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kjmunro (Katherine J. Munro)

kjmunro (Katherine J. Munro)

Born: in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Resides: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
E-mail: kjm (dot) 1560 (at) gmail (dot) com

Katherine J. Munro, also known as 'yukon froghat', publishes under the name 'kjmunro'. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada & is also a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Federation of BC Writers & the Haiku Society of America. In 2014 she founded 'solstice haiku', a monthly haiku discussion group that she continues to facilitate. Since January 2018, she has curated a weekly blog feature for The Haiku Foundation, now managed with guest editors. Her debut poetry collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).

Awards and Other Honors:

Her work has placed First in the Canada Category of the 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, The League of Canadian Poets 'Very Small Verse Contest' in 2019, & the North Carolina Poetry Society Bloodroot Haiku Award 2020, & has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Books Published:

contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).

Selected Work
all the way up the highway
spring snow
wind blows in blows out stillness
full moon
the fox re-sorts
the recycling
winter cobweb
the other side
of the story
glass fish
in the fishbowl—
you stick to your story
a child
lost in the crowd


"tailgated" - Caught in the Breeze (Haiku Pacific Rim Anthology, 2012) [Susan Antolin, editor]; "full moon" - Standing Still (Haiku North America anthology, 2011) [M.D. Welch & Ruth Yarrow, editors]; "glass fish" - Chrysanthemum 12 (2012) [Beate Conrad, editor]; "wind blows" - Chrysanthemum 12 (2012) [Beate Conrad, editor]; "winter cobweb" - Acorn: a journal of contemporary haiku 28 (2012), [Carolyn Hall, editor]; "snowflake" - The Heron's Nest XIV:3 (2012) [John Stevenson, managing editor].

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