Born: 1946 in New York City New York, USA
Resides: Pomona, New York, USA
E-mail: bkateswriter (at) gmail (dot) com
Brian Kates had a 40-year career at the New York Daily News, where he was, variously, an investigative reporter, columnist and editorial page editor.
Awards and Other Honors:
Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for editorial writing and a Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, among other honors. His book, The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady, the biography of a homeless woman slain on the streets of New York, was a finalist for an Edgar Allan Poe Award in nonfiction.
The Murder of a Shopping Bag Lady (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1985).
“spring fern” – bottle rockets No. 47, August 2022; “changing my grandson’s diaper” – Prune Juice No. 38, December 2022; “homemade facemasks” – Frogpond vol. 43:3 Fall 2020; “today’s ensō” – Modern Haiku vol. 50.3 Autumn 2019; “this morning’s ensō” – Frogpond vol. 42:3 Fall 2019.