Born in Hull, England, André Surridge was a poet and playwright who lived in Hamilton.
Widely published, his awards included: Katikati Haiku Contest, NZ, 2004; paper wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award, Australia, 2006; Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award, USA, 2007; 1st Florida State Poets Association Haiku Contest, US, 2008 and the Jane Reichhold International Prize, US, 2010.
riding a spider’s thread
leaf tip to leaf tip
the instructor’s toenails
the dog chews
an old bone
the synchronized bounce
end of a stalk
the caterpillar climbs
a ladder of air
the frosted shadow
of a scarecrow
landing in her lap
a scroll of bark
from the eucalypt
of my thoughts the flight
of a butterfly
full of fingers, the dentist
asks about holidays
on sweet corn cobs
a raindrop: Presence #33 (UK) 2007.
aquajogging: Kokako 9 (NZ) 2008.
arthritis: World Haiku Review Volume 8, Issue 1, 2010.
cheerleaders: Third, moonset competition, February 2008.
end of a stalk: Highly Commended Irish Haiku Society Contest, 2009.
fallow field: The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XI, No.4 (US) 2009.
landing in her lap: paper wasp 15 (1), Australia, summer, 2009.
losing track: Merit Award, R H Blyth Award, UK, 2007.
my mouth: Valley Micropress (NZ) Vol.13, Issue 2, 2010.
sunny day: Honourable Mention, Ito-En competition, Japan, 2010.