Bill Waters lives in Pennington, New Jersey, U.S.A., with his wonderful wife and their two adorable cats. :- )
He has been writing Japanese-style micropoetry since 1999 and has been sharing it with the world via social media since 2009.
In addition, Bill’s work has been popping up in e-zines and print journals here and there like mushrooms after a gentle summer rain.
His poems and prose can be found in journals / e-zines including Acorn, Akitsu Quarterly, American Tanka, Asahi Shimbun’s Asahi Haikuist Network, Atlas Poetica, Bacopa Literary Review, Bloo Outlier Journal, bottle rockets, brass bell, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Chrysanthemum, Cold Moon Journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, DailyHaiga, Drifting Sands Haibun, Frogpond, Gnarled Oak, Graceguts, Haibun Today, Haigaonline, Haiku Crush, Haiku Dialogue (The Haiku Foundation), Haiku News, Haikuniverse, Haiku Pea Podcast, hedgerow, Human/Kind Journal, Mann Library Daily Haiku, Memoryhouse, Modern Haiku, My Haiku Pond, Nick Virgilio Haiku Association: Haiku in Action series, Per Diem (The Haiku Foundation), Poetry Pea Journal, Presence, Prune Juice, pulse: voices from the heart of medicine, Ribbons, Seven by Twenty, Skylark Tanka Journal, Temps Libre, The Heron’s Nest, The Mamba: Journal of African Haiku, The Zen Space, Tinywords, Toho Journal, Under the Basho, Vines, Wild Plum, and World Haiku Review and in select anthologies such as Earth: Our Common Ground, Jumble Box, Neon Graffiti: Tanka and Other 5-Line Poems about Contemporary Life, Prune Juice Book of Senryu: Celebrating 10 Years, Seize the Poem: An Anthology, and The Red River Book of Haibun.
Several poems have also found a place in the Golden Haiku contest and the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar contest, and six, in the form of video poems, were included in the HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival and the Miniature Film Festival (Vancouver). Also, his work has appeared as a part of poetry installations at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the New Jersey Botanical Garden, The Holden Arboretum (Ohio), a library and a fall festival in Mercer County (New Jersey), and a hidden gem of a combination RV park / sculpture park / antique motor museum in New Mexico.
reflected in the window
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