Born: 1951 in Hull England
Resides: Hamilton, New Zealand
E-mail: andre (dot) Surridge (at) xtra (dot) co (dot) nz
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 Kokako 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, moonset haiku 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 (Japan, 2009).
Credits: "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)