Abigail Friedman (born July 9, 1956, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.), retired American diplomat and national security official and prize-winning haiku poet and author. Studied in Japan under haiku master Momoko Kuroda. Founded the first bilingual French/English haiku group in Quebec City and the Supernova haiku group in the D.C. area; judge of the Golden Haiku Contest. Friedman is the author of three haiku-related books and contributor to many anthologies. Resides in Washington, D.C.