Poetry Excerpts from Gail Sher Prose Excerpts from Gail Sher

Gail Sher is an accomplished poet, writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She has authored over thirty books of poetry, six book-length haiku sequences, three books on writing as a practice and a book on bread-making. Her work has appeared in over 40 literary journals, and her haiku have won awards both in the United States and Japan.

Gail received lay ordination from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in 1970. She practiced Zen at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and San Francisco City Center alternately for 11 years. Gail lives, writes and gives weekly on-line dharma instruction on Zen practice for lay people.


Painting by Gail Sher
Gail Sher