Born: May 07 1965 in Detroit Michigan, USA
Resides: Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: peter_newton (at) breadnet (dot) middlebury (dot) edu
Peter Newton lives in a small hill town of New England. He is a stained glass artist most of the time. A poet for the rest.
Awards and Other Honors: First Place, Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Senryu (Haiku Society of America, 2013); Winner, The Heron's Nest Award (December 2013); First Place, The Haiku Foundation's HaikuNow! Contest, Innovative Category (2012); Highly Commended, Irish Haiku Society International Competition (2011); Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio International Competition (2011); Second Place, Tanka Society of America's International Competition (2009); Highly Commended Prize, Kikakuza Haibun Competition, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Runner-up, The Haiku Foundation's Haikunow! Contest, Contemporary Category (2011); Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio International Competition (2010); Highly Commended, Irish Haiku Society International Competition (2010); Runner-up, 2nd Annual Basho Haiku Challenge (2009); Featured Poet at Cornell University's Mann Library Daily Haiku website for the month (August 2010); Editor of tinywords, the online journal of haiku and micropoetry [www.tinywords.com]; Published poems in a variety of anthologies, e-books, blogs, print and online journals.
Books Published: What We Find [haiku] (Imaginary Press, 2011; ISBN 978-0-934714-39-6); Welcome to the Joy Ride [haibun] (Imaginary Press, 2013).
Credits: "the age" - Winner, The Heron's Nest Award (December 2013); "middle age" - First Place, Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Senryu (Haiku Society of America, 2013); "sea urchin" - Frogpond 34.3 (2011); "in the cat's mouth" - What We Find (Imaginary Press, 2011); "cherry petals" - The Heron's Nest XIV:3 (2012 ); "daysgrowing" – First Prize [Innovative Category] The Haiku Foundation HaikuNow! Contest (2012).