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Julie Warther

Julie Warther

Born: June 24 1969 in Dover Ohio, USA
Resides: Dover, Ohio, USA
E-mail: wartherjulie (at) gmail (dot) com

As Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, Julie Warther has promoted haiku by presenting at regional and national poetry meetings, installing two haiku paths in her home state of Ohio and facilitating the Ohaio-Ku Study Group. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of the Red Moon Anthology, the Touchstone Book Awards, and the Living Senryu Anthology. In 2018, she joined The Heron’s Nest team as an Associate Editor.

Awards and Other Honors:

First Place Awards in Robert Frost International Poetry Contest - Haiku Division (2012); Gerald Brady Memorial Senryu Contest (2012); Polish International Haiku Competition (2013); Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational - United States division (2014); Haiku Poets of Northern California Senryu Competition (2016); .

Books Published:

What Was Here (Folded Word Press, 2015) – chapbook; A New Resonance 9 (Red Moon Press, 2015) - featured along with 16 other poets; Echoes 2 (Red Moon Press, 2018) - co-editor with Jim Kacian.

Selected Work
learning again to color
outside the lines
outgoing tide―
that no longer fit
cataract clouds . . .
her children remind her
what she likes
a hole
to see through . . .
winter star
a heron’s wingtips dip
dip into the river
to be
known . . .
window snowflake


“sunrise” – Mayfly issue 58 (2015); “outgoing tide” – Wild Plum1:2 (2015); “cataract clouds” – tinywords 15:2 (2015); “a hole” – Kaji Aso Haiku Contest, Honorable Mention (2016); “sumi-e” – Francine Porad Award 2nd place (2017); “to be” – Modern Haiku Vol. 49:2 (Summer 2018).

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