religion and health,
Hygiene and health ecology at the Health Faculty of the
University of Zenica, and Health education at the Islam
pedagogical faculty, the University of Zenica
He has been the head of the department of the Office for
Hygiene and Health Ecology of the County Institute for
Public Health in Zenica since 1997. He has published 65
scientifically professional works and 190 popular essays on
health. He takes part in domestic and international
scientific research projects. Specially he has been engaged
in health education and the promotion of health and healthy
|Stacey Dye has
had a fondness for words forever. She is moved by music,
inspirational quotes and even rocks engraved with motivational words
she carries in her pockets.
Having written everything from poetry to radio and television ad
copy, it wasn’t until the past few years that she truly began to
pursue the art of poetry. Her primary focus being the human
She has been featured in the Camroc Press Review, Mused, Café
Del Soul, Dew on the Kudzu, Here and Now, Sketchbook, and Ribbons among others.
lives in Maleny, a small rural town in Queensland, Australia, but
was born in New Zealand. Registered Nurse. Works at a major
hospital. Mainly a cyber-poet but has been published here and there
over the years. Widow of the poet Peter Earsman; three sons, five
|Garry Eaton is
semi-retired in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada, where he lives
with his long-time partner, Maureen Matthews, the finest reference
librarian on the West Coast. After graduating in English Literature
from the Univ. of Alberta, he pursued a graduate degree, but two
semesters of teaching freshman English cured him of the illusion
that he was cut out to teach, and since then it's been whatever came
along. He has lived and worked at many occupations in several
cities, including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Calgary and
Vancouver. His interest in haiku/haibun is of recent origin, but the
satisfaction it provides is a growing part of his life. He is also
at work on a biography of Cyrus Stephen Eaton, a famous figure in
American business, who is a distant relative of his.
is the author of short stories,
essays, poetry, and plays. He was born in 1956 in Paris and
studied literature at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). He
has an affective relationship to English because his mother
was an English teacher. His father was of Russian ancestry.
His works are translated into several languages. His
theatrical output has been staged in France, Canada (
Quebec) and Russia. Many of his books (stories, drama,
poetry) have been published in the USA.
Writing, for Emorine, is a way of harnessing time in its
incessant flight. Themes that re-occur throughout his
writing include the Doppelgänger, lost or shattered
identity, and mythical Venice (a place that truly fascinates
him). He also has a great interest for Eastern Europe. Denis
Emorine collaborates with various other reviews and literary
websites in the U.S., Europe and Japan both in French and in
In 2004, he won first prize for his poetry at the Féile
Filiochta International competition.
His poetry has been published in Pphoo (India),
Blue Beat Jacket (Japan), Magnapoets
(Canada), Snow Monkey, Cokefishing, Be Which Magazine,
Poesia and Journal of ExperimentalFiction
His texts also appear on numerous e-zines such as:
Anemone Sidecar, Cipher Journal, Mad Hatters' Review, Milk,
The Salt River Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Like Birds
Lit, Wilderness House Literary Review, Sketchbook, Literary
Emorine’s webpage is
is a British poet, living at Gee Cross, Hyde on the edge of the
Pennines. He has been active on the Small Press Scene for almost 40
years, first editing Headland and then New Hope
International. His poetry has been published in many
countries and been translated into Croatian, German, Japanese,
Spanish, Portuguese & Romanian. He is an honorary member of the
International Writers & Artists Association, and serves on the
Council of the Yorkshire Dialect Society. Of Limbo Time,
the latest of eleven collections, Poetry Quarterly Review
wrote "his work is both personal and accessible and presents an
original view of life." In 2006 he received the "Ted Slade Award For
Service To Poetry". He is also an accomplished photographer,
maintaining Hyde Daily
Photo as well as the
photoblog. The website
includes a guide to photoblogs around the world, some 600 small
press poetry reviews, the archives of several ezines, many travel
photographs, details of books and magazines for sale and many other
useful links. His
Gerald England: New Hope
International; Haiku Talk, reviews, poetry, photography and more.
Epstein is a licensed psychologist, freelance writer and
published haiku poet who lives and works in the San
Francisco Bay Area. His haiku have appeared in
Acorn,bottle rockets, Frogpond, Mariposa, Modern Haiku,
moonset and other publications. He has edited two
anthologies: The Breath of Surrender: A Collection of
Recovery-Oriented Haiku and Dreams Wander On:
Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness. Robert
created a blog as a forum for poetry written with awareness
of one's own mortality:
He is currently at work on another anthology, The
Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and
Evans: Sally Evans lives in Callander, Scotland, where
she and her husband run a bookshop. Here, Sally is sitting
in the bookshop garden, having lunch with some Canadian
signwriters who painted the glass on the front of the
shop. Her bookbinder husband, Ian King, is standing at the
back, keeping an eye on the shop door. Sally and Ian run
diehard publishers and Sally edits
a broadsheet with a lively website (webmaster Colin Will).
Sally's own website,
desktopsallye, gives information about her poetry
books, her writing and other aspects of her life.
Everett lives in County Durham, England with her
husband, her five
children and two beautiful cats. She has been writing poetry
since she was a small child, but has only recently started
to submit work to publishers. Her poems have appeared in
Bolts of Silk, Lyrical Passion Poetry e-zine, Haiku News
and she has other work forthcoming in journals such as
Faust, US is a self taught, self educated artist. His thought
process from the beginning has been to see what his eyes, mind
and hands can produce without the involvement or direction of
others and he has stayed on this road with his work from his
pre-teens. His work is a subtle surrealism and often includes
the simple yet complex elements of nature; leaves, twigs,
site: Jeff Faust Art
|Ignatius Fay grew
up in Levack, Ontario, Canada and now resides in nearby Sudbury. His
love of words, language and learning extends back to those early
years. He holds a PhD in Invertebrate Paleontology, but became
unable to work due to severe lung/heart disease in 1986. He was
introduced to the Japanese poetic form, Haiku, by an accomplished
practitioner, and has been writing Haiku and Senryu since 1990.
Some of his work has appeared in small, local publications and
collections, the Mensa Canada Newsletter, Heron's Nest and The
Haiku Canada Anthology. In 2008 he self-published a
collection, Haiga Moments: Pens and Lens, that
included some of his more contemporary Haiku chosen and illustrated
by a talented new photographer, Ray Belcourt.
His motivation is to keep writing - striving to capture the moment.
Even though he fears "a lot is crap, he has learned not to throw anything
|Rolland Fletcher: Age 67.
Married 39 years. Retired. Started to write last year.
Enjoys Haiku. Daughter leaves in Kyoto Japan and last time
we visited her, we went to Basho's grave site. Thanks you
for this poetry site!!
|I 'm Al Fogel—a
65 year old retired gentleman--residing in Miami Beach, Fl.
I'm new to haiku and senryu and began writing them in August
2010 and have never looked back. I have poems scheduled to
appear in a future issue of Notes from the Gean—and
recently was awarded a "runner up" position in the annual
Haiku Calendar Competition 2010 sponsored by
A native New Yorker, Seánan Forbes moved to London in 1996, rendering
herself terminally dislocated. She is always homesick for
wherever she is not: Marrakech, the Tsodilo Hills, Kansas
City, Graz, the deck of the real Black Pearl -- any place
where she has lived well or where people she loves abide.
Seánan is a writer, journalist, photographer, storyteller
and actor. Her work has run in a variety of publications,
including The Mid-America Poetry Review, Kalliope, and
String to Bow, a chapbook published by Leaf Press.
Her websites are
http://www.IntheDetours.com (words) and
writes haiku and longer poems. She lives in Brunswick, Victoria
(Australia). Much of Lorin's early childhood was spent on the
foreshore and beach of the Melbourne bay-side suburb, Seaford. From
age nine she lived with her father, who ran the pub in a small East
Gippsland timber town. She left school early, at fourteen,
preferring a ‘glamorous’ career in hairdressing to her year 9
correspondence lessons. Later, she received an Honours degree in
English Literature and subsequently taught high school English and
ESL in Melbourne's north-west. Lorin wrote a few poems in her
teenage years and returned to writing again this century. Over 300
of her haiku have been published in Australian and overseas
| Hugh Fox:
Born in Chicago, 1932, polio at age 5, cured with new pre-Saulk
experimental medicine, childhood immersed in opera, violin, piano,
musical composition, art by his ex-violinist-turned-M.D. father, and
frustrated actress mother, then forced into 3 years of pre-med and a
year of Medicine, dropped out of medical school and got a B.S.
(Hum.) and M.A.(English) from Loyola U.in Chicago, first trip to
Paris, then a Ph.D.in American Literature from the U. of Illinois
(Urbana-Champaign). Married Peruvian poet Lucia Ungaro de Zevallos.
Prof. of American Literature, Loyola University in Los Angeles (now
Loyola Marymount University) , 1958-1968,Professor in the Department
of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University
(1968-1999). Now retired, Professor Emeritus. Fulbright Professor of
American Studies/Literature, U. of Hermosillo, Mexico, 1961,
Universidad Catolica and Institutoi Pedagogica, Caracas, 1964-1966, U. of
University of Florianópolis, Brazil, 1978-1980. Married Maria Bernadete Costa M.D. 1 yr. studying
Lt. Am. culture at Mendoza Foundation (Caracas) with Mariano Picon-Salas.
Organization of American States Grant to study Latin American
Studies/Argentinian Literature, U. of Buenos Aires, 1971. John
Carter Brown Library Fellowship, Brown U., 1968 (Studies in
sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish economics and avant-garde
literature). OAS grant as archaeologist, Atacama Desert, Chile,
1986. In Spain and Portugal, 1975-1976. Founder and Board of
Directors member of COSMEP, the International Organization of
Independent Publishers, from 1968 until its death in 1996. Editor of
Ghost Dance: The International Quarterly of Experimental
Poetry, 1968-1995. Latin American editor of Western
World Review & North American Review, during 60's. Former
contributing reviewer on Smith/ Pulpsmith, Choice etc. currently
contributing reviewer to SPR and SMR.105 books published, the most
recent Defiance (Higganum Hill Press, 2007) (poetry),
Finalmente/Finally (Solo Press, 2007) (poetry),
Opening the Door to French Film (World Audience, 2007),
America (World Audience, 2008) (archaeology), Alex
(poetry chapbook, Rubicon Press), Peace/LaPaix (Higganum Hill,2008,
another poetry chapbook), The Collected Poetry (World
|…… From a background of
nature lover, musician and creative artist is Jenny
Fraser of Riverweaver, New Zealand. She has been writing
poetry since Paris Days, in the 1970’s ……
retired, Laryalee Fraser has switched from reporting news
to writing haiku, and the old darkroom has changed to
Photoshop. Her work has been published in various online ezines and print publications. Lary enjoys small-town life
in British Columbia, Canada, and along with writing, she
keeps busy with gardening and visiting her grandchildren.
Her website is "a
poems have appeared in journals and periodicals in the US
, Canada , and Britain . He has published several
chapbooks and books of poetry, most recently All
Horses Are Flowers, and given numerous public and
private readings of his work. He served as
Poet-In-Residence at the State University of New York at
Stony Brook in 1990 and currently lives on the Kona coast
of the Big Island of Hawaii.
|Terri L. French
is a writer and poet living in Huntsville, Alabama. Her work
has appeared in The Valley Planet, Boston Seniority,
Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Canadian Organic Growers,
and The Ruffed Grouse, and The Heron's Nest.
|Jay Friedenberg, US,
has been composing haiku for the past two years. He is a
member of the Haiku Society of America and the Spring Street
Haiku group that meets monthly in New York City. He attended
the Haiku North America Conference in Seattle in 2011. Jay
has had his haiku and senryu published in the HSA 2010
and 2011 Members Anthology and in the HNA 2011
Members Anthology. He has also had his work accepted
in numerous U.S. and international journals including the
Shamrock Haiku Journal, Paper Wasp, Bottlerockets, Acorn,
the Magna Poets Haiku Journal and the Mu
International Haiku Journal.
|Born in 1945
in Libourne (France), Georges Friedenkraft is
presently Research Director at the CNRS (the French
National Center for Scientific Research) and gives
lectures in several universities. Married to Malaysian
artist and journalist Wan Hua Goh-Chapouthier, he is
father of four children. He has contributed to poetry
anthologies and reviews from many parts of the world. His
main works include : La saison avec Miralna
(1972), Un deux trois, nous n’irons au bois
(1977), Poemes fantaisistes (1996),
Images d’Asie et de femmes (2001), Esquisse
d’une femme de seve (Haikus, 2005).
