Mimi Ahern

Mimi Ahern, 2010
Photo by Bob Ahern

Mimi Ahern (born Miriam Rasmussen, nicknamed Mimi at birth, November 22, 1944, Lodi, California, U.S.A.), American educator, designer, and haiku poet; holds an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in creativity from San Jose State University. Ahern’s haiku have appeared in Acorn, Geppo, The Heron’s Nest, Mariposa, and Modern Haiku among other periodicals, and a haiku of hers won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Frogpond in 2017. Her haiku have been anthologized in Haiku 2015, Haiku 2020, and the Red Moon anthologies for 2019, 2020, and 2022. Her work has also been honored in several runnings of the YTHS Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest, and in the Matsuyama Haiku Post Box contest. She is active in the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, serving as editor of its 2016 members’ anthology, Cherry Blossom Light, chair of the 2017 Tokutomi Contest, and society president in 2018–2020; she was made dōjin in 2022. She has lived in San Jose, California, since 1971.

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Updated on January 3, 2023