Martin Lucas was born in 1962 in Middlesbrough, England.
He now lives and works in Preston. He has a B.A. in English
Literature from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and an
M.A. in Religious Studies from Lancaster University, which included
a dissertation on Zen Buddhism. In 2001 he was awarded
a PhD in Creative Writing by the University of Wales, Cardiff,
his thesis, Haiku in Britain: Theory, Practice, Context.
He began writing haiku in 1986, as a natural fusion of his previous
interests in poetry and Eastern thought, and joined the British
Haiku Society in 1992. In 1996, in collaboration with David
Steele, he founded the haiku magazine, Presence:
#18 was published in September 2002. Since 1994 he has
published five chapbook collections of his own haiku and co-edited
two major anthologies, detailed below.
Bluegrey (Hub Editions, 1994)
Darkness and Light (Hub Editions, 1996)
..Click.. (Hub Editions, 1998)
Violin (Bare Bones Press, 1998)
Moonrock (Ram Publications, 2002)
The Iron Book of British Haiku, co-edited with David Cobb
(Iron Press, 1998)
The New Haiku, co-edited with John Barlow (Snapshot Press, 2002)