Jadwiga Gala-Miemus vel IGA GALA-MIEMUS born in 1958
in Poland. Graduated from University of Wroc³aw - Faculty
of Natural Science. Holds a master's degree in Biology,
however she owns a private firm and works there.
Publications: anthologies "Cieñ serca" (1995), "Almanach
Wa³brzyski"(1997) and magazines "Integracje" (1991,
no.27), "Niezale¿ne s³owo" (1990, no.16),
Currently publishing poems, aphorisms and haiku on her
www.poezja.com.pl (soon to be translated into
Gainer is known for the openness
of his confessional poetry and is recognized as one of the
founding contributors to the modern movement of "After
Hours Poetry". Gainer says, "My poetry is written with an
economy of words. I believe that the strongest way for
poetry to achieve its goal, to express an emotion or
feeling, is through the minimal poem." Gainer has
contributed to the literary scene as a writer, editor,
promoter, publicist and poet. He is a co-founder and
current board member of the Nevada County Poetry Series.
Gainer has read and worked with a wide range of poets and
writers, including readings on KUSF radio with Punk-Rocker
Patti Smith and a recent performance with California's
Poet Laureate, Al Young. Gainer is nationally published
and continues to be a sought after reader. He can be
Garry Gay was born in Glendale,
California, 1951. He received his B.P.A. degree in
photography in 1974. He has been a photographer by
professionnbfor the past 33 years. He started writing
haiku in 1975. Greatly influenced by Basho's Narrow
Road To The Deep North he has steadily written
haiku over the past 30 years. He is one of the co-founders
of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. He became their
first president from 1989-90 and in 2001-2008 again served
as president. As president in 1989 he founded the Two
Autumns haiku reading series. In 1991 he was elected as
president of the Haiku Society of America. In 1991 he
co-founded Haiku North America. In 1996 he also co-founded
the American Haiku Archives in Sacramento, California. He
is the creator of the poetic form called Rengay. He is the
author of The Billboard Cowboy, The Silent Garden,
Wings of Moonlight, River Stones and Along
Since high school, Gendrano has been writing bilingually in English
and Tagalog, a major Philippine language. From 1987 to 1999, in
California he published and edited Heritage magazine,
an English-language quarterly dealing with Filipino culture, arts
and letters. In November 2005, he published his first book,
Rustle of Bamboo Leaves: Selected haiku and other poems.
Aside from haiku, he also writes senryu, tanka, haiga, haibun,
Korean sijo, American cinquain, and free verse. His works have been
published in numerous online and print magazines here and abroad as
well as in anthologies. He is a member of the Haiku Society of
America, World Haiku Club, Tanka Society of America, and the
Anglo-Japanese Tanka Society. Gendrano is a retired librarian with
degrees from Syracuse University, New York, and the University of
Here is my
Senryu Harvest website (since December 2001)
My new blogsite,
since June 2008
Paul Gent is an artist (painter and muralist) from Loughbrough,
UK. I work in schools and in the community in the UK and abroad,
(Balkans, India and Palestine) generally on the theme of social issues
and peace and reconcilliation.
My Website: www.linkpalestine.org
Heike Gewi is a
german poet born 1964, who lives in Aden ( Republic of Yemen )
for a long time. She began writing haiku in March 2007 and never
stopped since then. Her poetry and short stories are published
in magazines, anthologies and online editions. Her work also
appeared in: Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, WHC-German.
|Being retired Bernard
Gieske has more interests to purse than time: languages, arts,
music, photography, nature, reading - all of which are sources
inspiring his poetry, a late blooming passion. He lives with family
in Bowling Green, KY.
|Jennifer S. Gordon, aka
Jenny Gordon, Cheeky Missy, and Sweetpea, born in November 1974,
began dabbling in poetry in 7th grade/1988 and has played in
that realm sporadically over the years, until taking up David M.
Main's 1881 sonnet anthology A Treasury of English Sonnets
to casually study in January 2010 over her coffee; this text
eventually got her online to read more sonnets from her
favourite authors, where she discovered the online poetry
communities. Publishing her work to the world began in August
2010 on PH; she's expanded her membership and plays in the
online poetry communities into 5/4 other sites, PF being her
"home." Believing rhyming was an undeniable sign of poetry,
she's been something of a rhymester all her days. Trying her
hand at sonneteering originally in 1994 at age 19, and feeling
disheartened with her first, she gave it up for other more
common metered forms of poetry until late August 2010; after
studying sonnets for 8 months she again felt tempted to try and
has been sonneteering ever since, until it has become of late
her penchant or mayhap obsession(?!), thanks to helpful
criticism and continued study of the classic traditional sonnet
in the David M. Main anthology; she is hopefully improving all
the time. Jenny dreams of being published on paper but chiefly
wants to publish her sonnets.
She is a member largely inactive, at PoemHunter.com; Poems and
Poetry.com; 21st Century Poets.com; and AllPoetry.com. Her
poetic "home" and playground is Poetfreak.com.
Jenny Gordon lives in Elgin,
Katherine L. Gordon, literary
critic, resident columnist for Ancient Heart Magazine.
Judith Gorgone: Artist/Writer
Judith Gorgone gets much of her inspiration from much
loved travel! Her surface designs appear on an array
of products worldwide. Innovative ideas and forward
thinking has brought her to explore other media. Her
popular characters and website planetpals.com has been
helping educators teach and kids learn to save the planet
in a fun way since 1998. It is now rated among the top
kids websites worldwide. After PLANETPALS international
debut in London and Tokyo, Planetpals characters are soon
to appear in a store near you! Her newest inspiration
ikidsclub.org (online since 2001) similarly encourages
children of all ages to be pro active about world peace
and tolerance through activities, fun concepts and
Planetpals, It's the only site of it's kind.
Then again, that's what we have come to expect from her!
"British and now Canadian. I aspire to
compose haiku and feel honoured to be included in the company of
fellow enthusiasts. I moderate the Scifaiku group and I'm a regular
participant in the shiki monthly kukai."
|The writing bug bit
Phyllis Jean Green at age 8. A small essay prize at 12 sealed
the deal. She was not able to write regularly until her children
were grown and she finished her education. Her poetry, fiction, and
nonfiction began meeting acceptance in 1986. Her experiences as a
speech and language pathologist working with brain-injured adults
and people with developmental disorders eventually added grist to
her mill. In 1999, Diverse City Press published a special
education-related biography biography she wrote on behalf of
Patricia M. Apple. Her work has appeared in hundreds of
publications, on and off the Web.. Her awards include first prize,
Dan Sullivan Memorial Contest; first prize, Poetic Liberty, and
multiple Sensations Magazine awards. Other credits include
Timbuktu, Sulphur River, Visions, Snow Monkey, The Pedestal
Magazine, Cold Mountain Press anthologies, and a Thunder-Rain Press
anthology. She only recently began writing haiku. Taj
Mahal Review and Harvests of New Millennium
[India] have published a number. Pudding House published her
chapbook, Above and Below. A former L'Intrigue editor
and contributor, she writes for Angels That Care, an organization
dedicated to reducing domestic violence and helping victims and
their families. Her affiliations include the NC Poetry Society. The
Illinois native's interest include art in virtually any form,
history, psychology, movies, crostics, flora and fauna, and Nicky
the Dog. She and her husband live near alma mater UNC-Chapel Hill.
They have three great grandchildren and one on the way.
|Joyce S. Greene works as an
accountant and writes tanka when she can. Since beginning to
write poetry seriously in 2009, a number of her poems have been
published in various Japanese short form journals. One of her
tanka was featured on the back cover of Ribbons,
and one received the Ribbons Tanka Café Member’s
Choice Award. In addition, her tanka were published in the
anthology, Catzilla!, and both the 2010 and 2011
editions of Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka.
Andreas Gripp is a London, Ontario poet and writer. He
lives with his cats, "Clea" and "Sheba". He is the author of six books
of poetry as well as six chapbooks. His website can be found at
|My name is Joshua D. Goss.
I was born in central Illinois, in 1990. I live every day to
grow closer to Christ. I am currently going to school at Eastern
Illinois University, and hope to teach English someday soon. I
have written a little throughout my life, but have never taken
it quite as seriously as I have been recently. Earlier this year
I was looking through a deceased poet’s old books and works. I
found a composition notebook, and though I had hoped to find
unpublished or unfinished work, I was surprised to see it empty.
I have been working to fill up that empty notebook, and writing
has become nearly therapeutic for me. It is my key to the world.
I have so much I want to say to everyone, and not a sufficient
platform to shout from. If one person reads my work, and gains
something from it, I have accomplished everything I could have
hoped for out of writing.
started writing poetry at the age of 16. Her main poetry work is
GENITORPANCONSCIENCE. She is a Microbiologist, laboratory
clinician, and a Translator (French-English-Spanish. Dina
Gruntzendler lives in Bogota, Columbia South America.
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|Mavis Gulliver is based
on the Isle of Islay in Scotland's Hebrides. Her poetry centres
around landscape, islands and the varied aspects of the natural
Her poems have appeared in numerous poetry magazines
including Iota, Envoi and Poetry Scotland;
as well as in Grey Hen anthologies; and the
2011 Polygon anthology These Islands, We Sing.
|Gabor G Gyukics
(b.1958): I am a Hungarian-American poet and literary translator
presently residing in Vienna, Austria. I have translated an
anthology of Hungarian contemporary poetry to the English language (Swimming
in the Ground, St Louis: Neshui Press, 2002), and the
selected poetry of Attila József, A Transparent Lion
(Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2006). My co-translator to English is
Michael Castro in St. Louis. I also published a bilingual edition of
my own poetry, Last Smile, in 1999, with a preface by
Hal Sirowitz (Merrick: Cross Cultural Communications).
To date, I have translated two contemporary American poetry
anthologies, the selected poems of Ira Cohen and the poetic works of
Paul Auster into Hungarian. At present, I am working on selecting
and translating Native American poetry for a forthcoming anthology
I have been writing poetry in English and Hungarian since 1988. It
is the year when I emigrated to the United States from the
Netherlands where I have spent two years after leaving Hungary in
|Don Hall, Ph.D. is a
Canadian software developer, photographer, and retired
theoretical physicist. He enjoys collaborating on haiga and
science fiction with his wife Judi and invites you to visit
their web sites:
|Judi Suni Hall, PhD.
loves haiga, and co-authors and publishes science fiction with
her husband Don. She is an award winning Canadian surface
designer, and a generative artist. Her career was as a
theoretical physicist, but she is retired due to illness. She
invites you to share their websites:
Kim Hambric: I am a self-taught artist living in State College,
Pennsylvania. Quilting has been part of my life for the past 12 years.
My love of color and texture has prompted me to work with several types
of media: paint, paper and fabric. While I love experimenting and
learning from other media, I always return to fabric. My newest work
combines commercial and hand-dyed and painted fabric that I imprint
using hand-carved stamps. I also embellish many pieces with beading and
embroidery. I view each piece I create as a story or poem, rather than a
Hambric—email@example.com See Kim's Fiber Art at her
web page. Kim's art is
for on sale at her
|Jan Oskar Hansen
is a poet, story teller and seafarer, born in Stavanger, Norway. He
joined the merchant navy at 15 and spent most of his life at sea
until settling in the early 90's in Portugal. His poetry has been
widely published in hard copy and online, worldwide. Reviewers have
generally commented that a love and honoring of living things stands
out in Hansen's work, and deep humility; that it reveals with
unflinching honesty man's shortcomings in his efforts to love,
telling what there is to tell in a first person, deeply resident
The poet is widely read and fluent in several languages, knowledge
often acquired at night during his many years at sea. He chose to
write primarily in English following enthusiastic reception of his
work from English-speaking editors and readers.
