Graham High

Graham High, May 2021

Graham High (born Graham John High, April 3, 1948, Isleworth, West London, U.K.), visual artist, both painter and sculptor, haiku poet, editor, and publisher. A member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors since 1994, High has enjoyed a 25-year career as an animatronic model designer working on more than 40 feature films, including Aliens, Babe, the Harry Potter series, The English Patient, Willow, and Labyrinth. His work has been shown widely in the U.K. and abroad, especially for the Natural History Museum, where he was employed from 1974 to 1983. High joined the British Haiku Society in 1999 and served as editor of Blithe Spirit (2005–2008) and as BHS president (2013–2016). He ran RAM Publications, an independent publishing house, from 2000 to 2013. High is the author of nine haiku collections and one haibun collection and served as editor of BHS members’ anthologies in River (2005) and Light (2006) as well as other BHS publications. His many awards include first place in the 2012 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Contest for The Window that Closes. He resides in London and Norfolk, U.K.

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Updated on May 13, 2024