LeRoy Gorman

LeRoy Gorman, c. 2018
Photo by Sheila Gorman

LeRoy Gorman (born August 7, 1949, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada). He grew up on a farm near Merrickville, Ontario, graduated from Carleton University and then Queen’s University, and is now retired from a 38-year teaching career, first with the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services and later with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Gorman’s haikai and other poetry, much of it minimalist and visual, has appeared in publications and exhibitions worldwide. He is the author of two dozen poetry books and chapbooks. From 1995 to 2017 he served as editor of Haiku Canada Publications (Haiku Canada Newsletter 1995–2006, Haiku Canada Review 2007–2017). Gorman is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, Haiku Society of America; for his significant contributions was recognized as a Life Member of Haiku Canada. In 2012–2013 he served as honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives. Since 1998, he has published poetry leaflets and postcards under his PawEpress imprint. He resides in Napanee, Ontario.

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Updated on May 28, 2022