Ôi Tsuneyuki (大井恒行)
Born 1948 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Attended Ritsumeikan University night school, in Kyoto. Although he wasn't a member of any sectarian group, he was committed to the Ampo protests of the 1970s. In his Junior year, he dropped out of school and went to Tokyo to become a writer. Today he is a member of the Modern Haiku Association and the Japan Writers’ Association. He is a judge of the Modern Haiku Association Awards for New Poets. He is also President of the National Bookstore Workers, and the Workers Union Connection Council.
Translations into English by Richard Gilbert & Ito Yuki (Gendaihaiku, 2014)