Keith Evetts (born 1948, Birmingham, U.K.), retired British diplomat and active writer of local history, poetry, and, more recently, haiku, senryu, and cherita. He graduated in natural sciences at Cambridge before entering the diplomatic service, serving in seven countries. His long-form poetry has been published in The Oxford Magazine and elsewhere, and his short-form poetry in Wales Haiku Journal, Prune Juice, the Asahi Haikuist Network, Cold Moon Journal, Failed Haiku, Heliosparrow, Haiku in Action, Cattails, World Haiku Review, Poetry Pea, and The Cherita. He is a moderator of The Daily Haiku Facebook group and, from the end of 2021, editor of The Haiku Foundation‘s re:Virals feature. Evetts is a life fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, member of the Royal Horticultural Society, the Poetry Society, the British Haiku Society, and the Surrey History Society. In 2021 he was listed in the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors. Evetts lives in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England.
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