Garry Gay has made his living as a photographer, and this visual orientation strongly affects his way with haiku. He has also acquired a reputation for his senryu, though it is in haiku that he has consistently found his deepest expression. This tight collection (Saki Press, 1999) was a Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Award Chapbook Contest winner, and an excellent gathering of his best work to that time.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
Hiking into the clouds the view withinLow valley fog . . . the birth steam of a new calf in the morning lightAlong the trail trading one walking stick for anotherTwilight grows ripe among the pumpkinsThe shape of clay before she makes it somethingSlowly . . . the scarecrow becomes the snowman