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Sharon Rhutasel-Jones

Sharon Rhutasel-Jones, 2022
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Sharon Rhutasel-Jones (born Sharon Ann Sharp, 1940, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.). Now retired, she wrote about her 52 years of teaching in Living by Ear: Memoir of a Wayward Teacher (2013). Her haiku, senryu, and haibun have been published in print and online journals, including Akitsu Quarterly, bottle rockets, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Haiku Page, Kingfisher, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, and tsuri-dōrō, and her work anthologized in Old Song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017 and A Moment’s Longing (Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019) among others. She also writes longer poems and they too have been widely published and anthologized. Rhutasel-Jones was a founding member of the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group (2015–2021) and participated in the Haiku North America 2017 conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has lived in the southwest U.S. all her life, currently residing in Los Ranchos, New Mexico.


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Updated on March 30, 2022