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An'ya, whose haigo (pen name) loosely translates as 'a peaceful light in the moonless night', is well-known to longtime readers of Haigaonline. Of Serbian/American heritage, she has been a Nascar-track trophy girl, Slavic foods caterer, and a pre-school teacher. Widely published and a winner of too many awards to list in the space of one page, she has been the editor of Haigaonline and the director of the WHCbeginners group where so many of us began to learn the craft of haiku. Currently she is an officer of the Oregon Haiku and Tanka Society, editor and publisher of Moonset, and editor of Ribbons, the journal of the Tanka Society of America (

Her haiga have appeared online in Haigaonline, World Haiku Reivew and Simply Haiku. We're especially pleased to bring you this series of haiga based on images of natural material, manipulated in a starkly graphic style that is characteristic of her recent work in Moonset.