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Mark Dailey

Mark Dailey

Born: 1964 in Weirton West Virginia, USA
Resides: Prescott, Arizona, USA
E-mail: mark (dot) dailey (at) prescott (dot) edu

Mark is an anthropology professor at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona, specializing in environmental anthropology, human ecology and evolution, and rural China. His long-term interest in Chinese culture, language, and poetry led him to rediscover haiku in 2014. He has had haiku published in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Acorn, The Heron's Nest, tinywords, and A Hundred Gourds.

Selected Work
late summer
the egg-gathering basket
filled with tomatoes
misty morning―
camouflaged soldiers sitting
under a sacred tree
construction worker
climbing down
from the sun
frosty morning
the goat’s first squirt
pings the milk pail
the sound of hooves
bounding away―
summer stars
winter thaw―
a prayer flag
of laundry


"late summer" - Modern Haiku 48.1 (2017); "construction worker" - Modern Haiku 47.2 (2016): "the sound of hooves" - Modern Haiku 46.1 (2015); "misty morning" - Modern Haiku 47.3 (2016); "frosty morning" - The Heron's Nest 18.2 (June 2016); "winter thaw" - Acorn 34 (Spring 2015).

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