Evans is retired and currently lives in the Puget Sound area
of Washington, after living most of his
life in the San Diego area. He spends his time playing with two
of his young grandsons, and writing haiku and other poetic forms
that interest him. He has been publishing his haiku since 1997,
and has recently begun to publish rengay, cinquain, and tanka.
His original interest in tanka stems from the writings of Saigyo,
Ono no Komachi, and Izumi Shikibu. He cites Margaret Chula's
Filling, Always Full, as the book that made him want to write
his own tanka - and Modern Japanese Tanka: Makoto Ueda,
as the book that showed him the ways he could express his own personal
voice, within the tanka form. He finds the freedom of modern tanka
to be the near-perfect form to explore oneself, and looks forward
to writing many more.