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lives in New York City, New York. The author of three "free verse" chapbooks and one book,
Trust (Fly-By-Night Press), she has recently focused her attention on collaborative poetry
and on poetry in forms. Her main interest is in the function of the internet on poetry in
the 21st century.
See an'ya's website
(poetry on a moonless night)
with haiku, haiga, tanka, sijo, etc. The haiku name (an'ya) loosely
translated means "some peaceful surprise light that arrives under cover on a moonless night."
Of Serbian heritage, an'ya has been a published epic poetress for years, and now writing haiku is her
favorite artform. Published in many places, both online and in printed material, she has
won awards in contests such as: NZPS, Yellow Moon Literary Society, NLAP, Ludbreg Croatia
contest, the Heron's Nest, Florida Poet's Association, Tanka Splendor, Haiku World Kukai,
still, and so forth; an'ya has also been published in numerous anthologies such as:
Herb Barrett, Georgian Blue Poetry Anthology, Aleksandar Nejgebauer Anthology, Up against
the Wall, HSA NW Anthology, etc.. Look for her upcoming book entitled "moonless night".
For Haiku Cycles, an'ya
represents Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America.
has written poetry since he was in high school and after he retired he has been
writing and submitting poetry to magazines. He has had poems in Modern Haiku,
Japanophile, LYNX, and Black Creek Review.
He was President of NMSPS and is a founding member of a local group called High Prairie
Poets. He is also a member of HSA.
Deborah Beachboard has been published online in Dynamic Patterns Literary
Webzine, Some Words, and Tintern Abbey. Her in-print credits include Twilight Ending,
Sijo West, and Modern Haiku. Currently, Deborah's creative endeavors include acting as one
of four preliminary judges for Poem Kingdom's Vie Via Verse contest, editing and publishing
Wellspring (an online journal of Christian poetry), and participation in the United Amateur
Press Association of America, for which she holds the office of Secretary/Treasurer. Deborah
makes her home in Chehalis, Washington with husband Jim and four foster children.
Debi Bender is the World Haiku Club Development Advisor
and the World Haiku Review Editor-in-Chief.
See her wonderful Paper Lanterns website.
For Haiku Cycles,
Debi represents the Central Florida region of the eastern United States of America.
Nancy Bennett is an
historical writer and poet who lives on Vancouver Island in the wilds of Sooke.
is a retired financial manager whose avocation is writing poetry. His work
has appeared in several zines and a few paper mags in the USA and other countries. Gary edits
the poetry pages of www.writershood.com, a zine. His home page is
gardawg.homestead.com/gardawg.html. A chapbook, Autumn Reflections, has been published.
Gary is the CEO and secretary for Santiam Publishing, which does limited edition chapbook runs.
He wonders if he is an editor with a poet rattling around inside or a poet with an editor
trying to get out. Gary has taught, moderated, judged and otherwise likely screwed up his
brother and sister poets.
Darrell Byrd lives in Imperial Valley, California, USA. He began writing poetry in
January 2000. He writes mainly haiku, and has poems published in Heron's Nest, Frog Pond,
Paper Wasp, and Modern Haiku. Darrell is a member of Haiku Society of America, and posts
regularly to several online poetry workshops. He has a fondness for cinquain poetry for
its haiku-like qualities of imagery, brevity and surprise. Darrell enjoys the freedom of expression
in cinquain, as a diversion from the more focused disipline of haiku. He believes qualities
taken from both disciplines compliment each other in his writing.
Kathy Lippard Cobb
resides in Bradenton, Florida, with her best friend Scott,
and a dog named Benji. She wrote her first haiku in August, 2000
and has since been published in most of the major journals. You may see
her work in Heron's Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Paper Wasp, Acorn,
Snapshots, Autumn Leaves (online site), Haiku Light (online site), Haiku Harvest
(online site), Temps Libres, Raw Nervz, Presence, Still, Haiku Headlines,
Starfish, Yellow Moon, Shemom, and The Florida Villager. You can also find
Kathy's work in the Basho Anthology, upcoming HSA Anthology, and the upcoming Red
Moon Press Anthology. Kathy won 1st place in the 2001 Harold Henderson contest, as
well as commended/runner up, in the Itzy Bitzy Cinquain Contest, Yellow
Moon Haiku Contest, Haiku Calendar Competition, Midwest Poetry Review
Annual Haiku Contest, the 2001 Haiku Presence Award, Midwest Poetry Review Annual
Senryu Contest, Mini-Words Haiku Competition, as well as poem of the week on the Shadow Poetry
site. Her normal occupation is marketing/management. Her other
interests include singing and drawing. She has also had some freestyle poetry
published, but haiku is her first love. Kathy attributes most of her haiku
success to several editors, and a close friend from the haiku lists. She
writes: "Christopher Herold published my first haiku and showed me the
basics. Then Ferris Gilli became my editor, and as she will tell you, I
bugged her to death with questions. I also give a special thanks to an'ya.
