Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

Haiku + Tanka, Haibun, Rengay, Shahai, & More


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 AcornAkitsu QuarterlyAmerican TankaAsahi Shimbun’s Asahi Haikuist NetworkAtlas PoeticaBacopa Literary ReviewBloo Outlier Journal, bottle rocketsbrass bell, Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Chrysanthemum, Cold Moon Journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, DailyHaiga, Drifting Sands Haibun, Frogpond, Gnarled Oak, Graceguts, Haibun TodayHaigaonline, Haiku CrushHaiku Dialogue (The Haiku Foundation)Haiku NewsHaikuniverseHaiku Pea PodcasthedgerowHuman/Kind JournalMann Library Daily HaikuMemoryhouse, Modern HaikuMy Haiku Pond, Nick Virgilio Haiku Association: Haiku in Action series, Per Diem (The Haiku Foundation), Poetry Pea Journal, PresencePrune Juicepulse: voices from the heart of medicineRibbonsSeven by Twenty, Skylark Tanka JournalTemps LibreThe Heron’s NestThe Mamba: Journal of African HaikuThe Zen Space, Tinywords, Toho Journal, Under the BashoVinesWild Plum, and World Haiku Review and in select anthologies such as Earth: Our Common GroundJumble BoxNeon 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
this poet

Cherry Blossom

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