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paul m. (Paul Miller)

paul m. (Paul Miller)

Born: in Inglewood California, USA
Resides: Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
E-mail: pauldmiller (at) fctvplus (dot) net

Paul Miller (paul m.) is an internationally awarded and anthologized poet and essayist. Since 2013 he has been the managing editor for Modern Haiku, the longest-running haiku journal outside of Japan. He is the CFO of Haiku North America (2004 - ), Treasurer of the Haiku Poets of Northern California (2003 - ), and served ten years as the Treasurer of the Haiku Society of America (2004 - 2014). He holds a B.A. in Cognitive Psychology and a M.A. in English.

Awards and Other Honors: First Place, Daichuji Temple Suruga Baika Literary Festival (2000); Year's Best Poem (Editor/Reader), The Heron's Nest Valentine's Award (2002); First Place, The Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Award (Haiku Society of America, 2003); Third Place, The Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Award (Haiku Society of America, 2007); Roadrunner Scorpion Prize (May 2009); First Place, The Mildred Kanterman Memorial Merit Book Award (Haiku Society of America, 2011); First Place, The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Award (2011); Second Place, Japanese Embassy’s Japan-America Society Haiku Contest (2015); First Prize, Brady Award (Haiku Society of America, 2015); First Prize, British Haiku Society Haiku Contest (2015); First Prize, The Haiku Poets of Northern California International Haiku Contest (2015); Winner, Snapshot Press Book Awards (2017).

Books Published: Finding the Way (Press Here, 2002: Foster City, California); Called Home (Red Moon Press, 2006: Winchester, Virginia); Flotsam Jetsam (Privately printed, 2007: Bristol, Rhode Island); Pilgrim Stone (Privately printed, 2008: Bristol, Rhode Island); Chasing My Breath (Privately printed, 2009: Bristol, Rhode Island); Few Days North Days Few (Red Moon Press, 2011).

Selected Work
 
scattering cabbage whites
years later
I still think of her
 
daffodil shoots—
all these years
as an accountant
 
 
 
bulbs dividing underground
we talk of children
we cannot have
 
explaining it,
my life sounds frivolous—
holly berries
 
 
 
migratory goose...
both our reflections
in the pond
 
migrating whales
all our footprints
wash away
 
 

Credits: "scattering cabbage whites" - Modern Haiku 39.2 (2008), white lies: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (2009); "bulbs dividing underground" - Mariposa 17 (2007); "migratory goose" - Mariposa 19 (2008); "daffodil shoots" – The Heron's Nest VII:3 (2005); "explaining it" - Acorn 11 (2003); "migrating whales" – Editors' Choice, The Heron's Nest IV:11 (2002).

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