Penny Harter's poetry, including haiku and other Japanese-related genres, has been published widely in journals and anthologies. Her most recent books include One Bowl, a prize-winning e-book of haibun published by Snapshot Press in England; Recycling Starlight, and The Night Marsh. Another collection of haibun,The Great Blue, is forthcoming from Mountains and Rivers Press, along with a new collection of free verse, The Resonance Around Us. Her children's illustrated alphabestiary, The Beastie Book, is published by Shenanigan Books. She is a past president of the Haiku Society of America, and has visited Japan a number of times as a guest of government agen-cies and poetry organizations. She has appeared on Japanese television, and has addressed audiences at the Museum of Haiku Literature in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan. She has won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as fellowships and awards from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for her work in the anthology American Nature Writing. She is a poet-in-residence for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and has worked for many years as a teaching poet for the Council's Arts-in-Education program. She also travels to give workshops and lectures on poetry and creative writing.