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Jerry Ball is a poet, actor, dramatist and instructor of philosophy, humanities, religious studies and mathematics.  He has published several books of verse and haiku, and co-edited the San Francisco Haiku Anthology.  He has received many awards and prizes for his work, including three grand prizes for haiku awarded by the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society of the United States and Canada.  As an actor, playwright, and director, he has sustained his passion for all forms of dramatic expression.



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H. Philip Hsieh, author of a chemical engineering reference book, is retired and devotes his time to writing in Chinese and in English, translation and Chinese calligraphy. He is an editor at-large of Happiness Republic, a widely popular monthly magazine in Taiwan and a member of the New World Poetry Bimonthly in the U.S.  He has published two books (both in Chinese): Sketches of Contemporary American Poetry (interviews with American poets) and Aesthetics of Impermanence (a poetry collection). An accomplished Chinese calligrapher, Dr. Hsieh is extensively experimenting the interplay between poetry and calligraphy.

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Poets About Poetry

Christine Horner started writing in 1970's with the Berkeley Women's Center Workshops.  Her poems and haiku have appeared in journals, e-zines, magazines and anthologies including:

Blue Unicorn, Kensington, CA;

The Gathering 12 and 13, the Ina Coolbrith Circle;

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Anthologies: Bending Reeds, Above the Clouds, Scattered Acorns, and The Plover and the Moonstone

the Mainichi, Japan's National Daily

California Quarterly

Sugar Mule #41

Persimmon Tree


Her poem, “For My Father” was one of Persimmon Tree’s West Coast States “Eleven Winning Poems Plus One” (Winter 2014).


Stranger in the House, a first collection of her poetry, was published in 2014 by DVS Publishing of San Ramon. 


The cover art for this volume, Cave of the Medicine Woman, is the work of talented Bay Area abstract artist, Carolyn WarmSun.  More of her work may be seen at


Christine is a member of the following associations:


American Academy of Poets

National League of American Pen Women

California State Poetry Society

Haiku Poets of Northern California

The Ina Coolbrith Circle

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society



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