Young was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario in 1954 and completed his high school education
at Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute, Quebec. He later graduated from
the two-year General Arts and Science Program at Algonquin College in Nepean,
Ontario and eventually attended Concordia University in Montreal where he majored
in English Literature.
He began writing
haiku in 1984 and since then, has had his work published in 200+ journals, magazines
and anthologies throughout North America, Britain and Japan. As time went by,
he began to experiment with haiku and senryu and found that many poems no longer
qualified as either Haiku or Senryu; hence his designation of the terms--Zenku,
Zenka, Senku and Sinku to denote these apparent new forms.
has also included fiction writing and he thanks Ray Bradbury for inspiring him
to write way back in 1968 when he read The Martian Chronicles.
of Sonnets and Experimental Forms of poetry interests him greatly and he tries
to keep involved in these areas as much as possible. He likes to use the term
"Maginative Fiction" to describe some of his writings in the fiction
area and he will post a story or two in this vein on his new website in the near
future to, hopefully, illustrate the point.
he is seeking employment in China to teach English and hopes to arrive there sometime
His web site
is "Echoes from Within:
A Literary Odyssey."