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.
Terry Ann Carter is a leading voice in contemporary haiku education. As a League of Canadian Poet funded by the Canada Council for the Arts she was a Poet-In-The-Schools in Ontario for over 15 years. Lighting the Global Lantern: A Guide to Teaching Haiku and Related Literary Forms (Wintergreen Studios Press, 2011) is in Canadian and American classrooms and available on amazon.com. She is the author of five collections of longer poetry including A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris (Black Moss Press, Windsor), which was shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman Award, and Day Moon Rising (Black Moss Press). Four haiku chapbooks include A Monk’s Fine Robes: Haiku from Cambodia (Leaf Press) and Now You Know (King’s Road Press, Montreal). She is on the Board of the Tabitha Foundation, an international NGO, supporting rural Cambodian communities and travels to South East Asia whenever possible. In 2004, Terry Ann was invited to the Basho Festival in Ueno, Japan; she was the Random Acts of Poetry poet for Ottawa (2005-2010). She has studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, and is the current president of Haiku Canada. Terry Ann will be giving workshops on haiku and small bookmaking at Royal Roads University, in the winter of 2014.
Born in Britain, J. Zimmerman won second prize in the 2011 Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest and was a first-prize winner at the 2011 Yuki Teikei annual kukai. Her work appears in Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Roadrunner, Runes, and elsewhere. She co-edits Poetry at Ariadne's Web and emerged as a New Resonance 8 poet.
Brad Millward resides in Edmonton, Alberta. When he is not putting pen to paper he finds himself either putting brush to canvas or pencil to sketch book. Brad works a Graphic Artist and along with reading, he considers poetry and the visual arts to be his primary pastimes. He believes haiku are just as impressionistic as the paintings of Monet or Renoir; for each captures the intuitive truth of a moment rather than its logic.
Sanjuktaa discovered haiku (and related short-form poetry) only a few years ago and her work have appeared in a number of online and print journals including Frogpond, The Herons Nest, Acorn, Moonbathing and Ribbons among others. She lives in India in the state of Karnatakaand blogs at wild berries.
Sally Biggar did not start writing haiku until 2010. What took her so long to take a poetry writing class and join a haiku group? She was playing in her father's apple orchard, living in a Zen community on the coast of Maine, moving across the country to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and traveling to India six times. Now, she enjoys doing crossword puzzles with her husband over breakfast.
Simon Hanson lives in rural South Australia relishing the open spaces and nearby coastal environments. He works in a small school where his students often teach him new things and occasionally correct his spelling. Much of his writing tends to be highly visual and is published in various journals and anthologies—he has a collection of poetry entitled Glowing in the Dark (2011).
Matthew M. Cariello is the 2010 winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize for his book, A Boat That Can Carry Two/ Una barca per (2011 Bordighera Press). He's currently a senior lecturer in English at the Ohio State University, Columbus. His poems, haiku, stories and reviews have appeared in Poet Lore, Evening Street Review, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Long Story, The Indiana Review, Iron Horse, VIA, and The Journal, among others.
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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