Gary Hotham (born Presque Isle, Maine, July 28, 1950), retired from employment in the Department of Defense as an intelligence analyst for more than 40 years but is still working part time as an archivist for the DoD. He has been writing and publishing haiku since 1966 and, beginning in 1976, has published more than 20 collections of his work, including two holographic chapbooks. His work has frequently been honored in haiku competitions and by inclusion in dozens of haiku anthologies, including all three editions of Cor van den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology (1974, 1986, 1999); Bruce Ross’s Haiku Moment (1993); George Swede and Randy Brooks’s Global Haiku: Twenty-five Poets World-wide (2000); John Barlow and Martin Lucas’s The New Haiku (2002), and Lee Gurga and Scott Metz’s Haiku 2020: 100 notable ku from 2019. Over the years Hotham has served as a judge for a number of contests and is currently First Vice President of the Haiku Society of America. He also serves on the editorial staff of the yearly Red Moon anthologies. He resides in Scaggsville, Maryland.
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