Jenny Fraser

Jenny Fraser, 2017
Photo by Armel Lusher

Jenny Fraser (born Jennifer Margaret Fraser, April 6, 1946, Te Awamutu, New Zealand), primary and ESL teacher; fiber artist and founder of Riverweaver, a producer of designer handweavings that have been featured in the permanent collection of the Waikato Museum; Celtic musician; and poet. She published her first haiku in 2010, and haiga, haibun, and tanka have followed. Her work has been included in international haiku journals and anthologized in Bruce Ross’s A Vast Sky (2015), Wind Flowers (the Red Moon Anthology, 2019), Lee Gurga and Scott Metz’s Haiku 2020; and A New Resonance 12 (2021). She has been honored in international haiku competitions including the Autumn Moon Haiku Contest, 2018; the Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, 2019; the Martin Lucas Haiku Awards, 2021; the Morioka International Haiku Contest, 2023; and the New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Haiku Competition, 2023. Fraser also serves as tanka editor for Cattails, the journal of the United Haiku and Tanka Society. She lives in Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.


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Updated on December 30, 2023