Dorota Pyra (born October 1962, Wałbrzych, Poland), retired preschool teacher and active writer of stories and songs for young people and teacher of haiku and Japanese culture. Participant in the Shiki Internet Kukai and the Mainichi Haiku in English. Has won awards in Japanese, Polish, Canadian, and Romanian contests. Attended the International Haiku Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 2010. Author of a book, Lodowy księżyc / Ice Moon (2009). Lives in Gdańsk, Poland.