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Robert Gilliland

Robert Gilliland, 2024
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Robert Gilliland (born Robert McMurtry Gilliland III, December 14, 1946, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.; occasionally uses the haigō Nagori), retired physician and active haiku poet. He served as Associate Editor of The Heron’s Nest from 2004 to 2008 and co-judge of the HSA Harold G. Henderson Haiku Awards in 2017. His work has been included in the members’ anthologies of the Haiku Society of America, the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, and the Haiku North America conferences as well as in A New Resonance (1999) and the annual anthologies from Red Moon Press. He was a featured reader at the Haiku Poets of Northern California’s Two Autumns reading in 2016. Gilliland has published two collections: Mosquitoes and Moonlight, a winner in the Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Chapbook Competition in 1998 (and republished in a new edition in 1999), and From Somewhere Upstream, which won a Snapshot Press Book Award in 2016 (retitled Creeksong, forthcoming). Individual poems have won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Frogpond, editors’ choice awards in Modern Haiku and The Heron’s Nest, and a place in Snapshot Press’s The Haiku Calendar Competition. Gilliland resides in Austin, Texas.


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Updated on April 21, 2024