Meet the Poet
Annette Makino is a poet and artist who writes haiku and combines her words with Japanese ink paintings. She offers prints, calendars and cards of her work through her art business, Makino Studios. Her haiku and haiga (haiku art) have been published in the leading English-language haiku journals and anthologies, and several of her poems have won awards, including being shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Award for best haiku of 2013. Makino grew up with a Japanese father and a Swiss mother, and has lived in both Japan and Europe. She is inspired by the untamed beauty of her Pacific Northwest home in Arcata, California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a dog. Read.