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Katherine Gallagher

Katherine Gallagher, 2011
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Katherine Gallagher (born Kathleen Mary Gallagher, September 7, 1935, Maldon, Victoria, Australia; married name Londeix), Australian teacher, poet, translator and short-story writer composing haiku since the 1970s. Her haikai have been published in journals including Blithe Spirit, Presence, Haiku Southwest, Paper Wasp, and Time Haiku, and anthologiesThe Iron Book of British Haiku (1998), First Australian Haiku Anthology (1999), Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (1996), The New Haiku (2002), Haiku: Poetry Ancient & Modern (2002), Evening Breeze: The Anthology from the Inaugural Janice M. Bostok Haiku Award (2012), Still Heading Out (Australian and New Zealand haiku, 2013), and the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar (2004, 2007, 2017). She joined the British Haiku Society in 1990 and was a founding member of Haiku Oz in 2000. Her haiku collection Shifts was published in 1997, and she edited Celebration, the 2010 BHS members’ anthology. In 2004 she won a Museum of Haiku Literature Award for a haiku published in Blithe Spirit and has won recognition in the First Polish International Haiku Competition (2007, 2011) and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2009). She has resided in London, U.K., since 1979.

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Updated on January 29, 2022