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Paul Hodder

Paul Hodder

Born: December 06 1961 in Somerset England
Resides: Melbourne, Australia
E-mail: cdq (at) ozemail (dot) com (dot) au

Paul spends far too much time away from his wife and daughter who is the inspiration for a lot of his work. He writes haiku to better express the insights he gains from meditation and Buddhist studies. He swims, plays the guitar and stares out of the window a lot.

Awards and Other Honors: Paul's poems were featured in the 'Moving Galleries' project on Melbourne's transport system, and some of his awards include: Second Place, The Shiki Special "Toku" Kukai (January 2009); Second Place, Sixth Annual Poet's Choice Kukai Kigo Awards (2008); and First Place, Shiki Kukai Kigo Section (July, 2007). He is a featured poet in A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices In English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009). His work has been selected to appear in dust of summers: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2007 (Red Moon Press, 2008); white lies: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2008 (Red Moon Press, 2009); where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2009 (Red Moon Press, 2010); Contemporary Haibun Volume 9 (Red Moon Press, 2008); and Reflecting on Melbourne (Poetica Christi Press, 2009).

Selected Work
 
Valentine's day
a glimpse of the shop girl's
red bra strap
 
house guests—
we argue
quietly
 
 
 
budding crocus—
the closed door
of my daughter's bedroom
 
into the space
between here and there
- a sparrow
 
 
 
opening my eyes
under winter stars
- the earth has turned
 
far from home—
I find a shell
by the Tokko river
 
 

Credits: "Valentine's day" - Second Place, The Shiki Special "Toku" Kukai (January 2009); where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2009 (Red Moon Press, 2010); "budding crocus" - Fourth Place, Shiki Kukai (February 2007); A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices In English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009); "opening my eyes" - Paper Wasp (2007); A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices In English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009); "house guests" - A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices In English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009); "into the space" - A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices In English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009); "far from home" – A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices In English Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2009).

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