Born: March 1952 Ohio, USA
Resides: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
E-mail: janbentexas (at) gmail (dot) com
Jan Benson is a Pushcart Prize nominated haiku poet living in Texas. Benson's haiku are anthologized in world-leading haiku journals and magazines, and have been translated into eight languages. Jan is a member of The World Haiku Association, and Poetry Society of Texas. Profiles can be found online at The Living Haiku Anthology and The Living Senryu Anthology. Twitter: @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: "migrant moon" - Failed Haiku Issue 37, Jan. 2019; "tectonic shift" - #FemKuMag Issue 7, Dec. 2018; "picking blues" - Prune Juice #24, May, 2018; "gaps" - Scryptic Issue 2.2 August 2018; "a womb" - #FemKuMag Issue 6 Nov. 2018; "awaiting" - Frameless Sky Issue 9, Dec. 2018.