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David Elliott

David Elliott

Born: in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA
Resides: Factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA
E-mail: dlelliott (at) epix (dot) net

David Elliott was born in Minneapolis and grew up there, in New York City, and in Montclair, New Jersey. After attending Middlebury College, he received a Ph. D. in English from Syracuse University. He is currently Director of the Honors Program and Professor of English at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. His haiku, senryu, and haibun have appeared in many journals in this country and abroad.

Books Published:     Books: Wind in the Trees (Gualala, CA: AHA Books, 1992); Passing Through (La PLume, PA: Nightshade Press, 2007).     Articles:  "Formal Convention in North American Haiku," Frogpond 24:2 (2001); "Beginner's Mind," Woodnotes 31 (1997), "Finding a Distinctive Voice: A Conversation with Lucian Stryk," Modern Haiku 27:1(1996) and 27:2 (1996).      Appearances in books on haiku:  Poems of Consciousness: Contemporary Japanese & English-Language Haiku in Cross-cultural Perspective, by Richard Gilbert (Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2008); Haiku: The Gentle Art of Disappearing, by Gabriel Rosenstock (Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009); How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms, by Bruce Ross (Boston, MA: Tuttle Publishing, 2002).    Anthology Appearances:  Haiku on the Sparrow (Alexandria, VA: Violet Press, 2010); Lanterns: A Firefly Anthology (Stanford M. Forrester, Editor. Windsor, CT: bottle rockets press, 2007); Echoes 1 (Jim Kacian & Alice Frampton, Editors. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2007); Baseball Haiku (Cor van den Heuvel & Nanae Tamura, Editors. New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2007); tug of the current: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (Jim Kacian, Editor. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2005); pegging the wind: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (Jim Kacian, Editor. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2003); The New Haiku (John Barlow & Martin Lucas, Editors. Liverpool, England: Snapshot Press, 2002); Zen Poems(Manu Bazzano, Editor. London, England: MQ Publications, 2002); the loose thread: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (Jim Kacian, Editor. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2002); The New Haiku (John Barlow & Martin Lucas, Editors. Liverpool, England: Snapshot Press, 2002);Haiku: the leaves are back on the tree (Zoe Savina, Editor. Athens, Greece: Zoe Savina, 2002); Favorite Haiku, Volume 4, by H. F. Noyes (Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 2001); The Haiku Anthology (Cor van den Heuvel, Editor. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999); A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts, Editors. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press 1999); Favorite Haiku, Volume 2, by H. F. Noyes (Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 1999);The Red Moon Anthology 1997 (Jim Kacian, Editor. Winchester, VA: Red Moon Press, 1998); Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (William Higginson, Editor. Tokyo, Japan & New York, NY: Kodansha International, 1996); Heiwa: Peace Poetry in English and Japanese (Jiro Nakano & Brien Hallett, Editors. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1995); Haiku Moment (Bruce Ross, Editor. Boston, MA: Charles E. Tuttle, 1993); Four Seasons: Haiku Anthology Classified by Season Words in English and Japanese (Koko Kato, Editor, Japan: Ko Poetry Association, 1991); Only Morning in Her Shoes: Poems about Old Women (Leatrice Lifshitz, Editor. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1990).

Selected Work
 
Alpenglow
dragonfly skimming over
the mountain's reflection
 
between two mountains
	the wings of a gliding hawk
balancing sunlight
 
 
 
shielding his eyes
with his baseball glove . . .
            first geese
 
bitter wind . . .
scraping the windshield
to find her smiling face
 
 
 
so clear 
here at the summit
the song of a white-throated sparrow
 
not expecting
			 such a moon
over my crabby neighbor's roof
 
 

Credits: "Alpenglow" – Acorn 18 (2007); "shielding his eyes" – Modern Haiku 22:2 (1991); "so clear" – Frogpond 19:1 (1996); "between two mountains" – Brussels Sprout 2:1 (1981);"bitter wind" – bottle rockets 11:2 (2010); "not expecting" – Heiwa: Peace Poetry in English and Japanese (Honolulu,HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1995).

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