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Muriel Ford (1926 – 2021)

It is with sadness that I share the news with the Haiku Canada community of the passing of Muriel Ford on June 10. Her nephew, Bill Anderson, kindly notified us.
Her first haiku was published in Modern Haiku, and the editor wrote to her that it was the first time the magazine had published a “first” haiku.• Read more …
Muriel Ford Obituary - Toronto Star
~ Philomene Kocher


Winona Baker (1924 – 2020)

We are saddened to report that pioneering Canadian haiku poet Winona Baker died on 23 October 2020. She was 96 years old.

The following essay on Winona Baker, was written by Terry Ann Carter, and published in her book “Moonflowers: Pioneering Women Haiku Poets in Canada”, Catkin Press, 2020. The essay is reprinted courtesy of Terry Ann and Catkin Press.
• Read essay …


• Past the Stars: Remembering Marianne Bluger by Terry Ann Carter – French translation par Jessica Tremblay

• Essay on Winona Baker by Terry Ann Carter – excerpt from “Moonflowers: Pioneering Women Haiku Poets in Canada”, Catkin Press, 2020. The essay is reprinted courtesy of Terry Ann and Catkin Press