issue 10-1
summer 2009


The first haiga e-zine in history, 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 completing our tenth year of publication.

Haigaonline's web pages are made using Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop for Mac OSX. The image pages are created through JALbum (http://jalbum.net). Sound effects on the index page are courtesy of the Freesound Project (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/).

Our Staff

Linda Morey Papanicolaou: editor
California, US

Linda Papanicolaou lives in the Bay Area of California. historian, Linda became interested in haiku and haiga when she taught an art lesson that combined leaf printing and haiku; since then, her favorite forms of creative expression are haiku, haiga, any art that offers the possibility of combining text with images. In addition to Haigaonline, she is on the editorial board of Modern Haiga, a resident artist at Moonset, and assistant director of WHChaikumultimedia. Her art and/or poetry have appeared in Amaze, Autumn Leaves, Contemporary Haibun Online, Fire Pearls, Frog Pond, Geppo, Heron's Nest, Haigaonline, Ink Sweat & Tears, Lynx, Mariposa, Moonset, Nisqually Delta Review, Ribbons, Santa Fe Broadside, Simply Haiku, Sketchbook, Soundings, Temps Libres, WHC World Kigo Project and World Haiku Review.

In 'real life' she is an art teacher in Palo Alto, California, and lives on the campus of Stanford University where her husband is a professor of mathematics. Art has been her lifelong interest. She studied art in college and has graduate degrees in art education and art history and has been a college teacher, arts administrator, and research art historian who has published articles on European and American stained glass (she still does art history research in those rare moments when haiku and haiga aren't more pressing).

Jasminka Nadaskic Djordjevic: co-editor
Smederevo, Serbia
website: Grass and Heaven - Jasminka's Windy Home

Jasminka is an electrical engineer, and a haijin, living in Smederevo, Serbia. She is also an art photographer and writes haiku, plus other forms of poetry. She is the author of five books of poetry, which include Time of Nettles, The Patch of Dark, Jostling of Butterflies, An Upset Bird, and Wide Open Eyes I'm Dreaming. Among the awards and grants she has received are Mainichi 2nd prize and (2) HM, Haiku Award and HM at the Suruga Baika Literary Festival, ITOEN's Merit Award, Runner up at the 35th Annual Conference of Japan society on Water Environment, and HM at the Suruga Baika Literary Festival, ITOEN's Merit Award, Runner up at the 35th Annual Conference of Japan society on Water Environment, third place at the Kusamakura Haiku Competition, HM HIA Competition, first award for the Haiku contest "YU - 2.99", second award for XII Yugoslav haiku festival, Golden Star at the Toast Point Contest, and Commendation at the IV Yugoslav haiku festival.

She has been published in Blithe Spirit, Mainichi Daily News, Woodpecker, Modern Haiku, Point Judith Light, the Heron's Nest, Asahi Haikuist Network, haijinx, Interactive Photo-Haiku, Free Times, World Tempos Journal, Moments, Tinywords.com, Haiku Harvest, Ginyu, Ko, Haiku Poet's Hut, Aozora haiku, HASEE, haiku cycles, In Buddha's Temple, Pearls of Wisdom, Chiyo's Corner, Letni casi, Haiku, South by southeast, Short Stuff, WaterBlossoms, Quill and Parchment, Carpe Diem, Anti-War Haiku Wall, the Electronic Poetry Network, Haiku Gardens, Digital haiga, Poet's International, Haiku Canada Newsletter, Museum of Poetry, Suien, Photo-Haiku Gallery, Nightingale, Gradina, Haiku Moment, Haiku Informator, Haiku Novine, Haiku Pismo, Lotos, Pomak, Krovovi, Maslacak, Leaflet, Leptir, Nas Glas, Lipar, Sartid, Ljubicica, Skoljka . . . and anthologies such as Wild Flowers and New Leaves.

Mary Rodning: resident traditional haiga artist
Georgia, USA
website: maryrodning.com

Hiromi Inoue: resident Japanese/English translator
Masegawa Kawauchi town, Ehime Prefecture, Japan

website: Hiromi's Tiny Study

Hiromi, 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 very well known for his ability to translate Japanese/English.

Shisen: resident calligrapher
Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture, Japan

Shisen works with the 'Ehime Prefecture Government.' She took calligraphy lessons with Mr.Takudo Yamauchi (Master) for 15 years. Shisen belongs to the Bunka-Goseki School, and has obtained a 3rd Dan License. After Mr. Yamauchi passed away, she became an independent calligrapher.

Paul Cooper "Choshi" lives by New York's Hudson River. He is a long-time Zen practitioner and has studied in both the Soto and Rinzai traditions. He works as a psychotherapist and maintains a private practice in Manhattan where he also teaches, supervises and trains psychoanalytic candidates. He is a co-editor of Psychotherapy & Religion: Many Paths, One Journey (Rowman& Littlefield, 2005).

An award winning author and poet, he is an active member of the Yahoo Mountain Home group, dedicated to the discussion and composition of modern waka and was a contributor to their 100 verse sequence (http://modwaka.tripod.com, excerpted in World Haiku Review 3-2, December 2003).