Born: June 12 1942 in Chicago Illinois, USA
Resides: Portal and Pawleys Island, Arizona and South Carolina, USA
E-mail: larryjgates (at) gmail (dot) com
Time split between Portal, AZ and Pawleys Island, SC. Raised in Jasonville, IN and Mattoon, IL. Studied at Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois, and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Awarded a PhD in psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Retired Professor of Psychology at University of Southern Mississippi, twice President of Mississippi Ornithological Society. Anti-war, environmentalist, socialist, liberation theology advocate, haiku poet. Numerous articles published in areas of developmental and Jungian psychology – also religion and natural history. One published book (with my wife Terrie) about hummingbirds.
“Visiting graves” - Modern Haiku 15:1 (Winter–Spring 1984); “A cloud on the water”- Frogpond 11:3 (August 1988); “sound of the surf“ - Modern Haiku 4:3 (1973), Special Mention; “passing whale’s eye“ - Japanese Airlines (JAL) Contest 1987–88 Top Selection; “Unknown birdsong“ – The Heron’s Nest 16:1 (March 2014); “deep“ - Modern Haiku 15:1 (Winter–Spring 1984).