W Hawes is a bureaucrat by day and a poet by night. He regards as his
Muses Shelley, Whitman, Basho, Issa, Ishikawa Takuboku, the Imagists,
and Millay. His favorite living poet is Wendell Berry.
He has had more
than 250 poems published in print and online in the USA, Canada, Phillipines,
and the UK since 2002; over half of which have been in his favorite
He was chosen to be
the featured poet twice on Poetic Voices; was guest editor of a Japanese-form
issue of The MAG, which
Summer 2004; and was a winner in the 2004 Tanka Splendor contest.
He lives in the mid-western
USA with his wife, daughter, dog, and cat.