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William Cullen Jr

William Cullen Jr

Born: 1953 in Petersburg Virginia, USA
Resides: Brooklyn, New York, USA
E-mail: bill_cullen_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bill Cullen published his first haiku in Modern Haiku in 1988. His haiku, tanka and other poetry have appeared in, or are forthcoming in, Asimov's Science Fiction, Camroc Press Review, Christian Science Monitor, Gulfstream, Pirene's Fountain, Poppy Road Review, Right Hand Pointing, Spillway, Wild Goose Poetry Review and Word Riot. Bill was a co-judge of the Haiku Society of America's Harold G. Henderson Haiku Competition in 2004.  He works at a nonprofit in Brooklyn, New York, is married, and has two college-age sons.

Awards and Other Honors: Bill's work has been frequently anthologized, and has, over the years, been selected for the "best of year" annual series, Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku.

Selected Work
 
low tide
the barren woman looks up
at the full moon
 
baseball field
a drifter asleep
on home plate
 
 
 
waiting for the eclipse
the flash of a sunfish
deep in the pond
 
laughing gull
on the oil-drenched beach
silent
 
 
 
      dawn
                
 ( ( ( koi ) ) )
 
orphanage
a pumpkin in the trash
has no face
 
 

Credits: "low tide" - Magnapoets (January 2010); "waiting for the eclipse" - Mainichi Daily News (January 19, 2010); "dawn" - Frogpond 33:3 (2010); "baseball field" - Lyrical Passion (October2010); "laughing gull" - sharing the sun: Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2010 (2010); "orphanage" - Journaloftruthandconsequence.com (September 2010).

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