Howard Lee Kilby (born December 28, 1943, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, U.S.A.), alumnus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and the Oaklawn Jockey Club, a thoroughbred racetrack and casino in Hot Springs, Ark., as well as haiku poet, officer, and promoter. In 1997 Kilby cofounded the Arkansas Haiku Society and currently serves as its president. He served as secretary of the Haiku Society of America from 1999 through 2002 and HSA South Region coordinator from 2004 through 2010, and organizes annual haiku conferences in Hot Springs. Kilby’s haiku have appeared in the leading American journals and the members’ anthologies of the HSA since 1993 and of Haiku Canada since 2006 as well as several topical anthologies. He also writes a haiku column for Ouachita Life magazine in Benton, Ark. Kilby resides in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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