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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. She is widely published, a winner of too many awards to list in the space of one page, the former editor of Haigaonline and for a long time the director of the WHCbeginners group where so many of us began to learn the craft of haiku. 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 (