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Haiku Canada Member Biography

Philomene Kocher

Philomene Kocher began writing haiku in 1991 and tanka in 2001. Her poetry has been published in Canada, the United States, and Japan.

She served as secretary of Haiku Canada for 12 years (1998 to 2010).

Philomene is the author of three chapbooks: The Second Time (linked haiku with Marco Fraticelli, King's Road Press, 2004); Hearing the Silence (haiku, King's Road Press, 2011), and Ten Tanka (2011).

Her first collection of haiku, tanka and haibun, Singing in the Silo, was published in 2014 (catkin press, Carleton Place, ON). Some of her poems and interviews are available on this website:

Articles by Philomene Kocher on Haiku Canada's website:

Haiku from Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2011 Observer Observed

writer’s block
I tap the crumbs
from the keyboard

~Charles Trumbull~

After the downpour
a sparrow in the gutter
sipping at clouds

~Klaus Dieter Wirth~

distant thunder...
a flashlight
weaving down the path

~David Elliott~

oven warm bread
the long reach
of the baker

~Hans Jongman~

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