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).
2018 - Is Where The Car Is, a haibun first published in Modern Haiku, nominated for a Pushcart Prize; four readings from earthshine, two haiku revision workshops.
2019 - earthshine, without distribution or Amazon availability, blessed with a fourth printing; at least five readings from earthshine (with haibun), and one haiku revision workshop.
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