His books Include Murmur From
The East (Lapwing Publications, Belfast 2008), End Of
The Voyage (Water Forest Press, US 2007), La Strada
(Lapwing Publications, Belfast 2006), Lunch in Denmark
(Lightningsource, UK 2005) and Letters from Portugal (BeWrite
Books, UK 2003). Both Letters from Portugal and
Lunch in Denmark are available at Amazon.com.
His poems have been published in
over 20 literary magazines worldwide, including: Hudson Review, USA;
Skyline, USA; Skald, Wale; La rue Bella, England; The Bards,
England; War is a dangerous place, England; The Black Mountain
Review, Ireland; ARS Poetica India, India; Metvere Muse, India;
Poets International, India; Braquemard, England; Fvirefly Magazine,
USA; Pphoo, India; Taj Mahal Review, India; Remark Magazine, USA;
Journal Of Anglo-Scandianvian Poetry, England
|Dan Hardison is a native
of Columbia, Tennessee, I now live in Wilmington, North
Carolina. I have worked as an automation programmer and served
as editor for the non-profit arts organization The Episcopal
Church and Visual Arts (ECVA). I am a writer, photographer, and
an artist working primarily in pencil, pastels, and woodblock
printmaking. My most recent work has been creating handmade
My writing has appeared at World Haiku Association,
moonset, Modern Haiga, Simply Haiku, Word Salad, AskArt.com,
and in newspapers. I am the editor of the book Life's
Journey, Collected Essays and Poems by George W. Jones.
Michele Harvey is a professional
landscape painter, living and working in New York since 1977. She
divides her time between a Brooklyn stable and a rural, central New York
farmstead. Her paintings are in collections around the world and she has
shown in galleries across the country since 1988. She shares her studio
and workspace with a husband of thirty years and two oriental cats. View
Michele's work at her
|Tim Hawkins once stepped out
of a bar in Skagway, Alaska, where two bellicose loggers
squared off with chainsaws, and decided to walk to Mexico,
where he saw a dead horse burning on the side of the road.
He has lived and traveled widely throughout North America,
Southeast Asia and Latin America, where he has worked as a
journalist, technical writer, communications manager, and
teacher in international schools. These days, he mostly
stays put in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. His
writing has appeared in numerous print and online journals,
most recently in Iron Horse Literary Review, Lucid
Rhythms, The Pedestal Magazine, Shot Glass Journal and Verse
Wisconsin, and is forthcoming in Blueline, The Literary
Bohemian, The Midwest Quarterly, and 13 Miles
is a poet and essayist. As a teaching artist rostered by the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts since 2000, she thinks about why
writing poetry is an act of self-liberation, how creative acts
inform the soul and how to raise those issues within a broader
community. She has facilitated classes with
elementary-through-college students, mentally ill men and women,
adjudicated youth, women in prison, and senior citizens. Marilyn is
editor and publisher of red lights, an international
tanka journal. Her haiku, haibun and tanka have been published in
Modern Haiku, bottlerockets, Gusts, the Snapshot Press Haiku
Calendar 2008 , and red lights.
poetry has been published in two collections: A Minefield of
Etceteras and Sharing the Woods. Her poems
have appeared in Texas Review, San Fernando Poetry Review,
Future Cycles and many other small press magazines. A native
New Yorker, she recently resettled in Santa Cruz, California after
many cold winters in Connecticut.
Ph.D. is a Canadian software developer, photographer, and
retired theoretical physicist. He enjoys collaborating on haiga
with his wife Judi and invites you to visit their web site:
Artist and writer, I live in cajun country - Lafayette,
Louisiana to be exact! Four dogs follow me from room to room
as I paint and process an artwork. I handle my own sales, except for
the pieces that are now being shown at Magnolia Creek & Company in
2003 I painted the first of what would become the Greyhound Dawg
series to celebrate retired racing greyhounds. Collectors all over
the world have their favorites - some like the dawgs to stand
regally, or playfully, and some love them to be covered with roses.
I try to oblige, though I never plan ahead. I work intuitively...by
simply facing a blank canvas and letting the image become what it
wants to be... Each greyhound portrait becomes real to
me as if he is a real animal...during the painting a name comes and
sticks. The greyhound on the Sketchbook cover for July
2008 is titled
Beauty, a Greyhound Dawg.
Magnolia Canopy is on the February 28, 2009
My website is
Mary Hind was
born in the UK and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She writes
mainly haiku, and short poetry. For many years her work has
appeared in Australian and overseas journals and also on public
transport and via Twitter. Mary is a member of the British Haiku
Society and has been a winner of their haibun competition. She
is also a member of HaikuOz.
|Melinda B Hipple,
a native of
Missouri, USA, writes in several different genre including
poetry, short stories and novels. She was a feature writer and
monthly columnist for the outdoor sporting newspaper “Up the Creek
News.” Her interest in haiku/haiga has blossomed in the last two
years, playing into her love of art/photography. She has won a
number of poetry competitions, and more recently self-published a
chapbook of haiku.
work will or has appeared in The Long Island Quarterly, the new
renaissance, The Boston Globe Magazine, Home Planet News, Poesy
and others. He is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press, and his
latest poetry collection is The Man in the Booth in the
Midtown Tunnel ( Cervena Barva Press); he has a new
collection of interviews: "From the Paris of New England:
Interviews with Poets and Writers" ( Ibbetson Street)—Doug
lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and the youngest of
their three children. Her haiku and other short form poetry have
been featured in the Four and Twenty online
journal. Recently she has discovered the wonderful world of
Kukai, which led her to Sketchbook. She also
writes creative nonfiction. Her poetry and other writing may be
found on Prose Posies, her personal blog:
|John Holt, known
also by his haigo "tori inu" an American military officer and haiku
poet was born in 1971 and raised in Ohio and Florida. He has lived
in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, California, and Hawaii and now resides
in Japan. He has earned degrees from Park University and Webster
University and is also a former assistant professor at Loyola
Marymount University. He is a member of the Haiku Society of America
and his work has appeared in numerous leading haiku journals and
magazines and was recognized most recently at the 2009 Vancouver
Cherry Blossom Festival.
has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University. She
grew up in Pottstown, PA, but currently lives in Michelau, Germany,
where she teaches EFL. She enjoys reading, writing poetry and short
stories, long walks in the woods, and relaxing at the local
Biergarten. She blogs at http://lind-guistics.blogspot.de/.
Elizabeth Howard lives in a country home on the Cumberland
Plateau near Crossville, Tennessee. Her work has been published in
Frogpond, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, South by Southeast, Mariposa,
The Nor’easter, Ribbons, American Tanka, Lynx, and other journals.
|Robert C. Howard is a
composer and conducts the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra and
Chorale and also serves as the Director of Choirs at Jefferson
College in Hillsboro, Missouri. He is enjoying semi-retirement
after more than three decades of teaching and resides in
Belleville with his wife, Robin (pictured) and their wonder cat,
Robert also serves as a lector and chalice bearer at St.
George's Episcopal Church in Belleville Illinois.
Robert C. Howard, conductor
Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale
Director of Choirs - Jefferson College
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My name is
Vladislav Hristov and I've been writing haiku in
Bulgarian for some years. This year ten of my haiku won
first place in the Third Bulgarian National Haiku
Contest. These haiku were all written in Bulgarian and
translated by Maya Lyubenova, Bulgaria
|A. J. Huffman is a
poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has
previously published six full-length collections of poetry.
She has also published her work in national and
international literary journals such as Avon Literary
Intelligencer, Writer's Gazette, and The
Penwood Review. Find more about A.J. Huffman,
including additional information and links to her work at
Hulst (1967) lives in the north of Holland and works in
financial accounting. She started writing haiku in 2007, and
also enjoys writing haibun, haiga and, more recently, rengay.
Her work has appeared in Vuursteen (‘Flint’
– the magazine of the Dutch Haiku Circle), the
Kantelkalender (the annual haiku- and tanka calendar
of the Flemish Haiku Centre), Contemporary Haibun
Online, Haibun Today, and Blithe Spirit. Her blog is
hobby’s are travelling and photography.
|Maya Idriss, Lebanon:
I am a poet of senses and nonsense. Check out my blog
Abundantly Heart My Laughter. Lebanese origin, enjoying
an outer space soul. Passionate and foolish writer.
is a Bulgarian, living in Georgia, USA. Some of her short
poems can be found on The Four Seasons of Haiku blog
http://www.4seasonshaiku.com/, where she posts as
Alegria Imperial is new to poetry—if
ten years of learning the craft can be called new. As a
degree holder in literature and journalism, which she
followed with graduate studies in philosophy at the 400-year
old catholic university of Santo Tomas in Manila, she was a
public relations and marketing officer in the arts,
education, and government and later a journalist,
multi-media script writer, concept designer and text writer
of museum exhibits in Manila. She dared to learn novel
writing in New York in 1998, which led her as well to
writing poetry and an apprenticeship with a small developer
in Baltimore, MA in writing short short stories for children
as passages in reading resource books. She stumbled on haiku
in 2003. She migrated to Vancouver, Canada from Manila,
Philippines in December 2006.
she has won: honorable mention, 2007 Vancouver Cherry
Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, honorable mention, 2007
Passager Poetry Contest in Baltimore, MA., USA. Her
published books: Points in Time, a collection of
interviews published in national dailies, University
of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Manila, Philippines, 2006
(one of 400 titles to celebrate the university’s quadro-centennial),
and Mythogyny, an anthology of true-to-life voices
from interviews of 78 women elders in British Columbia
(co-editor), Women Elders in Action with funding from
Status of Women Canada, Horseshoe Publishing, 2009,
Links to her
blogs: on haiku and other lyric poems:
http://jornales.wordpress.com lyrical prose
personal and other essays some verses on the Philippines:
|Terry Ingram: Retired
advertising writer-producer-director. Writing Haiku, Senryu,
Haibun and Tanka since 2002.
reads and writes short poetry and prose from Westchester County, New
York, where his loving wife and children exhibit superhuman amounts
of patience with him when he spends hours on end with his nose
buried in a computer or book. He is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet
with a passion for the works of Adelaide Crapsey and her poetic
form, the American Cinquain. He also enjoys exploring prose poetry
and the efforts of classic as well as modern poet’s within the
genre/form. Paul’s writing has appeared online and in print in a
wide variety of magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, and most
recently he has been involved in editing and writing pencil and
paper role playing games. To learn more about Paul and his work,
John Irvine was born in
Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1940. John and his writer/poet
wife live in Colville on New Zealand’s picturesque
Coromandel Peninsula, surrounded by hills and ocean. Here he
occasionally lets his dark side out to play. He is the online
administrator for a Canadian-based international teen writer’s
forum. He has his own web site:
John’s first collection of poetry, Man of Stone, was released
recently to enthusiastic reviews in
during 2005 by Zenith Publishing Group, and is available
internationally from the publisher’s website
He had a
second volume of illustrated poetry, Rat atouille for the
rindless (illustrated by Dave Freeman) published in 2007 by
editor and contributor for the recently launched illustrated
speculative poetry, Anomalous Appetites, which can be seen
and purschased by visiting his website.
