Tony Pupello

Tony Pupello, 2023

Tony Pupello (born Anthony J. Pupello, September 25, 1955, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A), worked many years as administrator in settlement houses and other not-for-profit organizations and is now employed by a small IT services company. He is also a haiku poet, editor, and publisher studying and writing haiku, senryu, sequences, and haibun for four decades. A founding member of the Spring Street Haiku Group (1992), he participated in the Haiku on 42nd Street installation project (1995), coordinated the haiku readings at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri Festival from 2000 until 2010, and served as project editor on Red Moon Press’s A Dozen Tongues series. His haikai appear in the major journals as well as numerous anthologies, including those of the Spring Street Haiku Group and eight editions of the annual Red Moon Anthology. His book, The Sax Man’s Case, was published in 1998 (reprinted in 2021). In January 2021 he founded tsuri-dōrō—a small journal of haiku and senryū. Pupello is also an Argentine tango enthusiast and teacher. He resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

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Updated on September 7, 2023