Peter Newton

Peter Newton

Born: May 07 1965 in Detroit Michigan, USA
Resides: Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: peter_newton (at) breadnet (dot) middlebury (dot) edu
Website: http://twitter.com/thepeternewton

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).

Selected Work
 
the age of the river a ripple in stone
 
in the cat's mouth
a handful of feathers
and how many songs
 
 
 
middle age
in the mirror
the turn toward it
 
cherry petals
for anyone who passes
the stranger's grave
 
 
 
sea urchin
constellations
in Braille
 
daysgrowingimperceptiblylonger
 
 

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).

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