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David G. Lanoue

David G. Lanoue

Born: in Omaha Nebraska, USA
Resides: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
E-mail: david1gerard (at) hotmail (dot) com

I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, earned my B.A. at Creighton University, then went on to complete the M.A. & Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since 1981, I've been teaching English at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where I hold the rank of professor.

Awards and Other Honors: RosaMary Professor of English, Xavier University of Louisiana

Books Published: Haiku Wars (Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2009); The Distant Mountain: The Life and Haiku of Kobayashi Issa [English with Hindi translations by Angelee Deodhar] (Chandigarh: Azad Hind, 2009); 『ハイク・ガイ』[Haiku Gai -- Tran. Keiji Minato -- Japanese translation of Haiku Guy] (Tokyo: Sanwa, 2009); Смеещият Се Буда [Tran. Svetla Hristova -- Bulgarian translation of Laughing Buddha] (Sofia: Iztok-Zapad, 2008); Хаи ђин. [Tran. Saša Vazíc -- Serbian translation of Haiku Guy] (Belgrade: Mali Nemo, 2007); Човекът, Коѝто Пищеще Хаѝку [Tran. Svetla Hristova -- Bulgarian translation of Haiku Guy] (Sofia: Iztok-Zapad, 2007); Editor: Katrina-ku: Storm Poems (Canton, Mississippi: Magnolia2 Press, 2006); Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa (Buddhist Books International, 2004); Laughing Buddha (Winchester, Virginia: Red Moon Press, 2004); Editor: (HSA, 2003); Haiku Guy (Winchester, Virginia: Red Moon Press, 2000); Issa: Cup-of Tea Poems, Selected Haiku of Kobayashi Issa (Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1991).

Selected Work
 
the woman in the
window seat
closes the clouds
 
she's naked in the hallway
I put on
my glasses
 
 
 
pizza parlor
after the murders
help wanted
 
busy mind
two indigo butterflies
at the edge
 
 
 
a "Lost Dog" sign
nailed deep
into the oak
 
balcony view
the blonde's black
secret
 
 

Credits: "the woman in the" - Jointure 75 (Été 2003); "pizza parlor" - Cordite Poetry Review 29.1 (2009); "a 'Lost Dog' sign" - Frogpond 27.2 (2004); "she's naked in the hallway" - Frogpond 31.1 (2008); "busy mind" - Modern Haiku 38.1 (2007); "balcony view" - Modern Haiku 39.3 (2008)

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