Born: March 1952 Ohio, USA
Resides: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
E-mail: janbentexas (at) gmail (dot) com
Jan Benson's haiku have been published in several foreign languages and in many of the world's leading haiku journals and magazines. Ms. Benson is a member of The British Haiku Society and the Poetry Society of Texas. Her Twitter handle is @janbentx.
Awards and Other Honors: Pushcart Nomination by Dos Gatos Press (2014); First Prize, International Division, The Italian Matsuo Basho Awards, 4th Edition (2016); Third Place, OHANAMI, 2nd International Haiku Contest "Cherry Blossom" (2016); Honorable Mention, USA, The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Contest (2016).
Credits: "between us" - Wild Plum 2:1 (Spring/Summer 2016); "sweeping winter" - Brass Bell (February 2017); "porch-lit night" - 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press, 2012); "moonless night" - Butterfly Dream (July 31, 2016); "canning day" - TinyWords 13.3 (February 12, 2014); "skillet cornbread" - Brass Bell (September 2016).