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.)
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