• Alan S. Bridges

    Alan S. Bridges (Alan Scott Bridges, born October 27, 1956, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.), patient services representative, Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass.; president, Cosega Energy Corporation; and haiku poet. He is a member of the Broadmoor Haiku Collective and has served as a judge of the Haiku Society of America Gerald Brady Senryu Contest (2014), the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku International (2019), and the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Competition (2020). Bridges was voted Poet of the Year by the readers of The Heron’s Nest in both 2016 and 2017. His work has been featured in A New Resonance 7 and Mann Library’s Daily Haiku. He has won six haiku competitions, and his published collections include In a Flash (2019), Stirring Ashes (2020), and In the Curves ( 2020). Bridges has lived in Massachusetts for most of his life, currently residing in Weston.

  • Jeff Hoagland

    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.

  • Robin White

    Robin White (born Robin Lang, May 31, 1962, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, U.S.A.), editor, publisher, sole proprietor, artisan, beekeeper, reiki master, and haiku poet. She has served as juried member of the Deerfield Arts Tour and the Canterbury Artisan Festival at Shaker Village in New Hampshire and is a member of the WrenKu haiku group. She is the founder, editor, and publisher of Akitsu Quarterly and the founder and hostess of the annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces, Deerfield, N.H., since 2014. White was a featured poet in the Mann Library’s Daily Haiku page. She has resided in Deerfield, N.H., since 2004.

  • Japan Air Lines National Haiku Contest 1964

    Japan Air Lines sponsored a haiku contest for poets in the United States in 1964. This was the first and by far the largest competition outside Japan; some 41,000 entries were received in 17 contests arranged by local radio stations. Prominent Zen specialist Alan Watts was the contest judge. Watts selected one National Winner and eighty-three semifinalists, whose winning haiku were published by JAL in a booklet, Haiku ’64. The 1964 JAL contest is commonly believed to have been the catalytic event in American haiku.

  • Donna Bauerly

    Donna Bauerly (born August 30, 1934, Potosi, Wisconsin), taught for 52 years at various levels, the last 36 as a professor of literature and writing at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, and following retirement, as a volunteer 5th grade teacher. Bauerly’s haiku have been published in the Haiku Society of America members’ anthologies and in journals including Frogpond and Wind Chimes; she was especially active in the Shiki Internet Kukai. She produced a biography of the pioneering American haijin, Raymond Roseliep, Man of Art Who Loves the Rose (2015), believed to be the first book-length treatment of an English-language haiku poet. Bauerly lives in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • Mary Stevens

    Mary Stevens (born Mary Elizabeth Stevens, January 27, 1965, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.), Lecturer and Coordinator of Basic Spanish Language Courses at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz, and haiku poet. She is member and host of Zoom meetings for the Broadmoor Haiku Collective and the Haiku Poets of the Garden State. She won first place in the Harold G. Henderson Memorial Awards and second place in the Peggy Willis Lyles Awards for 2020. She was featured poet on Cornell University’s Mann Library Daily Haiku Page in December 2020 and in New Resonance 12. A member of HSA since 2003, she co-judged the 2013 Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest with John Stevenson and presented “The Cicada’s Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live” at the 2015 Haiku North America conference in Schenectady, N.Y. She is a staff member of Haikupedia and coeditor with Alan S. Bridges of linked forms for Frogpond. She has resided in Hurley, N.Y., since 2000.


    The fourteenth Haiku North America conference, a biennial series of meetings of haiku poets and scholars, took place at the Santa Fe Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 13–17, 2017. The conference theme was “earthtones”; Charles Trumbull, Sondra J. Byrnes, Cynthia A. Henderson, Scott Wiggerman, and Miriam Sagan were the organizers.

  • Bill Pauly

    Bill Pauly (born William Nicholas Pauly, April 20, 1942, Davenport, Iowa; died February 15, 2021, Asbury, Iowa), teacher, college professor of English composition and poetry, and haiku poet. A student, fellow teacher, and close friend of Fr. Raymond Roseliep at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, Pauly kept alive Roseliep’s “poetic ministry”—virtually a haiku school in the Japanese mold—after the poet/priest’s death in 1983. Pauly published two small books of haiku Wind the Clock by Bittersweet (1977) and Time from His Bones (1978), but later his work appeared principally in the haiku journals and found success in haiku contests, especially the Haiku Society of America’s Harold G. Henderson Awards for Haiku and Gerald Brady Awards for Senryu. Pauly resided in Dubuque and Asbury, Iowa.

  • Upstate Dim Sum

    Upstate Dim Sum is the biannual journal/anthology of the Route 9 Haiku Group published in the Capital Area of New York State continuously since 2001. Regularly featured are selections of recent haiku and senryu by each group member, John Stevenson, Hilary Tann, Yu Chang, and Tom Clausen; two haiga by group member Ion Codrescu; and six haiku by a different guest poet in each issue.

  • Tom Clausen

    Tom Clausen (born Thomas Paul Clausen, August 1, 1951, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.), staff member at the Cornell University’s A. R. Mann Library and haiku poet. Retired since 2013, Clausen has continued to curate a daily haiku feature on the library’s website. He is active in the Haiku Society of America and has been a member of the Route 9 Haiku Group since 2003. He served on the selection committee for the Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards in 2016 and 2017. Several chapbooks of Clausen’s haiku and one of tanka have appeared since 1994, and more substantial haiku collections, Homework (2000) and Growing Late (2007) were published by Snapshot Press and Laughing to Myself (2015) by Free Food Press. In addition to being featured in the major haiku journals and contests, Clausen’s work has appeared in more than 20 anthologies. He is the author of the Haikupedia article “Upstate Dim Sum” and lives in Ithaca, N.Y., in the house where he grew up.