James William Hackett

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James William Hackett
Born 1929
Nationality  American
Known for Poetry (haiku)

James William Hackett was an American poet born in Seattle, Washington on August 6, 1929, and is most notable for his work with haiku in English. He died at the age of 86 on November 9, 2015 in the town of Haiku on the island of Maui.[citation needed] The James W. Hackett Annual International Award for Haiku, named after him, was administered by the British Haiku Society from 1991 to 2009.[1] His books include Bug Haiku, The Way of Haiku, Zen Haiku and Other Zen Poems, and A Traveler's Haiku.


  1. ^ The British Haiku Awards 2010 on the British Haiku Society website

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