Chris Faiers was born on Hamilton Mountain in 1948. He has been a leader in the creation of English language haiku and haibun for forty years. He has been meditating for the same period. His online haibun, “Eel Pie Dharma”, is likely the most widely read English language haibun.
His poetry has been published in about 100 literary magazines, antholologies and scholary texts. This is his seventeenth collection. His poems have been praised by Irving Layton, Al Purdy, and Beatle George Harrison. “Fishing with Big Blue” has been ranked number one for “Shaman Haibun” in Google for over a year. Chris spends his days caretaking his Buddhist retreat, ZenRiver Gardens, on the toenails of the Canadian Shield.
Books By Chris Faiers
Eel Pie Island Dharma: A hippie memoir / haibun
Faiers attended some of the music festivals which marked the times. “I attended two Isle of Wight Festivals. The first one was in the summer of 1969, in August, the same month as Woodstock.
ZenRiver Poems & Haibun
Faiers’ newest collection, ZenRiver Poems and Haibun is a little book filled with a large heart mind (kokoro) spirit.