BIO of Jan Benson

   Jan Benson is a member of The British Haiku Society and Poetry Society of Texas.

   In 2014, her haiku “adobe walls” was selected by Dos Gatos Press for a Pushcart Nomination.

      adobe walls at dusk
crickets knit the names
of the lost

Other Honors:

-First Prize (2016):

The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int’l Foreign Language)

      tidal flats
      the quarter-tones
      of a sandpiper

-Third Place (2016)

OHANAMI Bulgarian 2nd International Contest

      the flick
      of sparrow’s wing
      swirls of petals

-Honorable Mention USA (2016)

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Contest

      scant pulse…
      the pink petal drift
      of his birth

   Jan’s haiku and senryu have recently appeared in many internationally recognized Haiku journals and magazines.
Jan has work forthcoming in Wild Plum Journal, Wild Voices Anthology, Butterfly Dreams (an ebook), and Blithe Spirit Journal. 

   Ms. Benson also has haiku in the inaugural Haiku and Haiga Southwestern Anthology by Dos Gatos Press, 2013 (Lifting the Sky).

   She can be reached by email at: janbentexas@gmail.com