American Haiku Archives

LeRoy Gorman Appointed as New Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives

The advisory board of the American Haiku Archives, which houses the Haiku Society of America archives, is pleased to announce the appointment of LeRoy Gorman as the 2012–2013 honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento.

This honor is in recognition of his devotion to and enthusiasm for haiku development and exploration in Canada, with exemplary influence upon all English-language haiku across North America and abroad through his publications and editing, and his decades-long support of haiku through the Haiku Canada organization. His poetry consistently shows admirable creativity, courage, and range, embracing both traditional and visual/minimalist approaches to haiku and related genres of poetry. Gorman succeeds Jerry Ball, who was the honorary curator for the previous year. We are pleased to bestow this honor from the American Haiku Archives, which seeks to preserve and promote haiku and related poetry throughout the North American continent.

For more information about LeRoy Gorman as the archives’ 16th honorary curator, including sample poems, a biography, photo, and additional web links, please visit

—Michael Dylan Welch, American Haiku Archives Advisory Board Member, and Vice President of the Haiku Society of America (