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m e e t      t h e      w r i t e r s


contributors to the first edition of dew-on-line
are actively encouraged to send in their current biographies
and/or  photographs/self-portraits/original artwork
enable the readers to get to know them better


bios, photographs and artwork that follow on are not in alphabetical order
but in the order they were received by me


















Michael Meyerhofer


Michael Meyerhofer graduated from the University of Iowa in December
of 2000,  after a suitable time spent having adventures, he hopes to
return there to pursue an MFA and teach at the college level. 
He writes poems, haiku, and fantasy stories on every scrap of paper
within reach.  He has been previously published in Chiron Review,
Tundra, still
, and 2River View.



















Pamela A. Babusci


Pamela A. Babusci, has been writing haiku & tanka for the past seven years. 
She won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in 1995 & International Tanka
Splendor Awards in 1996-1999 & 2001.  When she is not writing poetry,
in the spring, summer & autumn, you will find her in a meadow,
field or garden pressing flowers & leaves to create
and design notecards & framings. 










jb conway


26 year old police officer in mobile, alabama.
poems and haiku have appeared in
Haiku Harvest, still (dew-on-line),
Moments, Asahi Network, Autumn Leaves,
and submission pending for The Heron's Nest.


















Larry Kimmel


Larry Kimmel was born in 1940 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and
Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything
from steel mills to libraries. He has been publishing poetry
for the past twenty-five years and has five collections of poetry,
"Lights Across the River," "Pedal Point",  "alone tonight,"
"the inadequacy of long-stemmed roses,"
and "the necessary fly," as well as a short novel,
"A Small Silent Ordeal." He lives with his wife
in the hills of western Massachusetts.
















     Sonja Henrici 


Was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany, and moved to Brighton, England to
study in 1994. She has been living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland since 1999, where she also practices Martial Arts. Wrote and directed a short film Mind the Gap (1997); selected in the writing competition First Edition (Asham Literary Endowment Trust) (1998); poems and prose, published in Don't Think of Tigers
(The Do Not Press, 2001) and short poems in still (2000-01).




















William M. Ramsey


William M. Ramsey lives in North America where
he is currently at work on his 
next haiku.











John Hawkhead


John Hawkhead has had haiku and short poems published in Bare Bones,
Haiku Presence, Snapshots and Candelabrum. He also appears in
The New Haiku from Snapshot Press. 





















Tim W. Younce


Tim W. Younce, formerly a federal police officer, now writes full-time.
He began his foray into tanka in late 2001. His tanka has appeared in Lynx,
and in upcoming issues of American Tanka, Tangled Hair, and Bottle Rockets.
A freestyle poem has appeared in Erased, Sigh, Sigh. He lives in
Luray, Virginia with his wife Penny.




















David Bingham


For the past 10 years Dave has been a co-editor of 'Borderlines' magazine.
He has had poems published in a wide variety of small press magazines including some which specialise in haiku and tanka ('Blithe Spirit' and 'Presence').
Dave has just completed a project with Border Arts. This involved working with
young people to create new poetry and set it to music. The new work was performed
at Shrewsbury Music Hall and St. Mary's Arts Centre. He is currently working on
a project with the Anglo Welsh Poetry Society to create a
sequence of poems about Offa's Dyke.





















William S. Simms


William S. Simms is an Exceptional Student Educator in Gainesville, Florida. 
He began writing haiku last year after teaching his students a unit on 
poetry. Publication credits include the Asahi Haiku Network, Paper Wasp, 
In  Buddha's Temple and Raw NervZ and upcoming issues
of Modern Haiku, Presence,  bottlerockets,
WinterSpin, and American Tanka.



















Linda Robeck


In a former life Linda was a rocket scientist for NASA. Now she is
delighted to be back home in New England where she writes full time
when she's not gardening or catering to her cat's every whim.
Her first collection of haiku, a chapbook titled 'arriving'
was just released at the
end of 2001.

















Tim Chamberlain


My interest in Eastern forms of verse began with the Poets of the T'ang
Dynasty and continued with Japanese forms such as Haiku, Senryu and
Tanka. A few years ago I was introduced by a friend to the Fu form of
the Han and Six Dynasties Periods. When I first began writing seriously
it was in short form poetics, but my interests are wide and I am also
very interested in the Western Tradition, particularly the works of
Keats, Byron and Shakespeare. In my approach to all my writing - whether
poem or prose - my only concerns are sentience and honesty. Language
provides a rich palette, and I feel the object is always to attempt at
the worthy and the beautiful. To achieve this, freedom is the requisite
paramount. Without freedom there can be no truth.

calm mind into
















Arturas Silanskas  (Vilnius, LITHUANIA)


32 years old, married, have got 3 kids (boys).
Interested in Japanese culture on the whole and especially
in martial  arts: judo (have been practicing judo for over 20 years),
jujitsu and poetry (mainly haiku).
Started to write haiku a couple years ago. 

