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PATRICIA J. MACHMILLER and MARTHA DAHLEN
California US

We are delighted and honored to feature this exquisite portfolio of traditional haiga by Patricia and Martha. In this collaboration, the haiku and painting are Patricia's andthe calligraphy Martha's.

Patricia is a past president of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, currently its treasurer, and together with Jerry Ball, a columnist for its journal Geppo. She has published a book of her own haiku, Blush of Winter Moon (2001), and together with Fay Aoyagi translated Kiyoko's Sky: Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi ( Brooks Books, 2002). She is a student of brush painting with Professor Paul Hau at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA.

Martha is a botanist and freelance author of books and articles, an academic editor, and a student of Chinese culture. She studied calligraphy while in Hong Kong where she lived for twenty years.

For more about Patricia's and Martha's work, both collaborative and solo, see www.dandelions.us.