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.
Penny Harter's work appears in numerous journals and anthologies. Among her twenty-one books and chapbooks, six feature haiku. Her recent books include Recycling Starlight (2010), The Beastie Book (2009), The Night Marsh (2008), and Buried in the Sky (2002). A Dodge poet, Harter was a featured reader at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. Recipient of three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Mary Carolyn Davies Award from the Poetry Society of America, the William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award, and a fellowship from VCCA for January, 2011, she lives in the southern New Jersey shore area.
After a fortuitous meeting with poet John Stevenson on a train trip across the United States, Alan S. Bridges began writing haiku in 2008 and has since been published in numerous journals. He was recently nominated for consideration by A New Resonance, Volume 7 (Red Moon Press). Alan is owner of a natural gas production business and is married to children’s book author Margaret Park Bridges. They have two children, Holly and Emma, and a pug, Ruby.
Robert Epstein is a licensed psychologist and published haiku poet who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has appeared in major haiku journals, including Acorn, bottle rockets, Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, and Woodnotes. He edited an anthology of recovery-oriented haiku entitled, The Breath of Recovery. He is also editing Dreams Wander On: A Collection of Contemporary Death Awareness Poems, due out in 2011, and has launched a blog under the same title (deathawarenesshaiku.blogspot.com).
Dietmar Tauchner, born in 1972 in Austria, lives in Puchberg as a social-worker, author and passionate traveller. His work—mainly haiku, poems, essays & short prose—has been published in various magazines & anthologies worldwide. He published his chapbook Nachtnautik in December 2009, and has received a number of awards, including Third Prize at the Kusamakura International Haiku Competition in 2005 & 2009. He is Editor of the Austrian-based international haiku webmagazine Chrysanthemum.
André Surridge: Born in Hull, England, André lives in Hamilton, New Zealand. Widely published, his awards include: Katikati Haiku Contest, NZ, 2004; paper wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award, Australia, 2006; Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award, USA, 2007; 2nd prize Robert Frost Haiku Contest, USA, 2007; 1st Florida State Poets Association Haiku Contest, USA, 2008; 3rd Prize Kusamakura, Japan, 2009; Jane Reichhold International Prize, Ukiah, 2010; Hon. Mention Ito-En, Japan 2010.
Carolyne Rohrig has been writing haiku since 1987. Her publication credits include: A New Resonance, The Sound of the Bell, Rounds, Raw NerVz, Still, Haiku Spirit, Frogpond, Acorn, Modern Haiku, Snapshot Press, Black Bough, Tundra, and Mariposa. Her poems have been translated into Japanese and Spanish. In 2007 Carolyne was the first place winner of the Rengay contest hosted by the Haiku Poets of Northern California, and in 2004 she won third place. She lives near San Francisco.
Terri L. French is a poet/writer, Licensed Massage Therapist and barista living in Huntsville, Alabama. She and her husband have a blended family of four children and three cats. Terri finds her haiku in the crooks, crannies and corners of her everyday world and experiences. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and the Alabama Writer's Conclave. Her haiku has appeared in Lilliput Review, Heron's Nest, Sketchbook and paper wasp. Her book, A Ladybug on My Words is available at Amazon.com.
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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