Waymark (collaborative haiga) © 2021
Poore Widows photograph copyrighted 2021 by Alan Peat, and
senryu copyrighted 2021 by Gary S. Rosin. All rights reserved.
a narrow alley
rowhouses for poor widows
alms box marks the way
is a U.K. based poet, educational consultant, and Fellow of both The Royal Society of Arts and The Historical Association. He is the author of several books aimed at encouraging children to write creatively, including Writing Exciting Sentences, as well as books about art, history, ceramics, and textiles. He has a long standing interest in surrealism and, with Professor Brian Whitton, co-authored the catalogue raisonné of the surrealist artist John Tunnard (Scolar Press, 1997).
Peat’s poems have been published by Iron Press, Redbeck Press, Crocus Books, helio sparrow, Mayfly, Heron’s Nest, Blithe Spirit, Modern Haiku, and Presence, among others. In 2021 he placed third in the International Golden Triangle Haiku competition.
poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry
magazines such as Concho River Review, Eastern Structures, Failed Haiku, Harbinger
Asylum, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, The
Lift, The Wild Word, and Visions International; as well as in several
anthologies, including contemporary haibun (Volume 17, Red Moon Press, 2022),
Faery Footprints (Fae Corp Publishing), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern
Haiku & Haiga (Dos Gatos Press), Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia
Press), Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), and
His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his
poems appear in
Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017).
He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House
Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008)
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website,
4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com
Crossing Kansas by Gary S. Rosin in The Wild Word
(7 February 2020); includes audio of the poet reading his poem
Two Readings: “Apparition” and “Black Dogs”
by Gary S. Rosin for Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 at the Blue Willow Bookshop in
Houston, Texas (20 September 2014)