Michelle Schaefer enjoys writing free-verse poetry and haiku. She has actively written free verse since 2007 in the poet’s forum GotPoetry.com, but her passion is writing haiku. She is delighted to have had her work published in several haiku journals including Heron’s Nest, Acorn, Modern Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, and Daily Haiku. She enjoys living in the Northwest with her family where she finds a daily supply of inspiration. She is always amazed by the beauty and surprise of haiku and enjoys reading them as much as writing.