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David Bingham

David Bingham, 2019
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David Bingham (born December 13, 1946, Liverpool, U.K.), retired teacher/lecturer and haikai poet. He has been writing haiku for more than 20 years and is frequently published in leading journals. He served as editor of Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society (2013–2014), and as acting BHS president (2021–2022). In 2017 Bingham won the BHS Ken and Noragh Jones Haibun Award. He edited Ripening Cherries (2019), an anthology of haiku, tanka, and haibun, as well as Stories under Every Rock (2020), an anthology of haibun. He is a leader of the Shropshire-based Green Wood Haiku group and regularly leads English-language haikai composition workshops and organizes readings at group meetings and literary festivals. He resides in Ironbridge, Shropshire, U.K.

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Updated on May 13, 2024