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an'ya - See an'ya's website (poetry on a moonless night) with haiku, haiga, tanka, sijo, etc. The haiku name (an'ya) loosely translated means "some peaceful surprise light that arrives under cover on a moonless night." Of Serbian heritage, an'ya has been a published epic poetress for years, and now writing haiku is her favorite artform. Published in many places, both online and in printed material, she has won awards in contests such as: NZPS, Yellow Moon Literary Society, NLAP, Ludbreg Croatia contest, the Heron's Nest, Florida Poet's Association, Tanka Splendor, Haiku World Kukai, still, and so forth; an'ya has also been published in numerous anthologies such as: Herb Barrett, Georgian Blue Poetry Anthology, Aleksandar Nejgebauer Anthology, Up against the Wall, HSA NW Anthology, etc.. Look for her upcoming book entitled "moonless night". For Haiku Cycles, an'ya represents Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America.
Bender - Debi Bender is the World Haiku Club Development Advisor and the World Haiku Review Editor-in-Chief. See her wonderful Paper Lanterns website. For Haiku Cycles, Debi represents the Central Florida region of the eastern United States of America.
Cobb - Kathy Lippard Cobb resides in Bradenton, Florida, with her best friend Scott, and a dog named Benji. She wrote her first haiku in August, 2000 and has since been published in most of the major journals. You may see her work in Heron's Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Paper Wasp, Acorn, Snapshots, Autumn Leaves (online site), Haiku Light (online site), Haiku Harvest (online site), Temps Libres, Raw Nervz, Presence, Still, Haiku Headlines, Starfish, Yellow Moon, Shemom, and The Florida Villager. You can also find Kathy's work in the Basho Anthology, upcoming HSA Anthology, and the upcoming Red Moon Press Anthology. Kathy won 1st place in both the 2001 Harold Henderson contest and the 2001 Hackett Award, as well as commended/runner up, in the Itzy Bitzy Cinquain Contest, Yellow Moon Haiku Contest, Haiku Calendar Competition, Midwest Poetry Review Annual Haiku Contest, the 2001 Haiku Presence Award, Midwest Poetry Review Annual Senryu Contest, Mini-Words Haiku Competition, as well as poem of the week on the Shadow Poetry site. Her normal occupation is marketing/management. Her other interests include singing and drawing. She has also had some freestyle poetry published, but haiku is her first love. Kathy attributes most of her haiku success to several editors, and a close friend from the haiku lists. She writes: "Christopher Herold published my first haiku and showed me the basics. Then Ferris Gilli became my editor, and as she will tell you, I bugged her to death with questions. I also give a special thanks to an'ya. She helped me a lot when I first came on the list. She was patient, kind, and I am still benefiting from her help today. Plus, special thanks go out to Elizabeth St. Jacques, Jim Kacian, Martin Lucas, Billie Wilson, and Denis Garrison (all went above and beyond the normal role of editors)."
Cohen - Martin Gottlieb Cohen writes: "I was born in the South Bronx somewhere on Simpson Street. And after three years, my parents took me to the southern east side of Manhattan. We lived in the only six story building of the Jacob Riis projects. All the other buildings were much higher. Our backyard was Con Edison at the end of 14th Street and F.D.R. Drive. I went to a yeshiva on East Broadway and Canal Street until I was confirmed. The Jewish Daily Forward, one of the few surviving Yiddish newspapers in this country, was near by my yeshiva at that time. And once I had to go on an errand to deliver a package there. When I arrived, the printer had me wait until he finished talking in Yiddish to someone. When that person left, the printer asked me if I knew Yiddish and I said no. Then, he asked me if I knew who that was and I said that I didn't. He told me that it was, Isaac Bashevis Singer, a famous writer. He asked me if I heard of him and I said no. After my Bar-Mitzvah, we moved again and I lived in the South of Brooklyn, the South of Long Island, the Southern Tier of Upstate New York, the South of Manhattan, and finally to South Jersey in Egg Harbor."
Conway - J. B. Conway (26 years of age) is a three year veteran of the Mobile police department in Mobile, Alabama, United States of America. Haiku Harvest is his first haiku magazine/e-zine acceptance. J.B. has several other haiku pending for other publications. His first haiku was written in late 2001; he has written well over 150 haiku in January 2002.
Cowling - Su Fidler Cowling works as a hotel desk clerk in a midwestern college town. When she quit writing/publishing short stories a few years ago, she had a few words left over and so turned to haiku.
