Born: August 02 1936 in London, United Kingdom
Resides: London, United Kingdom
E-mail: peppercornpoets (at) aol (dot) com
Peter Butler turned to poetry after a long career as a journalist, editor and feature writer in book publishing and industry, during which he edited several nonfiction books. Peter has published three books of poetry (see below). Peter's poetry - in traditional form and in his now preferred haiku/senyru/haibun format has appeared in over 30 publications in the UK, Europe and US. Of his book Piece of Shrapnel, Ryan Jessop in Haibun Today observed: 'If TS Eliot wrote Haibun, he may have done so like Peter Butler....a strong first outing at the form'. (March 2013).
Books Published: Lunch at Shakespeare's Local and Teatime on the Moon (Peppercorn Poets); Piece of Shrapnel [a collection of haibun] (HUB Editions, UK, 2013). Forthcoming: A further collection of Haibun is due in 2014, and he is planning an anthology of poetry by blind writers, Light After Dark.
Credits: "sun setting slowly" - Time Haiku (UK, 2012); "by the escalator" - HQ Quarterly (2009); "spotted at low tide" - Dandelion Arts Magazine (2006); "a champagne cork" - Presence Quarterly (2012); "yet another landfill" - British Haiku Society Anthology (2008); "out of the rubble" - From 'Tsunami,' Notes from the Gean (2011).