Miho Kinnas

Miho Kinnas, a 2019 & 2023 Pushcart Prize nominee, is a Japanese poet & author living on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she swims, birds, and operates a community bookshop, An Island Bookshelf. She is the author of two poetry collections: Today, Fish Only and Move Over, Bird (Math Paper Press). Kinnas serves as Artist in Residence and conducts various haiku/poetry workshops, including: 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), Richland Library (Columbia, SC), Writers & Critters Conference (Sterling, VA), Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, May River Montessori and Shanghai Literary Festival and writers.com (Poems of All Sizes: We Begin with Haiku.) She holds an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from City University of Hong Kong.

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