He has had poetry published in many international magazines and
anthologies, including Magazines in NZ. He has had
horror stories and
poems published in Wicked Karnival, Black Ink Horror
and the Horror Library. Also, he has had haiku
published in Stylus magazine, Kokako, NZ
anthologies and Scifaiku, as well as
short stories and poems in Australian Reader magazine,
Static Movement, Sam Smith's Select Six, Illuminations and Non-euclidean
Café amongst others.
|Maureen Irvine: Mo Irvine
lives in rural New Zealand with no pets, three computers and one
husband. She has had articles, short stories and poetry
published in six countries, and twice has had haiku published in
the New Zealand Poetry Society's anthologies.
lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Her most
recent chapbook is As the Crows Flies (Foothills
Publishing 2008) and second full length collection, Within
Reach, forthcoming from Cherry Grove Collections (2010). She
is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Arts Minor Program at St.
John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.
is a medical doctor who lives in Sv. Kriz Zacretje, Croatia. She
has written haiku for several years as well as other forms of
poetry and prose. In the field of visual arts, she arranges
petal patchworks and has exhibited her work. She is engaged in a
number of humanitarian projects.
Croatia. Zeljka was born in 1959 in Zagreb, graduated from
Faculty of Economy in Zagreb. She writes haiku since secondary
school, started publishing in 2004 and has received a number of
awards in Croatia and Japan. In 2008 she published a haiku
collection From the Sun to the Moon in Croatian,
in English and Japanese. Zeljka is the president of Haiku
Association "Three Rivers“ Ivanic Grad, Croatia.
Gypsy James: Born in 1949-same year as Tom Waits altho I am in in
n'way implyin' I be on same level as he as an artist, altho I try...born
o' a Welsh Gypsy mother 'n' a Black Irish father 'n' if y'ain' Hip t'
what a Black Irishman be well, begorrah!...started readin' at 4 as well
as drawin', 'n' by time I was 9 was bendin' an ear t' BeBop 'n' startin'
t' Dig Beat lit...had a very weird 'n' nomadic childhood...Dug "On the
Road" "Howl" etc by age 14 'n' hit the Road hitchhikin' 'n' havin'
adventures o' m'own fueled by drugs sex booze 'n', like, that...been
writin' poetry, prose, creatin' visual art since about 12(?)...always
considered m' "self" an authentic Hipster ie. never Dug hippies, y'DIG?...experienced
extremely traumatic 'n' devastatin' shit durin' 'nam era...have written
at least 7 prose "novels", countless poetry texts, got more collages 'n' paintin's than m'ol' house c'n hold!...will probably have
on m'boneorchard stone (if I even get one!) "NOTHIN' BE TRUE, EVERYTHIN'
|My name is Edward
Jamieson, Jr. I live in Southern California with wife and kids.
I've been in several mags and I've been also known as editor of
Lummox Journal. He has a Little Red Book in Raindog's
book series, from Lummox Press called Digging My Grave and
Enjoying the Work. All inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damir is a sailor,
in love with rock'n'roll
Damir is from Montenegro
was born in Alberta but spent most of his growing up years on a
small, mixed farm in the southwest corner of Manitoba. Harvey and
his wife, Sharron, moved to Vancouver Island in 1989. He has a BA
from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Social Work from
the University of Victoria. Harvey always saw himself as a poet and
continues to write and publish his poems. However, in 2007, he tried
his hand writing haiku and received an Honourable Mention at the
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. He has had other haiku published
in a Gabriola Island’s issue of ‘The Imperfectionists Monthly’
and one haiku will be appearing in the Haiku Canada
Anthology set to come out in 2009.
|Michael Lee Johnson
is a poet and freelance writer from Itasca, Illinois. He is the
author of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom,
He has also published two chapbooks of poetry and is presently
looking for a publisher for two more. He has been published in USA,
Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Turkey, Fiji, Nigeria,
Algeria, Africa, India, United Kingdom, Republic of Sierra Leone,
Nepal, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Finland, and Poland
internet radio. Michael Lee Johnson has been published in more than
240 different publications worldwide. Audio MP3 of poems are
available on request.
He is also publisher and editor of four poetry flash fiction sites—all
presently open for submission:
Special Note: Michael Lee Johnson,
United States, and Phillip Ellis, an Australian poet, are looking
for a chapbook publisher for a joint venture merging free verse with
more traditional verse. Mr. Johnson has two chapbooks ready for
publishing review. Manuscripts are available on request.
Michael Lee Johnson, 1531 W Irving Park Rd, 212C, Itasca, Illinois
Advantage Marketing, PO Box 486, Itasca, Illinois USA 60143-0486
Ph/Fax (630) 467-1332/30
better known as Lex, is a student of English and Philosophy from the
University of New Hampshire. He plans to pursue graduate study in
the near future.
B.T. Joy is a
Glaswegian poet who received his Bachelor of Arts in Creative
Writing and Film Studies in 2009. He has written two volumes of
haiku: In The Arms Of The Wind and The Reeds
That Tilt The Sky, as well as having poetry published in
Obsessed With Pipework, Presence, Canon's Mouth, Paper
Wasp, Bottle Rockets, Mu and Frogpond. He has been an
administrator, a ranch hand, a writing mentor, a farmer and a
salesman; living and working in Glasgow, London and the USA.
|Vidur Jyoti: a Surgeon
by profession - exposed to the nuances of language by my mother - I took
to poetry rather unknowingly when I composed a free verse tribute to a
caged parrot. Thus I trace the beginning of this journey to the shrine
of Muse rather early in my school days. My foray into the field of
disease and healing found me looking at life rather more intently. I was
learning to attempt to unravel its messages and the result was some
prose and verse written in my mother tongue Hindi and in English. Some
of my work found its place in an e-zine www.boloji.com. When introduced
to Haiku I found a sudden surge in my earlier attempts at communicating
with life as it is. I have also contributed to some of the major Haiku
groups online. Some of my Tanka compositions have been published in
Modern English Tanka. When I am not involved with phenomenon
of life professionally I try to delve deeper into it through Indian
philosophy and my cameras. I live in Gurgaon, an upcoming IT hub, close
to New Delhi.
I am from India & live in Chandigarh, the capital of twin states of
Punjab & Haryana. I am a Haiku-er & the member of Yahoo! Haiku group
'outlawpoets'. I started writing Haiku early last year in 2007. I
first read the book of Haiku poetry some 20 years ago but managed to
write my first Haiku only in 2007.
I was born on March 18th, 1964. I am married & have a lovely
daughter Irina who is all of 4 years as of December 2007. I have
lived in Russia & America also.
I am a graduate of journalism department of Moscow State University
& very soon I will be launching my own news analysis website
Benita Kape lives in the city of Gisborne
on the East Coast of New Zealand. In 2003 I took part in the Kasen Renku
"On The Road To Basra" led by William Higginson. Received an Honourable
Mention in Mainichi Daily News. Work has also appeared in
LYNX and Simply Haiku. And in New Zealand
online - New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre Fugacity05 and
Betty Kaplan. Retired from the
Fashion Industry. Used to arrange clothes. Now arranging words. Started
to write haiku in the early '90s. Haiku changed my life. Published in
Frogpond, Lynx, Woodpecker, South by Southeast, World Haiku Review,
Sketchbook, American Tanka , Simply Haiku and CHO.
(age 38) lives in Cracow (Poland). After her studies in Rome (Early
Christian and Ancient Literature and Social Communication Sciences)
she has worked briefly as a journalist, photographer and translator.
She fell seriously ill in 1996. These pictures of leaves were taken
in 2004 during severe illness. It was dazzling: in their nearly
not-being, they WERE and called for being, called her to resist and
In 2004 Aneta and
Agnieszka Ćwieląg published their first common book To Believe in
Spring (poetry and photos). Haiga of going by will have an
exposition in an art gallery in Poland next year. Other expositions
was born in Athens and lives in Patras. She writes poetry,
stories, haiku, essays, and novels. She participates in
chorus as a soprano. She graduated from the journalism
department at the A.K.E.M. (Athenian Center Vocational
Education). She participates in many education seminars. She
knows H/Y 7 programs, English and Italian, and classic
Kithara. She was a guide for the Hellenic Girl Scouts. She
is an active volunteer fire-woman and participates as an
auditing student in the Department of Philology at the
University of Patras. She has awards in Panhellenics
competitive essays, topics, stories, novels, fables, and
haiku. She takes earned recognition for her novel
Secret March from D.E.E.L. and “Sikeliana 2006” from
UNESCO. Her work is published in various magazines. Her
first poetry collections are “Confindings of Secrets” and
“Light.” She has one paper, “The Creek Civilication” in the
University of Cyprus. She is a member in the World Poets
Society (W.P.S.) at
http://world-poets.blogspot.com/ and the
International Writer’s Association (IWA).
Contact her at
the following address: e-mail:
|Breindel Lieba Kasher
is a poet, writing her whole life, published in many different
books and magazines.
Born in New York City, she was a child of the sixties, during a time
of art and anarchy.
She moved to Israel, half a life ago, and raised four children in
Breindel traveled throughout Eastern Europe, filming and documenting
the last remnants of Jewish life. From her travels, sge made a
documentary film in Yiddish with English subtitles entitled, "Der
Letzter Lubliner," (The Last Jew From Lublin.) The film is shown
all over the world, and taken up by Boston's Facing History,
teaching the legacy of the holocaust inAmerican schools.
Breindel wrote three books: Oral Torah from the Warsaw Ghetto,
Who Robbed The Moon, and Wandering Stars.
Doris Kasson (b. 1925 Petersburg, Nebraska, res. Belleair Bluffs,
Florida) started writing haiku and tanka in the early 1990s. She has won
numerous awards. With the arrival of digital photography, her interests
have expanded to include photo-tanka (taiga) as an art form.
|Lydia Kautz is a student at
Emporia State, Kansas. She has previously published poems in
M. Kei lives on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. He crews
aboard a skipjack, a traditional wooden sailboat used to fish for
oysters. He also serves as a member of the board of directors for a
local maritime museum. His poetry has been accepted for publication by
Eucalypt (AUS), Kokako (NZ), Gusts (CAN),
American Tanka, Modern English
Tanka, Wisteria, Bottle Rockets, Red Lights, Ribbons, Moonset, Nisqually
Delta Review, Haiku Harvest, Lynx, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Simply Haiku,
Mayfly, Cecil Soil, Cecil Child, Sketchbook and others. His work also appears in
the anthologies Sixty Sunflowers, To Find the Moon, and Haiku Miscellany
(CRO). He moderates the Kyoka Mad Poems e-list and edits the Chesapeake
Bay Saijiki. He is also the Editor of Fire Pearls: Short Masterpieces of
the Human Heart, on the theme of love and passion, now available from
M. Kei can be contacted through his blog at
|Frank Kelly is a
poet and playwright who lives in New York on Long Island. His poems
have been published in The Best of STAIN, Volume 1,
and online in Danse Macabre, XXVI, and The
Bicycle Review, Issue #2. He has collaborated on two
musicals, Pageant: The Beauty Contest Musical (which
ran off-Broadway in 1991-92) and The Texas Chainsaw Musical.
a retired college professor lives in Queens, New York, with his wife
Pat, who took the accompanying photo. For reasons he has never
understood, since at the time he knew next to nothing about it, he
decided a few weeks before his seventy-second birthday that he ought
to write haiku. He's been at it ever since. His work has appeared in
online and print journals and anthologies, including appearances in
both the 2006 and 2007 editions of the Red Moon Anthology of
English Language Haiku. He is one of the poets featured in
A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku
(Red Moon Press, 2007).
|Since 2005 Mike
Keville has been writing poetry and has come to haiga as that
includes his other love photography and mucking about with the odd
graphic, he’s an expert on nothing, (doing and knowing), he lives
with his wife of 28 years in Richmond, England. Mike’s goal in life
is to learn something new everyday.
was born in Armenia and currently studies in Bulgaria. His
fields of interest are: Music and Painting, since 2010
Hello!! There !!