She helped me a lot when I first came on the list. She was patient, kind, and I
am still benefiting from her help today. Plus, special thanks go out to
Elizabeth St. Jacques, Jim Kacian, Martin Lucas, Billie Wilson, and Denis Garrison (all went
above and beyond the normal role of editors)."
Lisa Janice Cohen
lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband, 2 sons, 1 dog, and 2 rats. She is a physical
therapist by profession, but poetry has been her secret passion since childhood. Her work can
often be found on Wild Poetry Forum (www.wildpoetryforum.com) and on her own website www.bluemusepoetry.com.
Dina E. Cox
writes poems of all sizes, from her home
in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. A musician and mother of four adult children,
she has had poetry published in several anthologies and literary journals
in Canada and the United States. She recently won first place in the
Betty Drevniok Award, 2000, which is administered by Haiku Canada.
Da Costa -
Andrea Da Costa
lives in Melbourne, Australia. She started writing poetry in June 1999 and has since had two of
her poems featured as choice poems on the Australian Poetic Society’s website. Several of her
poems and a short story have been published in issues of Skyline Publications literary magazine
and she has won poem of the week and poem of the month at Shadow Poetry. New to cinquain
writing, Andrea has found that she enjoys the challenge of writing short verse and intends to
work with it more. Andrea’s personal poetry site can be found at http://piecesofmyheart.org.
Cherie Hunter Day lives
in San Diego, California. A poet and fine artist, she writes haiku, tanka,
rengay, collaborative tanka sequences, and free verse poetry. Cherie was awarded first place
in the Snapshot Collection Competition 1999 for her book-length tanka collection,
Early Indigo (Snapshot Press, 2000). A chapbook of tanka, Sun, Moon, Mother, Father, was
published in 1997. Recent publication credits include: How to Haiku (Tuttle Publishing,
2002); The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002); and the loose
thread (Red Moon Press, 2002). Upcoming issues of Frogpond, Modern
Haiku, American Tanka, and Tangled Hair will contain examples of her work.
Stephen Clay Dearborn
was born in southwest Kansas and is gradually moving northeast in three-hour increments. He currently
resides in the Kansas City area, within walking distance of a pretty decent art-house cinema.
As a journalist working under a somewhat similar name, he has covered a number of surprising
developments, several emerging trends, at least one momentous occasion and countless sporting
events. He is married to the candle and soap artisan Liv Terrace-Dearborn.
lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Betty will earn her BA English/Creative Writing from
Saint Mary's University in 2003. Her poetry appears in the Spring 2002 issue
of 52% and regularly in Sol-Magazine. She is also a contributor to
The Writer's Funny Valentine and an upcoming reference book (tentatively
titled The Craft of the Modern Writer). An award-winning writer, she has
been recognized in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Most recently,
she accepted an eight-week residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in
Taos, New Mexico. She fills her spare time—when it can be found—with
her other great passions, genealogy and reading. Weekly visits to the gym
help keep the dust from settling.
an Iowa native, lives in Maryland after several years in Japan, Germany and North Africa.
He lives with his wife, Deborah, in northern Baltimore County. He published one chapbook,
Port of Call and Other Poems. Three short stories and an essay on the modern novel appeared
in Talisman. His poetry appears in Talisman, Stirring, Rustlings of the Wind, Nightingale,
Poetry Scotland, World Haiku
Review, Poetry in the Light, Haiga Online, and See Haiku Here. He edits the poetry webzines,
Gunpowder River Poetry, Haiku Harvest, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, and Templar Phoenix
Literary Review, and also edits Haiku Cycles e-books in collaboration
with the World Haiku Club, at his website, www.denisgarrison.com. Garrison lives in northern
Maryland between the Atlantic Coastal Plain (Tidewater) and the Appalachian Mountains. He
is a member of the Baltimore Writers' Alliance.
