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Patrick Gallagher

Patrick Gallagher

Born: September 23 1935 in Ridgway Pennsylvania, USA
Resides: Anacortes, Washington, USA
E-mail: Patrick3d (at) me (dot) com

Patrick Gallagher has contributed to many haiku books and publications as an essayist, poet, editor, designer, and/or production manager. Patrick has been active continuously in haiku since the early 1993. He has served as president of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, and for many years on the executive committee of that group and of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, where he served as two terms as president. In addition, he was a featured poet at two of the Haiku Poets of Northern California's Two Autumns readings, with work appears in A Path to the Sea [with Dan Brady, Helen K. Davie, and Evelyn Hermann - edited by Christopher Herold] (Two Autumns Press, 1996); and If I Met Basho [with Pamela Miller Ness, Laurie Stoelting, and Karma Tenzing Wanchuk -edited by w. f. owen](Two Autumns Press, 2005).

Awards and Other Honors:

If I Met Basho, a collection of his poems and those of three others placed first for anthology in the National Haiku Book Awards for 2005.

Selected Work
winter sun
in the desert canyon
jeet of the phoebe
sloshing through the creek
too tired
for stepping stones
looking down
on yesterday’s
awesome peaks
light from the desk lamp
grandmother deals
another game of solitaire
a man
stepping into
my nature photo
watching fireworks
I stand close
behind her


"winter sun" - Woodnotes 20 (1994); "looking down" - Raw NervzI:3 (1994); "a man" - Raw NervzI:3 (1994); "sloshing through the creek" - Woodnotes 25 (1995); "light from the desk lamp" - Woodnotes 20 (1994); "watching fireworks" - Raw Nervz II:1 (1995).

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