Karkow, Kristy (1937 - )

Genre: Poetry

Kirsty Karkow came to poetry late in life. She was born in 1937 in London, England and was raised in the British West Indies and Arizona.

She was educated as a medical entomologist and has had many varied interests including sculpting, horse dressage, car-rallying with her classic Austin Healey and teaching Tai Chi.

It was only after she and her husband retired to the coast of Maine that she began writing the haiku for which she has won the R. H. Blyth Award and the Mainichi Haiku contest.


  • Water poems : haiku, tanka, and sijo (2005)
  • Shorelines : haiku, haibun, and tanka (2007)