Publications so far:
Mainichi Daily News (December 2001, February, March 2002);
still (dew-on-line).


















Albert W. Haley, Jr.


After graduating from Temple with a B.A. in English and a year's
graduate work at Penn State in the same - both on the G. I. Bill, and
during which time he started trying to write poetry - Albert W. Haley, Jr.
worked in industry for many years until his retirement in 1988. During
his working years he had published his translation of the Old English
BEOWULF (paperback, Branden Press, now Branden Publishing Co, 1978),
and of the Old English JUDITH (chapbook, Modern Images, 1981).
He also had published his translations of other Old English poems,
as well as original poems, in magazines. He continues to write original
poems and is having success having them published in magazines.
In 1999 he published his chapbook of original poems
AFTER THE ECLIPSE.  In 2001 he reissued JUDITH.

















Mark Farid


My name is Mark Farid. I live in Leicester
go to stoneygate school. I am in year five.
I am ten years old my birthday is December 17.
My hobbies are football, rugby and cricket.
I have an evil older brother and a dad and a mum.

















Basem Farid



My name is Basem Farid. I live and work in Leicester.
I have two sons Mark and Simon. I like to tack
frequent short trips.














Sheila Windsor


Sheila lives in central England. After family and friends, her passions are 
literature and art. She attended Art School in the early seventies and later 
read B.A. dual-hons. English and Law at The University of Keele, being 
awarded the University's Foundation Year Prize in 1981. From the age of 
ten she has written poetry and made art-work of all sorts. She has 
exhibited and sold her work, mostly expressionist watercolours and silk-
paintings, in local galleries. Most recently she has branched into the field 
of abstract and conceptual art and aims to develop these genre.

Sheila's first began submitting poetry for publication seven years ago and 
was immediately successful, having work accepted for a British 
mainstream journal: 'Reach'. Further publication and awards for 
mainstream poetry quickly followed, amongst them runner-up in the 'Poetry 
Life' Annual Open International Poetry Competition, and 'The Hilton House' 
Poet Of The Year Award, sponsored by The Poetry Society.

When Sheila met haiku, approx. six years ago, it was 'love at first sight' 
and she has been immersed in it ever since. She has been published in: 
Britain, U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe, in 
quality haiku journals such as: still, Snapshots, Blythe Spirit, Presence, 
Frogpond, RawNerVZ, Bottle Rockets and others.

Her awards for haiku and tanka, runner-up positions and commendations, 
number, at a rough count, some twenty-six, including The James W. 
Hackett International Award 1998; several runner-up positions in the 'still' 
award: in 2001, the last year of the award, receiving three runner-up 
places, a first in the history of the competition, two for haiku and one for 
tanka. Other recent honours include: first prize in The Third Annual 
Suruga Baika Literary Festival Award for haiku (International English 
language section) 2001; and three commendations in the Haiku Presence 
International Award 2001 (one of them a highly commended).

Sheila says that membership of haiku internet lists has opened lines of 
communication, with kindred spirits, throughout the world, removed much 
of the isolation that is often the norm for poets and artists and brought her 
many precious friendships.

















jim bernath



jim bernath shares a yellow house on a hill in denver colorado with 16 year 
old louise, a silent buddha shih tzu who gives him many haiku for his do the crows...
lost in my sadness
is it mockery or help
all these laughing crows?

















J. Marcus Weekley



 is 27 and currently lives in Hattiesburg, MS, with three roommates
and their cat Oliver. He has been writing for the past eleven 
years, and grew up reading poets who value nature in their depictions 
and/or use unique rhythms and metaphors such as James Wright, 
Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton, and Adrienne Rich. Marcus is also a 
photographer and painter and he really digs the works of Georgia O'Keefe, 
Gustave Courbet, Frank Stella, Bruce Davidson, Edward Hopper, and the 
French Neo-Classicist sculptors. Marcus enjoys receiving email at:




















K. Ramesh

















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i write to make loss tangible and then the healing begins












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