Biography: Robert D. Wilson

Robert D. Wilson is a 53 year old father of four, two son's; Levi (28) and Eriq (3), and two daughters; Leah (26) and Krystal (9), plus the newest addition Bobbie, who is reported to be a real beauty. His wife, Gigie, is from the Philippines and they  have a home in Northern California near Yosemite National Park, and another in the Philippines. Robert was in South Vietnam in 1968, with the U. S. Navy, and was stationed in Dong Tam in the Mekong Delta. Currently Robert is the director and head teacher of a community day school serving students who get expelled from his district's two high schools. He is a painter, and has also written an unpublished mystery novel entitled, Late For Mass. He is also a performing poet, who has read and performed his poetry on cable television, radio, college campuses, and saloons. He is a member of the World Haiku Club, and Vietnam Ruminations has been presented in a number of venues of the WHC.

Robert's work has been included in Ikuyo Yoshimura's college textbook, The Internationalization of Japanese Poems; the World Haiku Review, In Buddha's Temple. The Mindprint Review, the Union Democrat Newspaper, Nightengale, Midwest Poetry Review, Tempslibres (Free Times), Short Stuff, The San Fernando Poetry Journal, Foothill Peace Forum Newsletter, The Banner, Central Sierra Arts Council Newspaper, Haiku Poet's Hut, Waterblossoms, HaikuHarvest, Midnight Edition, Kusanohana Magazine, Acorn, Simply Haiku,  Mainichi Daily News and The Writer's Hood, Acorn, Lynx, stylus poetry journal, and many more.....

Robert is also the 2003 winner of the Hoshino Takashi Award, administered by the World Haiku Club!

A link to some of his work on Serge Tome's fine site is:  http://web.wanadoo.be/awhw/col/rw/rwindex.html

Robert credits his father, the late Robert Wilson, with introducing him to haiku when he was a young boy. His father was an excellent poet who had a strong influence of his son, and Vietnam Ruminations is dedicated to his Dad.

Contact Robert D. Wilson at:  rwilson@vietnamruminations.com


Robert's haiga


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