Ron C. Moss
Ron C. Moss (born Ronald Colton Moss, April 14, 1959, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia), retired digital technician for the Tasmanian Archives; volunteer firefighter and brigade chief in the Tasmanian Fire Service since 1998; haiku poet; and artist and graphic designer specializing in haiga. Moss’s haiku have appeared in leading journals and major anthologies, including A New Resonance 4 (2005), Where the River Goes (2013), Haiku in English (2013), Nest Feathers (2015), and The Wonder Code (2017). His published collections include the multiple award–winning The Bone Carver (2014; haiku), Bushfire Moon: Poems and Prose by a Tasmanian Volunteer Firefighter (2017), Ancient Bloodlines (2019; rengay with Simon Hanson), and Broken Starfish: Haiku and Ink Paintings (2019; Honorable Mention, Touchstone Distinguished Book Award). From 2011 to 2016 he was Consulting & Contributing Artist for A Hundred Gourds and currently serves as Haiga Editor for Contemporary Haibun Online. He is a member of the British and Australian haiku societies and is frequently tapped to judge haikai competitions. Moss has resided in Leslie Vale, Tasmania, since 1984.