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Greg Schwartz

Greg Schwartz

Born: 1977 in Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA
Resides: Sykesville, Maryland, USA
E-mail: freginold (at) yahoo (dot) com

I fix copiers for a living and try to write haiku whenever I can. I'm married with two twin infants and a dog.

Awards and Other Honors: I've been lucky enough to have my haiku included in two different editions of the annual Red Moon Anthologies (2008 and 2009). Some of my poems won 1st prize in the Bay Area Poets Coalition contest and the Arizona State Poetry Society contest, and I've had a couple of Dwarf Stars and Rhysling nominations.

Books Published: Spec House of Poetry (http://spechouseofpoetry.blogspot.com/), run by J. Bruce Fuller, published a book of my horror poetry (including several haiku) in 2007, titled Bits and Pieces. In 2009, the same publisher produced a broadside of three of my haiku and titled it "bird ku."

Selected Work
 
speeding ticket
the cop in no hurry
to give it to me
 
steady rain a line outside the aquarium
 
 
 
planting bulbs
in the shaded yard
she lets the phone ring
 
autumn sunset—
   watching a veteran
beg for change
 
 
 
   good harvest—
a new shirt
        for the scarecrow
 
rain clouds—
my father picks a coffin
for his father
 
 

Credits: "speeding ticket" - Modern Haiku 39:2 (2008); "planting bulbs" - Presence (May 2008); "good harvest" - Farming Magazine (Fall 2009); "steady rain" - Frogpond 32:1 (2008); "autumn sunset" - bear creek haiku (November 2008); "rain clouds" - Mayfly 46 (2008); where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2009 (Red Moon Press, 2010).

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