Originally from Vancouver, kjmunro (Katherine J. Munro) moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada & a member of The League of Canadian Poets, The Federation of BC Writers, & The Haiku Society of America. In 2014, she founded ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group in Whitehorse that she continues to facilitate. Since 2018, she has curated a weekly blog feature for The Haiku Foundation, now managed with guest editors. She has recently completed the online program called Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, revising a poetry manuscript with her mentor Betsy Warland. Her work placed first in the Canada Category of the 2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational & in The League of Canadian Poets ‘Very Small Verse Contest’ in 2019, made the Poetry Short List in The Federation of BC Writers 2021 Literary Contests, & has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).