August 2016: Issue 27: Contributors

Clayton Beach lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children. His haiku will appear in forthcoming issues of Heron’s Nest and Wild Plum.

Susan Burch is a good egg.

Susan Constable lives on the west coast of Canada, where she’s been writing haiku and tanka for the past ten years. She was the tanka editor from 2012-2016 for the online journal, A Hundred Gourds.

Janet Lynn Davis started writing tanka about eleven years ago. Her work has been widely published. She served as vice president of the Tanka Society of America from 2014 through 2015.

Cherie Hunter Day’s tanka have been widely published since 1993. Her award-winning tanka e-chapbook, A Color for Leaving, is forthcoming from Snapshot Press in 2016. She lives in Cupertino, California and edits Mariposa.

Caroline Gourlay lives with her husband on the Welsh border and has written and published haiku and tanka over the last 20 years and edited Blithe Spirit between 1998 and 2000.

David He has taught English for 35 years and has recently had poems published in Acorn, The Heron’s Nest, Presence, Bottle Rockets, Frogpond, A One Hundred Gouges, Shamrock, First Literary Review-East and Frozen Butterfly.

T.M. Hudenburg, soldier, teacher, and poet, was born in Tachicawa, Japan, is a graduate of William & Mary, and has been published in Requiem Magazine, Backlash Press, Badlands Literary Magazine, and Yellow Chair Review.

Daniel Liebert has been writing haiku and tanka for many years and lives in Maplewood, Missouri.

Thomas Martin has published tanka, haiku, haibun and western poetry in many contemporary journals. He lives with his wife, Joyce in Beaverton, Oregon.

Michael Meyerhofer is the author of several “western” poetry collections and a fantasy series, and has published “eastern” poems in American Tanka, Modern Haiku, Simply Haiku and other magazines.

Doug Norris teaches ESL to adult immigrants in Rhode Island. He has published haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga and short poems for a variety of publications.

Alexis Rotella‘s LIP PRINTs, a collection of tanka, was published by Modern English Tanka Press. Rotella is an artist who specializes in digital photography; she practices acupuncture in Arnold, Maryland.

Grant D. Savage is an Ottawa, Canada poet and nature photographer. His most recent full length book is is fog is: Algonquin Park Haiku: writing about a single spring trip to the park. Email him at for details.

Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and artist. Her first haiku chapbook, A Constellation of Songs, was recently published by the Origami Poems Project. Visit her at

John Stevenson is a charter member of the Tanka Society of America and a founding member of the Route 9 Haiku Group (Upstate Dim Sum).

Richard Stevenson recently retired after thirty years of teaching. In that time he has published thirty books, most recently, two haikai collections, Fruit Wedge Moon and The Heiligen Effect (both in 2015).

Lesley Anne Swanson strives to write musically, using words and images that linger, especially when read aloud.  In 2016 her work was honored with the top award of the Japan Tanka Poets’ Society.

Linda Jeannette Ward‘s tanka collection, Scent of Jasmine and Brine is available from Inkling Press, Canada.  Her award winning haibun collection, A Delicate Dance of Wings is at Amazon.