Fay Aoyagi (Japanese: 青柳飛; born Aoyagi Fusae 青柳総江, 1956, Tokyo, Japan), immigrated to the United States in 1984. Professional interpreter and haiku poet writing in Japanese and English. She is a member of the Japanese haiku groups Ten’I and Aki as well as the Haiku Society of America (president 2016–2019) and the Haiku Poets of Northern California (coordinator of the HPNC rengay contest since 2003), among other organizations. Aoyagi is the author of three award-winning haiku collections, Chrysanthemum Love (2003), In Borrowed Shoes (2006), and Beyond the Reach of My Chopsticks (2011), and curates the blog Blue Willow Haiku World, presenting her translations of contemporary Japanese haiku. Aoyagi is co-compiler of the Haikupedia article “San Francisco International Rengay Contest.” She resides in San Francisco, California.
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