1947 - b. San Francisco
1964 - After a high school teacher noted my poetry was similar to haiku, I experimented with the form, employing surreal, concrete, e. e. cummings-style techniques.
1971 - Moved to Hope, a small town in British Columbia. Rediscovered haiku, this time at the source: a personal communion with nature.
1979-1986 - Associate Editor, Modern Haiku (rode shotgun for Bob Spiess). Haiku, senryu, and book reviews published in haiku magazines and anthologies.
1986-2006 - Mostly work, family, musical pursuits (two songs nominated for Junos). Some haiku.
2006 - Moved back to the Bay Area. Joined Haiku Poets of Northern California (HPNC); several years later, the Haiku Society of America (HSA). Once again discovering the source of haiku, here.
2017 - earthshine, my first collection of haiku, published by Snapshot Press.
2018 - earthshine, Winner of the Touchstone Distinguished Book Award for 2017 (The Haiku Foundation); Honorable Mention HSA Merit Book Award for 2017 (Haiku Society of America).
- bio adapted from but for their voices, Two Autumns Press, 2015