Garry Gay







About the Author

Garry Gay was born in Glendale, California in 1951. He received a BPA degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1974 and has been a professional photographer since his graduation. He is skilled in all formats and has been creating digital images since 1993. His award winning Polaroid Transfers have hung in numerous juried art shows. He is a proud member of Advertising Photographers of America, Film Arts Foundation, Friends of Photography, Artrails, and the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County.

Greatly influenced by Basho's Narrow Road to the Deep North, he has steadily been writing haiku from 1975 to the present. He is one of the co-founders of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, serving as their first president from 1989-1990. In 1991 he was elected president of the Haiku Society of America.

Garry Gay is the creator of the poetic form called Rengay, a linked haiku form usually written through a collaborative exchange.

He currently lives in the California wine country, in a small town called Windsor, with his wife, Melinda, and daughter, Alissa.

Other publications by Garry Gay:

The Billboard Cowboy (Smythe-Waithe Press: Kentfield, CA ), 1982.

The Silent Garden (Smythe-Waithe Press: Kentfield, CA ), 1982.

Wings of Moonlight (Smythe-Waithe Press: Windsor, CA ), 1993.

River Stones (Saki Press: Normal, IL), 1999. (A Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Award Chapbook Contest Winner).

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