McClintock, Editor – Tanka
Michael McClintock was born in 1950 in Los Angeles, California. He resides in South Pasadena and Los Angeles, California. Until his retirement in 2001, he was Principal Librarian and Administrator for the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
He was educated at Occidental College and the University of Southern California, specializing in English and American Literature, Asian Studies, and Information Sciences.
He served as Assistant Editor of Haiku Highlights in late '60s; Associate Editor of Modern Haiku in early '70s; edited Seer Ox: American Senryu Magazine, and the American Haiku Poets Series, 1972-1976. He currently writes the "Tanka Cafe" column for the Tanka Society of America Newsletter, and edits The New American Imagist series for Hermitage West.
Collections of haiku, senryu, tanka, and related poetry include "Light Run" (Shiloh, 1971), "Man With No Face" (Shelters Press, 1974), "Maya: Selected Poems" (Seer Ox, 1976). His work has been broadly anthologized, including in each of the three editions of The Haiku Anthology, edited by Cor van den Heuvel (1974, 1986, 1999). "The Tanka Anthology," edited by Michael McClintock, Pamela Miller Ness, and Jim Kacian, was released in December 2003 from Red Moon Press (232 pp., hardback, $24.95, from Red Moon Press).
Additional Information about Michael can be found at these two links:
~ Contemporary English-language Haiku and the Long View: an interview with Michael
McClintock by Janice Bostok, Stylus Poetry Journal, 2002
~ Dialogue with a poet, World Haiku Review, vol. 2, no. 2
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