L. A. Davidson (born Laura Agnes Devine, July 31, 1917, on a ranch near Roy, Montana, U.S.A; died July 18, 2007, New York, New York), American journalist and haiku poet and organizer. With her husband Ralph Kirby Davidson, a professor of economics, she traveled widely throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. In 1966, after the family settled in New York City, Davidson was introduced to haiku by Elizabeth Searle Lamb; the two remained lifelong friends. Davidson was a charter member of the Haiku Society of America and served as its vice president in 1976, subscription/membership secretary in 1979 and 1981, and treasurer in 1989–90. For this and other dedicated service to the organization she was awarded the HSA’s inaugural Sora Award in 2002. She was also a member of Haiku Canada and the Haiku International Association. Davidson published three collections of haiku during her lifetime, and two selections of her work appeared posthumously. Her last residence was in Greenwich Village, New York City.
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