Diordievic - Jasminka Nadaskic Diordievic (b. 1958) lives in Smederevo, Yugoslavia. She is an electrical engineer (computer specialist - system programmer), an art photographer (she has taken part in more then 100 group and 5 independent photo exhibitions and her photos have earned a great number of diplomas, awards, etc.), and the author of four books of poetry : "The Patch of Dark", "Time of Nettles", "Jostling of Butterflies", and "An Upset Bird". Jasminka writes haiku and other forms of poetry; her works are published in eight countries. Awards: Mainichi Daily News Haiku in English Contest 1999. Honorable Mention. Haiku contest "YU - 2.99", Novi Sad 1999. First award. XII Yugoslav haiku festival, Odzaci 1999. - Second award. Her works are published in many international and national magazines and books: in Japan: Ginyu (Troubadour), Ko, Mainichi Daily News, Suien, Ehime, Shiki Internet Salon, Gunma Museum; in USA: Modern Haiku, Point Judith Light, In Buddha's Temple, The Heron's Nest; in England: Blithe Spirit, WHF London; in Slovenia: Letni casi; in Netherlands: Woodpecker; in India: Poets International; in Romania: Haiku; in Yugoslavia: Haiku moment, Haiku novine, Leptir, Haiku pismo, Paun, Lotos, Listak (Leaflet), Pomak, Krovovi, Nas Glas; in Czech in the book Piece of sky (Haiku from an air-raid shelter). Jasminka's haiku found a home at WEB sites: "Heron's Nest", "Mainichi Daily News", "HASEE", "Temps Libres/Free Times", "Suien", "Shiki Internet Haiku Salon", "Borders&Time", "Carpe Diem", "Haiku Dawn", "In Buddha's Temple", "Nature Haiku Wall", "Autumn Leaves", "Haikumania", "Mothra", "Inter Arts", and "The Poetic Page". "They are fragrant and lyric works. I had a strong feeling like that when I received a petal falling down from high in the air through a war fire." (Masako Takahashi, Editor of "Ehime", Matsuyama). For Haiku Cycles, Jasminka represents Yugoslavia.
Garrison - Denis Garrison, an Iowa native, lives in Maryland after several years in Japan, Germany and North Africa. He lives with his wife, Deborah, in northern Baltimore County. He published one chapbook, Port of Call and Other Poems. Three short stories and an essay on the modern novel appeared in Talisman. His poetry appears in Poetry Scotland, Nightingale, Talisman, Stirring, Rustlings of the Wind, World Haiku Review, Poetry in the Light, Haiga Online, See Haiku Here, and many others. He edited the poetry webzine, Haiku Harvest, and also has edited Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Gunpowder River Poetry, Templar Phoenix Literary Review, and Haiku Cycles e-books (a collaboration with the World Haiku Club), at his websites, haikuharvest.net & dmgar.com. Garrison lives in northern Maryland between the Atlantic Coastal Plain (Tidewater) and the Appalachian Mountains. For Haiku Cycles, Denis represents the Piedmont Plateau region of the eastern United States of America.
Gendrano - Victor P. Gendrano lives in Carson, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, with his wife Lucy, a retired schoolteacher. Vic is a retired librarian from the Los Angeles County public library. He edited and published Heritage, an English-language quarterly magazine of Filipino culture, arts and letters & the Filipino American experience from 1987 till it ceased in December 1999 due to his wife’s health. Heritage served as the outlet for his creative works. He writes in both Tagalog, his native Philippine language, and English. Aside from haiku, Vic writes senryu, haiga, tanka, and haibun as well as Sijo, the Korean poetic form. His haiku and related poems are in his website, Haiku index. For Haiku Cycles, Victor represents the Southern California region of the western United States of America.
Geyer - Richard Geyer lives and works in the USA. His poetry has been published in a number of small press magazines. He publishes Yellow Bat Review. Richard is a librarian at Adrian College. See his website.
Heskin - James Donavan Heskin, a long time writer of poetry, has "recently become enamored with the haiku form because it is an interesting system of writing of which only a few basic rules apply. But, on those occasions, when the rules and the content fuse with one another: poetic lightning strikes!" J.D.'s haiku credits include: Haiku Harvest, Poetry In The Light, The Heron's Nest, tinywords, free times, Asahi Haikuist Network, Mainichi Daily News, PhotoHaiku Arts, Haiku Spirit and in the upcoming issues of Frog Pond and Acorn. J.D. Heskin makes his home in Duluth, Minnesota along with his wife, K. T., and a rat terrier named Hedda. He has writing credits in such literary magazines as North Coast Review, Artword Quarterly and The Poets Page. J. D. has been submitting to E-zines and has been accepted in Snakeskin, The Heron's Nest, and Poetry In The Light. J. D. has new poems coming out soon in Snakeskin and in Prairie Poetry. J. D. also has a poem coming out in the ezine Ancient Paths.
Jacob - Charlee Jacob lives in the United States; she has published some 400 poems and two chapbooks, "An Ancient Death Is The Most Beautiful" and "Flowers From A Dark Star." She has a third, "Taunting The Minotaur", due out from Miniature Sun Press shortly. And a fourth, "Night Unmasked", which will be with a collection of her fiction, "Guises", out from Delirium Books in 2002.
Karkow - Kirsty Karkow was born in England and was raised between islands in the Caribbean and a small ranch in Arizona. She now lives on the coast of Maine where she and her husband sail, kayak and enjoy the outdoors. Kirsty is presently fascinated with Asian verse, especially haiku, tanka and sijo. Her poetry has been published in LYNX, American Tanka, Tangled Hair, Sijo Blossoms, Poetry in the Light, Nor'Easter, Poetry in the WORDshop, Frogpond, and The Heron's Nest. For Haiku Cycles, Kirsty represents the New England Coast region of the eastern United States of America.
