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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3

MODERN HAIGA
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Mark Smith & Jerry Dreesen ~

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Mark Smith Mark Smith is currently a Program Coordinator for a non-profit health advocacy organization. His haiku have appeared in Modern Haiku and The Heron's Nest. His poems have appeared in Kestrel, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, Confluence, Wild Sweet Notes II: More West Virginia Poetry, and other journals. He resides in Keyser, West Virginia.


Jerry Dreesen Jerry Dreesen has been writing poetry for more than forty years. Since his retirement in 2002, he has discovered the challenging world of haiku and the art of haiga, the combination of art and haiku into one art form. Jerry's watercolor haiga has been featured in Simply Haiku, Moments, Reeds, Mindfire Revisited and Haigaonline. A collection of Jerry's abstract watercolors and haiku were published in Simply Haiku, January/February 2004, v2n1 Jerry is a member of the Hamilton County (IN) Artist Association. He has had his haiga exhibited in April, 2006 in a Zen-Inspired Art Show in Indianapolis He currently displays and sells his artwork in a local venue in his home town of Cicero, Indiana.


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