"Riddell’s great strength is his positive view of human existence."
- Capital Times

Ron Riddell

A selection of publications by Ron Riddell are now available for purchase on the site.

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A unique publication. The first co-authored book of haiku between a New Zealand and Latin American haiku poet. A dazzling selection with comment by Ban’ya Natsuishi, President of The World Haiku Association.selected-haiku

 “No poet has worked more successfully to make real the connections, between New Zealand and South America.”

-C.K. Stead

“Riddell offers the kind of poetry that never fails to move or impress us with its freshness, honesty and sincerity.”

-Poetry New Zealand

“Riddell’s great strength is his positive view of human existence.”

-Capital Times

“Riddell wants poems to build bridges and heal. He sustains a rhapsodic commitment to poetry that brings our lives to light.”

-The Dominion Post

ISBN: 978-958-99-0810-5

$NZ 30.00

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Three haiku by Ron Riddell

after the storm

rain puddles contain

the dance of fantail


Pasada la tormenta

en los charcos de agua

danzan los pájaros.


flames in the canefield

leap from the earth

to grape-blue sky


Fuego en el cañaveral,

trepan las llamas

al cielo azul-uva.




a poet at his cupboard

stealing from emptiness

hopes no one is watching


un poeta que roba

en su propio ropero

pasa desapercibido.