May 18, 1930 - August 2, 2015
Ken Jones was an accomplished haiku poet whose professional career was in higher education. He was co-editor of the quarterly Contemporary Haibun Online and contributed regularly to UK and US haiku magazines, as well as being represented in British and American anthologies. He was a founder of the UK Network of Socially Engaged Buddhists, and was a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. His website is being maintained at http://www.kenjoneszen.com/home.
Awards and Other Honors: The Sasakawa Prize for Original Contributions in the Field of Haikai. (2001); First place in the 2005 English Language Haibun Contest; Joint First Place in the British Haiku Society's Haibun Contest (2011); his book Bog Cotton was shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Book Award (2012).
Books Published: Pilgrim Foxes: Haiku and Haiku Prose, co-authored with Jim Norton and Sean O'Connor (Pilgrim Press, 2001); Arrow of Stones (British Haiku Society, 2002); Stallion's Crag (Iron Press, 2003); The New Social Face of Buddhism: A Call to Action (2003); The Parsley Bed (Pilgrim Press, 2006); Stone Leeks (Pilgrim Press, 2009); Bog Cotton (Alba Publishing, 2012).
Credits: "Zen" - The Parsley Bed (Pilgrim Press, 2006); "Bereft" - Blithe Spirit; "Bad day ahead" - Presence 15; "It all depends" - Presence 34 (2008); "Under a mackerel sky" - Blithe Spirit 15:3 (2005); "Freezing wind" - Frogpond 31:1 (2008); "Nightfall" - Presence 11 - "On the swing" - Modern Haiku 40:1 (2009); "Aging address book" - Blithe Spirit 11:1 (2001); " Sitting in my winter house" - Blithe Spirit .