Born: April 28 1950 in Buckie, Highland, United Kingdom
Resides: Inverness, Highland, United Kingdom
E-mail: heinowski (at) btinternet (dot) com
Paul Heinowski is a graduate in Psychology who went on to work in Public Service. He studied originally at Edinburgh University where he gained his degree, then later he obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Social Sciences at Aberdeen University. Paul is married with three grown up children, and four grandchildren, and now is retired and living at home with his wife. He enjoys reading, poetry and classical music. Paul's haiku are mainly published in Time Haiku printed magazine (2002-2018).
Awards and Other Honors: Highland Haibun was highly commended in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition (2007). Paul's haiku were several times awarded in the annual TIME HAIKU Sakuhin competition: first prize with Colours Of Day (2010); Shadows Of Night (2011); Temperature Shifts (2012); Hospital Life (2015) and second prize with Negatives (2016).
Books Published: Japonika: 32 micro-poems - Q.Q. Press, Rothesay (2012); Like a blazing fire - FTRR Press, Inverness (2016) - a collection of poetry, written over a period of 30 years. The collection contains 66 poems and is illustrated by Paul's mother, Elsie Heinowski. It includes four haiku sequences that were awarded first prizes in the annual Time Haiku Sakuhin competition. There are also several poems which were commended by Quantum Leap magazine, edited by Alan Carter.
Credits: "at rights with the world"; " early-morning epicure"; "patrolling"; "why so shy"; "sleek black coat" - Time Haiku No. 44 (August 2016); "red-and-white stoat" - Like a blazing fire - FTRR Press, Inverness (2016).