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.
Jim Kacian is founder and President of The Haiku Foundation (www.thehaikufoundation.org), founder and owner of Red Moon Press (www.redmoonpress.com), and author of 15 books of haiku, the most recent of which, where i leave off / waar ik ophoud (t'schrijverke: Den Bosch, 2010, in English and Dutch) is a study of one-line haiku.
Melissa Allen lives in Madison, WI with her husband and son and is a graduate student in library science. She posts her haiku and writings about haiku at her blog Red Dragonfly. She has published haiku, tanka, and haibun in Acorn, Chrysanthemum, Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, The Heron's Nest, LYNX, Notes from the Gean, Ribbons, and several other publications. She also writes a quarterly news column for haijinx. Thanks to John for sharing the wildflowers.
Adelaide B. Shaw lives in Millbrook, NY with her husband. Her haiku, tanka and haibun have been published in several journals. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, published by Modern English Tanka Press, received the award for third place in the 2009 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards. Samples of her work may be seen at www.adelaide-whitepetals.blogspot.com/. Adelaide has also had published several short stories.
Sandra Simpson lives in Tauranga in the aptly named Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. She is a journalist, wife and mother, editor of the monthly newsletter and online resource Haiku NewZ, http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/haikunews, a member of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Committee, and works for 2 festivals as manager of literary/speaker programmes. In 2010 she won the Single Island Press Haiku Contest (US), was second in the Friendly St Poets Haiku Contest (Australia), and third in the Robert Frost Haiku Contest (US)
Claire Everett's haiku have been published in Lyrical Passion Poetry ezine, Magnapoets, Haiku Presence and Simply Haiku. She has work forthcoming in Notes from the Gean and Acorn and she regularly contributes to Haiku News. Claire also writes tanka and her work has been published in journals worldwide. She lives in County Durham, England, with her husband, five children and two beautiful cats.
Michele L. Harvey is a professional landscape painter living in New York. Her year is divided between rural Central NY and New York City. Her poetry has kindly and widely been accepted by most of the current short form poetry publications. You may view both her paintings and examples of her work online at her website: micheleharvey.com
Laura Garrison currently lives in Maryland with her husband. Her poems and short stories occasionally surface here and there. She enjoys rainy days, great books, and jelly beans.
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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