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Gary Evans

Gary Evans

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.

Selected Work
charred forest―
flicker of color
from a songbird
hospice . . .
she says
lucky rock
worn smooth―
third tour
missing mitten
my granddaughter asks
if I need help
trailside pause
the taste of berries
on your lips
tree rings touching them touching me


“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.

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