Roger Abe (born Roger Akio Abe, July 13, 1958, San José, California, U.S.A.), was raised on a walnut orchard in Los Gatos, California, and graduated from San José State University with a BA in English literature. He worked for 30 years as a park ranger and interpreter for the city of San José. He is an active member of Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, notably the founder and coordinator of the YTHS Spring Haiku Reading, an annual event since 1992, and served as YTHS president from 1999 to 2002; he was made dōjin in 2022. Abe’s work has appeared in YTHS and Haiku Poets of Northern California members’ anthologies and the San Francisco Bay Area Nature Guide and Saijiki (2010). He was a featured poet at the HPNC Two Autumns Reading in 2000. He resides in Morgan Hill, California.
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