Juxtapositions, the first journal dedicated to English-language haiku research and scholarship, has come into being largely because of the efforts of this group of dedicated haiku poets, scholars and educators, each contributing not only their personal expertise, but additional effort and insight into the process, to help fill a void that had existed within the haiku and academic communities until now.
The haiku and haiga of Stephen Addiss have appeared widely. His books include Cloud Calligraphy, A Haiku Menagerie, The Art of Zen, Haiga: Haiku-Painting, The Art of Chinese Calligraphy, Haiku People, A Haiku Garden, Haiku Humor, Tao Te Ching, Japanese Calligraphy, Haiku: An Anthology, and The Art of Haiku.
Dr. Randy Brooks is the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of English at Millikin University. He and his wife Shirley are publishers of Brooks Books, and co-edit Mayfly haiku magazine. His books include School’s Out, and the Global Haiku Anthology (co-editor, 2000). He has served on the editorial board for the Red Moon Anthologies since 2005.
Bill Cooper serves as distinguished university professor and president emeritus at the University of Richmond. He has authored books and articles in cognitive science, higher education, and international relations. His collections include The Dance of Her Napkin (2012), overtones (2014), young osprey (2015), and the fingertips of a glassblower (2016).
Jim Kacian is the founder and president of The Haiku Foundation (2009), founder and owner of Red Moon Press (1993), editor in chief of Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, the definitive work on the subject (W. W. Norton, 2013), and author of more than a score of books of poetry, nearly all of which feature haiku and related genres.
Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy is a psychiatrist from Bengaluru, India living in England. A trained vocalist and a composer in Indian Classical Music, he also writes in several languages. His haikai writings appear regularly in reputed journals and anthologies and have won prizes. A former editor of Cattails (senryu), and former proofreader for journals Cattails and Skylark, he is now editor of Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society.
Senior editor Peter McDonald is the Dean of Library Services at California State University, Fresno. He is director of the Fresno Poets Association. An award-winning author, essayist and poet, he has decades of experience in journal publishing, having served as editor on numerous publications, including Cambridge University Press’s inaugural E-journal Advisory Board.
Ce Rosenow’s research explores the relationship between American poetry and Japan. Related articles have appeared in journals including Literary Imagination, Notes and Queries, and Philological Quarterly, and she co-edited with Bob Arnold The Next One Thousand Years: The Selected Poems of Cid Corman. She is a former president of the Haiku Society of America.
Dave Russo’s haiku have appeared in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Acorn, and other journals. He is included in the New Resonance 5 anthology from Red Moon Press. He organizes events for the North Carolina Haiku Society and is the web administrator for NCHS and The Haiku Foundation, and is a founding member of both.