Nick Virgilio – A Film and Talk about Haiku Poetry

Film and Poetry Reading by Rick Black
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:00 pm

Rick Black, a poet and publisher will be presenting a film and reading about one of the most notable haiku poets. Nick Virgilio, who started writing in the 1960s and was a pioneer of American haiku poetry, penned some of this country’s most elegiac and memorable haiku. Born and bred in Camden, New Jersey, he was a legend to some, an inspiration to others. He spent countless hours in his cellar at his Remington typewriter, writing haiku about nature, the people of Camden and south Philadelphia, and his family. In particular, he detailed the deep sense of loss that affected him and his family when his youngest brother, Larry, was killed in Vietnam.