About Jan Benson

-Jan Benson is a Pushcart Prize nominated haiku poet living in Fort Worth, Texas. Jan is in translated in seven foreign languages. Her haiku are published in many of the world's leading haiku journals and magazines, as well as regionally in general form poetry magazines. In the last year, Ms. Benson found honor in adjudicating a regional haiku contest, and featured as a haiku poet in Austin, Texas. In 2016, she presented a haiku clinic at WacoWordfest. Jan is a member of The British Haiku Society and Poetry Society of Texas -Awards and Other Honors: Pushcart Nomination by Dos Gatos Press (2014); Highly Commended honor in the 2018 Iris International Contest (Gourd); 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). Benson is honored to appear in the 2016 Red Moon Press Anthology, "dust devils". --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Examples of her work can be found on the following registries: The Living Sentryu Anthology: http://senryu.life/poets-index/80-index-b/benson,-jan.html --- --- --- The Haiku Foundation Poet Registry: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/poet-details/?IDclient=1980

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