Alan Peat

Alan Peat, 2022
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Alan Peat (born January 21, 1964, Sedgefield, County Durham, U.K.), educationalist, author, and haikai and tanka poet. His works have appeared in the leading English-language journals in print and online. Since 2021 he has won top awards in the Golden Haiku Contest, the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, the Otoroshi Rengay Contest, the BHS Ken and Norah Jones Haibun Award, the San Francisco International Haibun Contest, the Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest, the Heliosparrow Semagram Contest, and the Time Haiku ekphrastic haibun contest. He was one of three winners in the Touchstone Awards for Individual Haibun competition (2022), and one of his haibun has been made into a video for the Haibun Film Festival at Haiku North America 2023. A collection of surreal haibun written in collaboration with Réka Nyitrai is due out in August 2023. Peat is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of the Historical Association. He resides in Biddulph, Staffordshire, U.K.


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Updated on June 24, 2023