Oz Hardwick is a York-based writer, photographer, musician and academic. He has published five poetry collections, as well as countless individual poems, short stories and journalistic articles. A tanka sequence, Close as Second Skins, co-authored with Amina Alyal, was
published by IDP in 2015. He has read his work in settings from small rooms to large festivals in the UK, US and Europe.
As Prof. Paul Hardwick, he is Programme Leader for Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University, and has also published widely on English medieval literature, art and culture.
The notion of the ‘haiku in English’ is a contested area, the completely different structures of Japanese and English rendering the always problematic process of translation more complex still. Acknowledging but eschewing these linguistic concerns, this part of the workshop will...