Born: December 13 1946 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Resides: Shropshire, United Kingdom
E-mail: david (dot) hodgebower (at) tiscali (dot) co (dot) uk
I wrote poetry for a long time and had my work published in a variety of small press magazines and anthologies before I attended a workshop on haiku at a poetry convention. Since then haiku has taken over and become my main writing activity. My haiku, tanka, and haibun have been published in Still, Blithe Spirit, and Presence. I am a member of the British Haiku Society and have recently taken on the role of librarian for the Society.
Awards and Other Honors: Long-listed for the 'With Words' Haiku Competition (2009); Focus Poet, Presence 39 (2009).
Credits: "slow thaw" - Presence 41 (2010); "parting for the first time" - Blithe Spirit 17:4 (2007); "cloud-hidden moon" - Presence 39 (2009); "apples hang over" - Blithe Spirit 17:4 (2007); "winter morning" - Blithe Spirit 19:1 (2009); "December diary" - Blithe Spirit 18:1 (2008).