Matt Morden first learned a little about haiku while in comprehensive
school. However, his discovery of the delights of sport, beer
and women meant that haiku was soon forgotten. Chancing
upon a British Haiku Society leaflet in a library resulted in
his first attempts to write the form. Some of these attempts
were published in magazines and are not recommended for the faint
of haiku heart.
Meeting other haiku poets in person and on-line was a great help
in developing his understanding of what works and what doesn't.
Subsequently, his work has been published in numerous magazines
and anthologies across the world, most recently Snapshot Press's
The New Haiku, Red Moon Press's A New Resonance
and the loose thread (all 2002). His first collection
A Dark Afternoon (2000) is available via www.snapshotpress.co.uk.
He became the Associate Editor for John Barlow's Snapshots
magazine in 2000 and was the winner of The Independent's
2002 haiku competition.
Matt lives in rural West Wales with the wife and two children.
He dreams of big sewin, Canadian canoes, travelling in the footsteps
of David Thompson, and a garden free of slugs and couch grass.