about me...

David G. Lanoue

David G. Lanoue

I'm a translator of Japanese haiku, a teacher of English and world literature, a writer of haiku and "haiku novels."

I earned my B.A. at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska (1976), then went on to complete the M.A. & Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1977, 1981). My dissertation topic was musical symbolism in 14th-century English, French and Spanish poetry. From 1981 to 2024, I taught English at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. I served as president of Haiku Society of America, 2013 to 2015.