• dōjin (同人)

    Dōjin (Japanese: 同人), a title bestowed on the leading members of a haiku group to recognize both the quality of their writing and service to the group. Dōjin participate in the administration of the group by attending general meetings, organizing and leading kukai and ginkō, and managing day-to-day operations.

  • Travis S. Frosig

    Travis S. Frosig (born Travis Shelton, March 28, 1898, Bloomfield, Iowa; died in the 1980s, probably in Denmark; haigō Ga-Go), American haiku poet.

  • Rich Youmans

    Rich Youmans (born Richard Earl Youmans Jr., August 3, 1960, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), American editor, writer, and poet with a primary interest in haibun. Served on the editorial team of Haibun Today and as editor in chief of Contemporary Haibun Online and its print anthology, Contemporary Haibun from 2020. Books include Shadow Lines (1999), linked haibun with Margaret Chula, and Head-On: Haibun Stories (2019), both recognized in the HSA Merit Book Awards. Lives in North Falmouth, Massachusetts.

  • Emiko Miyashita

    Emiko Miyashita (Japanese: 宮下惠美子; born September 6, 1954, Fukushima, Japan), haiku poet trained by Akito Arima, she is now a dōjin for the Shin haiku group, secretary of the Association of Haiku Poets, councilor of the Haiku International Association, executive director of the English-Speaking Union of Japan, and director of the JAL Foundation in charge of the World Children’s Haiku Contest. Author of two haiku collections, editor of a major anthology, and cotranslator of collections by Masajo Suzuki, Akito Arima, Yoshiko Yoshino, and Taneda Santōka. Lives in Tokyo.

  • Judy Kendall

    Judy Kendall (born in the 1960s, England) poet, short story writer, and playwright. Reader in English and creative writing at Salford University, specializing in visual text and poetry, and runs the university’s MA program in creative writing. Published four poetry collections. Lectured in English at Kanazawa University and cotranslated a collection of Miyaji Eiko’s haiku, Serves as essays, reviews, and bilingual haiku editor for Presence. Resides in West Yorkshire.

  • Edna G. Purviance

    Edna G. Purviance (born Edna Julia Gidlof, October 2, 1922, Orienta, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; died May 8, 2009, Bellingham, Washington), haiku poet, teacher, and editor. Founded the Haiku Appreciation Club in 1976 to teach the composition of haiku, and edited Portals, a magazine for club members. Resided in Bellingham.

  • Sean O’Connor

    Sean O’Connor (born 1963, Dublin, Ireland), Irish author specializing in haibun, haiku, and zuihitsu. Founder and editor of The Haibun Journal, a biannual print publication, and member of the judging panel of the Genjuan International Haibun Contest for 2020 and 2021. Has published three books: Let Silence Speak: A Haiku and Haibun Collection (2016), Even the Mountains: Five Years in a Japanese Village (2017), and Fragmentation, a series of haibun and zuihitsu meditations on dementia and the dynamics of memory (2021). Awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2021. Resides in rural Tipperary, Ireland.

  • Marianne Bluger Book and Chapbook Awards

    Haiku Canada established this biennial competition in 2020 in memory of Marianne Bluger (1945–2005), past member and officer of the society. The contest is open to Canadian and non-Canadian members of Haiku Canada. Two categories are recognized: the best book in English and the best chapbook in English.

  • Sofia Filipova

    Sofia Filipova (София Филипова), born December 24, 1930, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria, poet, editor, literary critic, and educator. Pioneered the study of Japanese literature and introduced haiku into the Bulgarian school curriculum. Cofounder of the Sofia Autumn Salon of Poetry and coeditor of its e-magazine Поетични страници (Poetic Pages). Chairwoman of the Bulgarian Haiku Union and editor-in-chief of the BHU journal Хайку свят (Haiku World). Resides in Sofia.

  • Prix André-Duhaime

    Haiku Canada established this biennial competition in 2021 in honor of André Duhaime, a pioneer of francophone haiku in Canada. The contest is open to French-speaking or bilingual members of Haiku Canada. Two categories are recognized: the best book in French and the best chapbook in French, although the inaugural contest awarded prizes only to books. (Note: this Haikupedia article is in French.)