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William Scott Galasso

William Scott Galasso

Born: September 18 1952 in Queens New York, USA
Resides: Laguna Woods, California, USA
E-mail: scottgalasso (at) yahoo (dot) com

William Scott Galasso is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including his latest book Collage (New and Selected Poems), published in November 2012. His work has appeared in over 150 journals and magazines in Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, (China), Canada and the U.S. His latest haiku collection Silver Salmon Runes is due out in Dec. 2015.

Books Published: Summer's Early Light (Exposition Press, 1973); Phoenix (Songs of the Firebird) (Great Western Publishing Company, 1981); Emerald Rain (Galwin Press, 1993); Cascadia [Haiku] (Galwin Press, 1993); Vermilion Falling [Haiku] (Galwin Press, 1994); Rainbow Music (Galwin Press, 1995); Cascade Cuneiform, in partnership with The Live Poets Society [our group anthology] (1995); Full Moon Serenade [Haiku/Short poems] (Galwin Press, 2001); Blood (family) and Ink (Poems 1996-2003) (Galwin Press, 2003); Odori, Blue (Galwin Press, 2004); Laughing Out Clouds (Galwin Press, 2007); PoetsWest CD - A Poet for All Seasons [50 copies] (2009); Sea, Mist and Sitka Spruce (Poems 2007-2009). [A collection of (Haiku/Senryu/Tanka/Haibun/ Short Poems] (Galwin Press, 2009); Collage (Selected and New Poems) (Galwin Press. 2012); Silver Salmon Runes (2015).

Selected Work
two pairs of eyes
and two pairs of hands
speaking the unspoken
job hunting—
unclaimed pumpkins 
in the compost pile
in the Spring garden
among several stone frogs
an imposter leaps
ice which held the stream
has become the stream
slipping over stones
Memorial Day 
her husband’s name in granite
all that she can touch
shutters secure 
what we have kindled
begins to burn

Credits: "two pairs of eyes" - Point Judith Light; "in the Spring garden" - Haiku Headlines; "Memorial Day" - Northwest Literary Forum; "job hunting" – Frogpond; "ice which held the stream" - Poetalk (Bay Area Poet's Coalition); "shutters secure" - South by Southeast

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