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.
Stephen Addiss is Tucker-Boatwright Professor Emeritus at the University of Richmond. In earlier years he was part of the international folk music duo, Addiss & Crofut, performing in Asia, Africa and Europe as well as the United States, recording 9 LP records and appearing on the Johnny Carson, Today, and Captain Kangaroo television shows, among others. Forming an abiding interest in Asian art and culture, Addiss then studied at the University of Michigan where he earned a PhD in East Asian Art History and Musicology in 1977. He has a special interest in the conjunction of text and image, as in Zen painting, literati painting, and haiku painting (haiga). His own haiku as well as translations from the Japanese have appeared in many journals and books, and his calligraphy, ceramics, and paintings, including haiga, have been exhibited in China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, England, France, Germany, Austria, and many American venues. He was for ten years managing editor of South by Southeast: Haiku and Haiku Arts Journal, and his many authored or co-authored books include The Art of Zen; The Zen Art Box; How to Look at Japanese Art; 77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy; The Art of Chinese Calligraphy; John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Paintings; A Haiku Menagerie; Haiga: Haiku-Painting; Haiku People; A Haiku Garden; Haiku Humor; Haiku Landscapes; Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems; and The Art of Haiku. He was named Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Society for 2009-2010.
Máire Morrissey-Cummins lives in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. She is writing poetry and painting since 2010 and has been published in many online and print journals i.e. A New Ulster, The First Cut, Wordlegs, Everydaypoets, Your Daily Poem, Bray Arts Journal, The Galway Review, A Hundred Gourds, Cattails, Lynx to name a few. She loves to get lost in words or paint. She was listed in the top 100 European creative Haiku writers for 2012 and 2013. She is also featured in Bamboo Dreams, the only anthology of Irish Haiku Writers, published in 2013.
Beverly Acuff Momoi's poems have been published widely, appearing in such journals as A Hundred Gourds, Chrysanthemum, Frogpond, Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Ribbons and Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume 4. Her haibun collection, Lifting the Towhee's Song, was a 2011 Snapshot Press eChapbook Award winner and can be read online at http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/ebooks.htm.
An electrical engineer by profession, a creative writer and illustrator by choice, Paresh Tiwari is currently based in Hyderabad, India. He took to haiku and its various associated forms in the winter of 2012 and is currently learning the nuances of the art of minimalism, which he expects to continue doing for a lifetime. His works have been published in various reputed journals and magazines.
Marianne Paul is a Canadian novelist and poet. Her novels include Tending Memory, Twice in a Blue Moon and Dead Girl Diaries, and a poetry collection titled Above and Below the Waterline. Recently, she has focused on micro-poetry, with work appearing in Bones, Skylark, Zen Spaces, Bright Stars, The Bamboo Hut, A Hundred Gourds, and The Poetry Nook. A kayaker, Marianne feels most at home near water. She lives on the Grand River, the motivation behind much of her current writing.
Poornima Laxmeshwar is a new comer to haiku and is learning the craft of this wonderful form. She resides in the garden city of India, Bangalore.
Ajaya Mahala belongs to Orissa, a state of India. A post-graduate in Economics, he is working as an officer under the Indian Revenue Service, Government of India in Pune. He is into poetry and photography. Haiku is his new found joy. He won three contests recently, achieving Second Prize in the Diogen Best Autumn Haiku 2013, Top Place in the Indian Kukai #3, January 2014, and Top Place in the Carribean Kigo Kukai, February 2014 – Top Place. His haiku have been published in Mainichi Daily News, AHG, and Asahi Haikuist Network. A few acceptances await publication.
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.
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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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