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Roland Packer

Roland Packer, 2023
Photo by Louise Packer

Roland Packer (born Roland Albert Henry Packer, September 15, 1955, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), professional musician for more than 40 years: church organist and choir director (retired), hammered dulcimer player in the duo The Playford Players, piano and music theory instructor, and composer. Writing haikai and other short poems since the early 1980s, he is a member of Haiku Canada and the Haiku Society of America. He was a featured poet in A New Resonance 6 (2009), and a haiku of his won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award (Frogpond, 2010). Packer’s work has won dozens of honors, including first place in the Haiku Presence Awards (2004), the British Haiku Society Awards (2012), and the San Francisco International Competition, Haiku Section (2013). A mini-chapbook, Wayfarers appeared in 2017, and a full-length collection, no heroic measures, is planned for 2024. He resides in Hamilton, Ontario.

Note: This is an abstract of a longer biographical article to come.

Updated on October 28, 2023