This is Munia Khan. I am currently residing in Dhaka,
Bangladesh. I was born on the 15th of March,1981. Being a
Pisces if I have to define myself in a poetic way, I'd say -
"In the distorted reality in this watery world silver fish
the pools of light and hide into the deep blue depths."
Even though I am lawyer, the literary world is the place
where I always love to drift away with all my senses. John
Gray, Y.B. Yeats, John Donne, Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson,
Sylvia Plath are my most favourite poets. And Irving Stone,
Tolstoy,Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain are my most favourite
writers. Vincent Van Gogh is my favourite artist ever. I
also love music very much. Trance and music from the 80s and
90s are my most favorites. That's all about me in a nut
shell. If you'd like to know some more of myself I'd request
you to go through my works as those are the reflections of
my own life experiences...Here's the websites where my
poetry has been published:
|Larry Kimmel is
primarily known as a tanka-poet and writer of haibun, though over
the years he has been quietly writing longer poems in free verse
form. He has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor
and is a frequent contributor to Lynx; Ribbons; red lights;
gusts; Eucalypt; bottle rockets; and other haiku and tanka
magazines, both domestically and internationally. His latest books
of poetry are this hunger, tissue-thin
and Blue Night & the inadequacy of long-stemmed roses
(Modern English Tanka Press).
John Kinory is
the founder and editor of Ardea, the
multilingual online journal of short-form poetry (www.ardea.org.uk).
His haiku, tanka and general poetry have appeared in many
journals and anthologies worldwide. Currently working as a
translator, he used to be a photographer and taught
photography and physics. After living most of his life in
large cities in several countries, John is now based in a
quiet village in Oxfordshire, England.
|Jens-Christian Kjær (Ashi)
born in 1951, lives in Denmark. Haiku writing is a fairly new
activity (2006) but I have been writing since 1975. I have a small
publisher firm “The Ravenbanner” which can be found at
www.kjaersweb.dk but my
main activity as a writer is on my weblog
www.ashi-words.dk. I’m a
member of “The Four Seasons of Haiku” which can be found at
I also participate at WHA Haiga Contest, Creative Poems and Digte.dk
(the last is in Danish only).
When not writing haiku and other poems I maintain a website, where I
take photos of my hometown;
Klesko: I have been a writer all my life. I began by
writing Sunday school plans and children's books. For the
past ten years I have been concentrating on eastern
poetry. I was the Deputy-Editor-In-Chief of WHCReview, and
Director of the WHCpoetrybridge. I am the publisher and
editor of Sketchbook. I enjoy collaborative
work. My work has been published in many magazines,
journals in many countries. I established the OutlawPoets
in 2004, a group for eastern and western poets to work
together. Presently I am writing free verse to some extent
and I am involved in three projects: the little black book
of frac/tured poetry, a Love Anthology, and the
Sketchbook. On the lighter side ...I am a shoe
the American flag
homesteading in cajun country
a little blue heron
|Krzysztof Kokot -
pharmacist, living in Nowy Targ (POLAND). He is stamp collector with
big passion for travel. In 2007 he published his first poetry
Haiku is his newest hobby.
Angelika Bygott Kolompar is a winner of
the prodigious Suruga Baika Literary Award in Japan. Her work has
appeared in numerous publications, particularly in Europe and Japan. She
has a B.A. in History. Angelika came from Europe to live on Vancouver
Island, Canada, where she draws daily inspiration from the beauty that
surrounds her. Her first book of haiku, Vancouver Island Poetry,
was published in 2006. Her first joy is haiku, but she has started to
write tanka also.
Korbus was born in 1964 in Ivanić Grad where he lives
and works. Dubravko writes poetry and prose. His haiku, waka
and haibun have been published in Croatia and abroad in
and anthologies in English, French, Slovenian and Romanian
languages. He takes part in meetings of Croatian haiku poets
and publishes in relevant joint collections. He is among
founders of the Haiku Association Three Rivers, Ivanić Grad
and an adjudicator on the Kloštar Ivanić haiku contest in
Croatian. For his haiku he received prestigeous awards in
Croatia and Japan. In 2007. he published a book of haiku,
haibuns, poetry, essays and short stories under the title
Today the Sun is Bigger Than Yesterday.
is the author of: ROPELESS,
a 15-time award-winning family drama that celebrates
possibilities despite disabilities. Read an interview with her
about ROPELESS at
She would like to
invite you to a complimentary download of her
collection of free verse, EVEN BEFORE MY OWN NAME from
http://wwwTracyKoretsky.com The widely-published poems
collection have earned prizes ranging from haiku to prose poem,
including two Pushcart nominations.
Tracy's Japanese genre work has appeared in Acorn, Haibun
Haiga Online, Lynx, Moonset, SimplyHaiku and tiny
was born on February 18, 1952. She lives in
Croatia. She writes haiku, poetry; so far she published four
books of poetry and a collection of warstories. Her novels have
been published in the magazines and her poetry in joint
collections, as well. Some of her poems have been put to music.
She received a number of awards for the work.
Richard Krawiec's first chapbook,
Breakdown, was recently published by Main Street Rag
Publishing. He also published 2 novels, a story collection, and
4 plays. His work has appeard in Shenandoah, Witness, many
mountains moving, Artful Dodge, Negative Capability, sou'wester,
Blue Moon Review and elsewhere. Richard received
fellowships from the NEA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
and the NC Arts Council (twice). He directs VOICES, a non-profit
that teaches writing to people in homeless shelters, literacy
classes, prisons and elsewhere.
|Doug Kutney is a commuter
from New Jersey. His poems can be found in tea leaves, rabbit
holes, waffle irons, hat boxes, crawlspaces wineskins, and the
hollows of trees. Visit Doug Kutney's Den of Poetry at
for links to his published work.
|Julie Laing feels she has
always been a writer and editor. Her poetry has been published
in Chapman University’s literary journal, Calliope;
in her chapbook, Tracks; and online at the
Thursday Poets’ Rally. Her music criticism and
reporting appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. Julie
enjoys reading her poetry at local venues and sharing her poems
through her blog
http://thejuliebook.wordpress.com/ She earns her
living as a self-employed editor from her home in Creston,
Lamb was born in Topeka, Kansas on January 22, 1917. She
graduated from the University of Kansas with majors in Music and
Harp. In December of 1941, she married her husband, Bruce Lamb, and
lived with him in Trinidad, Spain for two years. Because Lamb was
only in the United States for brief periods of time through out the
next few years, she did not have a chance to pursue her music
career. Therefore, she began to write and publish different types of
materials, and this eventually led to poetry.
In 1961, Lamb and her husband moved to New York. This is where she
was first introduced to the art of haiku. She began to study, read,
and write about this form of poetry. She became a member of the
Haiku Society of America (HSA) in 1968.
In 1971, ten years after she learned of haiku, she became the
president of the HSA. Since this time, she has had her work
published in many haiku magazines and newspapers. She has
participated in many festivals and held various offices. Lamb has
also been the editor for the HAS’s quarterly, which is entitled
Elizabeth Searle Lamb passed away February 16, 2005 in Santa Fe, New
Books: In this blaze of sun
(From Here Press, 1975); Picasso’s "Bust of Sylvette": haiku
and photographs (Garlinghouse Printers, 1977); 39 blossoms
(High/Coo Press, 1982); Casting into a cloud: southwest haiku
(From Here Press, 1985);
Lines for my mother, dying
Chimes Press, 1988); Ripples spreading out: poems for Bruce and
others (Tiny Press Poems, 1997); Platek irysa (Miniatura,
1998); Across the windharp: collected & new haiku (La Alameda
|John Landry is the
poet laureate of his birthplace New Bedford, Massachusetts. He
is the founding
editor of Patmos Press, collision magazine, and served as a
contributing editor to New College Review and the
anniversary anthology of Beatitude, the historic San Francisco
poetry journal. He hosts the poetry series Whaling City Review
LIVE. His books, coming in 2010,
include Sconticut: the reaches, Whaleopolis/Orpheus in Whaletown,
and ROAD DOES NOT END.
He has read his work at the Library of Congress at the
invitation of Gwendolyn Brooks.
lives in Dijon, France, and has come back to writing after years
in the university system, analyzing others’ texts and films. She
has also returned to the classical music world as an ardent
amateur, after fifteen years of piano and voice in her youth.
She has several short stories and poems, two novels, and two
screenplays to offer so far. Publications include Bird’s
Eye reView, Naugatuck River Review, Oberon, Cyclamens and
Swords, riverbabble and Thunderclap!
|Catherine J.S. Lee
lives, writes, teaches, and gardens on an island on the coast of
Maine, USA, and enjoys capturing the ever-changing ocean in her
haiku. A published short-story writer in online and print journals,
she began her haiku journey in July, 2007. Her haiku have recently
appeared in Acorn, Chrysanthemum, Magnapoets, The Heron’s
Nest, White Lotus, and World Haiku Review, and
she is one of six featured contributors in the Spring/Summer 2009
edition of DailyHaiku. She is a member of the Haiku
Society of America, Haiku Canada, and HaikuOz.
Lehmann is a musician, singer, composer, producer, actor,
translator and writer. He was born and grew up in East Germany and
lives in Berlin. With Toronto-based writer Michael Wex he founded
Golus Storytheatre (Toronto-Berlin) in 1994; he translated Wex’s
plays and stories and wrote the music. He is also running a
children’s theatre in Berlin for which he performs, plays and
writes. For his band THE HAZI BROS. he has written most of the songs
of their debut CD “Culture to the People!” (2008). The lyrics for
this collection are all published on this CD which is available at
all major internet music portals.
lives on a farm in a small, Midwestern town outside of Fort Wayne,
Indiana with her husband. After obtaining her Bachelor's in English
Literature at Indiana Purdue of Fort Wayne, she did freelance work
for local magazines and newspapers. Currently, she teaches English
Writing at Ivy Tech Community College and is pursuing her Master's
Degree in English Writing, as well. She is trained with the Fort
Wayne Literacy Alliance, is enrolled in a program with The Institute
of Children's Literature, and specializes in fiction and poetry
writing. In her free time, she reads, gardens, writes, and enjoys
time with her husband.
is a practising artist and poet who lives in Liverpool. She was born
in 1964, Devon and brought up in Plymouth. From an early age she was
interested in writing and art. Her father,the artist, Robert
Lenkiewicz introduced her to an eclectic world of painting,
fairytales and books on the occult. These experiences have always
initiated her own interests in the esoteric, magical realism and
popular culture, inspiring her to persue her individual style
and voice in Art and Poetry. She later studied these subjects in
more depth at Edge Hill University gaining a BA hons 1st in Art &
Design and English as well as an MA in Writing Studies.
In 2005 her final thesis, a book of illustrations, poems and prose,
‘Maxine’ was published by Bluechrome Publishing. Her first debut
collection of poems and illustrations, Men Hate Blondes
is due to be published by Original Plus.
Alice's poems have been published in the journals,
Stride,Pages, Smoke, Peggy's Blue Skylight, Fire, The People’s Poet,
Marymark Press, The anthology, 'Listening to the Birth of Crystals',
The Other Voices Project, Erbacce and The Journal.
Cd’s and sound projects include: Clubbing, Men Hate Blondes, Oval
Blue, Blacestonia, Poems from Maxine and Points of Reference.
Neon Highway can be found on the facebook group.
