January 2012: Issue 20: Contributors

Melissa Allen lives in Madison, WI with her husband and son. She writes the blog Red Dragonfly (haikuproject.wordpress.com).

Kristyn Blessing is a poet and teacher of English and English as a Second Language. She lives in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

Sonam Chhoki was born and brought up in the Kingdom of Bhutan and has been writing tanka for about five years, with work appearing in Atlas Poetica, Eucalypt, Magnapoets, Ribbons, Simply Haiku, and Take Five 2011.

Susan Constable began writing tanka in 2009. Her work now appears in numerous journals, both in print and on-line. One of her poems placed third in the 2010 TSA Contest.

Janet Lynn Davis lives in Texas and has been writing tanka and other poetry for several years. Her work has appeared in a variety of online and print venues.

Cherie Hunter Day has been writing and publishing tanka since 1993. Her latest book is Kindle of Green, a tanka conversation with David Rice. She lives in Cupertino, California.

Claire Everett lives in County Durham, England, with her husband, five children, and two beautiful cats. Her tanka and haiku have been published in journals worldwide.

Esin Goldman‘s work has been featured in bottle rockets and Simply Haiku. She balances her writing life with her work as a reading interventionist and her role as a mother.

Sanford Goldstein has written tanka for more than 50 years. He has co-translated several famous Japanese tanka poets.

Elizabeth Howard lives in Crossville, Tennessee. Her tanka have been published in Lynx, Eucalypt, red lights, Mariposa, Ribbons, Gusts, Modern English Tanka, and other journals.

Carole Johnston writes tanka and haiku as daily spiritual practice. She has poems forthcoming in Atlas Poetica and Red Silk Journal. Find her @morganabag on Twitter.

Chen-ou Liu is a contributing writer for Rust+Moth. His poetry has been published and anthologized worldwide. His tanka and haiku have been honored with eighteen awards.

Carol Purington writes tanka to explore connections between the worlds inside us and the worlds our bodies interpret.

Rooze explored the art of tanka by writing one a day for fifteen weeks as part of her BFA studies at Goddard College. Currently, she’s a student at Stonecoast.

David Russo is a writer living in North Carolina. He’s on the board of directors for The Haiku Foundation.

Guy Simser‘s poems have been published in the USA, Canada, Japan, England, Australia, Romania, and India. He is a Selection Committee member of GUSTS: Canada’s first tanka journal.

Luminita Suse lives in Ottawa, Canada. Her tanka appeared in Gusts, Atlas Poetica, Magnapoets, Magnapoets–Butterfly Away and Many Windows, Red Lights, Tanjka CafĂ©–Ribbons, Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka, and Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka 2010.

Marc Thompson is a stay-at-home dad in Minneapolis, MN. It is much harder and much more satisfying than working for a living.

Liam Wilkinson is the editor of Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu and Kyoka. His poetry has been published widely in print and on the Internet. He lives in York, England.

J. Zimmerman‘s tanka have been published in North America, Australia, and Europe. She is currently writing The Tanka Workbook for her tanka workshop.