• Celia Stuart-Powles

    Celia Jane Stuart-Powles, (born August 6, 1949, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.), retired in 2016 as an electrical and instrumentation (E&I) designer. Member of Haiku Canada and the Haiku Society of America and founding member of the Tanka Society of America. Published in journals that include Albatross, Frogpond, Haiku Headlines, Haiku International (HI), Modern Haiku, Persimmon, and Still, and in several haiku and tanka anthologies. Received a Museum of Haiku Literature Award in 1997 and placed in numerous other contests. Resides in Tulsa.

  • Matthew M. Cariello

    Matthew M. Cariello (born December 9, 1958, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A), senior lecturer in the English Department at the Ohio State University, author, poet, and haikai poet. Books of longer poems were published in 2011 and 2019 and a haiku collection, The Empty Field: Haiku 1982–2022, appeared in 2022. Lives in Bexley, Ohio.

  • William Scott Galasso

    William Scott Galasso (born September 18, 1952, Queens, New York, U.S.A.), editor, publisher, and haiku poet. Works as a full-time writer and editor for the California Quarterly Journal. Author of 12 books of haiku, senryu, haibun, and tanka, most recently Saffron Skies (2022). Long-time member of American, Canadian, and British haiku organizations and participant in Haiku North America Conferences and Seabeck Haiku Getaways. Featured poet-of-the-month in Cornell University Mann Library’s Daily Haiku online in June 2021. Resides in Laguna Woods, California.

  • New Orleans Haiku Society

    The New Orleans Haiku Society was founded in early 2002 by Johnette Downing and David G. Lanoue; it disbanded in 2016. Monthly meetings at the Milton Latter Public Library were open to the public. Attendees shared their haiku and other poetry, especially renga, and members published a collection of haiku, Katrina-ku: Storm Poems (2006). At its peak the society had 11 regular attendees.

  • Paul Hickey

    Paul Hickey (born June 17, 1969, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.), retired team manager for a bank. Member of the British Haiku Society from 2011 and its treasurer and general secretary since 2019. Has work published in British haiku journals, BHS members’ anthologies and essay collections, and the 2019 St Albans international haiku conference anthology. Published Looking Up—Haiku & Paintings in 2019. Resides in Andover, Hampshire, U.K.

  • Merle D. Hinchee

    Merle D. Hinchee (born Merle Joy Davidson, June 24, 1928, Berwick, Louisiana, U.S.A.), retired high school English teacher and school principal. Published since 1999 in Haiku Headlines, Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, the Shreve Memorial Library Electronic Poetry Network, and THF’s Per Diem Archive. She was featured as a Haiku Headlines poet of the month. Work included in several HSA members’ anthologies. Resides in Cary, North Carolina.

  • Amy Ostenso–Kennedy

    Amy Ostenso-Kennedy (born Amy Elizabeth Ostenso, October 18, 1967, Torrance, California, U.S.A.), American writer and editor who has worked for over 20 years in educational publishing. Member of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society and publishes her work in its work-study journal Geppo and the members’ anthologies. Edited or coedited three YTHS anthologies. Lives in Monterey, California.

  • Bryan Rickert

    Bryan Rickert (born Bryan Charles Rickert, December 11, 1972, Belleville, Illinois, U.S.A.), American haiku poet and editor, retired teacher now working as an industrial coffee roaster. Studying and writing Japanese short-form poetry since 2012. Haiku and senryu in leading journals and anthologies. Has published two books: Fish Kite (2018; haiku), and Just Dust and Stone (2021) (collaborative split haiku sequences with Peter Jastermsky). Editor of the Living Senryū Anthology and coeditor of Failed Haiku—A Journal of English Language Senryu. Resides in Belleville, Illinois.

  • IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award

    Competitions for the Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award were held annually from 2010 through 2018 sponsored by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) based in Nagoya, Japan. The contest was the inspiration of Dr. Drago Štambuk, former Croatian ambassador in Tokyo, and was named in honor of the distinguished mathematician, Japanologist, and haiku specialist Vladimir Devidé.

  • Pietro Tartamella

    Pietro Tartamella (born April 1948, Camporeale, Sicily, Italy), Italian writer, storyteller, poet, voice artist for films, cultural activist, and haiku troubadour and evangelist. Founded the literary and poetry magazine La Tenda. Cofounder and artistic director of the Cascina Macondo cultural association and its International Haiku Poetry Contest in Italian. Has written poetic manifestos on the composition of haiku in Italian and devised a number of variant haiku forms. Published 13 books on a variety of topics. Lives in Turin, Italy.