Nick Virgilio (born Nicholas Anthony Virgilio, June 28, 1928, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.; died January 3, 1989, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.), radio broadcaster and haiku poet. He lived most of his life in his family’s row house in Camden. From 1963 until his death, he published more than 795 poems, almost all haiku. Two editions of his Selected Haiku appeared in 1985 and 1988. Virgilio is considered a founder of haiku written in the American idiom.