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.
Bruce Ross is a humanities educator and past president of the Haiku Society of America. He has authored five collections of haiku and haibun, most recently spring clouds haiku (2012). He edited Haiku Moment, An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku and Journey to the Interior, American Versions of Haibun, and co-edits the annual Contemporary HaibunHow to Haiku, A Writer’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms. His haiku, haibun, senryu, haiga, tanka, and renku, many of them prize-winners, and his reviews, essays, and translations appear in the world haiku journals. He is the owner and publisher of Tancho Press whose first book is scent of pine: A Maine Haiku Anthology (2011). He lives in Maine with his wife Astrid Andreescu, also a translator and haiku poet.
Alegria Imperial's haiku for Haiku Foundation’s 2012 Haiku Competiton was Commended in the traditional category. She has also won honorable mentions in the 2007 Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Festival Invitational Haiku and the 2007 Passager Poetry Contest. Her haiku and other Japanese short poetic forms have been published in journals like The Heron’s Nest, LYNX, Sketcbook, Notes from the Gean, eucalypt and GUSTS, and in the 2011 Magnapoets anthology 1 & 2.
John McManus is a 29 year old poet from Carlisle, Cumbria, England. His poetry has been published in The Heron's Nest, Notes from the Gean, Haijinx, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Acorn, Mayfly, A Hundred Gourds, Mango Moons, World Haiku Review, Roadrunner, Ginyu, Shamrock, Haiku News, Haiku Pix, Bottle Rockets, Asahi, Mainichi and Mu. He is the current Expositions editor of the online hakai journal A Hundred Gourds. He received a commendation in the First International Polish Haiku competition and was awarded the Heron's Nest Award in March 2012, as well as a Heron's Nest Editor's Choice Award in June 2012. John is married, and has two young children.
Ignatius Fay, retired invertebrate paleontologist, has been writing haiku for twenty years, recently exploring tanka and haibun as well. His poems have appeared in many of the most respected online and print journals. His latest collection of poems, entitled Breccia, a collaboration with fellow haiku poet Irene Golas, is due out in October 2012. In 2011, he published Points In Between, an anecdotal history of his first 23 years. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
David Boyer lives in southwestern Connecticut and when not writing haiku he's probably watching Doctor Who or fiddling with a fountain pen.
Kaye Linden has an MFA in Writing, is an editor with the Bacopa Literary Review, assistant editor for Soundings Review, contest judge for Shelfstealers and fiction teacher at Santa Fe College, Gainesville. Shelfstealers will release Fifty Tales from Ma's Watering Hole in 2013. Kaye was nominated in 2011 for a Pushcart prize for a short prose poem. Her writings and prose have been published in multiple journals.
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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