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#FemkuMag is an e-zine that publishes haikai poetry by womxn, transgender, and non-binary voices.
what is femku?
a feminist haiku, or a haiku written by someone femme-presenting
In September 2017 I coined the term femku in the subtitle of my first book Radical Women: A Book of Femku (out of print). Since then, the term has really stuck with me and I wanted to create a safe space for womxn and non-binary folx to share their work.
who is Rowan Beckett?
Rowan Beckett (they/them; deadname: Lori A Minor) is a body positive mental health advocate and human rights activist living in Ohio. Their work has been featured in numerous journals such as Modern Haiku, Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Bones, Peach Fuzz, Sage Cigarettes, and more.
Rowan has won several awards including three shortlisted haiku for the Touchstone Award (2017, 2019, 2023) and an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Contest. They are honored to have given presentations at the Haiku North America Conference on Social Awareness in Haiku (2019) and Erotic Haiku (2021).
To learn more about Rowan and their work, click here. (updated site coming soon)
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