Born: in London, United Kingdom
Resides: London, United Kingdom
I was born and have always lived and worked in London. My most recent activities have been at an oral history and reminiscence project. I have been writing haiku for about 20 years and my work has been published in national and international anthologies and books since 1996. I served as editor of The Brief, the newsletter of the British Haiku Society, from 1995 to1997 and was president of the Society from 2007 to 2009. I also edited a surreal issue of Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society, in 2003. I represented Britain at the Haiku International Symposium, held in Tokyo, in 2009.
Awards and Other Honors: Some of my work is included in William J Higginson's The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World and The Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac (both published by Kodansha International). I am one of 20 poets whose work was selected for the first A New Resonance: Emerging Voice in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 1999). More recently, my work appeared in echoes 1 [compiled by Jim Kacian and Alice Frampton] (Red Moon Press, 2007); Stepping Stones: a way into haiku [edited by Martin Lucas] (British Haiku Society, 2007); and EURO-HAIKU: A Bi-Lingual Anthology [edited by David Cobb] (Iron Press, UK., 2007).
Books Published: the river’s edge (The Bare Bones Press, UK, 2003).
Credits: "lurching to a halt" - Blithe Spirit 16:1 (2006; "after the spring clean" - Blithe Spirit 8:3 (1998); "day after day" - Presence 9 (1999); "behind the gold buckle" - Blithe Spirit 19:2 (2009); "sliding on and off" - Blithe Spirit 7:1 (2007); "violins" - Blithe Spirit 12:3 (2002).