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Zhanna P. Rader

Zhanna P. Rader, 2015
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Zhanna P. Rader (born Zhanna Pavlovna Korobova [Russian Cyrillic: Жанна Павловна Коробова], March 4, 1937, Serpukhov, Moscow Region, U.S.S.R.) Russian-born American, former librarian (in the Soviet Union), and active teacher, tutor, translator, and poet writing in various genres in both Russian and English. She published her first haiku in 1986. Her haiku and senryu have been commended in the Hawai‘i Education Association Contest (1989, 1990, and 2003 in the Hawai‘i Word and Humorous sections), the Gerald M. Brady Senryu Awards (2003), and the Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest, 2006. She has been particularly active in online haiku activities, especially the Shiki Internet Kukai and the Caribbean, European, Indian, and Sketchbook kukai. She is also the former editor of the Russian section of the internet magazine World Haiku Review and moderator of the World Haiku Club’s forums WHC Russian and WHC poems for children in English. Recently she has been writing rhymed poetry in Russian, and expects publication of a collection, Американка рифмует нижегородца (An American Makes Rhymes on a Nizhegorodian), in 2022. Rader is a former president of the Athens chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. She came to the U.S.A. in 1973 and has lived in Athens, Georgia, since then.

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Updated on January 30, 2022