• Susan Yavaniski

    Susan Yavaniski (born 1966, Vermont, U.S.A.), haiku poet, retired from the insurance industry. Has had haiku, tanka, haibun and related forms published in American, British, and Indian journals, and recognized in major American and Polish contests. Poems selected for the Red Moon Anthology, upside down (2023). A member of the Route 9 Haiku Group. Resides in New York’s Hudson Valley.

  • Neena Singh

    Neena Singh (born Neena Malik, November 8, 1956, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India), corporate banker (retired), social activist, and poet specializing in Japanese short forms. Her poetry has appeared in major print and online publications. One haiku shortlisted for a Touchstone Award for Individual Poems (2021). Published two books: Whispers of the Soul: The Journey Within (2016) and One Breath Poetry: A Journal of Haiku, Senryu & Tanka (2020). Guest editor of The Wise Owl literary e-zine. Serves on Triveni India’s kukai team and writes a column in Rhyvers literary magazine. Currently resides in Chandigarh, India.

  • Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest (2018– )

    The annual Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest, based in the United States, was inaugurated in 2018 as a feature of #FemkuMag: an e-zine of haikai poetry by womxn and non-binary folkx and conducted by Lithica Ann (deadname: Lori A Minor), its founding editor. The contest commemorates the work of Marlene Mountain (1939–2018), a pioneering artist and haikai poet known for her innovative political and feminist poems, particularly one-line haiku (monoku).