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Paul Watsky

Former Board Member
San Francisco, California

Paul Watsky’s haiku have appeared since 1994 in most of the major English-language journals, including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Snapshots, Mayfly, and The Heron’s Nest. His work has been anthologized in A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku, Volume 1; The Red Moon Anthology; and The New Pond. He placed second in the Haiku Society of America’s Gerald Brady Award for 1996 and 1997. With Emiko Miyashita he is cotranslator of Santoka (PIE Books, Tokyo, 2006).

beach sunrise—
          long shadows
                   of pebbles

                                                                   September warmth—
                                                                   after the flea-bombing

late blackberries
covered with road dust—
still unripe


Publications by Paul Watsky

Four trails four seasons, Pt. Reyes rengay. With John Thompson. San Francisco, CA: Jopa House, 1998.

First dream : poems by Anne Homan, Jeffrey S. McKay, Marianna Monaco, Paul Watsky. Edited by Patrick Gallagher. San Francisco, CA: Two Autumns Press, 1998.

A new resonance. Edited by Jim Kacian & Dee Evetts. Winchester, VA : Red Moon Press, 1999.

Sea side. Charleston, IL: tel-let, 2003.


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