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Haigaonline ('HAIGAOnline: A Journal of Poetry and Painting' as it was then called) was founded by Jeanne Emrich. The first issue was published in May 1998 and so (although our numbering of issues begins with the editorship of an'ya in 2002) we are now in our fifteenth year of publication.

Our Staff

Linda M. Papanicolaou

Linda is an art historian and middle school art teacher in California. Around twelve years ago she came to haiku as an extension of her teaching. Since then, haiku, senryu, tanka, cinquain, haibun and haiga have been an important part of her creative activities. She has been active in online haiku and poetry, served as assistant director of WHChaikumultimedia, resident artist at Moonset and on the editorial board of Modern

Haiga. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America, Haiku Poets of Northern California and the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.

Paplinda's Facebook page

Jasminka Nadaskic Djordjevic

Living in Smederevo, Serbia, Jasminka is an electrical engineer, an art photographer and an award-winning poet who writes haiku, as well as other forms. She has been widely published in journals, newspapers and websites, and is the author of five books of poetry including Time of Nettles, The Patch of Dark, Jostling of Butterflies, An Upset Bird, and Wide Open Eyes I'm Dreaming.

Jasminka's Windy Home: Grass and Heaven

Mary E. Rodning

Sumi-e artist and calligrapher, Mary lives with her husband, haiku poet Charles B. Rodning in Alabama. She was with the first American group to study at the 'Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts,' at Hangzhou, China in 1984, has studied and exhibited in Japan, and has received numerous awards. She writes:

"A trail has been left in my heart by painting with wet soot on

mulberry pulp through two years in Japan and two months in China . . .which will follow me my entire life, which is not one of an oriental recluse, but one of mothering three sons, being the wife of a poet and surgeon, and upkeep supervisor of our small Alabama farm and its critters . . . dreamer of canoeing the northwoods, personally knowing all the birds in our woods, staying in touch with our creator and his people . . . washing more clothes and dishes than paint brushes . . . practicing and painting the art of life, while living it."

Mary's Home Page; Univ. of S.AL Library Art Gallery, "Sumi-e Works by Mary Rodning, 2004; Simply Haiku, Summer 2005

Hiromi Inoue

Hirome, whose haigo (haiku pen name) is Hiromi Maya, was born in Sapporo, Japan, and works with the Ehime Prefecture Government. He is a member of the Haiku International Association (HIA), Ani, (avant-garde haiku group), Ichigo Kukai (Japanese haiku in Matsuyama), and Sports Haiku Club. Hiromi was also a member of the distinguished shiki team administering the Haikusphere, and has become well known for his ability to translate Japanese/English.

Home Page: "My 6 tatami-mat study"

"Seiso" (Paul Cooper)

Formerly known to us as Choshi, Seiso is a long-time Zen practitioner who has studied in both the Soto and Rinzai traditions and has recently been ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. He teaches at the Zen Center of Wayne County, PA, and as a practicing psychotherapist, is also author of several publications, including most recently Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience (2007) and The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter (2009).

Seiso was introduced to shakuhachi over fifteen years ago during a retreat at Zen Mountain Monastery in upstate New York. He has studied with noted teachers in the US and in Japan, including a lesson with the master Aoki Reibo.

Crane Haven; Three Stones

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