John Leonard Holt
Born: in Marion Ohio, USA
Resides: Los Angeles, California, USA
E-mail: john (dot) holt01 (at) yahoo (dot) com
John Holt or (tori inu) graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a Master Of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in December 2017. His work has appeared in the following publications: Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern & Western Short Forms, October 2008; Asahi Haikust Network (The Asahi Shimbun), October 2008; Stylus Poetry Journal, December 2008; Autumn Leaves Journal, December 2008; 3Lights Gallery, January 2009; The Mainichi Daily News, January 2009; White Lotus: A Journal of Short Asian Verse & Haiga, February 2009; The Heron's Nest, March 2009; PEN HIMALAYA Literary Magazine, March 2009; Magnapoets, July 2009; Frogpond, Spring/Summer 2009; The Mie Times, Apr/May 2009; JAL Foundation, May 200; Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry, Autumn 2009; Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, July 2009; Icebox, January 2010 and Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku, Spring 2010.
Awards and Other Honors:
His awards and honors include: "Mountain Pond" haiku - Kusamakura International Haiku Competition Foreign Language Category Award, 2009; the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival - Honorable Mention, 2009.
"spring rain" - The Heron's Nest Vol. XI, No.1: March 2009; "ten licks here" - Frogpond Vol. 32, No. 2 Spring/Summer 2009; "full moon" - Acorn #24, Spring 2010; "lotus position" - Icebox #14, July 2010; "summer puddle"; "children's day" - Sugar Mule Literary Magazine Issue #32, July 2009.