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Haiku Canada Member Biography

Guy Simser

Guy began cursive writing with a straight pen and inkwell and thought the ball point pen was futuristic. His poems (English/Japanese forms) have appeared in eight countries.

Literary Awards: Carleton University Prize, Diane Brebner Prize, AHA Tanka Splendor Prize, Hekinan International Haiku Special Prize, Kaji Aso Senryu Prize; and CBC radio documentary, Alberta Culture (radio drama), and IODE short story awards.

Guy co-chaired HNA’s Crosscurrents Conference (Ottawa), wrote book reviews/poet interviews for HC Review & Simply Haiku and sits on Gusts editorial committee.

Haiku from Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2011 Observer Observed

writer’s block
I tap the crumbs
from the keyboard

~Charles Trumbull~

After the downpour
a sparrow in the gutter
sipping at clouds

~Klaus Dieter Wirth~

distant thunder...
a flashlight
weaving down the path

~David Elliott~

oven warm bread
the long reach
of the baker

~Hans Jongman~

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