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Warren Decker

Warren Decker

Born: October 27 1977 in Rochester New York, USA
Resides: Izumi, Osaka, Japan
E-mail: wdecker (at) andrew (dot) ac (dot) jp

Warren Decker is a teacher and writer based in Osaka. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas in El Paso. In addition to haiku and senryu, he has published fiction, non-fiction, triolets, and limericks, with work appearing in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, NOON, THINK, Arc Poetry Magazine, New Ohio Review, Fifth Wednesday and elsewhere. He also performs rhythmic poetry as Enjambmental.

Awards and Other Honors:

Winner of Silver Needle Press Fiction Contest 2018. Poem selected for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2018.

Selected Work
 
losing our friends
to neon Osaka―
Orion and I
 
finally breaking
Orion’s silence
my mukkuri string
 
 
 
pour me
mosquito wines
in my ear
 
pine
needle
bookmark
 
 
 
tearing apart your photo tearing me apart

 
Sign above
a urinal:
Water will flow
when no one is here.
 
 

Credits:

“losing our friends” - Frogpond Vol. 40:2, Spring-Summer 2017; “finally breaking“ - Modern Haiku Vol. 50.2, Summer 2019; “pour me“ - Four Hundred and Two Snails, HSA Members’ Anthology 2018; “pine“ - Frogpond Vol. 42.2, Spring-Summer 2019; “tearing apart“ - Frogpond Vol. 41:2, Spring-Summer 2018; “Sign above“ - NOON, Issue 15, August 2019.

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