About Mimi Ahern

Smitten by haiku in 2006 at a Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Reading in San Jose, CA (where I live), I?ve been hooked ever since. What attracted me was the unpretentiousness of a form able to convey human thought and feeling so profoundly with simple concrete description. I?m also drawn to the brevity (I have a hard time finishing things). So, I do manage to finish some, submit them, and enjoy seeing them published in journals and books. My latest haiku pleasure: a letter from the mayor of Matsuyama, Japan, informing me of my prize-winning haiku in the foreign language section of the Matsuyama Haiku Post contest.

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