The Haiku Foundation honors the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist is Bruce Feingold.
Bruce H. Feingold has been a clinical psychologist in the Bay Area for nearly fifty years, and on his fortieth birthday he discovered haiku when a friend gave him Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North. As a psychologist Bruce focused on the depth of emotions and relationships and is an avid hiker, trekker, birdwatcher, gardener and a practitioner of yoga and meditation, hence, haiku with its emphasis on nature, relatedness and being has resonated on a personal, artistic and spiritual level.
He has been published world wide, and has won many honors and awards, including The Heron’s Nest Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, the Haiku Canada Betty Drevniok Award, The Haiku Poets of Northern California Senryu Contest, the United Haiku Annual Hortensia Award, The Golden Triangle Award and the Touchstone Short List, His haiku have been chosen five times for the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, and he has published five collections with Red Moon Press. In 2023, everything with an * won an Honorable Mention in the HSA Merit Books Awards.
Bruce is the Vice-President of the Haiku Poets of Northern California and chairs The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards. He has been married for nearly fifty years and is blessed that his two children, their spouses and grandchildren live ten minutes away.