I can answer any question regarding poetry, forms, authors, and history. I am the founder of Simply Haiku Journal, as well as the high IQ society, Artifex Mens Congregatio ( Artistic Minds Society ). I have been published in hundreds of publications and won numerous international awards. Additional info can be viewed in my profile.
Though I write and have published most forms of poetry, my expertise is Japanese short forms such as haiku, senryu, and tanka. Both under my name and my pen name Toshiro Takeshita.
High IQ Society Memberships Mysterium Poetic Genius Society High Potentials Society VinCi Other Memberships Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Ocean Futures Society Council for Secular Humanism International Society for Philosophers Poetry Society of America
Reeds: Contemporary Haiga Asahi Shimbun December 22,2003 Mainichi Daily News Jan 3 No.655 Kokako Magazine World Haiku Review VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2 Poem of the Day - Shreve Memorial Library Jan 7 2004 Fourth New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day World-Wide Double Kukai 2003/2004 Honourable Mention Asahi Shinbun Jan 13, 2004 Heron's Nest March 2004 paper wasp summer 2004 Mainichi Daily News Feb. 1, 2004 (No.656) Mainichi Daily News Jan. 3, 2004 (No.655) Daily Yomiuri Go-Shichi-Go Haiku in English / Using poetic color in haiku Feb 2004 Anti-War Haiku Wall - Sequences haiga online Autumn 2004 Runner Up Blue Tree Gallery's Autumn Haiku Contest Results Asahi Shinbun Dec 27-28, 2003 Asahi Shinbun February 16, 2004 3rd Place World Haiku Club St Valentine's Day Kukai - 2004 Frogpond spring/summer issue 2004 Acorn # 12 Asahi Shinbun March 15, 2004 Heron's Nest May 2004 Frogpond spring/summer issue 2004 Snapshots 11 haiga online Spring 2004 modern Haiku 35.3 South by Southeast 2004 The MAG Second Anniversary Issue August, 2004 Editors Choice Award, White Lotus Magazine Club Romance Carnival Macabre Magazine Room 636 Apotheosis
Founder of Simply Haiku http://www.simplyhaiku.com, the most read Japanese short form publication in the world. Winner of numerous international awards.
Awards and Honors
Fourth New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day World-Wide Double Kukai 2003/2004 Honourable Mention Runner Up Blue Tree Gallery's Autumn Haiku Contest 3rd Place World Haiku Club St Valentine's Day Kukai - 2004 Honorable mention Suruga Baika Literary Festival Editors Choice Award, White Lotus Magazine first issue Second Prize 10th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition