Alvin CruzAlvin B. Cruz

Year & Place of Birth: 1968, Philippines
Current Residence: Manila, Philippines

Alvin B. Cruz is an English professor. His poems have appeared in several haiku journals. He has won the 2021 Haiku Society of America Senryu Award (2nd Place), Katikati Haiku Contest 2021 (2nd Place), and H. Gene Murtha Award (Honorable Mention). His first book of poems is Sunsets Are Sonnets and Other Poems published in 2020. His second book, Written on Water, will be launched in December 2021.

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rainbow flag
there is no color
for who I am

2nd Place Haiku Society of America Senryu Award 2021 (USA)

pottery class
i remember what
i am made of

2nd Place Katikati Haiku Contest 2021 (New Zealand)

his hand-painted postcard
more cherry blossoms
than words

Honorable Mention 2021 6th Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Contest

winter stars -
you walked away
with my shadow

Failed Haiku, Volume 6, Issue 66

bullet train to Kyoto
my shortcut
to the old world

The Bamboo Hut, Number 2 2021

dinner alone
I split the chopsticks
perfectly

Haikuniverse, September 27, 2021

side view mirror
you and I closer
than we appear

Frogpond, Issue 44:3, Autumn 2021

shared glass
still denying
it's on the rocks

Cold Moon, September 24, 2021