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Dan Curtis

Dan Curtis

Born: in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
Resides: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
E-mail: dancurtis8 (at) gmail (dot) com

Dan Curtis is a poet and photographer who lives in Victoria, B.C. He has been writing haiku for five years and is a member of Haiku Canada, the Haiku Society of America, and Haiku Arbutus. His work has been published in numerous journals including Acorn, Frogpond, Haiku Canada Review, The Heron’s Nest, Modern Haiku, and Presence.

Awards and Other Honors:

2015 Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards - Honorable Mention; 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational - Best of British Columbia.

Selected Work
gathering dusk in a pail wild blueberries
I crunch into
the soft center
spring marsh
sun puddle
my old cat
eases in
cold rain . . .
filling the carton
with her clothes
temple bell . . .
petal by petal
the pond blooms
the dream
my father still clings to
backyard sailboat


“gathering dusk” – Heron’s Nest Vol. XXI, No. 4: Dec. 2019; “I crunch into“ – Modern Haiku Vol. 50:3, Autumn, 2019; “sun puddle“ – Acorn Issue #41 Fall 2018; “cold rain” – Heron’s Nest, Vol. XX, No. 1: March 2018; “temple bell” – The Heron’s Nest Vol. XIX, No. 3: Sept. 2017; “the dream” – The Heron's Nest Vol. XVIII, No. 4: Dec. 2016.

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