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Miho Kinnas




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Miho Kinnas, a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee, is a Japanese poet/translator. Move Over, Bird is her second collection of poetry, following 2015’s Today, Fish Only. Her poems/translations appeared in several anthologies and journals. She holds an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from City University of Hong Kong. She conducts various haiku/poetry workshops. The past workshops include: Life Long Learning, Island Writers Network, Heritage Library Book Fair (Hilton Head Island), Sun City Book Club, Book Fair (Bluffton), Beaufort Middle School, Pat Conroy Literary Center, Camp Conroy (instructor) (Beaufort), Richland Library (Columbia, SC), Writers & Critters Conference (Sterling, VA) and Shanghai Literary Festival.


Michelle Howard

Hilton Head Island Elementary School For The Creative Arts

As a teacher really enjoyed Ms. Kinnas' constructive critiques of the haikus my students created about flowers. Her suggestion were insightful and useful. I appreciate her comments so much that we dedicated our ocean haikus students drafted at Creative Arts to present for BRAVO night 5/24/22.

(May 25, 2022)

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