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Theresa A. Cancro

Theresa A. Cancro, 2018
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Theresa A. Cancro (born Theresa Alice Cancro, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.), retired editorial assistant, writer, free-verse poet, and haiku, tanka, and haibun poet, with a strong background in classical ballet, ethnic dance, and music as well as prose and nonfiction. Her haiku, senryu, haibun, and tanka have been published in top online and print journals including Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Mayfly, Presence, Shamrock, Chrysanthemum, Haibun Today, Ribbons, Moonbathing, and red lights, and in compilations including several Robert Epstein anthologies and the annual Red Moon Press anthologies (2018, 2019). She was the featured poet in the May 2016 issue of cattails. Some of her poems have been translated into German and Bulgarian. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Tanka Society of America, and an active member of the online Fireflies tanka group. From mid-2019 through 2021, she was editor of The Haiku Foundation’s weekly re:Virals haiku commentary feature. She is also a moderator for Inkstone, a closed workshopping and discussion forum for various short-form poems. She currently serves as a Board member of THF. Cancro is the Managing Editor for Haikupedia. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.

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Updated on June 24, 2023