This site is run by Michael Dylan Welch, aka Captain Haiku. He’s been vice president of the Haiku Society of America for many years, and is cofounder and director of the Haiku North America conference (a nonprofit corporation, with its biennial conference held most recently aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, August 14–18, 2013, and in Seattle, August 3–7, 2011), and cofounder of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento. He also edited the haiku journal Woodnotes from 1989 to 1997, and then Tundra: The Journal of the Short Poem. So he takes haiku pretty seriously—even when he sometimes has some fun with it. He has published thousands of his haiku in hundreds of journals and anthologies (including three Norton anthologies), won and judged numerous haiku contests, and has published dozens of books of haiku, translations, and anthologies. His work has been translated into at least fifteen different languages. For more information about the captain, please visit Graceguts.com and click the Bio and Books links. To see some of his haiku, visit the site and click the Haiku and Senryu link, or visit “Traces of Snow” to see selected poems written for NaHaiWriMo in 2011. See also his Meet the Prompters mini-interview.
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