Michael Henry Lee
Michael Henry Lee (born Michael Henry Sanders, July 23, 1951, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.), American poet, retired from the building materials industry. He has served as Haiku Society of America Southeast Regional Coordinator since 2018 and is one of the founding members of the Ancient City Poets, a group specializing in open-mic poetry, as well as the Coquina Haiku Circle, a regional group dedicated to Japanese short-form poetry. Lee’s haiku, senryu, haibun, and haiga have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and won honors in the Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest (2010 and 2017), the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2015), and the H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest (2019), among others. His haiku collection Against the Grain received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards. Lee resides in Saint Augustine, Florida.