William Scott Galasso

Kirkland, Washington

William Scott Galasso is the author of eleven books of poetry, including his latest, Laughing Out Clouds, published in September of 2007. He’s been published in Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Croatia, Romania, and throughout the United States, and participated in the reading of Eliot Weinberger’s What I Saw in Iraq, as the voice of Gen. Colin Powell. In January of 2007, he collaborated with the University of Washington group “Earth Now,” which sponsored a reading on ecology and the environment.


snowball fight

kids in their seventies

laughing out clouds


dogtags . . .

her fingers caress

his name


midsummer night

my toes, your heels

molding sand


smudge of fog

in the cave, in the cove

sound of breaking surf


one breath

the difference between

I am and I was