GRIX (they/them/Mx.) is an award-winning poet whose work has earned numerous accolades including inclusion in New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku 12 (2021), The Golden Triangle Haiku Poetry Contest (2020), and The Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Award for Individual Poem (2019).
They currently serve as Associate Editor at Sonic Boom and Yavanika Press, and reader for kontinuum. They are Co-founder of the Trailblazer Contest and they also serve as the Associate Coordinator for The Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Awards.
They presented at the 2021 Haiku Society of America Conference on "Signature Style: How Identity Informs Voice in Haiku" and were interviewed for The Haiku Foundation's "New to Haiku: Advice to Beginners."
Links can be found on their website to their small collections of haiku, haibun, and experimental "meandering haiku."
Kat Lehmann (she/her) is an award-winning haiku poet based in Connecticut, USA. A Best of the Net nominee for haibun (2019), Kat’s haiku have been honored in The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards (2020; individual poem), the Haiku Society of America Harold G. Henderson Haiku Award (2020), and Japan’s Basho-an Award (2020).
Kat is a panelist in The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award (2021-present) and a judge in the inaugural Trailblazer Contest (2021).
Kat has gifted copies of her books on park benches and other public spaces throughout the United States, and in more than a dozen countries, as part her Ripples of Kindness project.
Her third book is Stumbling Toward Happiness: Haibun and Hybrid Poems (29 Trees, 2019). Read more of Kat's work on her website.