William Scott Galasso was recognized as the Daily Haiku Poet of the Month for June 2021 by the Mann Library at Cornell University in New York in 2021.
LAGUNA WOODS, CA, April 12, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William Scott Galasso with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Galasso celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A talented and inspiring author, Mr. Galasso established Galwin Press in 1993. Over the years, he has contributed many books and other written works, which have been influenced by his many life experiences. His wife, an artist and voice of support for his creative works, often reads his first copies to critique his writing and provide necessary feedback. She also serves as an illustrator.
To date, Mr. Galasso has published 17 poetry books, with four more currently being prepared for publication. He has also published more than 235 journals, anthologies and online publications in over 15 different countries and continues to contribute haiku and freeform poetry to various professional journals. Additionally, Mr. Galasso has served as a reviewer for other writers, participated in approximately 300 readings, appeared on television and radio programs and, in 2009, recorded a spoken-word audio CD, titled "A Poet for All Seasons." More recently, in 2021, he joined the California State Poetry Society as an editor of its quarterly publication.
Other written works to Mr. Galasso's credit include "Legacy Thirty Years of Haiku" in 2020, "Rough Cut: Thirty Years of Senryu" in 2019, "Mixed Bag: A Travelogue in Four Forms" in 2018, "Silver Salmon Runes" in 2016 and "Collage" in 2012. He also served as a contributing poet and editor of "Eclipse Moon" in 2017. Receiving many positive reviews for his books, six have previously sold out and many more have since been translated into approximately 17 different languages.
Mr. Galasso previously spent several years in sales and marketing. He was also an actor for the Kim Brooke Group, an acting and modeling agency in the Greater Seattle area, between 1990 and 2015. Additionally, he worked as an event staff member for the Seattle Sounders FC and the Seattle Seahawks from 2009 to 2015 and a supervisor and event staff security member for the Seattle Mariners from 2010 to 2015. Likewise active as an advocate of several nonprofit, veteran and environmental groups, Mr. Galasso has volunteered his time and has donated to such organizations as Hopelink as a foodbank coordinator, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the American Red Cross.
Mr. Galasso prepared for his career by earning a Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature at Hofstra University in New York in 1974. Aligning himself as a member of multiple industry-related organizations in support of his career, he is active with the Haiku Society of America, the Washington Poets Association, the Southern California Haiku Study Group, the Academy of American Poets and, among others, the Artists Alliance of Issaquah.
Mr. Galasso was selected for the Year We Never Saw Coming by the San Diego Poetry Anthology in 2020. He was subsequently recognized as the Daily Haiku Poet of the Month for June 2021 by the Mann Library at Cornell University in New York in 2021. Crediting much of his success to perseverance and intuitiveness, Mr. Galasso believes in writing in an honest and revealing way, using emotion, and taking advantage of mentors, educators and writing groups that inspire creativity. Mr. Galasso's next book "Saffron Skies," is due for publication in the fall of 2022.
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