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.