See his personal poetry page.
Victor P. Gendrano
lives in Carson, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, with his wife Lucy, a retired schoolteacher. Vic is a retired librarian
from the Los Angeles County public library. He edited and published Heritage, an
English-language quarterly magazine of Filipino culture, arts and letters & the Filipino
American experience from 1987 till it ceased in December 1999 due to his wife’s health.
Heritage served as the outlet for his creative works. He writes in both Tagalog, his native
Philippine language, and English. Aside from haiku, Vic writes senryu, haiga, tanka, and
haibun as well as Sijo, the Korean poetic form. His haiku and related poems are in his
website, Haiku index..
Charlee Jacob lives in
the United States; she has published some 400 poems and two
chapbooks, "An Ancient Death Is The Most Beautiful" and "Flowers From A
Dark Star." She has a third, "Taunting The Minotaur", due out from
Miniature Sun Press shortly. And a fourth, "Night Unmasked", which will
be with a collection of her fiction, "Guises", out from Delirium Books in
Kolodji - Deborah P. Kolodji
lives in Pasadena, California. A mother of three teenagers, her haiku has appeared
in Star Leaper Magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Star*Line,
The Periodic Table of Haiku, and the chapbook "Dreams of Dark Futures". She moderates the
e-list CinquainPoets and is Magazine Editor of AMAZE: The Cinquain Journal.
lives in South Pasadena, California, USA. His poetry has appeared in each of the three editions
of The Haiku Anthology, edited by Cor van den Heuvel, (latest edition W. W. Norton, 1999) and
regularly in magazines and journals devoted to haiku, related literature, and the short poem.
He is currently Vice President of the Tanka Society of America, columnist for "The Tanka Cafe"
in the Tanka Society of America Newsletter (quarterly) and Consulting Editor of Journeys:
A Quarterly of English-Language Haibun, which premieres in February 2002.
Naia lives in Fallbrook, California, USA. She is a member of
Haiku Society of America, Southern California Haiku Study Group, Tanka Society
of America, Yuki Teikei Society, and belongs to numerous online
haiku lists. Naia writes haiku, haibun, cinquain, haiga, and some tanka. Her
work has been published in The Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Frogpond,
Acorn, Haiku Headlines, Autumn Leaves ejournal, World Haiku Review ejournal,
"Jacaranda" anthology of the Southern California Haiku Study
Group, "Haiku Society of America Anthology," "the loose thread: The Red Moon
Anthology of English Language Haiku 2001" by Jim Kacian, and the 2001
"Basho Festival Anthology." A country girl at heart, Naia enjoys reading, gardening,
grandparenting her two grandchildren, and sharing 2/3 acres of approximately 25
fruit trees with her husband, two golden retrievers, and a cat.
Kiwanda J. Paul resides in Willingboro, New Jersey. By day, she is a sales coordinator.
By night, she is a tired mother and wife. Sometimes, she finds time to work on her poetry;
most of which never makes it out of her sock drawer. You can find other works by Ms. Paul
Laurene Post lives on
the east coast of Central Florida. A writer from childhood, Laurene has just begun her affair
with the cinquain form.
Carol Raisfeld lives in Atlantic Beach, New York. She contributes both photography and haiku to
multimedia and interactive photo-haiku websites. As an active member of the World Haiku Club, she is
a contributing correspondent to Beacons and World Tempos Journal. Her poetry has appeared in The
Poetry Protocol, Temps Libres - Free Times, The World Haiku Review, HSA Member's Anthology,
Frogfest, and The Heron's Nest. Carol is a member of the World Haiku Association and the Haiku
Society of America.
known in some circles by her haikujin and scifaiku name, semi, lives in San Diego, California.
When she's not writing poetry, she's working on a variety of fiction projects and/or her
monthly columns for The Espresso and writersmonthly.com. You may also reach her at
Deborah Russell lives in
Lutherville, Maryland. Her publications inlclude Out Of The Shadows - Emerging from Twilight,
(B&N) New Zealand Poetry, Empirical Pragmatics, Verge, MESA Cultural Art Handbook,
CAGES-Cultural Art Guide, Daily Times (Salisbury MD), and MCPT- Maryland Congress-Cultural Guide.
