Born: September 14 1937 in Upland California, USA
Resides: El Centro, California, USA
E-mail: debyrd4 (at) gmail (dot) com
Darrell Byrd is an Agricultural Biologist living in Imperial Valley, California--a diverse agricultural area in the northern Sonoran Desert. While serving in the Pacific Fleet, he became interested in Japanese culture and haiku when stationed in Sasebo, Japan. He began writing haiku in 2000, and contributes to on-line haiku lists and photo-haiku sites as well as several journals. Darrell takes advantage of the desert and mountain terrain of his environs, and his years at sea for inspiration in creating his haiku.
Credits: "willow scent" - The Heron's Nest IV:12 ( 2002); "march bluster" - Frogpond XXIV:3 (2001); "morning swelter" – First Place, moonset (Autumn/Winter 2007); "receding surf" – Frogpond XXVI:3 (2003); "boyhood home" - Frogpond XXV:3 (2002); "fall breeze" - The Heron's Nest VI:11 (2004).