Born: September 24 1947 in Llanrhystud near Aberystwyth Wales, United Kingdom
Resides: Tremadog, North Wales, United Kingdom
E-mail: johngrowlands (at) icloud (dot) com
John Rowlands is a poet/painter and taught Art in schools for 20 years then worked in the Education Department of The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. He has exhibited widely in his native country and writes in Welsh and English. Some of his haiku are featured in another country/haiku poetry from Wales edited by Nigel Jenkins, Ken Jones and Lynne Rees (Gomer Press, 2011). He is a member of The British Haiku Society and Haiku Canada.
Awards and Other Honors: Museum of Haiku Literature Award [Blithe Spirit 26:2] (2016); Won a crown for poetry in Welsh (Pontrhydfendigaid Eisteddfod, 1986).
Books Published: aber [Welsh poetry] (Lolfa Press, 1986); Annwyl Arholwr [poetry-themed book for teenagers] (Lolfa Press, 1990); cylymau tywod/knots of sand [A collection of haiku and senryu] (Alba Publishing, 2017).
Credits: "peace talks" - Blithe Spirit 25:3 (2015); "splash!" - A Hundred Gourds (December 2015); "they talk of heaven" - Blithe Spirit 25:3 (2015); "starless" - Haiku Canada (2015); "transplanting" - chrysanthemum (Autumn 2015); "vacant seats" - Museum of Haiku Literature Award [Blithe Spirit 26:2] (2016).