Niels Kjaer (born April 27, 1949, Aarhus, Denmark), poet, writer, lecturer, and translator. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Aarhus University, 1975. Kjaer has published four haiku books, including Årets hjul: Udvalgte haiku (2018; Wheel of the Year: Selected Haiku), and several books of poetry, and has translated and published Danish selections of Japanese classic haiku (Bashō, Buson, Shiki, Issa, Chiyo-ni, and others). Founding member (2001) and secretary of HaikuDanmark, the Haiku Group of the Danish Authors' Society. Resides in Aarhus.