Patrick Gallagher (born William Patrick Gallagher, September 23, 1935, Ridgway, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), American PhD chemist, now retired from work as a materials engineer in the metals and defense industries. He is active as a poet, editor, web and book designer, and haiku society officer. He studied Japanese traditions in haiku with Kiyoko Tokutomi, cofounder of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, and through attendance at the Haiku International Association / Haiku Society of America Tokyo Conference in 1997 and the 5th Haiku Pacific Rim Conference in San Francisco and Pacific Grove, California, in 2012. He served terms as president of the YTHS (2016–2018) and the Haiku Poets of Northern California (1996–1997). Gallagher was one of four authors in the chapbook If I Met Basho which won the HSA Merit Book Award for Best Anthology in 2006. He was married to the haiku poet and editor D. Claire Gallagher (1941–2009). He lives in Anacortes, Washington.
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