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John Kinory

John Kinory

Born: in Jerusalem, Israel
Resides: Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England
E-mail: kinory (at) appleinter (dot) net

John lives in a Cotswolds village, having lived in Jerusalem, Budapest, Vienna and London. At one time a photographer, then a photography and physics teacher, he now works as a translator and translation editor. His English and Hebrew poetry has appeared in general and specialist poetry journals in several countries. John is the founder and editor of Ardea, the online multilingual journal of short-form poetry (

Selected Work
the grass stiff with frost—
from under the bridge
pale geese drift into moonlight
a carpet of leaves . . .
I try to remember
her first smile
between the cypress and the bell-tower
the cold blue sliced by swifts
cold wind from the bay . . .
a church blocks my view
of cypresses
mist on the lake—
heron ripples
swallow fish ripples
halfway across the bridge
a lone cyclist
vanishes into fog

Credits: "the grass stiff with frost" - Haiku Presence (2005); "between the cypress" - [in English and Hebrew] Modern Haiku 37:1 (2006); "mist on the lake" - [in English and Hebrew] Ginyu (2005); "a carpet of leaves" – The Heron’s Nest XI:4 (2009); "cold wind from the bay" - Acorn 23 2009; "halfway across the bridge" - Kokako (2004)

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