Gerald Conforti (born Gerald John Conforti, February 26, 1948, New York City), American tanka and haiku poet. Reared in Mount Loretto orphanage on Staten Island, briefly served in the military, and endured a period of homelessness. Graduated from Richmond College with a B.A. in English. Has published in top journals, including Cicada, Bitterroot, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Bottle Rockets, Frogpond, Hummingbird, and The Nor’Easter, and anthologized in Cor van den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology, 2nd and 3rd editions. Three collections of tanka and a book of haiku, Pale Moonlight (1999, reprinted in 2014). Resides in Manhattan.