the haiku circle
Bill Kenney: 2022 Reader
One day in December 2003 Bill Kenney, a retired college professor, said to his wife Pat, “I think I should write haiku.” Bill didn’t really know what he meant by that, since he knew very little about haiku, and most of what he did know was wrong. Anyway, he’s been trying to get it right ever since and has occasionally come close enough to have his work published in numerous print and online journals, among them Acorn, Failed Haiku, First Frost, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Prune Juice, and The Heron’s Nest; included in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku (2007); and chosen repeatedly for The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku.
Along the way he has produced three selections of his haiku/senryu, all published by Red Moon Press: the earth pushes back (2016), senior admission (2018), and keep walking (2021). keep walking is the recipient of a Touchstone Distinguished Books Award for 2021.