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Haiku 2019
Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Editor

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silent retreat

haiku 2019

edited by

Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

Joey Huang  @onice



Muskaan Ahuja is a published poetess of haiku, senryu, and tanka. She is a close paperback reader. Retrospecting, enjoying good poetry, food, and conversations are among her innocent pursuits.


Roberta Beary’s micro-memoir “Now, It’s Fresh Fish” was published in the New York Times "Tiny Love Stories." Her recent work also appears in Rattle, KYSO, 100 Word Story, Cultural Weekly, and Best Microfiction 2019. She has been Modern Haiku’s haibun editor since 2012.


Eric Burke lives in Columbus, Ohio. More of his haiku, senryu, and haibun can be found in Modern Haiku, Roadrunner, bottle rockets, Issa’s Untidy Hut (Wednesday Haiku), and Haibun Today. Other poems can be found in One Sentence Poems, Right Hand Pointing, PANK, bluestem, qarrtsiluni, Thrush Poetry Journal and others. You can keep up with him at his blog at


James Roderick Burns is the author of three short-form collections, most recently The Worksongs of the Worms (2018), and editor of A Gathering Darkness: Thirteen Classic English Ghost Stories (2016).  He lives in Edinburgh and serves as Deputy Registrar General for Scotland.


Sondra J. Byrnes primarily writes haiku. Her poetry has been published in Frogpond, Prune Juice, A Hundred Gourds, Ribbons, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Moongarlic, among others. Along with short form poetry, Byrnes is interested in ikebana and chanoyu. Byrnes is a retired law and business professor from the University of Notre Dame; she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Twitter @SondraJByrnes


Bob Carlton ( lives and works in Leander, TX.


Cherie Hunter Day’s haiku have appeared in: Acorn, antantantantant, bones, Frogpond, is/let, Modern Haiku, Noon, and elsewhere. Her work is anthologized in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton, 2013). for Want (Ornithopter Press, 2017) is her most recent collection. She is associate editor at The Heron’s Nest.


David Gale is based in Gloucester, UK, writing mainly short form poetry and haiku. His work has appeared in recent issues of SOUTH, South Bank Poetry and Hedgerow.


John Hawkhead's haiku and senryu have been published all over the world. His book Small Shadows is available from Alba Publishing.


Judit Katalin Hollós is a Hungarian teacher, writer, translator and theatre pedagogue. Her short stories, haiku, tanka, haibun pieces, essays, translations and articles have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies across the globe in English, Hungarian and Swedish.


Deborah P Kolodji is the moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group and the former president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.   Her first full-length book of haiku and senryu, highway of sleeping towns, was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award by the Haiku Foundation.


Jessica Malone Latham's first book, Cricket Song: Haiku and Short Poems from a Mother’s Heart (Red Moon Press) was shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Awards. She is currently working on an anthology with Brooks Books Publishing, Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku and Senryu for Children Young and Old.  When not writing, you will find Jessica roaming one of Sonoma County’s parks or beaches with her family, or practicing yoga or shamanism. To see more of her work, visit


Myron Lysenko is the author of six books of poetry. He is the Victorian Regional Officer for the Australian Haiku Society and he lives in Woodend, Australia. He is a founding editor of the literary journal Going Down Swinging.


John McManus is an English-Language Haiku poet from Carlisle, Cumbria, England. His work has been widely published and anthologised. He has been awarded two touchstone awards by The Haiku Foundation in the individual poem category and his first collection Inside His Time Machine was published in 2016 by Iron Press.


Michael Minassian is a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual, an online magazine. His chapbooks include poetry: The Arboriculturist (2010) and photography: Around the Bend (2017). For more information:


Matthew Moffett lives in Michigan with his wife, two kids, two dogs, two goldfish, a snail, and a cat. Recent work has appeared in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and Heron's Nest.


Peter Newton's second haiku collection, The Searchable World, (Mapleview Publishing, 2017) won the Haiku Society of America’s 2018 Leroy & Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award. His haiku are published internationally most notably in Haiku in English; The First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton, 2013). He co-edits tinywords, an online journal of haiku and other small poems.


Ken Olson lives in the Pacific Northwest, reading and writing Haiku poetry since 2013. His work is published in the major Haiku print & online journals and selected for the Red Moon Anthology three times.


Victor Ortiz's recent work has appeared in Modern Haiku, frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Acorn, Mariposa, The Haiku Foundation, Failed Haiku, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Haiku Canada Review, Presence, Blithe Spirit, and Ribbons. He resides in WA and is a member of The Bellingham Haiku Group.


Marianne Paul is a Canadian poet and novelist. Her work has recently appeared in Sonic Boom, human/kind, a chapbook from the League of Canadian Poets, and a hole in the light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018, as well as being included in past haiku issues from Right Hand Pointing. She is also a (beginner) bookbinder and kayaker.


Alexis Rotella is a former editor of Frogpond and Founder/Editor of Prune Juice Senryu journal as well as judge for Ito En Haiku Awards  (English Division), a Japanese green-tea company.


Munira Sayyid writes from Mumbai, India.


Olivier Schopfer lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He likes to capture the moment in haiku and photography. His work has appeared in the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2014 and 2016, as well as in numerous online and print journals such as Acorn, bottle rockets, Gnarled Oak, Modern Haiku, Otoliths, Prune Juice, Scryptic and Stardust Haiku. In 2018, Scars Publications released his first chapbook, In the Mirror: Concrete Haiku.


Sheila Sondik is a poet and printmaker in Bellingham, Washington. A long-time lover of haiku (and practitioner of several other Japanese and Chinese art forms), she began writing haiku and tanka in 2010. Her haiku, tanka, and free verse poetry have been widely published.


Barbara A. Taylor’s Japanese short form poetry appears in many international journals and anthologies on line and in print, including Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, tinywords, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Daily News. She lives in the Rainbow Region, Northern NSW, Australia. Diverse poems with audio are at, and more recently, at


Hansha Teki is a man of few words. Recent work has appeared in Otata, Human/Kind Journal, and New Resonance 11.


Himanshu Vyas is a photojournalist and his haiku was awarded at the Autumn 2015 Haiku Contest of The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC. He recently presented a paper ‘Haiku - Vaaman’s Third Step’ at ‘Haiku Indradhanush’ meet at Jodhpur. He enjoys calligraphy, crafting handmade books of poetry reading sessions and makes abstract poetry films and designs sound for theatre.




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