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.
Danny Blackwell is a British-born poet, who has lived in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, and Japan. He has had his haiku published in numerous journals, and was the editor of re:Virals, a weekly feature on the Haiku Foundation website, from 2017-2019. In 2018 he published Haiku from Iberia and Beyond, an annotated anthology and history of haiku written in the languages of the Iberian peninsula and by Japanese nisei in Latin America.
Dr. Randy M. 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 Art of Reading & Writing Haiku. He has served on the editorial board for the Red Moon Anthologies since 2005.
Poet and paper artist Terry Ann Carter is the author of seven collections of lyric poetry and five haiku chapbooks. Tokaido (Red Moon Press, 2017) won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award and A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris (Black Moss Press, 2011) was shortlisted for the Archibald Lampman Poetry Prize. She is a past president of Haiku Canada and founder of Ottawa Kado Haiku Group and Haiku Arbutus (Victoria, British Columbia).
Patricia Donegan, MA, is a poet, translator, professor of creative writing, Fulbright scholar, meditation teacher, student of haiku poet Seishi Yamaguchi, and an advocate of haiku as an awareness practice. Author of Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart and Haiku: Asian Arts for Creative Kids; and (with co-translator Yoshie Ishibashi) Love Haiku: Japanese Poems of Yearning, Passion & Remembrance and Chiyo-ni Woman Haiku Master. She was “Honorary Curator, 2017 – 2018” of the American Haiku Archives.
Thomas Geyer (PhD, 2004; “habilitation”, 2008; both LMU Munich) is Professor of Experimental Psychology, co-director of the international and interdisciplinary M.Sc. program in “Neuro-Cognitive Psychology”. He is the head of “Cognitive Imaging” at the Department of Psychology (including the administrating the Department’s new f/MRI research scanner) and leads the “MEMVIS” (MEMory in VIsual Search) research group at the Department of Psychology.”
Franziska Günther studied English and German linguistics and literary studies at LMU Munich and holds a Ph.D. in linguistics. She has been doing research at the intersection area between linguistics, cognitive psychology and literary studies for years. She is keen on finding out more about how people read and understand haiku.
Jim Kacian is 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 managing editor of Juxtapositions. His latest book of haiku and sequences is after / image (Red Moon Press, 2018).
Heinrich R. Liesefeld studied psychology at Saarland University, including stays abroad in Nancy and Shanghai. Ph.D. in 2012 within the scope of the IRTG Adaptive Minds hosted by Saarland University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing). Now a lecturer and researcher in General and Experimental Psychology, LMU München. Current research focuses on distraction, priority computations, spatial selective attention and working memory, using psychophysics, electroencephalography, eye tracking, and computational modeling.
Herman J. Müller is Professor (Chair) of General & Experimental Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München. In 2014, he received the Wilhelm Wundt Medal, and was made an Honorary Member, of the German Psychology Society (DGPs), for his contributions to fundamental psychological science. He has co-/authored over 300 original research articles published in international journals of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, KJMunro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada & a member of the League of Canadian Poets. In 2014, she founded ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group that she continues to facilitate. Since January 2018, she has curated a weekly blog feature for The Haiku Foundation, now managed with guest editors. Her debut poetry collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).
Stella Pierides, British poet and writer of Greek descent. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation and is managing editor of its Haikupedia project. Her books include Of This World (Red Moon Press, 2017), and Feeding the Doves (Fruit Dove Press, 2012/13); and, as co-editor, Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998).
Dave Read is a Canadian poet living in Calgary. He was a recipient of the 2016 Touchstone Individual Poem Award for haiku, as granted by The Haiku Foundation. His work has been published in many journals (including Otata, Presence, Modern Haiku and Haiku Canada Review), and anthologies (including New Resonance 11).
In 2019 Alexis Rotella was named an honorary curator in the American Haiku Archives. She curated Unsealing Our Secrets (MeToo Anthology) which was awarded a 2018 Touchstone Book Award. Her latest books include Scratches on the Moon (Haibun) and Dancing the Tarantella (Tanka and Cherita).
Aubrie Cox Warner went to university to write a novel and came out writing haiku. Since then, she has been experimenting with the intersections of poetry and prose. Warner received her MFA in poetry from Temple University in 2018 and currently is pursuing her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. Her creative work has appeared in journals such as Modern Haiku, District Lit, and Little Fiction.
Michael Dylan Welch has been investigating haiku and related poetry since 1976. He founded Press Here in 1989, and edited Woodnotes from 1989 to 1997. Michael cofounded Haiku North America in 1991 and the American Haiku Archives in 1996; as well as the Tanka Society of America (2000), the Seabeck Haiku Getaway (2008), and National Haiku Writing Month (2010). He served for two years as poet laureate of Redmond, Washington. One of his latest books is Becoming a Haiku Poet.
Ruth Yarrow taught ecology and has been an activist for environmental, peace and justice issues for a half century. She has published over 700 haiku in the major journals, led haiku workshops, won and judged contests, edited journals and coordinated Haiku Northwest. Six books of her haiku have been published; her most recent, Lit from Within, received the Touchstone award. In 2017 she gave the keynote address at the Haiku North America conference. She finds that writing haiku helps her be aware of the richness of life.