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Susan Lee Kerr

Susan Lee Kerr, 2015
Photo by Olga Edridge

Susan Lee Kerr (born Susan Lee Waddell, August 14, 1945, Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S.A.), American-born British creative writing tutor, journalistic features writer, and copywriter, now retired. She discovered haiku in the United States in the 1960s, and in the 1990s began writing and publishing haiku in British journals including Haiku Quarterly, Blithe Spirit, Time Haiku, and Presence as well as various anthologies. She won First Place in the Shintai Haiku section of World Haiku Review, Summer 2021. Kerr is author of four books and numerous magazine feature articles, and in 2020 she published The Walk Home, a retrospective collection of haiku, senryu, and tanka spanning 30 years. As an active member of the British Haiku Society, she has organized haiku events and workshops, served on the BHS Committee, and currently is providing mentoring service for the BHS. She resides in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England.

Updated on March 27, 2022