Ron C. Moss

Ron C. Moss, 2021
Photo by Sharon Moss

Ron C. Moss (born Ronald Colton Moss, April 14, 1959, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia), retired digital technician for the Tasmanian Archives; volunteer firefighter and brigade chief in the Tasmanian Fire Service since 1998; haiku poet; and artist and graphic designer specializing in haiga. Moss’s haiku have appeared in leading journals and major anthologies, including A New Resonance 4 (2005), Where the River Goes (2013), Haiku in English (2013), Nest Feathers (2015), and The Wonder Code (2017). His published collections include the multiple award-winning The Bone Carver (2014; haiku), Bushfire Moon: Poems and Prose by a Tasmanian Volunteer Firefighter (2017), Ancient Bloodlines (2019; rengay with Simon Hanson), and Broken Starfish: Haiku and Ink Paintings (2019; Honorable Mention, Touchstone Distinguished Book Award), and Cloud Hands (2021; haikai and art). From 2011 to 2016 he was Consulting & Contributing Artist for A Hundred Gourds and currently serves as Haiga Editor for Contemporary Haibun Online. He is a member of the British and Australian haiku societies and is frequently tapped to judge haikai competitions. Moss has resided in Leslie Vale, Tasmania, since 1984.

Note: This is an abstract of a longer biographical article to come.

Updated on June 21, 2022