She is a member: PSA, NYC, World Haiku Club, Md Poetry & Literary Society, Baltimore's Writers
Alliance, Poetry Project, NYC, Life Mem: World Academy Arts & Culture-World Congress Poets and
NWU - East.
Ann K. Schwader
is an accomplished poet of the dark side.
Ann lives in Westminster, CO with her husband and a dowager Welsh corgi.
She is an active member of both SFWA and HWA. Her haiku have also appeared in Heron's Nest,
Magazine of Speculative Poetry, tinywords.com, and elsewhere. Her dark verse collection,
The Worms Remember, was published by Hive Press (www.hivepress.com) last spring.
was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent 4 years attending the University of
Minnesota with the intention of going on to law school. Instead he fell into the hospitality
industry. He spent 20 years there, the last 10 as a Food & Beverage Director for major hotel
chains. He quit this career in 1998 to go back to school, not for law, but addiction counseling.
He has no formal education in writing poetry except life. At fifteen he was introduced to
Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Jim Carroll, T.S. Eliot, among others, introducing him to the world and
life of words. He took a ten year hiatus from writing to live the life of some of his literary
heroes; he began writing again in the fall of 1999. Alex has been published both on-line & in
print including Stirring: A Literary Collection, Morella, FZQ, Miller's Pond, Voyage (UK),
Unwound, Grey Book Press, Poetry Motel, and Templar Phoenix Literary Review. He currently
lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, two children and two black Labs. He is
thoroughly convinced he has been sentenced to live in the suburbs as penance for sins of his
Cindy Tebo is currently a
sales representative for American Airlines. Her poetry has appeared previously in Modern Haiku,
Ozarks Mountaineer, and American Tanka.
Michael Virga - MV's
poetry has appeared online and in print. Venice and Photograph are two of his "international
Sheila Windsor lives in central England.
After family and friends, her passions
are literature and art. She attended art school in the early seventies and
later read B.A. dual-hons. English and Law at The University of Keele,
being awarded the University's Foundation Year Prize in 1981. From the
age of ten she has written poetry and made art-work of all sorts. She
has exhibited and sold her work, mostly expressionist watercolours and
silk-paintings, in local galleries. Most recently she has branched into the
field of abstract and conceptual art and aims to develop these genre.
Sheila first began submitting poetry for publication seven years ago and
was immediately successful, having work accepted for a British mainstream
journal: 'Reach'. Further publication and awards for mainstream poetry
quickly followed, amongst them runner-up in the 'Poetry Life' Annual
Open International Poetry Competition, and 'The Hilton House' Poet Of The Year
Award, sponsored by The Poetry Society. When Sheila met haiku, approx. six years ago, it was
'love at first sight' and she has been immersed in it ever since. She has been published in:
Britain, U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe, in quality haiku
journals such as: still, Snapshots, Blythe Spirit, Presence, Frogpond,
RawNerVZ, Bottle Rockets and others. Her awards for haiku and tanka, runner-up positions
and commendations, number, at a rough count, some twenty-six, including
The James W. Hackett International Award 1998; several runner-up positions
in the 'still' award: in 2001, the last year of the award, receiving three runner-up places
consecutively, a first in the history of the competition, two for haiku and
one for tanka. Other recent honours include: first prize in The Third
Annual Suruga Baika Literary Festival Award for haiku (International English
language section) 2001; and three consecutive commendations in the Haiku
Presence International Award 2001 (one of them a highly commended). Sheila says that membership of the haiku (and related)
internet lists has opened lines of communication, with kindred spirits, throughout the world,
removed much of the isolation that is often the norm for poets and artists
and brought her many precious friendships and writing partnerships.
lives in Sarasota, Florida, USA and has been writing for about 30 years, since the late 60's.
He does long poems, haiku, dabbles in tanka, and is totally new to this writing craft, Cinquain.
John's haiku mainly appear in the Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, and Haikulite. His long poems
have appeared in various USA publications. John's academic background was in clinical
psychology and creative writing during the "peace and love" years of Woodstock.
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