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Karma Tenzing Wangchuk

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk (formerly Dennis H. Dutton) lives in Tucson, Arizona USA. Tenzing is a lay Buddhist monk who started writing haiku in 1998 after a 34-year hiatus. Since then several hundred of his haiku have been published in the United States, England, Canada, Australia, Japan and elsewhere.Tenzing has published three chapbooks, including 90 Frogs (1999; reprinted in 2002 by bottle rockets press). With poet and scholar Thomas J. Fitzsimmons, Tenzing also coauthored Zia: Four New Mexico Linked-Haiku Sequences (Santa Fe: Katydid Books, 2000). He has also written linked-verse with many poets including Marlene Mountain, Janice Bostok, Jane Reichhold, Charles Trumbull, Noor Singh Khalsa, Maria Steyn, William J. Higginson, Penny Harter, and The Pointed Radishes (Gary Steinberg, Captain). Tenzing's work (haiku, haibun, haiga and tanka) is in several anthologies, including the recent Poets Against the War, edited by Sam Hamill (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2003).

Kazantzakis' Tomb
a yellow flower blooms
from a deep crack

a nap in clover
underneath an olive tree
----------distant waves

sudden storm
a mosquito and i
take refuge in a church

Pireaus . . .
dawn's rosy fingers
shove us off

moonless night
a winding walk down to port
with goat bells

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk
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