A Hundred Gourds 1:4 September 2012
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Nick Virgilio (1928-1989): An American Haiku Master Revisited

Kathleen O’Toole

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Who better to reintroduce Nick Virgilio to A Hundred Gourds' international audience than someone who knew Nick personally and was inspired by him to begin on her own haiku path?

Kathleen O'Toole also wrote the afterword for Turtle Light Press's recent release, Nick Virgilio: A Life in Haiku, led the panel discussion about Nick's work to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing at the Haiku North America 'Crosscurrents' 2009 Conference and is a member of the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association.

We thank Kathleen for her generosity in providing such an informative and timely retrospective for our fourth issue.

- Lorin Ford, haiku editor

Photo by Rick Black