Ernesto P. SantiagoErnesto P. Santiago

Born: 1967 in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Residence : Athens, Greece
Ernesto P. Santiago says "He is too small for his ego. He is enough for himself." He lives in Athens, Greece, where he continues to explore the poetic myth of his senses, and has recently become interested in the study of haiku and its related forms.

Adelaide B. ShawAdelaide B. Shaw

Born 1936 in New Haven, CT, USA
Residing in Millbrook, NY, USA
Adelaide B. Shaw has been writing haiku, haibun, tanka, senryu and photo haiga for several years. Her book, An Unknown Road, a Kanterman award winner for 2009, is available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. She lives with her husband in Millbrook, NY.

My wife and I worked as teachers in Nigeria in the early eighties. The experience was life-changing and led me to an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, a first lyric/narrative collection of poems, Driving Offensively (1985), a thirty-year teaching gig at Lethbridge College, two other lyric/narrative and one haikai collection set in Africa: Horizontal Hotel (1989), Flying Coffins (1994) and Hot Flashes (2001).


Debbie StrangeDebbie Strange

Born 1955 in Canada
Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Debbie Strange is a maker of poems, music, photographs, and art. She has an affinity for birds and water, and feels most at peace when exploring nature with her husband. Debbie's creative passions are her solace and salvation, connecting her more closely to the world and to herself.


Rachel SutcliffeRachel Sutcliffe

Born 1977 in Harrogate, England, UK
Residing in Huddersfield, England, UK
Rachel has suffered from a serious immune disorder since her twenties, throughout this time writing has been her therapy, it’s kept her from going insane. She is an active member of the British Haiku Society and several online writing groups. Her work has been published both online and in print.

George SwedeGeorge Swede

Born 1940 in Riga, Latvia
Living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada