John Hawkhead (born January 13, 1959, Bedford, England), proposals manager for the Siemens corporation and poet who has been composing haiku, senryu, haibun, and haiga for more than 20 years. A haiku of his won 1st Prize in The Haiku Foundation’s HaikuNow! Awards (2013) and another was shortlisted in THF’s Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2018). He has also been honored in the Lincoln Underground Haiku Contest 2016, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2019, the 2020 “AHA” Haiku Contest of the United Haiku and Tanka Society; the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competitions in 2020 and 2021; and the 2021 Setouchi Matsuyama Haiku Contest. His book, Small Shadows, was released in 2016. With more than a thousand published poems, Hawkhead has been listed on “The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors” for the past ten years. He resides in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, UK.
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