the haiku circle
Michele Root-Bernstein: 2017 Guest Reader & Workshop Leader
Michele Root-Bernstein is a late-blooming poet whose haiku appear in A New Resonance 6 (Red Moon Press, 2009), Scent of the Past…Imperfect (Two Autumns Press, 2016), numerous year-end anthologies including Haiku 2014 & Haiku 2016 (Modern Haiku Press), and, last but not least, on three rocks along the Forest Haiku Walk at the Holmes County Open Air Museum in Ohio. She has placed a time or two in haiku and haibun contests and from 2012 to 2015 served as associate editor of Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America. At present, she facilitates the new Evergreen Haiku Study Group at the Center for Poetry, Michigan State University.
In her other life, Michele researches and writes about creativity. She is author of Inventing Imaginary Worlds: From Childhood Play to Adult Creativity (2014) and, with her husband and colleague, Bob, co-author of Sparks of Genius, The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People (1999). Bob and Michele continue to work together on art-science interactions, polymathy, and creative education. Occasionally, she even gets him to pair up his photographs with her haiku.