In the last ten years his haiku have been published in over twelve
countries, in various languages.
In 2000 he started up Naked Haijin Productions, a company to promote
haiku to wider audiences with various transmedia projects.
He co-edited a children's haiku book with Paul Conneally for the
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, in conjunction with Japan 2001
and PoetryCan of Bristol. Parade of Life: Poems Inspired by Japanese
Prints, ISBN: 09539234-2-8. He was involved with its launch both
in Bristol, England, and Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan, in conjunction
with the World Haiku Club.
He reads/performs/promotes/co-promotes haiku and poetry at various
literature festivals, fringe festivals, bookshops, microplex cinemas,
cafes, pubs, nightclubs, and noodle bars.
NHP runs haiku workshops at various places including an inner-city
rainforest, Wildwalk-at-Bristol, where the webKukai competition drew
entries from 20 countries including haiku from the famous haijin
James Hackett, from Maui.
Presently he is involved with the LadyfestBristol Spoken Word Committee
and has performed in various fundraising LadyfestBristol benefit
Later this autumn he will be involved with two Art Exhibitions where
his haiku can be seen, and will be performing at the Bristol Old
different bees work
the lavender bush
gobs of rain
on the train window -
she touches my nose
waxing ice moon
through the alleys
a market sets up
a child thrusts his anorak
one tadpole left in
the collection jar
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