B.T. Joy is a British poet and short fiction writer who was born in Glasgow in 1986. His horror stories and free verse poetry have appeared within the printed pages, internet presences and podcasts of dozens of markets worldwide, including in Australia, Ireland, America, Japan and Hong Kong; as well as in his home-country. He is also the author of two volumes of haiku In The Arms Of The Wind and The Reeds That Tilt The Sky, published in 2010 and 2011 respectively and
his haiga have appeared with the World Haiku Association, Haiga Online and Daily Haiga.
He is the holder of a BA in Creative Writing and Film Studies, a PGDE in English Education and an MLitt in Poetry from the University of St. Andrews and he has worked as a writer and educator, as well as other less sedentary things, in Scotland, England, Italy, the USA and China.
B.T. Joy's poetry is primarily free-verse, however he has also experimented with many distinct forms, including haiku, tanka, cheritas and ghazals. He reads poetry widely and is particularly interested in the spiritual and mystic poems of the Middle and Far East.
His horror fiction, on the other hand, is interested fundementally in strong characters interacting with bizarre plot-lines. They tend to be strange and unusual stories with
an interesting mix of psychological and supernatural elements.
Thank you for visiting. Please view some of the writer's most recent publications below. For more original poetry, interviews and information please visit his blog: http://btj0005uk.tumblr.com/