Pamela Miller Ness is a teacher at The Dalton School in New York City. She has published haiku and tanka in a variety of international journals, been featured in the annual Red Moon Anthology since 1998, anthologized in A New Resonance II, and published six chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook is a tanka sequence about her father’s journey into Alzheimers entitled Limbs of the Gingko (Swamp Press, 2005). She was a co-editor of The Tanka Anthology, published by Red Moon Press in 2004.
Involved in The Haiku Society of America since 1996, she served as Northeast-Metro Regional Coordinator (1998 - 2000), Chair of the Education Committee (1998 - 2004 ), First Vice-President (2001 - 2003 ), and newsletter editor (2003 - 2004 ), and is currently serving as President. One of the charter members of the Tanka Society of America , she served as its newsletter editor from 2000 - 2003. She chaired the organizing committee for Haiku North America 2003. Her awards include first prize in the San Francisco /HPNC International Tanka Contest, the TSA Tanka Contest, and winner and finalist in the Snapshot Haiku Calendar contest and the TWA Penumbra Haiku Contest.