John Haxton has published work in Spirit of Kapiti: Kapiti Poems # 8, Coastlines and 4th Floor. He loves the possibilities of poetry; the rhythms, the meanings and the overall richness of the English language. At secondary school, his Welsh teacher of English read the class Dylan Thomas’s Fern Hill, opening up the world of poetry. John enjoys the challenge of writing poetry, especially the challenge of revision. If he can include humour, he will.