Juxtapositions, the first journal dedicated to English-language haiku research and scholarship, is a collaborative effort of scholars, poets and artists from around the world, offering original scholarship, a culling of the best of what has been published in the past, review of current and historically important books, and a consideration of contemporary practices in haiku and related genres.
Tiffany Austin received her BA in English from Spelman College, MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University, JD from Northeastern, and PhD in English from Saint Louis University. Her main research interests included African Diaspora studies, including African American, Caribbean, Afro-Latino(a), and African literature. She taught rhetorical and creative writing at The University of The Bahamas.
Clayton Beach is a haiku poet, critic and translator, and the editor of linked forms at Under the Basho. His work in haiku and the related forms has appeared in English as well as Japanese translation in Modern Haiku, Otata, Bottle Rockets, Ginyu, Hedgerow and Frogpond. He lives with his wife and children in Portland, Oregon, where he enjoys hunting mushrooms, hiking and gardening. Read more on his site.
Donald Eulert co-founded, with James Bull, the first dedicated English-language haiku journal, American Haiku, in 1963. His seven books of poetry range from haiku to translations of modern Romanian poetry. With a background in literature and Jungian studies, for 40 years Professor Eulert directed an Integrative track for doctoral candidates at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego.
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. His first full–length haiku collection, breaths, is available in The Haiku Foundation’s digital library. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.
Marlene Mountain was a pioneer both in English-language haiku and haiga. Her education was as a painter, and this visual orientation was evident in both her literary and artistic output. Despite considerable physical ailments she remained an active voice in the haiku community to her end, which came 15 March 2018, at Sweetwater, her beloved home in Tennessee.
Dr. Meta L. Schettler is an associate professor in Africana Studies at Fresno State. Her research interests include African and African American literature, South African politics and the anti-apartheid struggle, postcolonialism, feminism, and writing pedagogy. She has papers published in the International Journal of Africana Studies, Obsidian, Valley Voices, Abafazi, and Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies. She has been writing about African American writers and haiku, especially Sonia Sanchez and Richard Wright, since 2008.
Richard Tice started writing haiku in the 1970s while teaching English in Japan. In the late 1980s he took over editorship of Dragonfly, adding translations of contemporary Japanese haiku. With an academic background in comparative literature, he has been especially interested in exploring the relationship of haiku and related forms between Japanese and English. Two collections of his haiku, Station Stop and Familiar and Foreign, have been published. Richard Tice recently retired as an English professor at Green River College.
Michael Dylan Welch has been investigating haiku and related poetry since 1976. He founded his press, Press Here, in 1989, and cofounded Haiku North America in 1991 and the American Haiku Archives in 1996. He founded the Tanka Society of America in 2000, the Seabeck Haiku Getaway in 2008, and National Haiku Writing Month in 2010. Michael was keynote speaker for the 2013 Haiku International Association convention in Tokyo. Michael lives in Sammamish, Washington. You can find more on his website.