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.
John Barlow's haiku have received awards in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, while works he has edited have been honored by the Haiku Society of America and the Poetry Society of America. A leading haiku exponent of the New Nature Writing "movement", which draws art and science together into literary form, he recently contributed a paper on "Traditional and Modern Haiku Responses to Birds" at a symposium on Birds, Culture and Conservation at the University of Oxford. His books include Waiting for the Seventh Wave (2006) and Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku (2008).
Joanne Chantelau is a writer and poet living in Franklin, TN. She began writing in her first diary when she was 7 and has been writing poetry since the Sunday she sat in church filling a memo pad with rhymes. Her favorite writing times take place in front of a sunny window, accompanied with a cup of tea and, quite possibly, a cookie. You can read more of her work at www.joannechantelau.com.
Ann K. Schwader is a Wyoming native writing in suburban Colorado. Her haiku have appeared in DailyHaiku Cycle 6, big sky, Modern Haiku, Heron's Nest, Frogpond, bottle rockets, Roadrunner, Scifaikuest, and Notes From the Gean. She is a published writer of horror and SF, and a speculative poet. Her poetry collections include Wild Hunt of the Stars, In the Yaddith Time, Architectures of Night, The Worms Remember, and Werewoman. Visit her at http://home.earthlink.net/~schwader/
Deborah P. Kolodji is the president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, a member of the Haiku Society of America, and the moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. Her work has appeared in a variety of places including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Acorn, Strange Horizons, Pearl, bottle rockets, Mythic Delirium, Goblin Fruit, and Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul. She has published four chapbooks of poetry. Author photo by Naia.
Matthew M. Cariello is originally from the New York City area, currently living in Columbus and teaching in the English Department at the Ohio State University. His poems and haiku have been published in Poet Lore, Artful Dodge, The Journal of New Jersey Poets, Frogpond, Heron's Nest, White Lotus, Acorn, Riverbed, Bottle Rockets, Simply Haiku, and Modern Haiku. He has also published stories and reviews in The Long Story, The Indiana Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Parting Gifts, and The Journal. His essay "The Contiguous Image: Mapping Metaphor in Haiku" will appear in the Summer 2010 issue of Modern Haiku.
Jim Benz has been writing poetry for more than thirty years—with a big gap in between. His work can be found in a variety of print and online journals, including (most recently) Caper Literary Journal, Blackbox Manifold, Gutter Eloquence, and Right Hand Pointing. An associate editor of Shakespeare's Monkey Revue, he lives in Minneapolis MN with his wife, two cats, and a dog.
Beverly A. Tift is an U.S. Army Veteran, fiber artist and daydreamer, who lives in Connecticut surrounded by her family, friends, books and a large stash of yarn. Some of her work has appeared or will appear in Heron's Nest, Moonset Literary Newspaper; The 2005 Red Moon Anthology of English Language, Contemporary Haibun, and War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities.
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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