Marilyn Barbara WardMarilyn Barbara Ward

Year of Birth 1952
Place of Birth Manchester, UK
Current place of residence Scunthorpe Lincolnshire UK

Bio: A retired Social education worker for adult learning disabilities.
On retirement I decided to try my hand at writing poetry, encouraged by a dear friend.
On some of my published Senryu I'm known as Marilyn Dancing Deer Ward.
This name was given to me as a Birthday gift from a Navajo friend.
I also enjoy Photography and sometimes use the photos to illustrate my poems.
I enjoy cruises with my husband and meeting people from all over the world.


Julie WartherJulie Warther

Born: 1969, Dover, Ohio
Current residence: Dover, Ohio
Julie Warther, author of What Was Here (Folded Word Press, 2015) lives in Dover, Ohio and serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. Julie was instrumental in the installation of The Forest Haiku Walk, a path featuring thirty haiku stones with poems by Midwest writers, on the grounds of The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio.

Roger WatsonRoger Watson

Born: 1955 in Aberdeen, UK
Living: Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
Roger Watson is a biologist, nurse and academic editor working at the University of Hull, UK. He was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in many parts of the UK and Ireland. He travels extensively in China and the Far East. He is married with eight children

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Valorie Broadhurst WoerdehoffValorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff

Born 1954 in the USA
Living in Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff, originally from Northern California (USA), has for the last nearly 35 years called Dubuque, Iowa, home. Her poems, including haiku, senryu and rengay, have been widely published. She has judged haiku contests and earned awards for her writing, including haiku, on the local and national level.