Ben Gaa

Ben Gaa, 2021
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Ben Gaa (born Benjamin Albert Gaa, February 16, 1976, Belleville, Illinois, U.S.A.; published as Ben Moeller-Gaa until 2020), American IT functional analyst for MilliporeSigma, a life sciences technology support company, and poet. A graduate of the Knox College Creative Writing Program, he has published more than 1,000 haiku and senryu in journals and anthologies around the globe. He is the author of two full-length collections, Wishbones: Haiku & Senryu (2018; winner of a THF Touchstone Distinguished Book Award and an Honorable Mention in the HSA Merit Book Awards) and One Breath: Haiku & Senryu (2020) as well as three chapbooks: Wasp Shadows (2014; Pushcart Prize nomination), Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (2014) and Fiddle in the Floorboards (2018). He is host of Haiku Talk, a YouTube channel for discussing individual contemporary English-language haiku. He has lived in St. Louis, Missouri, for more than 20 years. 

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Updated on September 25, 2022