1951 - December 23, 2019
Poet and playwright André Surridge was born in England and emigrated to New Zealand in 1972. His poetry is widely anthologised and published including Magnapoets, Atlas Poetica, Modern English Tanka, Presence, Eucalypt, Bravado, Kokako and paper wasp.
Awards and Other Honors:
Winner of the Katikati Haiku Contest (NZ, 2004); Joint winner of the Haiku Contest (NZ, 2004); First Prize, 8th Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award (Australia, 2006); Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award, (USA, 2007); Second Prize, Robert Frost Haiku Contest (USA, 2007); Third Prize, Ukia Haiku (2007); Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award (Japan, 2007); Third Prize, moonsethaiku contest (USA, 2008); Third Prize, With Words Haiku Contest (UK, 2008); Winner of the Florida State Poets Association Haiku Contest (USA, 2008); First Prize, World Haiku Review [Traditional] (August, 2009); Third Prize, Kusamakura International Haiku Competition (Japan, 2009 and 2019); the Jane Reichhold International Prize, USA, 2010.
"holding my breath" - Second Prize, Robert Frost Haiku Contest (2007); "lavender stalk" - Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award (2007); "waning moon" - Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award (2007); "cold river mouth" - Third Prize, Ukia Haiku (2007); "sounding" - First Place, Traditional Haiku, World Haiku Review 7:2 (2009); "a maple leaf" - Winner of the paper wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award (2006); "a raindrop" - Presence #33 (UK) 2007; "fallow field" - The Heron's Nest Vol. XI, No.4 (US) 2009; "losing track" - Merit Award, R H Blyth Award, UK, 2007; "sunny day" - Honourable Mention, The 21st ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest 2010.