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Frogpond 47.1 • 2024

Museum of Haiku
Literature Award

Haiku & Senryu

Essay 1 - Baroque-ku?

Essay 2 - Cultivating Zoka

Essay 3 - Imagining Haiku Narrators Part 2

Essay 4 - Nepali Haiku Literature

Interview - Gary Hotham



Book Reviews

Haiku Society of America



Haiku Poet Interview: Gary Hotham

by Jacob D. Salzer

Haiku Poet Interview: Gary Hotham
(complete PDF version)

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Country of Residence: USA

Current Occupation: Working part-time as an archivist for the
Department of Defense

Past Occupations: Retired in 2014 after working for over 40 years as an intel analyst for the Department of Defense

Interests/Hobbies: Too many interests and not enough time. I do a lot of photography. Since I purchased a digital camera in 2004, I can take pictures of every fascinating thing I see with many variants. I am the grandsons’ (now 7 & almost 10) personal paparazzi.

Solo Collections: My first chapbook was published in 1976: Without the Mountain and now, twenty-three chapbooks later, Susan Entsminger of Pinyon Publishing in Colorado has created a handmade chapbook in 2023: Soft Serve: Haiku Remains.

Long Collections:

Breath Marks: Haiku to Read in the Dark (1999) Spilled Milk: Haiku Destinies (2010)

Stone’s Throw: Promises of Mere Words (2015)

Anthologies & Collaborations:

My haiku have appeared in many anthologies since the first one in 1974: The Haiku Anthology: English Language Haiku by Contemporary American and Canadian Poets edited by Cor van den Heuvel (Anchor/Doubleday). The sad thing about copies of that anthology is that they are falling apart with age – rather like me. My work also appears in the two later anthologies edited by Cor van den Heuvel in 1986 (Simon & Schuster) and 1999 (Norton).

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Salzer, Jacob D. "Haiku Poet Interview: Gary Hotham." Frogpond 47.1, Winter, 2024, 45-52.

This excerpt inclues the first page of the feature: page 45. The complete feature includes pages 45-52. To read the complete feature, click on the link to the PDF version:

Haiku Poet Interview: Gary Hotham
(complete PDF version)