Born: February 10 1945 in Marsa, Malta
Resides: Marsa, Malta
E-mail: attardfrancis7 (at) gmail (dot) com
He is a retired school teacher. His haiku have appeared in the following journals and magazines listed in alphabetical order. His grateful thanks go to Editors, Assistant & Guest Editors, who have read the work & generously provided the space to showcase his writings: The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network Column), Azami, Blithe Spirit, Envoi, Frogpond, HI Haiku International, HQ Poetry Magazine, Hummingbird Magazine of the Short Poem, KŌ: Haiku Magazine in English, Kokako Magazine, Lynx, The Mainichi (Mainichi Daily News, Mainichi Weekly), Modern Haiku, moonset, Presence, rawne’rvz, Simply Haiku, WKD World Kigo Database.
Awards and Other Honors:
The KŌ Award for 1998 [First Prize] & 2003 [Second Prize].
dust rearranges itself (Stone Curlew Publishing – Malta, 2007); turn up at the shrine (Stone Curlew Publishing – Malta, 2014).
“first autograph book” - HQ Poetry Magazine Numbers 35 & 36 (adopted for my signature haiku); “with its lineage” - moonset Final Issue Edition Vol. 6 Issue 1, 2010 (editor an’ya’s choice for haiga; “in each ring” - Hummingbird Vol. XII No. 4, 2002 (editor Phyllis Walsh’s choice for haiga); “at the waterfront” - Blithe Spirit Vol. 18, No. 2, 2008; and picked for: The Humours of Haiku, edited by David Cobb, Iron Press, 2012; “trim the five-needle” - KŌ Vol. 28, No. 4 Autumn-Winter 2013; “sky partly” - The Asahi Shimbun November 2nd, 2018.