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Bill Sette

Bill Sette

Born: 1947 in Jersey City New Jersey, USA
Resides: Arlington, Virginia, USA
E-mail: wfxs (at) me (dot) com

Retired from US EPA in 2010 after 30 years as a neurotoxicologist and risk assessor. Longstanding interests in zazen, tai chi, and poetry lead to a focus on reading and writing haiku around 2014. Member of the Towpath haiku group (Washington DC) since 2015.

Selected Work
pale moon
on Chesapeake bay
ghost of the oyster
the sweetness
of silence
after the news
wet pavement
rainbow gas slick
washer, dryer
washer, dryer
zazen at the laudromat
headstone math
each year fewer and fewer
older than I am
late winter
green lichen
line the curb


“pale moon” – Towpath Anthology, 2015; “the sweetness“ – HSA Anthology, 2016; “wet pavement“ – Golden Triangle DC Haiku, 2018; washer, dryer – Frogpond vol. 42:3, Autumn 2019; “headstone math“ – Frogpond vol. 43:1, Winter 2020; “late winter“ – Golden Triangle DC Haiku, 2020.

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