Born: September 13 1954 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA
Resides: Misawa, Aomori-ken, Japan
E-mail: sensei2 (at) heronet (dot) ne (dot) jp
I'm not an itinerant monk. I don't espouse any philosophy or religion. But writing haiku has become a way of "staying alive" for me - Cid Corman once said that this is what poetry must be, if it is to have any validity. I was the illiterate boy who couldn't stop staring out the classroom window at the squirrel climbing the sycamore tree. How lucky I am to have found, in this place, two-thirds from galactic center, so many like-minded people.
Credits: "Long drive to the sea" - Lilliput Review; "Pearl Harbor" - Acorn; "sickle moon" - Modern Haiku; "crow caw" - Modern Haiku; "city heat" - The Asahi Shimbun; "Daughter's puzzle" - Frogpond.