Further information on Alice and her work can be found on the links
Alice edits the poetry
magazine Neon Highway. She set this up in 2002 and has
organised various poetry readings with local and guest poets
throughout the city of Liverpool. Guests have included Allen Fisher
and Phil Davenport at the Walker Art Gallery, Steve Sneyd at the
Planetarium, Bill Griffiths in the Hornby Room at Central Library,
Geraldine Monk at 33-45 Club, Women's Poetry at the Bluecoat Arts
Centre and a performance on the Credit Crunch at Tate Liverpool as
well as many others.
|Arthur Lewandowski: I was born in 1960. I
live in Sieradz (centre of Poland). I learned how to write a haiku
among my friends who publish with me at the polish site
http://abc.haiku.pl/ I am
interested in old motorbikes and old clocks. I'm keen of Pink
Floyd's, Genesis' and Yes' music. My poems have been published on
the internet at Asahi Haikuist Network, Tinywords, and
writes from Three Sisters Farm in central Maine, where he has been
planting trees for 25 years now. Balance, A Late Pastoral
was published by Blackberry Press in 2007. One of his poems was
selected for American Life in Poetry in December, 2008.
is from Timisoara, Romania. She is an Electronics and
Telecommunication Engineer, with a master degree in Biomedical
Engineering. She has published work in Romanian and English, in
several magazines and collective books and translated in English
cu sufletul (Dialogue with the Soul),
theatre, English-Romanian edition
· Realitate prematură (Precocious
· Nu închide ochii, Tatiana! (Do not
close your eyes, Tatiana!), poetry
· Tăceri în doi: tăceri în noi!, (Silence
in couple: inner silence!) poetry
· 14 coloring books for children
Just out from
Lyn Lifshin: The Licorice Daughter: My Year
With Ruffin, Texas Review Press. Also
just out: Another Woman Who Looks Like Me from Black Sparrow
at Godine, selected as the 2007 Paterson Award for Literary
Excellence for previous finalists of the Paterson Poetry
Prize. She has over 120 books & edited 4 anthologies. Her
website: www.lynlifshin.com. Her last two Black Sparrow
books, Cold Comfort and Before It's
Light, won Paterson
Review Awards. New also: In Mirrors, An Unfinished
Store, The Daughter I Don't Have, She Was Found Treading Water,
August Wind, and An Unfinished Journey.
Comming soon: Tsunami Poems, and All The
Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched Me, Living And Dead, All True,
Especially The Lies, Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness will be
published by Texas Review Press in March 2008 and Desire
will be published by World Parade Books in March 2008.
Born 1950 in Oslo, Norway. Educated ballet dancer at The Norwegian
Opera and was a performing artist for 10 years at different stages
in Norway and Sweden. Acting was also a part of my education. After
some years in the dancing world I became a Drama teacher in a
preparatory school in YMCA in Norway.
Painting abstract pictures is one of the
main hobbies and today Haiku writing. I live in the mountainous part
of Norway, along the fjords at the west coast of Norway. Married and
have two sons.
Japan has been a part of my life as
an esthetically experience and love of the culture. Visited Japan in
1969 and 1972. In writing Haiku ( English ) I enjoy the Zen mind in
its simplicity and the greatness of the total 4 dimensional state of
mind; present, feeling, heart and mind. I have a Blog;
where I write often, if possible daily.
Greetings, My name
is Thomas Lindsay, age 50 at penning. I'm a married
father of five children living in the Bronx N.Y. I attend Mount
Lebanon Baptist Church in the Bronx, I enjoy writing Poems,
Short Stories, Children's Poetry and I also write Christian song
lyrics, I'm ever so grateful to my Lord Jesus Christ for saving
haiku and tanka have won awards in the United States, Japan,
Croatia, Bulgaria, and Canada. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize
was born in 1960 and lives with her family
in Beesenstedt ( Germany ). She has written lyrics for many years
and haiku since 2003. Also she writes tan-renga, renku and rengay,
takes photos and paintings (mainly sumi-e and aquarelle). Her haiku
and haiga have been published in anthologies and in such magazines,
for example: Chrysanthemum, Der Sperling, Mainichi Daily News,
Asahi-Shimbun, WHC-German, Lynx, WHA-Haiga-Contest and
She is a member of the German Haiku Society and of the World Haiku
Louise Linville (Cladyelle) was
born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She's currently residing
in S.W. Florida. She has contributed to and been featured in World Haiku
Review and contributes to Mitty's (Museki Abe's) haiku photo gallery.
Her Hobbies include photography, writing, traveling, and the beach. She
plays piano, and attempts to play the dulcimers; she loves drawing,
|Chen-ou Liu is a
freelance writer. He lives in Ajax, a suburb of Toronto, where he
has been struggling with a life in transition and translation. His
poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Ribbons, Modern
English Tanka, Gusts, American Tanka, Magnapoets, Simply Haiku,
Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu & Kyoka, Concise Delight Magazine of
Short Poetry, Four & Twenty, Haiku News, The Heron’s Nest,
and Haibun Today.
|Mark Lonergan is an
office worker, living in Dublin with his wife and two sets of
twins; he used to live in Germany and contributed to the
rebuilding of East Berlin in 1994. He enjoys Darts, Rugby league
and listening to Morrisey.
|My name is Martin Lothner
and I stay in Cape Town. Cape Town is one of those wonderful
diverse and cosmopolitan cities that can inspire any fine artist
or poet to paint and sing its beauty. My poetry is inspired by
the daily interactions between the different people in the city.
I usually seat myself in a street café in the most bustling of
areas known as Saint Georges Mall and it is incredible to watch
how the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of people unfold in front
of your very eyes. Free verse is then a natural choice
considering the robustness of the setting and background I
compose my pieces against. I am a published Poet in my native
language that is Afrikaans but decided to write in English
because of the opportunity for a broader audience to listen to
my work. The enjoyment of poetry should be an end in itself but
I have also tasked myself to use this medium to remind everybody
that we must celebrate what is good in every human being and we
must voice and protest those evils that decreases the quality of
any person’s life.
Lovrić was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10th October, 1954.
She graduated from the University of law in Split. She writes
poems, aphorisms, fables and haiku poetry. Since 1998 she has
been an active member of the Association of painters
in Split. She has had 28 of her solo exhibitions and about 80
group ones. She has won international literal awards in 2004,
2008, 2009 and 2010. She has published three collections of
poetry, three books of aphorisms and two collections of haiku.
She is included in the Anthology of Croatian Haiku Poetry
2011: An Unmown Sky and in Japan a Romanian Anthology.
For her haiku she has received several awards in Croatian and
abroad (Slovenia, Japan, Ireland, Great Britain, USA).
currently lives and works in Ethiopia, where he teaches at the
International Community School. He's co-author of the chapbook
My Favorite Thing, and his work has appeared in various
journals, including Modern Haiku and The Prose-Poem Project.
Born 1950. in Struga nearby Ludbreg; Croatia. Writing poetry
deals with the years for her own soul. Her first collection,
Čarolija sunca-The magic of the Sun was issued in
2008th. The second collection of poems in Croatian kajkavian
language Vu srcu mi kaj spi - Kaj, sleeps in my heart
was issued in 2011. Štefanija participates in poetry
recitals in Croatia and has poems published in public
collections. She has performed at poetry events, and live radio
broadcasts. Now she lives and writes poetry in Dubravica, a
small village near the capital Zagreb.
|Vladimir Ludvig was born
and lived most of his life in Zagreb, Croatia. After 40 years
working as a Mechanical Engineer - Designer in the industry he
is now retired and lives in the family country house in green
Zagorje county. He wrote his first haiku in 2010 in the
Croatian language, and in 2011 for Sketchbook in
English. Poetry is his new hobby.
|Maya Lyubenova lives in Bulgaria and teaches English to
musicians. She’s been writing poetry for many years, not quite sure
where the urge to write in English came from. Perhaps, because she
tried to translate some of her Bulgarian poems and saw it was easier
to write them directly in English. Her book Open the Door,
a collection of free verse poems describing life under communism,
was rewarded a Seal of Quality at www.fanstory.com.
Haiku and haiga are her newest passions. She’s been studying and
trying to write haiku for less than two years. She had four haiku
and three haiga published in 2007 – at Electronic Poetry Network,
Shamrock Haiku Journal and in the Haiga Contest at WHA.
Diagnosed breast cancer last year, she’s quite well at the moment.
Hurrying to write down her inspiration and revise all her previous
stuff, she knows there isn't much time to be wasted.
Lady M is
also called Emmeke. She is from Flanders (Belgium), 53. She
is very creative, likes drawing, calligraphy, writes poetry,
short stories and haiku. The haiku writing she developed
over the last 15 years; and she is a member of "Vuursteen",
the Flemish/Dutch haiku organization.
|Stosh Machek is from
Chicago ...his father was a cinderblock & his mother was a ragged
freudian impulse, & he had a grandmother who was a stewardess on the
luftwaffe ...he writes poems & reads them aloud in public.
Stosh and his partner Theresa Antonia
put out a small magazine of poetry & stories called: '...a kiss
amidst the lead'. Stosh Machek maintains his own
web site, Anvilhead Cafe.
of Point Roberts, Washington, is an active member of the arts
community on both sides of the US/Canadian border. After serving for
three years as one of the judges for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom
Festival's Haiku Invitational, she leads haiku workshops for the
VCBF Haiku Garden. Her haiku and tanka have been widely published in
both national and international journals. In December, 2008, she
released her first book, In the Company of Crows: Haiku and
Tanka Between the Tides. An exhibition at the Blue Heron
Gallery in 2007 was titled Wabi-Sabi Photography, and
her photographs have appeared on the covers of the Tanka Society of
America's journal, Ribbons, and Modern Haiku. She is the
secretary/treasurer of the Tanka Society of America.
Magahiz is a former Californian, former scientist,
former entrepreneur, current technologist, current blogger,
future mystic, future recollection. Trained as an
experimental particle physicist, he works for a tech startup
company and writes in his free time. His work has appeared
in Scifaikuest, Dreams and Nightmares, Aoife's Kiss,
Sketchbook, Abyss & Apex, and the 2011
Rhysling Anthology. His contact information is at
website is at
Magalhaes, born in 1946, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Journalist, graduated in 1976 from Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - School of Communication.
Photographer and writer, he worked in audiovisual
training and publicity. Now he is editing and revising
Revista UNIABEU H&T and E&S,
two scientific magazines of ABEU – Associação Brasileira
de Ensino Universitário, a University of Great Rio de
Janeiro, and a newspaper of the same entity. Member of
World Haiku Association, his haiku are present in WHA
Anthologies and on internet sites, both in Portuguese
(his mother language) and in English. Site:
www.discreteview.com (needing a lot of
Mankiewicz: I have four chapbooks out, the most recent are
An Eye, published by Pecan Grove Press
(2006) and As If, just released from Little Red
Books-Lummox. I have a Grand Prize sestina coming in
Trellis, a 1st-prize broadside from Amelia,
a Pushcart nomination from Hammers, and a Writers Digest
Honorable Mention for my play, Judgments.
Publications include: PRESA, Montserrat, Re)Verb, Seldom
Nocturne, Arsenic Lobster, Temple/Tsunami, Butcher Block,
Slipstream, Chiron Review, Hawaii Review, Cerberus, Karamu, Lynx
Eye, Pemmican, Blind Man's Rainbow, ArtWord, Lummox Journal.
My childrens' stories, The Grummel Book, are being
reissued on CD this year by SHOOFLY.
I've also been the Contributing Editor and Regional Editor,
respectively, for the small (now defunct) journals
Mushroom Dreams and New Press.
Combining poetry and my love of music, I am collaborating with a
composer on an opera and song cycle.
originally from Kensington Philadelphia now lives in Harlan IN. I’ve
dabbled with my pen for as long as I can remember with no intention
of ever sharing or trying to establish myself as a writer or poet as
I don’t consider myself to be either. I love to write especially in
the moment. I find myself lost in a whirlwind of thoughts in which I
have to quickly scribble down before they are lost forever. I guess
my only hope for someone reading my writings is to invoke thought in
anyway. “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the
Maretić: Born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1951, Tomislav
Maretić works in Zagreb as an infectologist on the HIV Ward of the
"University Hospital for Infectious diseases".
He has been writing haiku for the past 25 years and the majority of
his haiku was published in Marulic - The Magazine of Croatian
Literary Society "Saint Jerome". His haiku was published in
several national and international periodicals and electronic haiku
magazines. He won several awards and honourable mentions on the
international haiku contests and his haiku was presented in several
international and national haiku anthologies and almanacs.
