Hilary is Professor of Music in Union College’s Department of Performance Arts. Yu taught computer and electrical engineering at Union College for 40 years, until his very recent retirement. Now that John has retired from a position in human resources with New York State, he has more time for his seemingly nonstop artistic adventures. Tom, who lives across the State in Ithaca, New York, is also recently retired, from his librarian duties at Cornell. In future postings, we’ll feature each Rt.9er individually, with a brief bio and sample haiku.
Several factors make the Route 9 Haiku Group special: The process they have developed for their meetings, the quality of their poetry, the resultant longevity of their journal, Upstate Dim Sum, and the friendships they have forged writing, working, playing and dining together.