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 is one of just 91 people ordained as a lay disciple of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, the person credited with bringing Soto Zen Buddhism to the West. She practiced Zen at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and San Francisco City Center alternately for 11 years. Gail lives, works and practices Tibetan Buddhism in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Painting by Gail Sher
Gail Sher