About Sydell Rosenberg

Sydell Rosenberg (1929-1996) was a charter member of the Haiku Society of America, founded in 1968. Her first haiku published in a journal was in American Haiku, in 1967. She received her M.A. in English as a Second Language from Hunter College in NY in 1972, and became a teacher. Much of her haiku reflects a city sensibility. Syd also wrote and published other poetry, as well as prose. For several years, her haiku have been used by teaching artists with the NY non-profit arts education organization, Arts For All, to teach students in two public schools the basics of art, music, and theater. Syd?s new picture book, H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z,was released in April 2018 by Penny Candy Books (pennycandybooks.com). She was married to Sam Rosenberg (d. 2003) for approximately 40 years. Her children are Amy Losak and Nathan Rosenberg. Amy, a veteran healthcare public relations executive in NY, is now writing and publishing her own short poems in an effort to continue her mom's legacy.

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