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 amazing 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 QuarterlyAmerican Tanka, Asahi Shimbun’s Asahi Haikuist NetworkAtlas PoeticaBacopa Literary Review, Bloo Outlier Journal, Brass Bell, Chrysanthemum, Cold Moon JournalContemporary Haibun Online, DailyHaigaFrogpond, Gnarled Oak, GracegutsHaibun Today, Haigaonline, Haiku CrushHaiku News, Haiku Pea Podcast, HaikuniverseHedgerow, Human/Kind JournalMann Library Daily Haiku, Memoryhouse, Modern Haiku, My Haiku Pond, Presence, Prune Juice, Pulse: Voices from the Heart of MedicineRibbonsSeven by Twenty, Temps LibreThe Heron’s Nest, The Mamba: Journal of African HaikuThe Zen Space, Tinywords, Toho Journal, VinesWild 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, and The Holden Arboretum (Ohio).

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