Paul Chambers is an award-winning haiku poet and the founding editor of the Wales Haiku Journal. To date he has published three full-length collections of poetry, and has had work appear in some of the world’s most prestigious journals and anthologies, including Modern Haiku, Presence, Frogpond, Acorn, the Heron's Nest, the Atlanta Review, and the Red Moon Anthology. A selection of his haiku has also been published in the celebrated North American poetry series, A New Resonance.
Paul has contributed creative and critical material to the Times Literary Supplement, the BBC, NHK World, the Arts Council of Wales and the Wales Arts Review, as well as national Japanese newspapers, the Mainichi and the Asahi Shimbun.
His individual poems have won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award, the NHK Haiku Masters Award, and the Golden Triangle Haiku Award. His 2021 collection, The Dry Bones won the Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Distinguished Book Award – the most prestigious prize in the field of English-language haiku.