Garry Gay, a fine art photographer and creator of the poetic form called Rengay, is the author of five volumes of haiku and a volume of rengay. In 1989 he was one of the co-founders of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. He was president of HPNC from 1989-90, again from 2001-2009, and again from 2014-2020. As president he founded the Two Autumns reading series. He is past president of the Haiku Society of America, and in 1991 he founded Haiku North America, a biennial haiku conference. In 1996 he co-founded the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento, California. He is the author of The Billboard Cowboy, The Silent Garden, Wings of Moonlight, River Stones, Along the Way, and The Unlocked Gate published with John Thompson.