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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Born in Egypt and raised in the Middle-East. Educated in Ireland, he studied solo English at Trinity College Dublin. He has lived and worked in the eastern Mediterranean. He lives in West Cork. Poems published in Stony Thursday Magazine, Ghent Review, Live Encounters, Shamrock Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online and forthcoming in Crannóg. He won the International Haiku Competition of the Irish Haiku Society (2014) and (2016) honourable mention (2015) and was runner up in the Snapshot Press (UK) Haiku Calendar 2016. He is a member of the Irish Haiku Society. Haiku included in Between the Leaves ed. Anatoly Kudryavitsky (Arlen House, 2016), an anthology of new haiku writing from Ireland.

Anton Floyd

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Fishing For My Father

maybe it was the glint
breaking surface
the fish skin silver
an electric filament

or a thought
and outline of a plot
the catch of a story
filleted from the sport

maybe it was escape
his unfinished self
the call of the sea
the river wilds and lakes

or life's nervous twitch
the line suddenly tense
the reel of fate turning
in his finger tips