About Ann Schechter

Ann Schechter spent most of her adult life in the Northeast. She participated in the poetry workshop at Skidmore College, but stopped writing for decades. The brevity and mindfulness of haiku inspired her to start writing again. About 5 years ago, she began submitting to haiku journals. Since then, her work has appeared in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, Bones, The Heron's Nest, and Failed Haiku. When she returned to her native Oklahoma, Ann settled in a little house where she could sit outside under a cherry laurel tree and take in her suburban world. She is now enjoying her seventies enormously. "Ever since I was the littlest girl," she says, "I have loved nature, especially birds."

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