The Haiku Foundation honors the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist is Lidia Rozmus.
Born in Poland, Lidia has lived in the United States since 1980 and works as a graphic designer, teacher, painter, sumi-e artist, and haiku poet. In addition to designing dozens of books and chapbooks, she has published five books of her own graphic work and poetry — A Dandelion’s Flight – Haiku and Sumi-e (Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award for Design); Twenty Views from Mole Hill: My Journey (HSA Merit Book Award 2004 for Haibun); Hailstones, Haiku by Taneda Santoka; The Moss at Tokeiji (HSA Merit Book Award 2010 for Anthology); Climbing Mole Hill (Anthology) — and has shown her sumi-e and haiga throughout the U.S., Poland, Japan, and Australia. She has been Art Editor of the journal Modern Haiku since 2002. She is also president of the Republic of Mole Hill.