J. Zimmerman

J. Zimmerman. British-American physicist, essayist, reviewer, and haiku and tanka poet. In 2013 she invented the “Buson 100” haiku challenge to write, as did Yosa Buson on two occasions, 10 haiku a day for 100 days. The same year she was selected as an emerging haiku poet for A New Resonance 8 (2013). Her article “Gender of Poets Winning Haiku and Senryu Contests” appeared in Presence (2019). Its companion article “Gender of Haiku Poets Published in Journals: Game-On, Ladies?” appeared in Modern Haiku (2020). She is active in the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, has won recognition in several runnings of the YTHS Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest, and served as contest coordinator in 2012–2014. In 2022 she was chosen as a dōjin of the society. Also in 2022, two of her poems (one haiku in Acorn and one tanka series in red lights) were nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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Updated on October 28, 2023