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Ramesh Anand is an award-winning haiku poet. Several of his haiku, senryu, tanka and haiga have been published in 15 countries and translated to eight foreign languages in more than dozen prestigious anthologies, print journals, magazines, online journals and dailies.


Mark E. Brager lives with his wife and son in Columbia, MD, just outside of Washington, DC, where he works as a public affairs executive. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals. Mostly, he is just trying to figure out what the next word should be.








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Eric Burke, Guest Editor, lives in Columbus, Ohio. Some of his haiku and haibun can be found in Modern Haiku, Roadrunner, bottle rockets, Issa’s Untidy Hut (Wednesday Haiku), Gnarled Oak, and Haibun Today. Other poems can be found in Pine Hills Review, PANK, bluestem, qarrtsiluni, Thrush Poetry Journal, Escape Into Life, and Right Hand Pointing. You can keep up with him at his blog at


William Cullen Jr. is a veteran who works at a social services non-profit in New York City. His haiku have appeared in such journals as Frogpond, Mainichi Daily News, Modern Haiku and The Christian Science Monitor. Bill was a co-judge with Brenda Gannam of the 2004 Harold G. Henderson Haiku contest sponsored by the Haiku Society of America.


Howie Good's 10th collection published by Right Hand Pointing is Universal Themes in Literature, a free online chapbook of prose poems available here. The number of poems Howie has published, as of early 2016, can best be reported in scientific notation.


H. Edgar Hix is a poet and haiku writer, as well as a columnist with the magazine Mutuality. Poems and haiku have recently appeared in Issa’s Untidy Hut (Wednesday Haiku), Priscilla Papers, and Time of Singing. He writes to express humanness, the divine, and their intersection.


Olivia Inwood is an Australian-Lithuanian, originally from a farm near Forbes, NSW, Australia. She is currently studying a dual degree in English and Visual Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her work has previously been published in Poetry Quarterly, Foliate Oak, Crack the Spine, UNSWeetened and Written Portraits: An Anthology of Short Stories.


Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy is a psychiatrist from Bengaluru (Bangalore) India,  living in England for over a decade. A trained vocalist and a composer in Indian Classical Music, he writes poetry in several languages including Kannada, Sankethi, Tamil and English. He is particularly interested in haiku, tanka and other allied genres. Many of his haiku, tanka and haibun have been published in various reputed journals, won prizes and been anthologised.


Myron Lysenko is an Australian poet and haijin who has published six books of poetry, the latest, a rosebush grabs my sleeve, devoted to haiku and senryu. He is the convenor of a monthly poetry reading, Chamber Poets.


Matthew Moffett lives with his wife and two kids in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, where he teaches Freshman Composition at Central Michigan University. His work has recently appeared in Bones, Moongarlic, Hedgerow and Sonic Boom.


Lenard D. Moore is Executive Chairman of North Carolina Haiku Society and Former President of Haiku Society of America. His literary works appeared in more than 400 publications. His poems appeared in more than 100 anthologies. Recipient of several awards, including Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (2003, 1994, and 1983), Moore teaches at the University of Mount Olive.


Marianne Paul is a Canadian novelist and poet. Recently, she has been learning the art of Japanese minimalist poetry, including haiku, tanka, haiga, and haibun. Her work has appeared in contemporary journals, both online and in print. She is the author of the books Tending Memory and Above and Below the Waterline.


Stella Pierides, born in Athens, now resides in Neusaess, Germany and London, UK. Stella’s work has appeared in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, and elsewhere. Her book In the Garden of Absence received a HSA Award for books published in 2012. She manages Per Diem: Daily Haiku for The Haiku Foundation.


Ana Prundaru is the author of two poetry chapbooks, 1L4S3T (Etched Press, 2015) and Unstable Constellations (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her work appears in SOFTBLOW, Kyoto Journal, CALYX, and 3:AM. She lives in a forest-side home near a zoo in Switzerland and will probably never get used to being awakened by lions’ roars.


Duncan Richardson is a writer of fiction, poetry, radio drama and educational texts. He teaches English as a Second Language part time in Brisbane, Australia.


Ken Sawitri was born in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at Universitas Indonesia. She is a haiku pupil who dedicated her haiku for her motherland in Listen, The Spice Whispers and noted her journey in writing haiku in Give Yourself A Kiss.


Olivier Schopfer lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He likes to capture the moment in haiku and photography. His work has recently appeared in Acorn, Akitsu Quarterly, bottle rockets, Chrysanthemum, DailyHaiga, Gnarled Oak, Modern Haiku, Otoliths, Presence, Sonic Boom, Under the Basho and Up the Staircase Quarterly.


Crystal Simone Smith is the author of Routes Home (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and Running Music (Longleaf Press, 2014). She is an alumni of the Callaloo Writers Conference, Napa Valley Writers Conference and the Yale Writer’s Conference. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Callaloo, Nimrod, African American Review, Frogpond, and elsewhere. She is the managing editor of Backbone Press and an adjunct instructor of English at Greensboro College.


Alan Summers is a double Japan Times award-winning writer, and NHK World TV of Japan recently featured him in Europe meets Japan - Alan’s Haiku Journey. His forthcoming book Writing Poetry: the haiku way is due out Spring 2016. 


Sneha Sundaram is an entrepreneur, engineer and poet. Her recent work appears in Yellow Chair Review, Whirlwind, JACLR, Sonic Boom, Spark, Asahi Shimbun and others. She has won prizes in the British Council & Sampad ‘Inspired By Museum’ contest, Capoliveri International Haiku contest and the 20th Kusamakura International Haiku contest.


Hansha Teki is a promoter of haiku currently living just north of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. He has been a postulant poet for most of his life, only finding the time, opportunity and inclination to publish over the last four years. Most recently he won the November 2015 Shiki Monthly Kukai.


Don Wentworth’s work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. He is the author of two books, Past All Traps and Yield to the Willow. His poem “hiding” was selected as one of “100 Notable Haiku” of 2013 by Modern Haiku Press.

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