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Billy Antonio

Billy Antonio

Born: April 14 1975 in San Carlos City Pangasinan, Philippines
Resides: Laoac, Pangasinan, Philippines
E-mail: btantonio (at) yahoo (dot) com

Billy Antonio is a public school teacher in the Philippines. Some of his haiku appeared in both print and online haiku journals/magazines.

Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, 13th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2009); Winner, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Haiku Contest (2010); Commended haiku, Sharpening the Green Pencil Second Haiku Contest (2013); Honorable Mention, 18th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2014); Third Prize, Indian Kukai #7 (2014); Third Prize, Diogen Spring Haiku Contest (2014); Second Place, Shiki Kukai, Free Format (October 2014); First Place, Shiki Kukai, Free Format (December 2014); Second Place, Shiki Kukai, Kigo Section (January 2015); Semi-Finalist, The Shambhala Times Midwinter Haiku Contest (2015); Honorable Mention, The Shambhala Times Midwinter Haiku Contest (2015); Second Place Caribbean Kigo Kukai #56 (2015).

Selected Work
 
paddy field
rice plants sprout
on the moon
 
monsoon rains
the dwindling
woodpile
 
 
 
closing my eyes
to find it
cricket’s song
 
cold night
a beggar and his dog
share shadows
 
 
 
unopened window
the spider reaches
the mountain top
 
All Souls’ Day
sold out for
the candle peddler
 
 

Credits: "paddy field" – The Asahi Shimbun: Asahi Haikuist Network (September 19, 2014); "closing my eyes" – The Heron’s Nest XVII:1 (March 2015); "unopened window" - Chrysanthemum No.17 (April 2015); "monsoon rains" - Akitsu Quarterly (Winter 2014); “cold night”- First Place, Shiki Kukai [Free Format] (December 2014); “All Souls' Day”- The Mainichi Daily News (December 4, 2014).

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