Millikin University Haiku Writer Profile

Michael Dylan Welch

  low summer sun—
the shadow of an earring
on your cheek
 
by Michael D. Welch

Biographical Background

Michael Dylan Welch was born in 1962 in Watford, England. He began enjoying haiku in high school, where an English teacher taught Welch about haiku. Welch graduated with a communications/media and English major. He received an M.A in English in 1989 where he focused on twentieth-century poetry
and fiction.

This profile of haiku writer, Michael Dylan Welch, was researched, written and created by Gia Drouzas.

Interview with Michael Dylan Welch

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  morning bird song—
my paddle slips
into its reflection
 
by Michael D. Welch

Welch’s work is very powerful and unique; he uses photography to help capture the moment of the haiku. Michael Welch has distinguished himself as one of the most well known
haiku poets today!

Author Awards

(to be added)

 

 

Author's Books

Egret (haiku). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1989.
John Thompson, ed. *Two Autumns* (one of four poets included). San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 1990.

Tremors (a collection of earthquake haiku). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1990.

The Haijin's Tweed Coat (a haiku sequence). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1990. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the HSA]

Harvest (editor, 1991 Haiku North America conference anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1991.

The Gulf Within (coeditor of anthology of Gulf War haiku). San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 1991.

Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go (editor, and one of seven contributing poets— a collection of senryu). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1993. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the HSA]

The Shortest Distance (coeditor, 1993 Haiku North America conference anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1993.

Footsteps in the Fog (editor, and one of six contributing poets—a collection of tanka). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.

Thornewood Poems (haiku sequence). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.

A Haiku Path (coeditor of a book about the history of the first twenty years of the Haiku Society of America). New York: Haiku Society of America, 1994.

Hammerhorn Lake (collection of rengay written with two other poets). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.

Northern Lights (editor, 1995 Haiku North America conference anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1995.

Shades of Green (editor, 1997 Haiku North America conference anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1997.

Wedge of Light (coeditor of haibun anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1997. [winner of a Merit Book Award from the HSA]

Too Busy for Spring (coeditor, 1999 Haiku North America conference anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 1999.

Countdown (editor, 2000 Haiku Poets of Northern California members' anthology on the theme of the millennium and the New Year). San Francisco: Two Autumns Press, 2000.

Berries and Cream (interview with Jeanne Emrich on haiga). Foster City, California: Press Here, 2000.

The Haijin's Tweed Coat (second, expanded edition). Foster City: Press Here, 2000.

Paperclips (coeditor, 2001 Haiku North America conference anthology). Foster City, California: Press Here, 2001.

 

Additional Web Links and Resources

email address: welchm@aol.com

Online book, Open Window. Brooks Books, 2000.

 

haiku conferences haiku courses at Millikin Modern Haiku magazine
speakers & readings haiku competitions at MU student renga
student haiku projects published haiku by students links to haiku web sites
student research on haiku haiku by Millikin students directory of haiku magazines

 

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