Born: 1946 in San Diego California, USA
Resides: Stanwood, Washington, USA
Gary first learned of haiku in a world literature class in high school. His first published poem appeared in Haiku Highlights in 1967. After a career in education, he returned to his interest in Japanese poetry forms and has since been published in The Heron’s Nest, Mariposa, Acorn, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, and Bottle Rockets, among others.
Awards and Other Honors:
First Place, co-author, Rengay Competition, Haiku Poets of Northern California, 2017.
“charred forest” - Acorn, Issue #42 Spring, 2019; “hospice” - The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XXI, No. 4: Dec. 20; “lucky rock” - Modern Haiku, vol. 50.2 Summer 2019; “missing mitten” - HSA Anthology, 2018; “trailside pause” - Troutswirl - The Haiku Foundation of America blog, November, 2018; “tree rings” - The Wanderer Brush The Art of Haiga, an anthology - selected, edited and illustrated by Ion Codrescu; Red Moon Press, 2020.