A native of New York City, Paul Watsky moved to California during the late 1960’s, where, after teaching for five years in the English Department of San Francisco State University, he trained as a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst. Paul’s first book of poetry, Telling the Difference was published by il piccolo editions in 2010. His haiku, longer poems, and translations have appeared widely in periodicals and anthologies, including Modern Haiku, A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku, Rattle, Interim, SmartishPace, Asheville Poetry Review, and The Carolina Quarterly. He is cotranslator of Santoka(Tokyo, PIE Books, 2006), and poetry editor of Jung Journal:Culture and Psyche.
"We meet an observant poet telling a story, his story: wryly perceived incidents of family and history-all given with elegance, wit, and intimacy. A concise, carefully crafted, timely view of the world." —Joanne Kyger