• Gary L. Brower

    Gary L. Brower (born Gary Layne Brower, July 30, 1941, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.; died June 13, 2023, Albuquerque, New Mexico), journalist, author, translator, publisher, critic, organizer, activist, and poet. Associate editor of American Haiku in 1967–1968 and published Haiku in Western Languages, the first comprehensive bibliography of Western haiku. In the 1970s he largely turned his attention to translating and writing about Hispanic poetry. Published six collections of his own work. Last lived in Placitas, New Mexico.

  • Nikola Đuretić

    Nikola Đuretić (born July 24, 1949, Osijek, Croatia), writer, publisher, poet, and haiku poet. Worked as senior producer with the BBC in London. Published more than 30 books including 13 collections of haiku. Received numerous awards in international haiku and literary contests. Received the Order of Danica Hrvatska (Marko Marulić). Member of the Croatian Writers’ Association. Lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

  • American Haiku Archives—Honorary Curators

    Every year on July 12, the anniversary of the founding of the American Haiku Archives in 1996, the AHA advisory board appoints an honorary curator to serve a one-year term. This curatorship carries no responsibilities and offers no financial compensation, but seeks to honor prominent poets, scholars, and translators who have had a significant impact on haiku in North America.

  • Stefano d’Andrea

    Stefano d’Andrea (born 1955, Sanremo, Imperia, Italy), Italian painter and professional art restorer. Involved in haikai since the 1970s; publishes haiku, senryu, and haibun especially in online forums. Won a Zatsuei (Haiku of Merit) in the R. H. Blyth Award of the World Haiku Club. Among the European Top 100 haiku authors 2018–2020. Founded the senryu journal Le Lumachine. Resides in Imperia, Liguria, Italy.

  • Lucia Cardillo

    Lucia Cardillo (born October 29, 1958, Rodi Garganico, Foggia, Italy), administrative assistant at the Conservatorio di Musica Umberto Giordano. Began writing haiku in 2016 and has won awards in Italian, Japanese, Polish, and American contests and publications. Her haiku collection, All’ombra del gelso (In the Shade of the Mulberry Tree), was published in 2019. Lives in Rodi Garganico, Italy.

  • Tony Pupello

    Tony Pupello (born Anthony J. Pupello, September 25, 1955, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A), haiku poet, editor, and publisher for four decades. Founding member of the Spring Street Haiku Group, participant in the Haiku on 42nd Street project, coordinator of the haiku readings at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and project editor on Red Moon Press’s A Dozen Tongues series. His book, The Sax Man’s Case, was published in 1998, and in 2021 he founded tsuri-dōrō—a small online journal of haiku and senryū. Resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

  • Lenard D. Moore

    Lenard Duane Moore (born February 13, 1958, Jacksonville, North Carolina, U.S.A.), retired professor of English, creative writing, and African American literature. Best known as a poet and promoter of haiku: speaker, workshop leader, and performer at poetry readings, often with jazz musicians. Leader of the North Carolina Haiku Society; executive director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective; president of the Haiku Society of America, and honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives. Has several books of haikai and poetry. Three-time winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award. Resides in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Haiku on 42nd Street (1995)

    Haiku on 42nd Street was a project to place senryu and haiku by local poets on the marquees of abandoned movie theaters in the Times Square area of New York City. The project was curated by Dee Evetts. The poems of 26 poets were selected and installed in July 1995 and remained in place through the end of the year. The event attracted national media attention at the time, and a collection of color postcards and a book featuring the theater marquees were later published.

  • Joanna Ashwell

    Joanna Ashwell (born 1972 in the United Kingdom), poet, currently self-employed as a writer and a spiritual worker. Her poetry books include Between Moonlight (2006, haiku), Every Star, Threads and Tanka Strings (2023), and River Lanterns (2023, cherita). Has gained recognition in all the leading British haiku contests as well as in competitions in the United States, and Bulgaria. Had a haiku shortlisted in the Touchstone Awards. Serves as a selector for the tanka journal Gusts. Resides in County Durham, England.

  • Christine Horner

    Christine Horner (born Christine Beaven Tedesco, December 28, 1937, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.), retired pediatric post-anesthesia nurse and poet writing haiku and long-form poetry. Member of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society and coordinator of its Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest; also a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Haiku Poets of Northern California, and several poetry and literary groups and senior editor for the journal Nourish Poetry. Her haiku were honored in the California State Poetry Society contest and shortlisted for the THF Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. Lives in Lafayette, California.