Tanmoy Das Lala
Born 1989 in Kolkata, India
Residing in New York, USA
Tanmoy is an avid reader of the short poem and jots down bursts of thoughts as frequently as possible. His sources of inspiration include pea plants, thunderstorms and tea flowers. He lives in New York City with his partner Eric.
Personal Blog: tanmoydaslala.blogspot.com
John J. Dunphy
Born 1953 in Alton, IL, USA
Residing in Alton, IL, USA
"I was introduced to haiku in high school and had been instantly captivated by it. I began writing haiku in the early 1980s but wasn't satisfied with its quality. I didn't want to write the kind of insipid nature poetry that epitomized so much traditional English-language haiku at that time. My poetry had to be as distinctive and cutting-edge as my most controversial non-fiction articles. After much experimentation, I felt ready in the late 1980s to begin submitting my haiku for publication."
Blog/website - John J. Dunphy - Author and Poet