Brendon Kent

Brendon Kent, 2019

Brendon Kent (born February 1, 1958, Southampton, England; died February 24, 2024, Southampton), British haiku and haiga poet who worked at a variety of jobs, including the production of wind turbines. He was a member of the British Haiku Society and the World Haiku Association and served as Assistant Editor of the Facebook page My Haiku Pond. He garnered success in international haiku competitions, notably the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Contest, International Section (Best International Haiku (2015), Sakura Award (2017, 2019), and Honourable Mention (2018, 2019); the Golden Haiku Contest in Washington, D.C. (Honorable Mentions in 2018, 2019, 2020, and twice in 2021). Kent was also listed in The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. His work appeared in two Red Moon anthologies: A Hole in the Light (2018) and Wind Flowers (2019), Yanty’s Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology (2016), Ekphrasis: The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology (2017), and All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). In 2018 Kent published his haiku collection Moon on Water. He resided in Southampton, U.K.


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Updated on February 25, 2024