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Alan Peat

Alan Peat

Born: January 21 1964
Resides: Biddulph, United Kingdom
E-mail: alanpeatppa (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

Alan Peat is a UK based poet and author. His haiku, tanka and haibun have featured in Frogpond, Mayfly, Heliosparrow, The Heron’s Nest, Presence, hedgerow, Blithe Spirit et al. In 2022 he judged the International ‘Sharpening The Green Pencil’ haiku contest. He is a Fellow of both the British Royal Society of Arts (F.R.S.A.) and the Historical Association (F.H.A.) In addition to poetry Alan co-wrote a catalogue raisonné of the surrealist artist John Tunnard (Scolar Press 1997); a history of Midwinter ceramics (Cameron & Hollis); two collections of longer poems (Crocus Books & Redbeck Press); a history of David Whitehead textiles as well as many books for the educational market. His educational books can be found at Digital.

Awards and Other Honors:

Runner-up: 2017 ‘Museum of Haiku Literature Award’ BHS Blithe Spirit; 3rd prize: 2021 International Golden Haiku Competition; 2nd prize: 2021 New Zealand International Haiku Contest; 1st & 2nd prize: 2021 Otoroshi Rengay contest (with Sherry Grant & Pris Campbell); 2nd prize and honourable mention: 2021 Little Iris International Haiku Contest; Runner-up: 2021 British Haiku Society ‘Ken and Noragh Jones’ haibun award; 4th prize: The Haiku Foundation kukai (May 2021); joint 3rd place: 2022 Time haiku journal ekphrastic haibun contest; winning haiku: 2022 Tucson International 3rd Annual Haiku Hike contest; numerous ‘cherita lighthouse’ awards throughout 2021 & 2022.

Books Published:

Regrouting the Bathroom in the Wrong Century (poetry collection), Crocus Books (1995); Electric Obituary (poetry collection), Redbeck Press (2000)
also featured in
In the ship’s wake. An anthology of tanka Iron Press (2001); String Theory. The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku (2022).

Selected Work
muslin drapes . . .
dusk also
blunts mountains
my mind puts a wolf
in the trees
raining ropes a nightingale’s climb
she leaves unconditional moonlight
the silence 
stone-shadow snow
mountain cafe
miso clouds
the broth


“muslin drapes” - Kokako #36, 2022; “sundown” - Wales Haiku Journal Winter 2021-22; “raining ropes” - Bones #23, 2022; “she leaves” - Modern Haiku vol. 53.1 Winter-Spring 2022; “the silence” - Frogpond vol. 45.2 Spring-Summer 2022; “mountain café” - hedgerow #134, 2021.

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