• Hannah Mahoney

    Hannah Mahoney (born February 17, 1960, Marblehead, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), copy manager in children’s publishing and poet. She was a cofounder of the Broadmoor Haiku Collective and is a former member of the Summer Street Haiku Group and Alewife Brook Haiku Group, all in the Boston area. She has served as a judge for the Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest for high school students. She won top haiku and senryu awards in the Kaji Aso International Award contests in 2016 and 2017. Her haiku were selected for the Red Moon Anthologies in 2017 and 2018, and she was a featured poet in A New Resonance 12 (2021). Mahoney’s work has also been anthologized in Scott Mason’s Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19: The Haiku Hecameron and Brent Goodman’s The Prune Juice Book of Senryu, both in 2020, and she was the featured poet on the Cornell University Mann Library’s Daily Haiku web page during September 2018. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • H. F. Noyes

    H. F. “Tom” Noyes (born Humphrey Farrington Noyes, May 12, 1918, on a farm near Portland, Oregon, U.S.A; died April 12, 2010, at his home Politia, Attikis, Greece). Retired from his psychoanalytic practice in New York City in 1970 and moved to Greece. He discovered haiku through the work of R. H. Blyth and was mentored by Lorraine Ellis Harr, editor of Dragonfly. By the 1980s he was an internationally acclaimed haiku poet, critic, and theorist whose writings often focused on Japanese and Buddhist aesthetics. His honors included a Sora Award from the Haiku Society of America for service to haiku (2004) and designation as Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives (2007–2008).

  • Robyn Hood Black

    Robyn Hood Black (born Robyn Michelle Hood, January 30, 1963, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.), American artist, children’s author, and haiku poet. She pursues an online business featuring her own handcrafted gifts for readers and writers. An active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, her poetry and fiction have been published widely in anthologies and magazines including Highlights and Ladybug, and in anthologies by DK, National Geographic, Heinemann, Wordsong, and others. Her haiku have appeared in Acorn, Bottle Rockets, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and other leading journals as well as anthologies, including the 2016 and 2020 Red Moon anthologies. Black has led haiku workshops for all age groups, and she served as Haiku Society of America Southeast Regional Coordinator in 2016–2017. She resides in Beaufort, South Carolina.

  • Cindy Zackowitz

    Cindy Zackowitz (born Cindy Lynn Zackowitz, May 28, 1965, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.; died September 23, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska), American photographer and haiku poet especially noted for her nature haiku and photo haiku of Alaska. She resided in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • Pris Campbell

    Pris Campbell (born Priscilla Ann Campbell, July 18, 1942, Chester, South Carolina, U.S.A.), American clinical psychologist, now retired, as well as writer, poet, and author and collaborator of poetry collections. Her free verse poetry has appeared in Chiron Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, The Dead Mule, Oranges & Sardines, Underground Poetry, and other publications and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. She has placed her haiku and photo haiga in Acorn, Frogpond, Haijinx, Sketchbook, A Hundred Gourds, Failed Haiku, Prune Juice, Brass Bell, and many other print and online publications. She was an active participant in the Shiki Internet Kukai and has been recognized in the Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest, the H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, and the Moonset haiku contest. Following several poetry books and chapbooks, a book of tanka, Squalls on the Horizon, was published in 2017. Campbell lives in Lake Worth, Florida.

  • Amanda Bell

    Amanda Bell (born March 21, 1968, Dublin, Ireland), Irish poet, author, editor, and mentor. She holds an MA in poetry studies and is a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre. Her haiku and haibun have been published in Irish, British, American, and international journals and anthologies. Her books include Undercurrents (2016), a collection of haibun and haiku that was awarded 2nd Place in the Haiku Society of America’s Kanterman Merit Book Awards and shortlisted for a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award from The Haiku Foundation; First the Feathers (2017), a book of poetry and haibun shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first poetry collection; The Lost Library Book (2017), creative nonfiction for children; and a translation from the Irish of The Loneliness of the Sasquatch, a poem sequence by Gabriel Rosenstock (2018). Bell is an assistant editor of The Haibun Journal and a member of the Pepperpots Haibun Group and the Hibernian Writers. She resides in Dublin.

  • Kim Richardson

    Kim Richardson (born Kim Paul Richardson, September 29, 1951, Merstham, Surrey, U.K.). British publisher, editor, poet, and haikai poet. He has worked in publishing since 1977, is a founder partner of children’s book packager Bender Richardson White, and owns and runs Alba Publishing, publisher of haiku and related forms as well as longer poetry. He is an associate editor of The Haibun Journal. His work has appeared in British and international haiku, senryu, and haibun journals and has been anthologized and translated. A haiku of his in Blithe Spirit received the Museum of Haiku Literature Award (2000). In 2005 Richardson published Double Rainbow, a joint collection with Maeve O’Sullivan, and his solo collection, Night Ferry, was shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Distinguished Book Award in 2018. He resides in Denham, Uxbridge, U.K.

  • Michael Henry Lee

    Michael Henry Lee (born Michael Henry Sanders, July 23, 1951, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.), American poet, retired from the building materials industry. He has served as Haiku Society of America Southeast Regional Coordinator since 2018 and is one of the founding members of the Ancient City Poets, a group specializing in open-mic poetry, as well as the Coquina Haiku Circle, a regional group dedicated to Japanese short-form poetry. Lee’s haiku, senryu, haibun, and haiga have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and won honors in the Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest (2010 and 2017), the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2015), and the H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest (2019), among others. His haiku collection Against the Grain received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Awards. Lee resides in Saint Augustine, Florida.

  • Graham High

    Graham High (born Graham John High, April 3, 1948, Isleworth, West London, U.K.), visual artist, both painter and sculptor, haiku poet, editor, and publisher. A member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors since 1994, High has enjoyed a 25-year career as an animatronic model designer working on more than 40 feature films, including Aliens, Babe, the Harry Potter series, The English Patient, Willow, and Labyrinth. His work has been shown widely in the U.K. and abroad, especially for the Natural History Museum, where he was employed from 1974 to 1983. High joined the British Haiku Society in 1999 and served as editor of Blithe Spirit (2005–2008) and as BHS president (2013–2016). He ran RAM Publications, an independent publishing house, from 2000 to 2013. High is the author of nine haiku collections and one haibun collection and served as editor of BHS members’ anthologies in 2005, 2006, and 2007 as well as other BHS publications. His many awards include first place in the 2012 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Contest for The Window that Closes. He resides in London and Norfolk, U.K.

  • Debbi Antebi

    Debbi Antebi (born 1983, Istanbul, Turkey), Spanish college counselor, writer, poet, and haiku poet living in the U.K. She was editor of The Brief, the newsletter of the British Haiku Society, in 2019 and 2020 and served as a BHS committee member for three years. Her work has appeared in a wide range of international print and online journals and anthologies, including the Red Moon Press’s A New Resonance series, and her haiku have been shortlisted for the THF Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2016, 2017, and 2018). She received the Grand Prize in The Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Awards and was designated Poet of the Year in 2018, and won 1st Prize in the 5th Golden Haiku Contest (Washington, D.C., 2018) among many other honors. Her chapbook, Between Light & Shadow: Haiku & Senryu, appeared in 2017. Antebi resides in London, England.