H. F. Noyes

H. F. “Tom” Noyes

H. F. “Tom” Noyes (born Humphrey Farrington Noyes, May 12, 1918, on a farm near Portland, Oregon, U.S.A; died April 12, 2010, at his home Politia, Attikis, Greece). Retired from his psychoanalytic practice in New York City in 1970 and moved to Greece. He discovered haiku through the work of R. H. Blyth and was mentored by Lorraine Ellis Harr, editor of Dragonfly. By the 1980s he was an internationally acclaimed haiku poet, critic, and theorist whose writings often focused on Japanese and Buddhist aesthetics. His honors included a Sora Award from the Haiku Society of America for service to haiku (2004) and designation as Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives (2007–2008).

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Updated on August 16, 2023