Helen Ogden (born Helen Vaughan Ogden, June 11, 1953, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), mostly retired American speech-language pathologist and active poet. Raised in Spain, she composes haiku in both Spanish and English. She made her first haiku submission in 2020 and won First Place in the San Francisco International Haiku Contest in that year. In 2021 she was designated a Haiku Laureate in the Frost Entomological Museum Hexapod Challenge, received Honorable Mention in the HSA Gerald M. Brady Memorial Senryu Award, and was shortlisted in the THF Touchstone Individual Haiku Award competition. Ogden’s work has been published in print journals including Frogpond, Geppo, Kingfisher, and Mariposa, Modern Haiku, and Ribbons, and online in the THF Troutswirl blog, Cold Moon Journal, Drifting Sands, The Heron’s Nest, and Whiptail: Journal of the Single-line Poem as well as several anthologies. She resides in Pacific Grove, California.
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