Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert, 2020
Self-portrait

Mark Gilbert (born 1964, Tonbridge, U.K.), former research chemist and writer of poetry and prose. His haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, and haiga have appeared in a wide range of international journals and anthologies. He was joint winner of the inaugural Trailblazer contest (haiku) and received a Best-of-Issue award from Modern Haiku. He has also won recognition in the Vancouver Haiku Invitational (Sakura Award), British Haiku Society Awards (Haibun & Tanka) and has twice been shortlisted in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Dwarf Stars competition. His work has been selected three times for the annual Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. His mini-chapbooks Nano Haiku and Ribbons and Rainbows have been published online by the Origami Poems Project and Yavanika Press respectively. A member of the British Haiku Society, Gilbert was listed in the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors (2017–2022). He resides in Nottingham, U.K.


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Updated on November 26, 2023