Born: June 11 1951 in London, United Kingdom
Resides: London, United Kingdom
E-mail: fwilliams51 (at) btinternet (dot) com
I discovered haiku via a small book, entitled The Haiku Hundred (Iron Press 1992/94&96) and joined 'The British Haiku Society in 1996. Ever since then, I have been fascinated by these small poems. I believe that haiku are small windows on the Universe; vignettes that reveal themselves through an emotional and intuitive response to the heart. It's always fascinate me that a poem that is so short can encompass the universe or what is on the head of a pin. I'm currently the Membership Secretary for The British Haiku Society; and an active member of The London Haiku Group.
Awards and Other Honors: Focus poet - Presence) Issue 22(2004); Commended: Haiku Presence Awards (2005); 2nd place: Haiku Presence Awards (2006); Shortlisted With Words Haiku Competition (2009).
Books Published: Bumping along (Hub Editions - 2001); Triptych - (Hub Editions - 2005); Rush Hour Over - (Hub Editions - 2008); Relocation Day - 2009; Faraway Hills - 2010; Timeless - 2012; Small Bursts of Colour - 2013; A New World Mirrored - 2015; Uncomplicated - 2016 & A Million Sundrops - 2017. Each book represents a milestone on my haiku journey.
Credits: "sunday sadness" - Presence issue 6 (1998); "song of the lark" - Presence Issue 43 (2011); "heavy downpour" - Time Haiku No. 47 (2018); "atop the high wall" - Time Haiku No.41 (2015); "in deep shade" - Blithe Spirit Vol. 27.1 (2017); "open-air café" - Frogpond Vol. 29.2 (2006).