Julie Warther, author of What Was Here (Folded Word Press, 2015) lives in Dover, Ohio and serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and as an assistant editor of The Living Senryu Anthology.
Julie came to haiku in 2010 when she used its “in-the-moment” focus to help write her way through cancer and grief.
In addition to appearing in a number of print and online journals, her haiku and senryu have been included in the Red Moon Anthology (Red Moon Press 2012-2016), Haiku 2014 (Modern Haiku Press, 2014), Haiku 2016 (Modern Haiku Press, 2016) and A New Resonance 9 (Red Moon Press, 2015).
In 2015, Julie was instrumental in the creation and installation of The Forest Haiku Walk, a path featuring thirty haiku stones with poems by Midwest writers, on the grounds of The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio. Her hope is to continue to share the beauty of haiku and encourage new writers of the form.