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coots and duck



bench and condo building

This page is dedicated to L.A. Davidson (1917-2007): this winter / one less card / is still there (2007.12.22)

(KAT'S NOTE: There were two haiku poets I regularly received holiday season's greetings from. One of them was L.A. Davidson. Davidson would include her published haiku for that year in her cards and letters, and I found her efforts inspirational, not just because she was still actively being published but because a contagious joy in her craft came through.)

Last updated: 23 December 2007

Selected Poets and Scholars
BALL, Jerry. Founder of Haiku Pacific Rim Conference. http://www.calstate.edu/newsline/Archive/02-03/021002-LB.shtml

BLYTH, R. H. (Reginald Horace)(1898-1964). Scholar. http://www.gardendigest.com/zen/blyth.htm

HARR, Lorraine Ellis. (aka Tombo)(1912-2006) Highly influential editor of Dragonfly: A Quarterly of Haiku. Western World Haiku Society. "Renga: The Capping Lines Contest, 1973-1983."
Dragonfly Guidelines: Haiku Isn'ts. (This copy dates back to about 1982-1983, but that's not the same as the date of actual creation of the guidelines. Copies were sent to all writers with returned correspondence.)
Ten Virtues of the Haiku Tradition, by Tombo and Carl, Dragonfly, date?, p. 40.
Senryu Is, Dragonfly, vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1976): 51.

HENDERSON, Harold G. "Father of American Haiku." http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/hendersonh.pdf

HIGGINSON, William J. (1938-living) Married to poet Penny Harter.

LAMB, Elizabeth Searle. (1917-2005) "First Lady of American Haiku." http://www.millikin.edu/haiku/writerprofiles/lamb.html
(KAT'S NOTE: One time I received a B&W photo of a silver-haired Lamb in a correspondence from her. Looking upon her profile — she was sitting on a bench facing away from the camera — I remember thinking she looked as elegant and refined as her haiku.)

MORMINO, Kay Titus. Founder of Modern Haiku (est. 1969).
mountain, marlene. "the chaoscoswommos of all one-line haiku sites." http://www.marlenemountain.org/

ROSELIEP, Raymond. (1917-1983) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Roseliep
(KAT'S NOTE: This man's innovative and beautiful writing opened up my eyes to the power of a well-crafted haiku.)

ROTELLA, Alexis.

SPIES(S), Robert Clayton. (1921-2002) Long-time editor of Modern Haiku. Wrote periodic "Speculations" on haiku.
(KAT'S NOTE: When these editors were alive, I associated Harr with the practical craft of writing haiku and Spiess with the high art.)

VAN DEN HEUVEL, Cor. (1931-living) Editor of The Haiku Anthology. http://www.millikin.edu/haiku/writerprofiles/CorvandenHeuval.html

WILLIAMS, Paul O. (1935-living) Sci-fi writer & haiku poet/essayist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_O._Williams

AHA! Poetry, by Jane Reichhold. http://www.ahapoetry.com/index.html
Directory of Haiku Magazines, Millikin University, Decatur, IL. http://www.millikin.edu/haiku/magazines.html
Haiku Publications Survey (2001), by Charles Trumbull, part of haikuworld site. http://www.haikuworld.org/survey/
Haikuworld. Info. http://www.haikuworld.org/
Renku Home, linked poetry links, by William J. Higginson. http://renku.home.att.net/
World Children's Haiku, biennial haiku contest (est. 1990), JAL (Japan Airlines) Foundation. http://www.jal-foundation.or.jp/html/haiku/toppage/etoppage.htm

Haiku International Association, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan (est. 1989). Annual haiku contest. http://www.haiku-hia.com/index_en.html
Haiku North America (HNA), biennial conference. http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/
Haiku Society of America, NYC, NY (est. 1968). http://www.hsa-haiku.org/
North Carolina Haiku Society (est. 1979). http://nc-haiku.org/index.htm
World Haiku Association (est. 2000). http://www.worldhaiku.net/
The World Haiku Club (est. 1998). http://www.worldhaikuclub.org/pages/linkspoetryorg.html
Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, San Jose, CA (est. 1975). Geppo study-work journal. http://www.youngleaves.org/

Acorn, biannual, ed. Carolyn Hall, San Francisco, CA. http://home.earthlink.net/~missias/Acorn.html
Asahi Haikuist Network, ed. David McMurry, Asahi Shimbun. http://www.asahi.com/english/haiku/index.html
Frogpond, Haiku Society of America, NYC, NY (est. 1978). http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond.htm
Haigaonline, ed. Linda Papanicolaou (est. 1998). Contemporary illustrated haiku. http://www.haigaonline.com/
Haiku Headlines, ed. David Priebe, L.A., CA.
Haiku in English, ed. Isamu Hashimoto, Mainichi Daily News. http://mdn.mainichi.jp/culture/wa/etc/haiku/
The Heron's Nest, founding ed. Christopher Herold (est. 1999). http://www.theheronsnest.com/
Mayfly, ed. Randy and Shirley Brooks, Decatur, IL (est. 1986). http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com/mayfly.html
Modern Haiku, ed. Charles Trumbull, Evanston, IL (est. 1969). http://www.modernhaiku.org/
paper wasp, quarterly, Chapel Hill, Queensland, Australia. http://members.optusnet.com.au/paperwasp
Simply Haiku, quarterly, ed. Robert D. Wilson (est. 2003). http://www.poetrylives.com/SimplyHaiku/SHv5n4/index.html