Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning writer, and founder of With Words (a literature and literacy based not-for-profit organisation) started in 2006.

He is currently the haiku editor for Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts (first issue February 2013); fellow founding haiku editor for Bones Journal (new and gendai haiku); and on the panel of editors for Yet To Be Named Free Press.

Alan is a former General Secretary of the British Haiku Society; and a Foundation Member for the Australian Haiku Society.

He is also busy on a children’s novel; an adult crime thriller; as well as The Kigo Lab (an experiment with Western season words for haikai literature as full-blown kigo for eco-critical writing).

Does Fish-God Know is Alan’s collection of gendai haiku and experimental short verse.

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