In 1988, together with Vladimir Devidé and Zvonko Petrovic, he wrote
renga in Croatian language and in 1995 the book Renge
(Sipar, Zagreb) was
published. He is one among the authors of common, billingual
collection Seven Ways (Zagreb, 2000). In 2002 he
published the collection of free verse poetry Naplavine.
His first haiku collection The butterfly over the open sea
will be published soon („in spe“).
He lives in Gornje Vrapce, a little village near Zagreb on the foot
of Medvednica mountain, with his wife Ana and four children (12, 16,
was born in Rzeszów, in 1964. He lives in Kielce (Poland) with his
wife and two sons. He works as a print technologist. He has been
interested in haiku and haiga since 2000 and now he is a member of
two poetic groups writing haiku - "Haiku po polsku" and "Orient",
and his poems have been published on the internet at The
Heron's Nest, Mainichi Daily News, Haiku Harvest, Asahi Haikuist
Network, Tinywords, Lishanu and anthologies (Big sky:
The 2006 Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, Dust of
summers: The 2007 Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku,
Crickets and Chrysanthemums) and haiga at World Haiku
|William J. Margolis--edited
and published his first magazine, Experiment, at
Roosevelt College (now University of), Chicago, 1949. From 1954-59
he edited and published Miscellaneous Man (15
issues) from Berkeley & San Francisco: co-founded and co-edited
Beatitude 1-12 from San Francisco until 1959 when
he had an accident and became a paraplegic. After he got out of VA
Hospital in Long Beach he moved to Venice and edited and published 1
issue of Mendicant (withhelp from Stuart Z.
Perkoff and James Boyer May). He was editor of one issue of a
renascent Miscellaneous Man, published by L.A. FREE
PRESS. The second issue was camera-ready, guest edited by Jack
Hirschman, when FREEP's
publisher, Art Kunkin reneged on $$$ -- got a new publisher who paid
$1000 advance to Ben Hiatt of Sacramento, who absconded with cash --
it took over 2 years to get back [damaged] paste-ups -- so it never
came out. He and his wife recorded many L.A. poetry readings with
many poets, which were broadcast on KPFK-FM in the late '60s and
early '70s. He has lived in Mexico; the first time in 1951, after
graduating from college when he worked with the American Friends
Service Committee as a volunter work-camper digging a ditch in rural
Mexico for a water system to a small village. In 1962 on the way to
Guadalajara, in wheelchair and Ford Ranch Wagon with hand controls,
he sustained a broken leg in an accident. A friend who had agreed to
take care of him after he got out of the hospital got strung out on
barbiturates instead. So he moved out to a wealthy (Vet pensioner)
quadriplegic's ranchero until his leg would bend enough to let him
get into an airplane back to VA Hospital to get his leg fixed -- the
hospital in Guadalajara had messed it up. He was flown to his
mother's in Boston where he saved up Social Security money ($95 per
month) and then returned to Gaudalajara alone. There he was joined
in 1964 by the woman who became his wife after returning to Long
Beach in October, 1965. She had an accident in June, 1968m which
disabled her and she died in September, 1972. After living a while
in L.A. he returned to Venice in February, 1976.
His collections of poetry include
The Anteroom of Hell, Inferno Press, SF, 1957; The
Little love Of Our Yearning, Mendicant Editions, 1960;
The Eucalyptus POoems, Croupier Press, 1974; and Selected
Poems, 3 vols.; Rustle & Break and Other Poems,
1948-1962, Venice, 1987; The Summer Cycle, Poems
1958-1960, Venice, 1988; and A Book of Touch and Other Poems,
1960-1975, Venice , 1988.
was born in Bucharest - Romania on 28 April
1940. Poet, jurnalist, epigram writer and humorist, member of the
Romanian Union of Writers and Romanian Society of Haiku, he is
mentioned in Contemporary Poets and Poets
Dictionary and in several Romanian haiku antologies:
One Hundred Poles, The Dew Harvesters, etc.He published lots
of haiku in magazine and is present with his works on some internet
national and international sites. Books published: 21, but only 5 of
these of haiku - The Citadel's Session, From Beside of my
Heart, Rider on Sparrows, Marine and The Return of the
Crane. He was twice a prizewinner of the National Festival
of Poetry "Octavian Goga" and a prize of Romanian Union of Writers.
Also he has two prizes of "Haiku" romanian magazine and laureate of
the Annual Haiku and Tanka Contest, third edition, Slobozia. On the
internet - "The Winner of the day" - www.poetry.com /haiku contest -
in feb and dec 2008. Ioan Marinescu-Puiu
Vaughn Marlowe: Vaughn L. Snipes (Marlowe) was born in 1931.
After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, Marlowe
moved to the west coast and ran a left-wing bookstore in Venice (a beach
suburb of Los Angeles) and by 1962 was a supporter of the Congress of
Racial Equality (CORE), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Socialist
Workers Party (SWP) and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC).
|K. A. Martin
is a software developer and a married
father living in Ottawa, Canada. He enjoys listening to music,
reading, and has been involved in haiku and related forms of poetry
since late 2007. He is also active in sports and the outdoors, and
is still trying to put the hockey puck in the net. He blogs at
Terra Martin is a Toronto Ontario
therapist; stain glass artist, potter and seminarian. Her writing over
the last 15 years deals with self-help subjects in the form of
individual and personal seminars. She has written poetry in several
forms but has always admired and studied haiku. She recently turned her
pen in this direction.
grew up on a small farm in the Piedmont of North Carolina, where
he graduated from the University of N. C. at Chapel Hill,
majoring in English. He has written poetry since his teens, but
did not discover haiku and related short Japanese forms until
rather late in life.
He has published in such journals as Frogpond, Modern
Haiku, Mayfly, Magnapoets and Contemporary Haibun Online
among many others. He is a member of the Haiku Association of
America and active in the Oregon regional chapter.
He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife, Joyce.
Please join me at my
|Sandra Martyres - I live
in Mumbai- India and work with a multinational bank. I hold a
Masters in Economics and enjoy reading books on Management and
Finance. In addition, I have other hobbies like music, reading
novels, philately, theatre, travelling and poetry writing. While
I have always had a fascination for writing poetry, I have only
recently i.e. over the past four years been writing regularly. I
am particularly interested in the Japanese poetry forms like
haiku, senryu and tanka. I also enjoy writing narrative poems.
Massingham was born in the UK but has lived the
second half of his life in Australia .His major
employment has been as a Navy officer, university
student from first degree to PhD, tutor, lecturer
and Master of Wright college, University of New
England, NSW. He has run his own writing and editing
business but retired early because of cancer and
heart problems and now spends time waiting to see
medical practitioners, writing poetry and prose and
smelling the roses.
He has had work published in Australia , UK, USA and
Duško Matas, Croatia:
Born in 1933 in Kaštel Stari by
Split, lives in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated from the Faculty
of Medicine in Ljubljana, and the Faculty of Law in Split:
specialization neurology and psychiatry, sub-specialization a
forensic psychiatrist in Zagreb. He has a doctorate in science
and a degree in law. He has published dozens of professional and
scientific papers, participated in several vocational
commissions and has taken part at numerous
professional-scientific congresses in the country and abroad.
He has written and published Haiku since 1988 in haiku
publications, newspapers, magazines, literary journals,
miscellanies and anthologies in Croatia and 18 countries abroad.
He published three independent haiku collections and is the
editor and among the authors in the common collections
Sedam putova/Seven ways, 2000 and Novih sedam putova/Seven New
Ways, 2003 both published in Croatian and English and
Pencil and Brush (a four-language collection in
Croatian, Slovenian, English and Japanese) with haigas. Duško
Matas's haiku have been presented in joint collections of poetry
by Croatian doctors: The Bell of Vukovar (1995), Flight of
the Sarmat Falcon (1996), An Hour of Eternity.
1954 born and living in Vienna. Since my youth I write
poems.Because of my interest in the Japanese way of life, I
approached the Japanese short lyric. Since 2007, I write
haiku, tanka and Japanese chain poems with other Haijin.
syllables ... since hours—
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|Patricia J. Maynard
is a free spirit in search of ultimate truth; she is inspired by
the beauty and simplicity of nature. She is a painter working in
acrylics on canvas and woods. Her paintings and poetry are
composites of her impressions and experiences of the world around
Please visit Patricia's website.
Joyce Maxner is a native of the Massachusetts seacoast north of
Boston, and has been a resident of New York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania over the last 30 years. Her educational and
professional experience is wide-ranging and impressive. She has
studied at Centenary Junior College, Harvard University School of
Extension Studies, College of the Performing Arts in Philadelphia,
and she has a Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Relations from
Villanova University. She has had careers in advertising, in both
radio and newspaper journalism, and as a psychotherapist in juvenile
justice, and in marriage and family therapy.
Joyce is now semi-retired and living in Audubon, Pennsylvania. She,
has a daughter in Bethesda, Md, and a son and, his wife living in
Mountain City, Tennessee. Her granddaughter of 19 years is currently
living in Hawaii, attending Hawaii University...
In her early teens, she began composing short poems including haiku,
and she continued writing haiku and other poetry forms over the
years. She has published two well known children's books in
narrative verse, Nicholas Cricket, with illustrations
by William Joyce (Harper Collins, 1989) and Lady Bugatti,
illustrations by Kevin Hawkes (Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1991).
She has been a participant in various Internet haiku groups, notably
WHChaikumultimedia, where she has served as 'haiku coach' and has
earned the deep respect of all the list's members for her insightful
|Diane Mayr lives in
New Hampshire and is a full-time public librarian. She
writes books for children; her picture book, Run,
Turkey, Run!, illustrated by Laura Rader, (Walker &
Co., 2007), is a favorite for Thanksgiving storyhours. A
long-time writer of haiku and senryu, she has only recently
started to share her work with the outside world. Lately,
Diane has become enamored of haiga and feels like she has
found her niche. Stop by her blog,
Random Noodling, to
sample her work.
was born on July 31, 1959 in Electra, Texas. He moved to Southern
California in 1988. From 1988 to 1997, he worked as a background
actor and occasional stand-in for actors including Joe Pesci (THE
PUBLIC EYE, LETHAL WEAPON 3, and JIMMY HOLLYWOOD ) and Wallace Shawn
(HOUSE ARREST). Terry began writing poetry in 1997.
Terry McCarty is the author of
several chapbooks containing poems which blend humor with occasional
social and/or political commentary: Hollywood Poetry, Use Your
Delusion, Wichita Fallos, Love Poems, The Green Album, Adjustment
Disorder and two volumes of Greatest Hits.
Recent Chapbooks includ Born to Walk and
Insufficient Gravitas. In
addition, Terry’s poem “Icarus’ Itinerary" can be found in Tebot
Bach’s 2003 anthology of California poetry So Luminous The
Wildflowers (for sale through Amazon.com).
His blog is
|John McDonald is
a retired stone-mason living in Edinburgh Scotland. He came to haiku
in the mid-nineties and fell in love with the genre. John writes in
scots, one of the two languages native to Scotland - the other being
the Celtic rooted Gaelic. In 2006 he created a bi-lingual blog
and ever since tries to add a haiku a day.
In 2008 he was the recipient of the Sugura Baika Literary award and
published two collections of bi-lingual haiku: The Throu-Gaun
Chiel and Tuim Tin Tassie. He is currently
putting together another collection for early next year.
Margaret D. McGee is
author of Haiku - The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in
Three Lines; Sacred Attention: A Spiritual Practice for Finding God
in the Moment; and Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal's
poetry and other short work has been seen in
Northwind Anthology, Alive Now, and Episcopal Life
On her web site In the Courtyard at
Margaret shares her further adventures on the spiritual path.
|Catherine McGuire is a
writer and artist with a deep interest in philosophy, the big
“Why we are here?” questions. She has had more
than 160 poems published, including on a bus for the
nationally-known Poetry In Motion project, and has a chapbook,
Joy Into Stillness: Seasons of Lake Quinault. She
lives in Sweet Home, Oregon with her chickens and large garden.
