Welch, Michael Dylan 1962-

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WELCH, Michael Dylan 1962-

PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1962, in Watford, England; son of John (an architect) and Shirley (a homemaker; maiden name, Essery) Welch); married Hiromi Takayanagi Welch (an accountant), April 27, 2001. Education: B.A. (communications/media, English), 1985, M.A. (English), 1989. Hobbies and other interests: Skiing, racquetball, photography.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—P.O. Box 4014, Foster City, CA 94404-0014. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Eikon Systems, Foster City, CA, publications manager, 1988-91; freelance editor, 1991-96; Hungry Minds, Foster City, CA, senior editor, 1996-2001; SecurityFocus, San Mateo, CA, information manager, 2001—. Haiku North America Conference, cofounder; American Haiku Archives at the California State Library, cofounder and advisory board member. Presenter of essays at literary conferences.

MEMBER: Haiku Society of America, Tanka Society of America (president), Lewis Carroll Society of North America, e.e. cummings Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: First place, Brady Senryu Contest, Haiku Society of America, 1995; first place, Henderson Haiku Contest, Haiku Society of America, 2001.


poetry; unless otherwise noted

Tremors, Press Here, 1990.

(Editor) Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go, Press Here, 1993.

(Coeditor) Haiku Path: A History of the Haiku Society of America, 1968-1988, Haiku Society of America, 1994.

(Editor) Footsteps in the Fog, Press Here, 1994.

(Editor) Wedge of Light, Press Here, 1997.

The Haijin's Tweed Coat, Press Here, 1990.

Editor of Tundra: The Journal of the Short Poem, 1999, and Woodnotes, 1989-97; editor and publisher of Press Here, 1989—.

Poetry published in literary journals in the United States, Canada, England, France, Holland, Romania, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan Contributor of essays to periodicals, including Spring: The Journal of the e. e. cummings Society.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A book of essays on American haiku, as coeditor, with Lee Gurga.

SIDELIGHTS: Michael Dylan Welch told CA: "My writing and publishing focuses primarily on haiku, tanka, and other short poetry. Japanese genres written in English are frequently misunderstood, and my goal with Tundra, my journal for short poetry, is to better integrate haiku and tanka with other short poetry."