Choshi: resident musician
location: New York

Paul Cooper "Choshi" lives by New York's Hudson River. He is a long-time Zen practitioner and has studied in both the Soto and Rinzai traditions. He works as a psychotherapist and maintains a private practice in Manhattan where he also teaches, supervises and trains psychoanalytic candidates. He is a co-editor of Psychotherapy & Religion: Many Paths, One Journey (Rowman& Littlefield, 2005).

An award winning author and poet, he is an active member of the Yahoo Mountain Home group, dedicated to the discussion and composition of modern waka and was a contributor to their 100 verse sequence (, excerpted in World Haiku Review 3-2, December 2003). His own websites are Crane Haven and Three Stones.