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Adrian H. Bouter

Born: February Netherlands
Resides: Netherlands
E-mail: adrianbouter (at) hotmail (dot) com

Adrian Bouter lives in “The Green Heart of Holland” and has two children, a girl and a boy. He's a poet and a caregiver, and a volunteer teacher. Besides many other things, he likes to ride his bicycle.
He appears in some 20 different ku-journals, paper and online. Is up until now in 4 theme-volumes - the sacred, afterlife, animal rights and aging (by Robert Epstein).

Awards and Other Honors:

Commendation – Polish Haiku International Competition, 2011; “100 notable haiku from 2013” - Haiku 2014 ed. by Scott Metz & Lee Gurga, Modern Haiku Press, 2014.

Selected Work
blind kittens
the light this time
of the year . . .
chord switch
from minor to major
blooming trees
diagnosis the position of the Christ's head
harbor a wind-shift unfurls gulls
harvest moon
darkness falls
with a blue plum
in an unploughed field
the hunger of crows


“blind kittens” - Frogpond vol. 39:1, Winter 2016; “chord switch“ - Akitsu Quarterly Spring 2019; “diagnosis“ - Modern Haiku vol. 47.3, Autumn 2016; “harbor“ - Wales Haiku Journal Summer 2019; “harvest moon“ - Acorn Fall/Winter issue, 2018; “February“ - cattails April 2019.

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