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Johnnie Johnson Hafernik

Johnnie Johnson Hafernik, 2022
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Johnnie Johnson Hafernik (born Johnnie Elaine Johnson, January 3, 1948, Luling, Texas, U.S.A.), professor emeritus of applied linguistics at the University of San Francisco, author, editor, and poet. She has served as editor of Geppo, the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society quarterly work-study journal, since 2019. Her haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun have appeared in numerous journals—including Acorn, Cattails, Frogpond, Geppo, The Heron’s Nest, Mariposa, Modern Haiku, and Presence—and compendia, including several YTHS members’ anthologies and twice in The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (2014 and 2021). In 2019, her haiku received honorable mention in the Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest. Her collaborative haiga with artist Dorothy M. Messerschmitt have won honors in the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition, traditional category (2017, 2018, and 2019). She resides in San Francisco, California.

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Updated on August 22, 2022