Dan Schwerin (born Daniel William Schwerin, August 23, 1963, Waukesha, Wisconsin), assistant to the bishop of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church and poet. His collection ⊕rs (2015) won First Place in The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards for 2015 and an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards. His work was featured in the New Resonance 8 anthology (2013) and in Lee Gurga and Scott Metz’s anthologies Haiku 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020. His poems appeared on the 2012, 2015, and 2017 shortlists for the THF Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. Schwerin was the founder of the Haiku Waukesha study group (2015–2021); the group’s work was featured in Blossom Moon (edited by Lee Gurga and Kelly Sauvage Angel, 2020). He helped his wife Julie Schwerin establish the Words in Bloom: A Year of Haiku program at the Chicago Botanic Garden (2020–2021). He is the author of the Haikupedia article on Haiku Waukesha and has resided in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, since 2021.
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