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John J. DunphyJohn J. Dunphy

Born 1953 in Alton, IL, USA
Residing in Alton, IL, USA
"I was introduced to haiku in high school and had been instantly captivated by it. I began writing haiku in the early 1980s but wasn't satisfied with its quality. I didn't want to write the kind of insipid nature poetry that epitomized so much traditional English-language haiku at that time. My poetry had to be as distinctive and cutting-edge as my most controversial non-fiction articles. After much experimentation, I felt ready in the late 1980s to begin submitting my haiku for publication."
Blog/website - John J. Dunphy - Author and Poet