Garry Gay received his B.P.A. degree in photography in 1974. He has been a photographer by profession for the past 40 years. He started writing haiku in 1975. Greatly influenced by Basho’s Narrow Road To The Deep North, he has steadily written haiku over the past 30 years. He is one of the co-founders of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. He became their first president from 1989-90 and in 2001-2008 again served as president. As president in 1989 he founded the Two Autumns haiku reading series. In 1991 he was elected as president of the Haiku Society of America. In 1991 he founded Haiku North America. In 1996 he also co-founded the American Haiku Archives in Sacramento, California. He is the creator of the poetic form called Rengay. He is the author of The Billboard Cowboy, The Silent Garden, Wings of Moonlight, River Stones, Along The Way and The Unlocked Gate, published with John Thompson.