Catherine's web site:
has been published widely. Her haiku has been printed in
Modern Haiku, California, Spectrum (Northeastern University,
MA) and Getting Something Read, an on-line zine. "I
love nature and like to observe the details of each glorious
season,. Haiku is particularly suited for that task."
McPherson: Born in the northwest and grew
up in Southern California, I consider Hawaii home (Don Blanding led
me there). Something about blue water and yellow ginger in bloom. I
have myriad interests, hobbyist and artist, jewelry designer, fiber
arts. I started writing as a pre-teen. I love snorkeling and deep sea
fishing, horticulture, gourmet cooking. Lived in Hawaii and
California, studied trans-cultural shamanism and International
Banking Law. I was a banker, single mom ( he still calls me Major
Dood) have been a bartender, coffee farmer, Sunday school teacher,
office manager, tournament winning fisherwoman. Now I am back to
spiritual counseling, professional psychic and "fun "artist. Life is
not a spectator sport. "I have lived the breadth and width of it as
well as the depth of it." Sort of retired now I appreciate adventure
at a leisurely pace. Aloha Tracy.
Mead: In the early
1990's Stephen Mead's poems began appearing in such
journals as Onionhead, Bellowing Ark, and
Invert, but upon moving to Provincetown, Mass.,
Stephen decided to concentrate more on visual work. It was
in the year 2000 that Stephen started seeking publication
again for both his writing and his art combined. Since,
then, thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, his
work has appeared internationally both in cyberspace and
hard copy. Often the writing has appeared along side the
paintings, and at other times with the text superimposed.
In 2004 Stephen began experimenting even more with these
poetry/art hybrids creating a series of e books, including
the award winning We Are More Than Our Wounds.
From there Stephen began experimenting with his art and
poem as films, at first creating slideshows with captions,
and then doing his own soundtracks and voice overdubs. In
2006 Stephen put this technology to use releasing a CD of
poems set to music Safe & Other Love Poems,
as well as two print
|Sarah Menefee is
a San Francisco poet whose recent books include Human Star
[Factory School] and In Your Fish Helmet [Transmission
|Jadwiga Gala-Miemus vel IGA
GALA-MIEMUS born in 1958 in Poland. Graduated from University of
Wroclaw - Faculty of Natural Science. Holds a master's degree in
Biology, however she owns a private firm and works there.
Publications: "Cien serca" ( Swidnica 1995 ), Almanach
Walbrzyski (Walbrzych 1997), " Integracja " (1991 nr 27), "Niezalezne
Slowa" ( 1990 nr 16), "Rocznik Swidnicki" (1986,1988/1989 ),
Almanach Swidnickiej Kultury titled "Pegaz nad Swidnica"
(1945-2000), haigaonline, issue 9-2 Autum/Winter 2008 -
celebration of Earth Day 2009, Contemporary haibun online -
April 2009 and Sketchbook .
Currently publishing poems, aphorisms and haiku on her webpage
the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors grew up not only with
her immigrant Jewish mother and grandmother in Arizona, but also
on a Sufi commune in the middle of Texas with her Muslim father.
Tamara is a doctoral student in the Second Language Acquisition
and Teaching program at the University of Arizona where she
focuses on the Middle East and issues related to gender,
religion, language, and identity. She lives in Tucson, Arizona
with her husband, Bengali-Lithuanian children, and her Yorkie-Wawa
dog (a beautiful mutt), Li’lGuy. Additionally, Tamara is
passionate about three-dimensional art, and when she isn’t
reading or writing, she is designing funky fabulous homes and
creating hybrid installations.
|Georgi Milev, 47,
was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and he still lives there. He has a
MA degree in Literature at Sofia University. G.M. is an author
of three books, one of poetry and the two of short stories, all
written in Bulgarian. Recently he is interested in short forms
like Haiku and Yugen.
was born in Istria on December 10, 1955 and lives near Labin,
Croatia. She writes poetry and short stories, published a poetry
collection ZAD NAŠ PORTON and a novel CRNI SNIH,
which is the first novel written on the Labin Chakavian dialect.
She is the author of two theater plays and the speaker for the NIT
For her poetry she received numerous prizes. For her haiku she
received a Kusamakura award in 2008, publishes in IRIS and joint
collections in Croatia and abroad. She takes part at haiku meetings.
Malvina was awarded "Commendment" in the
Haiku Awards for 2011.
works as a Youth Counsellor in the Barossa Region of South
Australia. She is co-moderator for the haiga forum on Jane
Reichhold's AHApoetry forum and recently published her first book,
pausing for a moment . . . haiga and tanga. Allison has had
haiku published with FreeXpresSion, Paper Wasp, and
Haiku Dreaming Australia. She has also had haiga published
with Haigaonline and the World Haiku Association.
|Karl Miller: lives in
Coral Springs, FL; he works in insurance in Boca Raton, and has
been published in various literary journals over the last few
has lived, written, and created in Somerville, Mass for many
years. Not only does she have the respect of the local and
national poetry community but she has quite a following abroad.
She edits the Istanbul Literary Review from her
home in the Union Square section of Somerville, as well as
running her Cervena Barva Press, an independent press that has
published numerous titles from poets domestic and foreign.
Mindock's own work
has resonated with the poetry community in Eastern Europe, and
she has been published in a number of literary journal there,
most notably in Romania. Mindock is a substance abuse social
worker, had her own theater company, and for a decade co-edited
the Boston Literary Review.
Read Doug Holder's interview with Gloria.
Cristian Mocanu was born on August 8-th, 1968 in Deva, Romania, where he
still lives and works as a freelance translator/interpreter. He holds a
B.A. in English and Romanian litterature from the Bucharest University
(1993). He started writing poetry (Western and Eastern style, in several
languages) as a teenager. His poetry was included in several Romanian
antologies. He received numerous awards, among which: A) In Romania:
"Ion Minulescu" Poetry Contest & Festival (1995):1-st prize,"Porni
Luceafarul" Poetry Contest & Festival (1996):3-rd prize,The "Lumina
Crestinului" Religious Poetry Award for the year 1998. B) Outside
Romania: The “Pesme na jastuku” Contest (ex-Yugoslavia)
3-rd prize (1990), 2-nd prize (1991), the “Benvenuta Europa”
Contest & Festival (Rome, Italy), prize for the Poetry section; the
Suruga Baika Litterary Festival, Japan, Honourable Mention (2004). At
present he is a contributor to various poetry webzines, including:LYNX,
suflete.ro, “Haiku Harvest”, “World Haiku Review”, “Karolina Rijecka”.
He is the editor of the Romanian Saijiki for the World Haiku Club. His
first books of poetry (in Romanian and English) are due in the near
|Vasile Moldovan is a
Romanian poet. Since 2001 he is the president of Romanian Society of
Haiku. He published some haiku and senryu books: Via dolorosa
(1998), The moon's unseen face (2001),
Noah's Ark (2003), Ikebana (2005).Together
with poetess Magdalena Dale, Vasile Moldovan has written a bilingual
renga book: Mireasma de tei / Fragrance of lime
is a Romanian poet who has lived in Bucharest since she was
born. She began writing poems in 2007 and haiku in March 2010.
Her poems, haiku and haiga were published in three Romanian
magazines, a Romanian haiku anthology, a haiga anthology and a
poetry anthology in Romania. Recently she had a few haiga
published in Daily Haiga and Notes from the
Gean. Her works also appeared in Ploc!, Asahi
Shimbun, Sketchbook, Romanian magazine Haiku and
Mainichi Daily News.
|Sonnet Mondal is the
author of five books of poetry. His works have been published in
several journals of the world and he has received many honours
for his literary endeavours including Poet Laureate from
Bombadil publishing, Azsacra International Poetry award etc.. He
is the Founder of the United Minds for Peace Society, The
Enchanting Verses International journal of poetry and the
|Longtime poet and recent
photography convert Michael Morell lives just outside
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his rescued-from-racing
greyhound, Kayla. Haiga allows Michael to share his passions for
poetry, nature, and photography.
Shanna Baldwin Moore: well. let's
from the tall tree country of Washington state, I surfed the tree tops
in the wind... My grandmother was a poet in Greenwich Village and
inspired me to write...I am also a painter in oil and this was what
connected me to the beat poets—I
was the art director of the gas house in Venice—we
had poetry readings to jazz and learned this awesome sound of music to
poetry... came to Hawaii 36 years ago for a vacation and I'm still
vacationing...a lot of my artwork was of Pele the goddess of the volcano
and now I write for her...my Hawaiian poetry can be found at "my
town". Hope to have a book out by the end of the year.
|Andrea Moriah was born
and raised in the great Midwest of the US and now lives in the
rolling hills outside of the Holy City of Jerusalem. Her poems
have been published in Cyclamens and Swords, the Voices
Israel Anthology and the Ilanot Review.
Her story, "The Fence", received honorable mention in Tom
Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest. She is currently
studying for her Master's Degree in English Poetry at Bar-Ilan
University's Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative
Writing. She also creates painted ceramic sculptures.
|My name is Ron Moss
and I live in Tasmania, an island state of Australia and a place
of stunning wilderness that inspires my art and poetry. I reside in
the mountains with my wife, two dogs and cat. I work in the film and
photography department of the Tasmania Archives, and I have been a
volunteer fire-fighter for 10 years.
I have been deeply interested in
Eastern art and philosophy from an early age. I have pursued this
interest through extensive reading and through the study of Japanese
writing forms including haiku. I also study and practice martial
arts, Zen meditation, sumi-e (ink painting) and haiga (an art form
that combines haiku and watercolour painting) and I have
participated in several exhibitions.
My poetry work has been translated
in several languages and is widely published in journals and
anthologies. I have won numerous awards both within Australia and
overseas (including Japan). I enjoy using visual media and poetry in
My creative expression is with
mixed media, including photography, painting and digital fine art.
Portfolios can be found at
|Cameron Mount is
a poet and fiction author and a member of the Davis Square Bagel
Bards. He served as an officer in the US Navy from 2001 to 2007,
rising to the rank of Lieutenant before leaving to pursue a career
in writing. In 2008 Cameron earned his MFA in Creative Writing from
Emerson College. His poems have been published in The
Somerville News, Wilderness House Literary Review, and
Glass: A Journal of Poetry. He has received awards from the
Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition. He
currently teaches English at Brookdale Community College in New
Winston Salem, NC, wrote haiku for many years before he
published anything. His work has since appeared in
frogpond, MODERN HAIKU, bottle rockets, Acorn, and
simplyhaiku, among others. He has also been included in
a number of anthologies, most recently LOOSE THREADS,
the ten-year anniversary anthology of Acorn. He was
privileged to host the 2007 Haiku North America
Conference with Dave russo and Lenard D. Moore in his
home town of Winston Salem, NC.
the poet, critic and biographer, is a bilingual writer of fictions
and essays. He has done some important translations on his way. He
has authored 12 books in Bangla and 14 in English. His works have
been recognized with awards by such bodies as The Writers Bureau,
Manchester, Poets International, Bangalore, International Library of
Poetry, USA and the latest; Excellence in World Poetry Award, 2009
by the International Poets Academy and others. He is a member of the
Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute
who offered him the American Order of Merit. He is on the editorial
board of some important magazines. He regularly writes in magazines,
e-zines and occasionally in newspapers. Many of his works have been
translated in other languages and anthologized.
Conservation of Nature environment is the watchword of his life.
Mulrooney has written poems and translations in Ezra,
Vanitas, Guernica, New Translations, Calque and Beeswax.
lives in West Yorkshire, England. She loves reading and writing
poetry. Her favourite poet is Dylan Thomas. She also loves
walking, gardening and genealogy....music also plays a big part
of her life.
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