About Alan S. Bridges
Alan S. Bridges began writing haiku in 2008 after a chance meeting with poet John Stevenson, Managing Editor of The Heron's Nest, on a cross-America train trip. Alan especially likes train and fishing haiku, and is assembling haiku for a book.Alan's haiku have been published widely and he won the 2013 Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition. In 2014 he was named a judge of the Haiku Society of America Gerald Brady Senryu Contest and won an honorable mention for the 25th ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest-- His haiku will appear on ITO EN bottles of green tea later in 2015. Also in 2015, Alan won first prize for the Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest.