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Billie Wilson

Billie Wilson, 2019
Photo by Ellen Sterner

Billie Wilson (born Wilma Lee Massey, August 1, 1941, Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.), retired American paralegal, writer, and haiku poet. She was an associate editor for The Heron’s Nest (2011–2017) and served several terms as Alaska regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. Since 2003 she has organized the annual haiku competition honoring longtime Modern Haiku editor Robert Spiess, her first mentor. Wilson helped create and curate the Haiku Registry of The Haiku Foundation (2009–2018). Her haiku and senryu have appeared in leading journals and anthologies and won honors including the Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award and the Gerald Brady Memorial Award of the HSA, and The Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Poem of the Year. She resides in Juneau, Alaska.

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Updated on November 5, 2021