Archive for Ruth Yarrow

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

hospital bedside –
a distant siren expands
the hollow of night

- Ruth Yarrow

Author Bio

Ruth Yarrow discovered haiku in the early 1970's when developing a course on the natural world as seen through world literature. She taught ecology in colleges and environmental centers for several dozen years, and worked for peace and justice as a volunteer. She and her husband Mike moved from Ithaca to Seattle when their two adventurous kids fledged, where they have worked for a decade on environmental, peace and justice issues with Physicians for Social Responsibility and Fellowship of Reconciliation. Newly retired, they revel in mountain backpacking. Ruth has had well over 500 haiku published in the major haiku journals and is author of four books of haiku. She has given readings and workshops, judged contests, and served as editor and Haiku Society of America regional coordinator. She finds that writing haiku help her be aware of fleeting moments of awareness that enrich life.

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