• Frank Higgins

    Frank Higgins (born March 6, 1953, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.), American playwright, poet, and haiku poet. Taught playwriting for many years at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and worked as performing poet-in-the-schools residencies throughout Missouri and Kansas. He is the author of two books of poetry, and two books of haiku. Productions of his plays took him to all parts of the United States, which often resulted in haiku written about the places where he lived. His permanent residence is Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Yu Chang

    Yu Chang (born August 30, 1938, Ichang, Hubei, China; moved to Taiwan with his family at the end of World War II), American college professor and poet writing haiku, renku, and tanka. After earning graduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin and Syracuse University, he taught at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he is now professor emeritus of electrical engineering. His earliest haiku appeared on the Shiki Internet Haiku Salon, winning top honors in that internet kukai in 1996 and 1997; he served as Shiki Internet Salon secretary from 1997 to 1999. His work has won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Frogpond (1998, 2009) and the Haiku Society of America’s Harold G. Henderson Award (1999). Twenty-one of the twenty-five annual Red Moon anthologies (1996–present) have contained Yu Chang’s work. His book publication credits include Seeds (Red Moon Press, 2009) and Small Things Make Me Laugh (Free Food Press, 2016). He was a founding member of the Route 9 Haiku Group and has been editor of its journal Upstate Dim Sum since 2001. He resides in Schenectady, New York.

  • David Oates

    David Oates (born David Alexander Oates, December 9, 1956, New York, New York, U.S.A.). American performance poet, radio host, writer, and teacher. He is the author of four books, three of which are haiku and senryu. He was founder and editor of Monkey, a magazine of slam poetry and satire, and host/producer of Front Porch Stories, Great Apes, and Wordland, programs on WUGA, the University of Georgia public radio station. Oates’s haikai work has appeared as a weekly feature in The Athens (Georgia) Observer, in numerous anthologies, and in print and online journals. He was coeditor of Biscuit Crumbs, the Haiku Society of America Southeast Region 2018 members’ anthology, and of The Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem blog feature for June 2021. He likes to spread the word about haikai literature in talks to the public and at popular-culture academic conferences. He does standup comedy as an amateur, has written for comic strips, including the nationally syndicated Shoe, and was host/organizer of the Athens Poetry Slam for six years. Oates resides in Athens, Georgia.

  • C. R. Manley

    C. R. Manley (born Curtis Robert Manley, October 1961, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.). American writer, technical writer and editor, and poet. His haiku, poetry, and flash fiction have appeared in Frogpond, Wisteria, Kingfisher, Windfall, Isotope, South Dakota Review, Iris, Quick Fiction, and Paragraph. Author of children’s picture books (fiction and nonfiction). In “The Crane Girl,” his award-winning retelling of a Japanese folktale, haiku reveal the inner thoughts and emotions of each character. He resides in Bellevue, Washington.

  • David McKee

    David McKee (born David George McKee, April 10, 1951, Placerville, California, U.S.A.), sociologist, psychotherapist, and poet. He is an oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton, Wisconsin, and a member of the Midwest Soto Zen Community. McKee has been writing haiku since 2004 and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Acorn, The Heron’s Nest, and Bones. His work also has been anthologized in Old Song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017; Lee Gurga and Kelly Sauvage Angel, eds., Blossom Moon (Waukesha Haiku Group, 2020); and Lee Gurga and Scott Metz, eds., Haiku 2021 (forthcoming). McKee is a member of several Wisconsin haiku organizations, including the Waukesha group, MadKu (Madison), and Driftless Haiku (Mineral Point). He has resided in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1983.

  • Corine Timmer

    Corine Timmer (born 1967, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Dutch visual artist, electronic music composer, author, publisher, haiku poet, and animal rights activist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a diploma in interior design. She worked in design until 2014, when her passion for writing was reawakened; in 2018 she self-published a children’s storybook. Timmer discovered haiku on Facebook in 2015 and soon joined National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) and other online writing groups. Since then, Timmer’s haiku and haiga have been published in top journals and anthologies, including members’ collections from the British Haiku Society and the Haiku Society of America. Her work has placed highly in international contests, notably the HSA Harold G. Henderson Awards (2017), the Mainichi Haiku Contest and the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition (2018), the H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest (2019), and the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award (2020). She was also listed on The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for 2018, 2019, 2020, and a haiga of hers was featured on the NHK Haiku Masters television program in 2018. Timmer has completed three anthologies of animal haiku keyed to the signs of the Chinese zodiac and is at work on the fourth. She lives near Faro, Algarve, Portugal.

  • Ignatius Fay

    Ignatius Fay (born Ignatius Charles Peter Fay, March 30, 1950, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), Canadian invertebrate paleontologist, graphic designer, poet, author, editor and publisher. He is the author of a two-volume anecdotal autobiography; coauthor of three poetry collections, a coffee table art book of Canadian scenery, and a thriller novel centered on a conflict between vampires and Native Haida mythology. He has served for eight years as the editor of the email newsletter for the Haiku Society of America as well as the layout artist for a number of HSA publications, including Frogpond. He is the founding editor of Tandem: The Rengay Journal and serves as Ontario regional coordinator for Haiku Canada. Fay is disabled with severe cardiopulmonary diseases and still lives in Sudbury.

  • Marilyn Appl Walker

    Marilyn Appl Walker (born Marilyn Jay Appl, June 13, 1940, Garden City, Kansas, U.S.A.), American primary school teacher, real estate sales professional, and poet actively writing and publishing haiku since 2002. She has received awards in contests including Genkissu Spirits Up (Hekinan, Japan), the Haiku Society of America’s Gerald Brady senryu and Harold Henderson haiku competitions, the Kaji Aso Studio International Contest, the Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest of the Tallahassee Writers’ Association, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society contests, the Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition, and the Pumpkin Festival Contest (Croatia), and in publications such as Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, and Sonic Boom. Her haiku have been anthologized frequently, including in ten of the best-of-year Red Moon anthologies. Walker cofounded the Madison, Georgia, haiku group and has served as mentor and facilitator for the group from 2016–2021. She is the author of the haiku collection Listening to the Sky (2015) and resides in Madison, Georgia.

  • haiga

    Haiga (Japanese: 俳画; literally ”haiku picture”). Traditionally, a drawing representing an extension or elaboration of a haiku, accomplished by the poet him/herself and most commonly using sumi-e (black-ink brush drawing).

  • Theresa A. Cancro

    Theresa A. Cancro (born Theresa Alice Cancro, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.), retired editorial assistant, writer, poet, with a strong background in classical ballet, ethnic dance, and music as well as prose and nonfiction. Her haiku, senryu, haibun, and tanka have been published in online and print journals including Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Mayfly, Presence, Chrysanthemum, Haibun Today, and red lights, and in compilations including the annual Red Moon Press anthologies. She was the featured poet in the June 2016 issue of cattails. She currently serves as a Board member of The Haiku Foundation and editor of THF’s weekly re:Virals haiku commentary feature. Cancro is the Managing Editor for Haikupedia. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.