Kolodji - Deborah P. Kolodji lives in Pasadena, California. A mother of three teenagers, her haiku has appeared in Star Leaper Magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Star*Line, The Periodic Table of Haiku, and the chapbook "Dreams of Dark Futures".
Locke - Duane Locke, Doctor of Philosophy in English Renaissance Literature, Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Poet in Residence at University of Tampa for over twenty years, he has had over 2,000 of his own poems published in over 500 print magazines such as American Poetry Review, Nation, Literary Quarterly, Black Moon, and Bitter Oleander, is author of 14 books of poems, his latest being WATCHING WISTERIA. As a cyber-poet, since September 1999, Dr. Locke has had 1,623 acceptances of his poems by online ezines; winner for poetry of the Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Agnoff, and Walt Whitman awards. Dr. Locke now lives alone and isolated in the sunny Tampa slums. He lives estranged and as an alien, not understanding the customs, the costumes, the language, some form of postmodern English, of his surroundings. His recreational activities are drinking wine, listening to old operas, and reading postmodern philosophy.
Lux - Angèle Lux was born in 1961 in Montréal, Canada. She writes poetry and haiku which have been published in several magazines and anthologies and on different web sites. Angèle has baccalaureate degrees in education, literature, and journalism, as well as a Master's in school administration. She has been working as a teacher for the past eight years in a private high school in Gatineau, Québec, where she teaches French and History. Angèle first became interested in haiku in the late 1990s when she realised how haiku is a fundamental way of looking at the world and an aesthetic experience making one aware of the uniqueness of every moment.
Pobo - Kenneth Pobo grew up in Illinois. He likes sixties pop music and gardening. His work appears in: Indiana Review, Orbis, The Fiddlehead, Southern Ocean Review, ForPoetry, Templar Phoenix Literary Review, Haiku Harvest, Haiku Noir, and elsewhere. His new online chapbook, "Open to All", is at The 2River View.
Ross - Bruce Ross is the editor of Haiku Moment, An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku and author of three collections of haiku. For Haiku Cycles, Bruce represents Canada, Western Region, Central Alberta, Rockies montane and prairie.
Schwader - Ann K. Schwader is an accomplished poet of the dark side. Ann lives in Westminster, CO with her husband and a dowager Welsh corgi. She is an active member of both SFWA and HWA. Her haiku have also appeared in Heron's Nest, Magazine of Speculative Poetry, tinywords.com, and elsewhere. Her dark verse collection, The Worms Remember, was published by Hive Press (www.hivepress.com) last spring.
Spataro - Francis C. Spataro (1936 - ) is a retired H.S. teacher of ESL. His poems have appeared in sundry literary magazines. Francis is the author of Charles Mason Remey and the Baha'i Faith (Carlton, 1987). His poetry has been published in the NJ Poetry Society Anthology and the Shelley Society Newsletter. He has won prizes for poetry in both NJ and CA: Blank Spaces (NJ), and God The All-Glorious (CA).
Steyn - Maria Steyn lives and writes in South Africa. She searches for haiku in the skies, streets, gardens and lives of people from this region. Her work has appeared in The Heron's Nest, Haiku Harvest, Haiku Light, Tanka Light, Frogpond, Acorn, and Templar Phoenix Literary Review. For Haiku Cycles, Maria represents Gauteng, the industrial hub of South Africa.
Vilen - Florence Vilen lives outside Stockholm, Sweden, almost 60 degrees latitude North. There is a very marked difference in length of day between mild winter and cool summer. Florence works in adult education, teaching and writing. She has been interested in Japanese haiku since she first came across Henderson's Introduction and, later, Blyth's four volumes on haiku, but her interest in modern Western haiku is more recent. She reads several languages and is interested in the differences in the national styles of haiku. Her first haiku to be printed was under a pen name in the British journal still. Florence has had her haiku published in The Heron's Nest, Poetry in the Light, World Haiku Review, and (soon) in Haijinx. One of her haiku published first in Haiku Harvest is being republished in a children's school book! For Haiku Cycles, Florence represents the Baltic Coast of Sweden area in Northern Europe.
Williams - Alison Williams lives in a small village at the edge of the New Forest in the South Coast of England, is currently the librarian of the British Haiku Society and has recently begun work on a web site representing the work of a small group of online UK haiku writers called ukku. For Haiku Cycles, Alison represents the United Kingdom, England, South Coast region.
Wilson - Billie Wilson has lived in Juneau, Alaska, since 1962. She and her husband, Gary, share eight grandchildren. Her poetry (other than haiku) and articles have appeared in various small magazines. Billie's haiku has appeared in "Modern Haiku," "Frogpond," "The Heron's Nest," "Hummingbird," "Poetry in the Light/Haiku Light," "Haiku Headlines," "Temps Libres," and several other journals and anthologies. Her first haibun was published in "Modern Haiku," chosen as Favorite of Issue, and will be included in "stone frog," Red Moon's 2001 anthology. For Haiku Cycles, Billie represents the Southeast Alaska region of the western United States of America.