• Vicki Silvers

    Vicki Silvers (born Victoria Meyers, January 22, 1941, Queens, New York, U.S.A.; died March 16, 1992, probably Suffolk county, Long Island, New York. Writer of poetry, primarily for children, as well as haiku. She last resided in Suffolk county, New York.

  • Denver Stull

    Denver Stull (born Denver Eugene Stull, December 21, 1919, Pennsboro, West Virginia, U.S.A; died January 6, 2011, Forest Park, Georgia), sergeant-major in the U.S. Army Reserves, payroll clerk at the Veterans Administration, Master of Laws, and editor, publisher, writer, and poet. He edited Parnassus Literary Journal from 1983 to 2005.

  • Steliana Cristina Voicu

    Steliana Cristina Voicu (born May 16, 1987, Ploieşti, Romania), poet and writer publishing haiku, haiga, tanka, poetry, and short prose in Romanian, English, French, and Japanese. Listed on the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors every year from 2012 through 2023. Has won top prizes in haiku and tanka competitions in Poland, the U.S.A., Canada, and Japan. Founding editor of the online Enchanted Garden Haiku Journal; resides in Ploiești, Romania.

  • Herb Barrett Award (1996–2000)

    Competitions for the Herb Barrett Award, “an annual prize for poetry in the haiku tradition,” were held from 1996 through 2000, sponsored by the Hamilton (Ontario) Haiku Press, in memory of the founder of the press, Herb Barrett (1912–1995).

  • Pamela A. Babusci

    Pamela A. Babusci (born Pamela Ann Babusci, January 28, 1950, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.), haiku, haiga, and tanka poet. She has won top prizes and honorable mentions in haiku and tanka competitions in Japan, the U.K., and the U.S.A. Babusci was the founder and editor of Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka and currently edits The Art of Tanka. She has published three collections of tanka. She is also a creative artist working in various media and designed the logos for two Haiku North America conferences. Babusci resides in Rochester, New York.

  • Chad Lee Robinson

    Chad Lee Robinson (born July 8, 1980, Pierre, South Dakota, U.S.A.), grocery store manager and haiku, senryu, and tanka poet. Midwest Region Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and panelist for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. Has published four books and chapbooks of haiku and won top awards from Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, and The Haiku Foundation. Resides in Pierre, South Dakota.

  • Robert Novak

    Robert Novak (born Robert Lee Novak, September 4, 1933, Richland County, Illinois, U.S.A.; died July 13, 2006, Fort Wayne, Indiana). American university professor, poet, and editor; founding editor of The Windless Orchard, a quarterly poetry journal that ran from 1970 to 1999.

  • Hiroaki Sato

    Hiroaki Sato (born Satō Hiroaki 佐藤紘彰, March 21, 1942, Taipei, Taiwan), former employee of a Japanese trading office but chiefly a translator of Japanese poetry, columnist and reviewer for Japanese publications, and writer. Author or translator of more than two dozen books on Japanese haiku, longer poetry, and other literature. Served three terms as president of the Haiku Society of America and lives in New York City.

  • Ferris Gilli

    Ferris Gilli (born Ferris Maureen Paulk, April 13, 1943, Tifton, Georgia, U.S.A.), poet, critic, and editor publishing haiku since 1996 and winning competitions since 1998. Active in various educational projects of the World Haiku Club and editor of Treetops, a haiku column in its World Haiku Review in the early 2000s. Published a haiku collection, Shaped by the Wind (2006) and coedited a collection of the haiku of Peggy Willis Lyles (2022). Formerly an Associate Editor and now Consulting Editor of The Heron’s Nest. Resides in Marietta, Georgia.

  • Harry Gilli

    Harry Gilli (born Harry Reed Gilli, March 22, 1951, DeLand, Florida, U.S.A.), retired from a 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force. An early participant in the Shiki Internet Kukai; published work in journals including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Acorn, and Haiku Light in the late 1990s. Won Second Prize in the Herb Barrett Award competition (1999). Lives in Marietta, Georgia.