naviarhaiku470 – Music’s everywhere

Music’s everywhere:
the sea, the wind, the rain, the
storm, the raging fire.

Isabel del Rio is a British-Spanish poet, author and linguist. Born in Madrid, she has lived in London most of her life.

She writes and has published poetry and fiction in both English and Spanish. She is a great admirer of Japanese poetic forms, and her poetry is as concise and intense as her preferred composition, the haiku 5-7-5.

Her poetry collections include Madrid Madrid Madrid, Dolorem Ipsum, and Cuaderno de notas. Her most recent fiction includes Paradise & Hell, A Woman Alone: fragments of a memoir, and La autora del fin del mundo.

She has worked as a full-time broadcaster and journalist for the BBC World Service, and as a full-time translator and terminologist for a London-based UN agency. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing.

Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit


Deadline: 11th January 2023

haiku by Isabel del Rio

picture by Matt Stacy

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