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Gayle Bull

Gayle Bull

August 8, 1936 - April 8, 2019

In 1963, my late husband Jim Bull and I, along with Don Eulert, founded American Haiku, the first journal devoted to English-language haiku. I worked primarily with the business end of the magazine, but was also one of the editors. After we published the last issue in 1968, I went to work as a full-time compliance auditor for the University of Wisconsin- Platteville. I rejoined the haiku world when Jerome Cushman and Charlie Trumbull came to Mineral Point and we decided to hold the first Cradle of American Haiku Festival. Since then we have been doing monthly haiku workshops with local poets as well as the Haiku Dubuque group. I am now preparing for Cradle of American Haiku Festival 2 (2010) along with Francine Banwarth, Jayne Miller, Jerome Cushman, and Charlie Trumbull. I write a few haiku, but usually only for personal enjoyment and to be shared with a few friends. I own a bookstore in Mineral Point, specializing in rare books and maps.

Selected Work
Funeral bells toll
   her gift
       to the church.
from his hospice bed
watching squirrels

Credits: "Funeral bells toll" - Modern Haiku 40:3 (2009); "from his hospice bed" - on-line journal of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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