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.
Beverly A. Tift has been on the haiku path since 1998 and recently discovered a new writing joy with the intricacies of haibun. She also writes poetry, prose, flash fiction, and stories for young children. Beverly, who is an U. S. Army Veteran (Persian Gulf War), administrative assistant, fiber artist and daydreamer lives in Connecticut surrounded by her family, books and a large stash of yarn.
Lanie Shanzyra P. Rebancos is a Filipino author of On Our Way Home, Another Morning A Poetry Anthology and Child Cancer: Fighters and Heroes Anthology. She is also a published poet and reviewer. Her works appeared both online and print journals and anthologies. Lanie is very much found of writing haiku and her works has been commended worldwide and she is also one of the associate editors of Canadian Zen Haiku. Lanie is currently working on her fourth book of poetry.
Gord McRae is an Edmonton writer and musician who writes haiku the way he eats cheetos: very slowly and seriously. By day, the University of Alberta pays him to build and maintain computer and network systems. By night, he is the drummer for, and one of the founding fathers of, the Raving Poets movement. He's currently working on a music CD and has just completed the second in a trilogy of juvenile science fiction novels.
Rita Odeh was born in Nazareth 29 of September 1960, for a christian family. She has B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Haifa University, Israel.
Rita has five books of poetry, two novels, one book of short stories and one e-book of haiku.
Sheila E. Murphy's most recent book publications include THE CASE OF THE LOST OBJECTIVE (CASE), from Otoliths Press (2007), and CONTINUATIONS (collaboration with Douglas Barbour), from The University of Alberta Press (2006). Her home is in Phoenix, Arizona.
Susan Sanchez-Barnett teaches 6th grade science for Baltimore County Public Schools and humanities courses for Strayer University. She writes in two fields, poetry and history. Susan's haiku have been published in the Mainichi Daily News, White Lotus, BottleRockets, Mariposa and more. She enjoys writing haiku about things seen around her; life is so interesting! Susan lives with her family in Maryland, USA.
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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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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