Gary Hotham


10460 Stansfield Road
Scaggsville,, MD 20723

Author's Bio

Gary Hotham has been busy working the art and craft of English language haiku for over 50 years now. His work has appeared in various magazines, journals, chapbooks and anthologies since then. He spent his youth in northern Maine but has since made his home in Maryland with some breaks living with wife and daughter for various lengths of time in Japan, Germany and England.  He was recently named the Honorary Curator for 2022-2023 of the American Haiku Archives at the California State University in Sacramento.  More details at:

Publications & Prizes

Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W. W. Norton & Company, 2013)
Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press, 2011)
The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002)
The Haiku Anthology (Norton, 1999)
Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International, 1996)
The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World (Kodansha International, 1996)
The Haiku Anthology (Simon & Schuster, 1986)
The Haiku Anthology (Anchor/Doubleday, 1974)
Stone's Throw: Promises of Mere Words (Pinyon Publishing, 2016)
Nothing More Happens in the 20th Century: Haiku Dangers (Pecan Grove Press, 2011)
Spilled Milk: Haiku Destinies (Pinyon Publishing, 2010)
Missed Appointment: The Haiku Art (Lilliput Review Press, 2007)
Breath Marks (Canon Press, 1999)
Footprints & Fingerprints (Lilliput Review Press, 1999)
Bare Feet (Longhouse, 1998)
23 (Longhouse, 2019)
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Prizes won: 

Touchstone Distinquished Book Award for 2019, honorable mention - Rightsizing the Universe:  Haiku Theory (Yiqralo Press, 2019)

Haiku Canada 2020 Maxianne Bluger Award for Chapbooks, honorable mention - 23 (Longhouse Publishing, 2019)

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Last update: Oct 15, 2022