David Caruso began writing haiku and tanka after taking a course in Japanese poetry under the late Professor William LaFleur at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Modern Haiku, Frogpond, bottle rockets, Ribbons, red lights, The Saturday Evening Post and A New Resonance 8: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku from Red Moon Press. Awards include the 2007 Ronald J. Caridi Award presented by the University of Pennsylvania for “uncompromising commitment to scholarship, hard work, and the life of the mind.” David lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife Maggy and their three children. He maintains a website at DavidHaiku.com, where he invites you to browse. Read.