Max Verhart (1944, the Netherlands) writes and publishes haiku since about 1980. From 1999 till 2003 he was president of the Haiku Circle Netherlands. He visited international haiku meetings in Great Britain (1999), Slovenia (1999), the Netherlands (2003) and Germany (2005). During one year (2001-2002) he was European director of the World Haiku Association. Member of the editorial staff of the Red Moon Anthology (USA) since 2002. Since 2003 editor of the Dutch/Flemish quarterly Vuursteen (Flint), the oldest haiku journal in Europe. Associate editor for Modern Haiku (USA) since 2007. Translations of his haiku were, as far as he remembers, published in journals, anthologies and internet sites in Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, France, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, USA. Individual volumes: Zijn met wat is (To be with what is), 1993; een beetje adem, 1998 (English version: some breath, 1999); geen woord teveel/not a word too much, 2000; om kort te gaan (to be short) 2005, only the white (2008). With Betty Kaplan: smoke signals - nine rengay, 2003. With Horst Ludwig: twelve moons/zwolf Monde/twelve moons - a bilingual rengay series (with English translation), 2004. Started his own small private publishing house ‘t schrijverke’ (whirlywig) in 2005.