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.
Carolyn Hall is editor of Acorn: a journal of contemporary haiku. Her haiku have received numerous awards, including "Poem of the Year" and "Poet of the Year" in The Heron's Nest Readers' Choice awards, and the Museum of Haiku Literature Award. She was co-editor of Mariposa (the journal of the Haiku Poets of Northern California). Water Lines, her Merit Book Award-winning individual collection, was published in 2006. Her second book, How to Paint the Finch's Song, was a winner of the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards in 2011.
Alexander B. Joy earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of New Hampshire when he was 20. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts.
Cara Holman lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, their youngest son, two cats, and one dog. Her haiku, haibun, and tanka, have been featured in a number of journals, including Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Notes from the Gean, Moonbathing, and A Hundred Gourds. She recently received the 2011 Porad Award. More of her writing, including links to her publications, can be found at her blog, Prose Posies.
Seánan Forbes is a writer, photographer, and storyteller, loosely based in New York and England. Her poetry has been published in Modern Haiku, Sketchbook, the Mid-America Poetry Review, The Prose Poem Project, Frogpond, and Acorn. Photo credit: Arthur Cohen.
Joanna M. Weston has had poetry, reviews, and short stories published in anthologies and journals for twenty-five years. Her middle-reader Those Blue Shoes was published by Clarity House Press, and her poetry collection A Summer Father was published by Frontenac House of Calgary.
Sandi Pray is a retired high school media specialist/librarian living closely with nature in the wilds of the North Carolina mountains and forest marshes of North Florida. Living a vegan lifestyle, she is an avid hiker and lover of all critters, especially felines. Always deeply appreciative of haiku and haiga she just recently began to participate with the encouragement of new friends. Her haiga can be seen at http://ravencliffs.blogspot.com and she has haiku on Twitter @bigmax722
Margaret Chula has been writing and teaching Japanese poetic forms for more than thirty years. Her collections include: Grinding my ink; Shadow Lines (with Rich Youmans); Always Filling, Always Full; This Moment; The Smell of Rust; and What Remains: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps. She currently serves as President of the Tanka Society of America and as Poet Laureate for Friends of Chamber Music. Living in Kyoto for twelve years, she now makes her home in Portland, Oregon.
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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