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Margaret Chula

Margaret Chula, 2010 Photo by Marq Sutherland
Margaret Chula, 2010
Photo by Marq Sutherland

Margaret Chula (born October 10, 1947, Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.A.), free verse, tanka, haibun, and haiku poet. With her husband John Hall, she founded Katsura Press, publishing full-length collections of haiku and haibun from 1993 through 2013. Since 1993 she has been a regular presenter or panelist at both Haiku North America and Haiku Society of America local, national, and international events. In 1997 she was selected as a delegate to the joint Haiku International Association/Haiku Society of America conference in Tokyo and coorganized the Haiku North America Conference in Portland, Oregon. Chula has contributed articles to Modern Haiku and the HSA Educational Resources web page. Her books Grinding My Ink and Shadow Lines (linked haibun with Rich Youmans) received HSA Merit Book Awards, and One Leaf Detaches was a 2019 Touchstone Distinguished Book Award winner. Having lived in Kyoto for twelve years, she now resides in Portland, Oregon.

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Updated on August 16, 2023