Alan Summers

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 gigs.

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 Vic theatre.


tension headache
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


snow flurry
a child thrusts his anorak
into it


school memories
one tadpole left in
the collection jar

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