Jeff Hoagland (born Jeffrey A. Hoagland, May 13, 1960, Stanislaus County, California, U.S.A.), award-winning environmental educator, life-long naturalist, and haiku poet. He works as education director at The Watershed Institute in Pennington, New Jersey. He is an associate editor for The Heron’s Nest and a member of the Haiku Poets of the Garden State. His work appears in a wide range of haiku journals and has been frequently honored in haiku contests, notably the ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest (Japan, 2011) and Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest (Boston, 2013, 2014, and 2020). His haiku have been anthologized in A New Resonance 7 (2011) and Bruce Ross’s A Vast Sky: An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku (2015) and featured online in DailyHaiku and Mann Library’s Daily Haiku. He is particularly known for facilitating ginkō (haiku walks) and workshops at environmental and haiku conferences. Hoagland resides in Hopewell, New Jersey.
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