This site features haiku authored by several contributors. To keep this site fresh and alive, the contributing team at DailyHaiku changes every six months (more info here). Our current team is listed below in order of publication.
Carole MacRury is an award-winning poet and avid photographer based in Point Roberts, Washington. She is involved in the arts community on both sides of the US/Canadian border, having been one of the organizers and haiku judges for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and the coordinator of the festival’s Haiku Garden Workshops in 2008. She is acting secretary of the United Haiku and Tanka Society and past secretary/treasure of the Tanka Society of America. Her work has been anthologized and widely published in both US and international literary journals and won awards in Canada, Croatia, US and the United Kingdom. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of Modern Haiku and the Tanka Society of America’s journal, Ribbons and appeared in the literary arts magazine, Stone Voices. Carole’s first book, In the Company of Crows – Haiku and Tanka Between the Tides, was released in December of 2008. Her tanka collection, The Tang of Nasturtiums was one of the winners of the Snapshot Press e-chapbook contest in 2012 and is available to read online at Snapshot Press. More recently, three of her haiku were selected to appear in the 2014 Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar.
Jeff Hoagland is a lifelong naturalist and environmental educator from the wilds of New Jersey. He believes that practicing haiku is a spiritual exercise, keeping him present and attentive in a hectic life. His haiku have been published in an assortment of haiku journals including Acorn, bottle rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Mariposa, Modern Haiku and tinywords. Jeff was featured in the Red Moon Press anthology, A New Resonance 7.
Wendy Visser, whose poetry collections include Riding A Wooden Horse and This Side of Beyond (Craigleigh Press), is a past contributor to DailyHaiku. Her work has recently appeared in Tower Poetry, Ascent Aspirations, and Quern—an anthology showcasing eight Canadian poets. Wendy's haiku published nationally and internationally have been included in several anthologies and she is the co-author of haiku by two (Craigleigh Press.)
Helen Buckingham lives in Wells, in the southwest of England. Her work appears regularly in journals such as Frogpond, Modern Haiku and Presence, has been mentioned in awards including The BHS, HIA and THF Touchstone, and has been published in a number of anthologies, e.g., A New Resonance 5 (Red Moon) and Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (Norton). Collections include water on the moon and mirrormoon (original plus, 2010) and Armadillo Basket (Waterloo, 2011).
Kaye Linden has an MFA in fiction from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and is studying for a second MFA in poetry. She is past short fiction editor and editor with the Bacopa Literary Review, teacher of short fiction at Santa Fe College, current assistant editor for Soundings Review, previous judge for Spark Anthology, and medical editor for epresent learning lecture reviews. Kaye's work is for sale wherever books are sold or at www.kayelinden.com.
Ken Sawitri completed her degree in psychology (University of Indonesia, 1993), and she was the Psychology & Education editor of Ayahbunda magazine (1995-1998). Reading Arakida Moritake when she was a teen, now she writes her own haiku for international haiku books, journal, ezines, magazines, and daily newspapers (Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun). She dedicated her haiku for her motherland in Listen The Spice Whispers, haiku from Indonesian archipelago https://indonesiainmyhaiku.wordpress.com and noted her journey in writing haiku in http://thisissawitri.blogspot.com.
LeRoy Gorman lives in Napanee, Ontario. His poetry, much of it visual, mostly minimalist and haiku, has appeared in print since 1976 in various presentations worldwide and has garnered numerous awards. His works include, among others: whose smile the ripple warps (1980) wind in the keys (1981) heart's garden (1983), parallel journey/voyage parallele, with André Duhaime (1989), nothing personal (2001), fast enough to leave this world (2011). In 1998, he began to publish poetry leaflets and postcards under his pawEpress imprint. Since 2007, he has been editor of Haiku Canada Review.
Nicole Pakan is an active member of the Edmonton literary community. She is the co-editor of DailyHaiku, associate art editor for DailyHaiga, and has served on the board of directors of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Nicole's first single-author chapbook Driftworks was released in 2012 from Leaf Press. Her work has also recently appeared in: Carousel, CV2, filling Station, The Prairie Journal, and Other Voices. She was the winner of the 2009 Edmonton CBC Poetry Faceoff, placing third nationally. Nicole lives with her literary co-conspirator Patrick M. Pilarski, a dozen fish and far too many plants. She may be contacted online at DailyHaiku; you can find more information on Nicole's recent work at: www.nicolepakan.ca.
Patrick M. Pilarski is the co-editor of DailyHaiku and associate poetry editor for DailyHaiga. His collection of haiku, tanka, haibun, and related forms, Huge Blue, was released in 2009 by Leaf Press, and he is the author of two chapbooks. Patrick's writing has appeared in journals and anthologies across North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Recent credits include The Fiddlehead, Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Frogpond, contemporary haibun, and Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka. He has served as Vice President for the League of Canadian Poets, and is a professor at the University of Alberta. Patrick may be contacted at DailyHaiku; more information on Patrick's work can be found online at www.pilarski.ca.
Editor photos by r. edwards photography.
Finley J. McDoggerson is the newest member of DailyHaiku's editorial team. When not eating socks and running in the ravine, he enjoys games of chase-me, playing with his ball, and chewing modern literature.
Michael Gravel, Past-Editor and Founder, DailyHaiku, is a writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. He's a founder and the frontman of Edmonton’s Raving Poets, and co-founder of The Roar Spoken Word Festival. He is a freelance writer, web designer, and professional presenter. In December 2007, his life was nearly ended by a pulmonary embolism. In response he authored the chapbook, The Fast Places (Red Nettle, 2008). He lives in a wee house with his wife, stepdaughter, and two incorrigible hounds. He lives to write, code, and spend time with his family.
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