• Patricia J. Machmiller

    Patricia J. Machmiller (born Patricia Jo Moran, March 13, 1941, Aberdeen, South Dakota, U.S.A.), artist, columnist, and haiku poet. Author of two books of haiku, four books of haiga, and two translations; editor of a number of anthologies and a coeditor of a saijiki. Cowrites a column of haiku commentary for Geppo, the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society quarterly journal. Served as president of YTHS and second vice president of the Haiku Society of America; also served on the organizing committee for Haiku Pacific Rim. Currently a member of the Advisory Board of the American Haiku Archives and the Touchstone Book Awards Committee. Resides in San Jose, California.

  • Andrew Shimield

    Andrew Shimield (born July 21, 1954, Shrewsbury, U.K.), self-employed, semi-retired decorator. He served as treasurer on the British Haiku Society committee and currently holds the role of mentor for new members and organizer of local meetings for the London Haiku Group. He has published two chapbooks, Even in November (2006) and a little rain (2017) and edited the BHS members’ anthologies Storm (2007) and Wild (2018). Shimield resides in West London.

  • Diana Webb

    Diana Webb (born Diana Margaret Hill, December 30, 1946, Palmers Green, North London, U.K.), retired development worker in mental health. Webb has been writing haiku for about 30 years and haibun for about 20. Won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Blithe Spirit for haiku (twice) and both the Genjuan International Haibun Contest and the British Haiku Society Award for haibun. She has been editor of Time Haiku journal since 2010. She edited the BHS members’ anthology City (2020) and has guest edited for the online haibun and tanka prose journal drifting-sands-haibun.org. She has published four haibun collections and is currently working on a fifth. She also produced two small books she calls haibun novellarettes. Webb served as BHS events officer (2008–2009) and now runs the Leaves to a Tree Haiku Group in Leatherhead, Surrey, where she lives.

  • Marshall Hryciuk

    Marshall Hryciuk (born Marshall John Louis Hryciuk, August 23, 1951, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), Canadian writer and poet in several forms and genres, notably haiku and renku. He has held a variety of jobs in the book publishing industry, including warehouse supervisor, bookstore buyer, sales representative for a literary publisher, and president of a trade book wholesaler. Hryciuk served as president of Haiku Canada in 1990–1998. His haiku have been honored in Japan-based competitions, including the Ashiya International Haiku Festa Awards, the Asahi Newspaper Awards, and the International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, as well as the Croatian International Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest. He has published 11 books and chapbooks and dozens of broadsheets and mini-chapbooks. Hryciuk has led more than 50 renku sessions, with the results published in Haiku Canada Review or as Haiku Canada broadsheets. He resides in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Jeanne Painchaud

    Jeanne Painchaud (born July 12, 1962, Montréal, Québec, Canada), Canadian writer of works for young people, screenwriter, artist, and poet. Since 1997 she has published five volumes of haiku, the most recent also serving as an introduction to the art of writing haiku. She has contributed to more than 30 anthologies, and in 2013 she won the International Grand Prize in the Mainichi Haiku Contest. Painchaud also gives haiku workshops in libraries and schools, and has produced multidisciplinary projects to showcase haiku, such as exhibits, urban haiku walks, and haiku hopscotch grids. With her haiku presentations, she has traveled widely, including trips to Japan, Belgium, and Senegal. She lives in Montréal.

  • A. A. Marcoff

    A. A. Marcoff (born Anthony Alexei Marcoff, December 30, 1956, Tehran, Iran). British retired mental health professional, now a mainstream poet and writer of minimalist poetry mainly working in tanka and tanka prose. With interests in Zen, mysticism, and philosophy, he has been writing haiku since 1968, and he has been anthologized in John Barlow and Martin Lucas, The New Haiku (2002) and Jim Kacian, Haiku in English: the First Hundred Years (2013). His tanka prose poem ”the moon & memory” won the Presence best-of-issue award in 2017. His two-volume book of tanka prose poems river of the world, a kind of poetic autobiography, appeared in 2019. Marcoff has lived in Africa, Iran, France, and Japan, and now resides in Leatherhead, Surrey, England.

  • Fred Schofield

    Fred Schofield (born October 24, 1950, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, U.K.). Retired from teaching guitar in schools in 2015 and qualified in 2018 to teach the Alexander Technique. His haiku have been published in several magazines and anthologies, and he has four solo collections to his credit: Sway (1997), small snorings (2000), wet grass laughing (2008), and hazy dawn (2012). He has been active in teaching and popularizing haiku in England and abroad, for example, co-curating the Haiku Presence Exhibition that toured England in 1998; running, together with Martin Lucas, a series of public drop-in renku sessions in Yorkshire and Lancashire (2000–2001); presenting the Around Haiku project in six Leeds primary schools and other local venues (2005–2006); and teaching a week-long haiku class at Düsseldorf International Elementary School every year from 2008 to 2011. Schofield resides in Leeds, U.K.

  • Brad Bennett

    Brad Bennett (born Brad Alan Bennett, September 1, 1960, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), American elementary school teacher, haiku instructor, and haiku poet. He is a former member of the Alewife Brook Haiku Group, Summer Street Haiku Group, and the Boston Haiku Society. His work has been recognized in many national and international haiku contests, and his haiku and senryu have been honored in the Kaji Also Studio Haiku Contest in Boston in six different years. He has been featured poet in Cattails, Modern Haiku, A New Resonance, and Mann Library’s Daily Haiku web page. He is the author of two haiku collections, a drop of pond (2016), for which he won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award, and a turn in the river (2019). He has resided in Arlington, Massachusetts, since 1986.

  • Frank Williams

    Frank Williams (born June 11, 1951, West Ham, London, England). Retired costs clerk. He joined the British Haiku Society in 1996 and has served as the BHS returning officer, minutes secretary, and, since 2014, membership secretary. He has published nine small collections of haiku and edited two BHS members’ anthologies, Air (2012) and Edge (2015), and four London Haiku Group members’ anthologies: A Trolleyful of Pumpkins (2005), From the Bridge (2014), A Haze of Infinity (2017), and That Kind of Blue (2019) and assisted with several BHS anthologies for other editors. He resides in London, England.

  • Claude Rodrigue

    Claude Rodrigue (born 1952, St-Honoré dans la Beauce, Québec, Canada), Canadian author, playwright, and poet writing in French and English. He is a member of the France-based Association Francophone de Haïku (since 2002), Haiku Canada, and the haiku group in his hometown, Groupe Haïku de Baie-Comeau (since 2007), as well as drama organizations. He gives courses in composing comic strips, and has created bilingual haïku entrecroisés / crossword haiku for learning haiku terms. He is active in the literary life of Québec’s Côte-Nord region, and has published in the regional revue Littoral, Gong, the AFH journal, and Haiku Canada members’ anthologies. Since January 2015, Rodrigue has edited the French haiku section in the Haiku Canada Review. He has resided in Baie-Comeau, Québec, since 1977.