Dhugal LINDSAY (1971- )
Born in Rockhampton, Australia. Presently doing scientific research on deep sea
midwater organisms using crewed submersibles and remotely operated vehicles at
the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC).
became interested in haiku through his host family while in Japan for a one year
exchange to Keio University in 1991. Joined SUGAWA Yoko's "Fuyoh" (Rose
Mallow) haiku group and KATOH Shuuson's "Kanrai" (Midwinter Thunder)
haiku group in 1991. Joined "Haiku International" haiku group in 1993
and started attending "Riku" and "Kaitei" workshops upon invitation.
Occasional appearances at haiku workshops and discussion panels nationwide, on
national television as a guest poet and/or member of a judging panel, and on national
radio (Japan/NHK and Australia/ABC). His work has been introduced in the Yomiuri
Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun and Japan Times newspapers in Japan
and in The Australian newspaper in Australia as well as in numerous journals
and haiku-related magazines.
Editor of the Haiku
Universe Internet page and coeditor of Fuyoh. "The first Westerner
I have come across to make haiku of substance in the Japanese language."
-KANEKO Tohta, honorary chair of the Modern Haiku Society (of Japan).
Work published in English
in the books Haiku Seasons, Global Haiku, and the Australian Haiku
Anthology, in the journals Modern Haiku, Haiku International, South by
Southeast, Paper Wasp, Acorn and Rose Mallow, and in electronic
form at HaikuOz, the Australian Haiku Society web page (http://users.mullum.com.au/jbird/ahs.html).
His essays have appeared in Modern Haiku, Acorn and Rose Mallow.
His first haiku collection, Mutsugoro (The Mudskipper), published in
2001, won the 7th NakaNiida Haiku Award for best haiku collection by a developing
poet (first time a non-Japanese has ever won a haiku award competing with other
haiku poets composing in Japanese.)