Bill Pauly (born William Nicholas Pauly, April 20, 1942, Davenport, Iowa; died February 15, 2021, Asbury, Iowa), teacher, college professor of English composition and poetry, and haiku poet. A student, fellow teacher, and close friend of Fr. Raymond Roseliep at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, Pauly kept alive Roseliep’s “poetic ministry”—virtually a haiku school in the Japanese mold—after the poet/priest’s death in 1983. Pauly published two small books of haiku Wind the Clock by Bittersweet (1977) and Time from His Bones (1978), but later his work appeared principally in the haiku journals and found success in haiku contests, especially the Haiku Society of America’s Harold G. Henderson Awards for Haiku and Gerald Brady Awards for Senryu. Pauly resided in Dubuque and Asbury, Iowa.
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