• Haiku North America 1993—Livermore, California

    The second Haiku North America conference took place July 15–18, 1993, at Las Positas College in Livermore, Calif. Keynote addresses were given by James W. Hackett and Jane Hirshfield. More than 90 poets from the United States, Canada, and Japan attended.

  • Susan Lee Kerr

    Susan Lee Kerr (born Susan Lee Waddell, August 14, 1945, Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S.A.), retired British creative writing tutor, journalistic features writer, and copywriter; haiku, senryu, and tanka poet. Since the 1990s, has had haiku published in the major British journals, authored four books and published a book of short-forms, The Walk Home (2020), and won First Place in the Shintai Haiku section of World Haiku Review (2021). Active member of The British Haiku Society. Resides in Hertfordshire, England.

  • Natalie Goldberg

    Natalie Goldberg (born January 4, 1948, Brooklyn, New York), author, poet, teacher, public speaker, and painter. Zen practitioner since 1974 and studied with Dainin Katagiri Roshi. Has taught the craft of writing as a Zen practice for the past 35 years. Published 15 books, translated into 20 languages, including Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (1986), which has sold two million copies, and Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku (2021). Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Sharon Rhutasel-Jones

    Sharon Rhutasel-Jones (born Sharon Ann Sharp, 1940, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.), retired teacher and poet whose haiku, senryu, and haibun have been published in leading print and online journals; anthologized in Old Song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017 and A Moment’s Longing (Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019), among others. Founding member of the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group (2015–2021); participated in the Haiku North America 2017—Santa Fe. Resides in Los Ranchos, New Mexico.

  • Alanna C. Burke

    Alanna C. Burke (born Alanna Carroll Burke, July 31, 1952, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A), American poet and business manager for her husband, the artist William Berra. Writing haiku and haibun since 2011; published in the major print and online periodicals. Member of the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group; co-edited the group’s chapbook, Open Spaces. Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Brendon Kent

    Brendon Kent (born February 1, 1958, Southampton, England), British haiku and haiga poet, a member of the British Haiku Society and the World Haiku Association and Assistant Editor of My Haiku Pond. Won success in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Contest and the Golden Haiku Contest and was listed in The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Anthologized in Yanty’s Butterfly, Ekphrasis: The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology, All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku, and two Red Moon anthologies. His haiku collection Moon on Water published in 2018. Resides in Southampton, U.K.

  • Cynthia Cechota

    Cynthia Cechota (born Cynthia Ann Cechota, May 15, 1962, Joliet, Illinois, U.S.A.), American editor in financial services and haiku poet. Editor of the Haiku Dubuque group anthology. Won recognition in the Hawai‘i Education Association Contests, the Francine Porad Awards, and the Robert Frost Poetry Festival Haiku Contest. Haiku and haibun have appeared in major North American journals and anthologized in Kamesan’s World Haiku Anthology on War, Violence and Human Rights Violation, Haiku 2014 and Haiku 2015, and Haiku Society of America members’ anthologies. Resides in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • Santa Fe Haiku Study Group

    The Santa Fe Haiku Study Group was an informal circle of haiku poets and friends organized in January 2015 by Sondra J. Byrnes and Charles Trumbull in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The group initially met monthly (later quarterly), in one or another branch of the Santa Fe Public Library, with one meeting a year at a member’s home in Santa Fe or Albuquerque. The group disbanded in July 2021.

  • Cynthia A. Henderson

    Cynthia A. Henderson (born Cynthia Ann Kowalski, April 21, 1949, Acushnet, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), American teacher, bookkeeper, entrepreneur, and haiku poet and organizer. Member of the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group, the Haiku Society of America, and Haiku Canada. Served on the organizing committee for Haiku North America 2017. Lives in Santa Fe, N.M.

  • Dan Schwerin

    Dan Schwerin (born Daniel William Schwerin, August 23, 1963, Waukesha, Wisconsin), assistant to the bishop of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church and poet. Published widely and anthologized in New Resonance 8 and Haiku 2014, 2015, 2016, among others, while his 2015 collection ⊕rs was honored in the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards and the HSA Merit Book Awards. Resides in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.