Anna Cates (born April 27, 1971, Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A.), American educator, teaching online college- and graduate-level courses in writing, literature, and education. Her haiku have won first place awards in the Caribbean Kigo Kukai, European Quarterly Kukai, Indian Kukai, and Ohio Poetry Day Haiku for Betty Contest. Her haibun “Haskalah” took First in the 2017 UHTS Samurai Haibun Contest. Other poetry awards include First Place in the Arion Poetry Contest (Indiana State University), a tie for First Place in both the Welcome Aboard Contest and the Evan Lodge Workshop Contest Award (both at the Ohio Poetry Day). Her poetry books include: The Meaning of Life (haiku and longer poems; 2015), The Darkroom (poems; 2017), The Golem & the Nazi (horror haibun, 2020), The Journey (poems; 2020), Love in the Time of Covid (Japanese short-form poems, 2021). Cates serves as webmaster of Pages Literary Journal for poetry and microfiction. She resides in Wilmington, Ohio.
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