José Luis Vicent
José Luis Vicent (full name: José Luis Vicent Barceló; born September 25, 1958, Valencia, Spain; haigō: Barlo), nurse (with a degree in the philosophy and science of education), philosopher, and haiku poet. He participated in meetings of the haiku circle in Valencia and was one of the eight poets included in their members’ anthology, Tertulias de haiku (2007; Haiku Circle). Very active in internet forums, he specializes in the training of haiku poets. In 2011 he was included with four other poets in the joint collection El camino del viento (The Way of the Wind). Vicent serves on the management team of El Rincón del Haiku website and for several years produced a popular series of haiku commentaries and reflections titled Rastros de caracol (Snail Tracks). He resides in Valencia.