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.
Michael Dylan Welch has written haiku since 1976. He's a longtime vice president of the Haiku Society of America, cofounded Haiku North America in 1991 and the American Haiku Archives in 1996, and founded the Tanka Society of America in 2000. He is editor/publisher of Tundra: The Journal of the Short Poem (since 1997) and of Press Here haiku and tanka books (since 1989). He previously edited Woodnotes (1989–1997). Michael's haiku and longer poems have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies in fourteen languages, and he's won first prize in the Henderson, Brady, Drevniok, and Tokutomi contests. These invited poems focus on plants and trees of the Pacific Northwest.
Laura Garrison grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Maryland with her husband Justin. She attends graduate school in Washington, DC, where she studies nature writing and nineteenth-century American literature. When she is not writing poetry, she can often be found climbing trees or napping on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the room.
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.
Dick Whyte lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his wife, cartoonist, Robyn Kenealy. Dick became interested in haiku while doing his MA on experimental filmmaker Joanna Paul, after noticing the many connections between experimental film, (meta)physics and haiku structure (through the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze). He has previously been published in Simply Haiku, Modern Haiku and Chrysanthemum (among others). Recently Dick Whyte and Laurence Stacey started the new internet journal Haiku News, which they edit (http://www.wayfarergallery.net/haikunews).
Temple Cone is an associate professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy. He received the 2009 Future Cycle Poetry Book Prize for his first book, No Loneliness, and he has published haiku in such journals as Mayfly, Modern Haiku, and Frogpond. He lives in Annapolis, MD, with his wife and daughter.
Sandra Mooney-Ellerbeck continues to live in haiku bliss with haiku recently appearing in Modern Haiku, Acorn Press, Frogpond and Simply Haiku. She was a contributor in DailyHaiku's Cycle 3. Her poetry has been widely published, recently in Vallum. She teaches art and writing workshops, including Advanced Creative Writing at the Minerva Seniors Studies Institute at Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton, Alberta. She lives in St. Albert and at her Pembina River Retreat where she continues to cultivate a haiku-mind.
Joanne Morcom is a poet, writer and social worker in Calgary, Alberta. Her latest poetry book, About the Blue Moon, is available from magpie productions in Edmonton, Alberta. Visit her at www.joannemorcom.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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