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.
Temple Cone is an assistant professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has published four chapbooks of poetry—Radiolaria, Quandary Farm, A Father's Story, and Considerations of Earth and Sky. He has received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Poetry and the John Lehman Award in Poetry from Wisconsin Academy Review. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and daughter.
Catherine McLaughlin brings her photographic eye to the writing of haiku. For her, a haiku is a snapshot of a moment. Catherine's poetry has been published in many collections and specialty publications. One of her haiku won publication in Cold Morning, the 1997 Herb Barrett Award, an international haiku anthology. Catherine has toured parts of central and south Alberta with both her poetry and her photography. She lives in the Peace River country in northern Alberta.
Joanne Morcom is a Calgary writer whose haiku, tanka and haibun have appeared in numerous print and electronic publications, such as Eleventh Transmission, Frogpond, Gusts:Contemporary Tanka, The Haiku Anthology, The Haiku Hundred, Haiku Canada Newsletter and Review, Raw Nervz Haiku, Ribbons, Scifaikuest, Simply Haiku, Tanka Splendor Awards and tinywords. Her scifaiku chapbook A Nameless Place is available from Sam's Dot Publishing. Her poetry postcards and broadside are available from pooka press. Visit her at http://www.joannemorcom.com/
Kamal Parmar, an emerging writer, has been passionately involved in writing since the last ten years. Having done her Masters in English as well as in Home Economics, she worked as a free lancing journalist in weekly newspapers and journals. Her genre is poetry and she has a few books to her credit. She has a number of poetry publications in reputed Canadian literary journals and magazines. She is a member of a several writers’ organizations and Writers Guilds and also a manuscript evaluator in one of them. She has recently been awarded a Honorable Mention for one of her haiku entries, in Toronto.
Jadon Rempel is a writer, actor, musician and paint salesman with a long-standing love and respect for the art of Haiku. He uses it as a medium for meditation and as an antidote for writer's block. Jadon lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his wife, dog and newborn daughter.
Richard Stevenson teaches at Lethbridge College in Southern Alberta. His most recent haikai work is collected in the collections Hot Flashes (2001), A Charm of Finches (2004), both from Ekstasis Editions, and in Flicker At The Fascia (Serengeti Press, 2005) and Parrot With Tourette's (Black Moss Press, 2006). He has two new collections forthcoming, including The Emerald Hour, recently accepted for publication by Ekstasis Editions.
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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