• Tsanka Shishkova

    Tsanka Shishkova (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Цанка Шишкова; born February 9, 1944, Alexandroupolis, Greece), retired researcher and haikai poet with two bilingual collections to her credit. She is published widely, especially online, and has won recognition in Bulgarian and international contests. Resides in Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • American Haiku

    American Haiku was the first periodical publication outside Japan devoted entirely to haiku and senryu and it was a landmark in the development of haiku in English. Under the general editorship of James Bull, Donald Eulert, and Clement Hoyt, and with contributions from many other leading poets, the pocket-sized magazine was launched in Platteville, Wisconsin, in late 1963 and published twice a year until May 1968. American Haiku featured many of the top American haiku poets, and the short essays and reviews set the standards for English-language haiku scholarship and criticism for years to come.

  • Chen-ou Liu

    Chen-ou Liu (Standard Chinese 劉鎮歐, born October 22, 1963, Taipei, Taiwan), Taiwanese Canadian poet and editor. Author of five books and editor and translator of NeverEnding Story, an English-Chinese blog. His haikai and tanka have been honored with 139 awards. Lives in Ajax, Ontario.

  • American Haiku Awards

    In each issue throughout its six-year run, American Haiku, the first periodical outside Japan devoted entirely to haiku and senryu, awarded prizes to a number of poems chosen by the editors from subscribers’ submissions. Beginning with a contest in late 1962, the American Haiku Awards were the first regular competition for English-language haiku.

  • Kay Titus Mormino

    Kay Titus Mormino (born Katherine Darling Titus, April 19, 1905, San Francisco, California; died January 11, 1983, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.), a poet and promoter of haiku, she served as haiku editor for The Nutmegger, the magazine of the Nutmegger Poetry Club of Danbury, Conn., and edited its Haiku Anthology: 1968, one of the earliest compendia of original American haiku. She founded Modern Haiku in 1969 and edited it until 1977. Mormino’s last residence was Laguna Niguel, Calif.; she died in Los Angeles in 1983.

  • Randy Brooks

    Randy Brooks (born Randy Mark Brooks, June 18, 1954, Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.A.), educator, haiku poet, scholar, editor, and publisher. As professor and dean, he taught professional writing, editing, book publishing, and haiku in English at Millikin University, Decatur, Ill. With his wife Shirley, coedited and published High/Coo and Mayfly magazines; the two are currently publishers of Brooks Books, producing award-winning paperback and clothbound haiku titles. Web editor for both Modern Haiku and Frogpond. Resides in Taylorville, Illinois.

  • Elisaveta Shapkareva

    Elisaveta Shapkareva (born Elisaveta Lyubomirova Shapkareva-Liza, Bulgarian Cyrillic: Елисавета Любомирова Шапкарева-Лиза; December 6, 1956, Sofia, Bulgaria), poet and haiga artist, member of the Bulgarian Haiku Union and the World Haiku Association. Her haiku and haiga have been featured in national and international journals and appeared in numerous Bulgarian-language and multilingual anthologies. Published two haiku books. She resides in Sofia.

  • Haiku North America 1999—Evanston, Illinois

    The fifth Haiku North America conference took place at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., July 8–11, 1999. Organizers were Sara Brant, Joseph Kirschner, Lidia Rozmus, and Charles Trumbull. Highlights included Gerald Vizenor on “Haiku Culturalism,” George Swede’s historical overview, “Haiku: Looking East, Looking West,” and Haruo Shirane about Western misconceptions of Japanese haiku, “Haiku: Looking West.”

  • Melissa Allen

    Melissa Allen (born Melissa Lynn Allen, February 6, 1969, Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.A.), American technical writer and editor and haiku and haibun poet. Her work has been widely published in journals and included in major international anthologies since 2010. Twice shortlisted and once a winner in the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. Has edited for Haijinx, Haibun Today, Bones, and the Haiku Society of America, served on the advisory board of the American Haiku Archives, and is the author of the haiku blog Red Dragonfly. Resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Timepieces Haiku Week-at-a-Glance Contest, 1993–1997

    The Timepieces Haiku Week-at-a-Glance Contest ran from 1993 through 1997. It was the creation of David Priebe (Rengé), editor and publisher of Haiku Headlines. Cash prizes were awarded for three winning haiku or senryu, exclusively in 5–7–5–syllable format, and book prizes for a few Highly Commended entries. The Final Judge in all five years was James W. Hackett.