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Haiku Society of America 2022
Merit Book Awards

The Haiku Society of America is pleased to announce the 2022 Merit Book Awards.

Agnes Eva Savich and Bill Cooper, judges

HAIKU BOOK AWARDS:

First Place

John Stevenson, My Red: Selected Haiku of John Stevenson, Brooks Books, 2021.

(Commentary from the judges will be posted on the web site in conjunction with publication in Frogpond journal.)

Second Place

Edward Cody Huddleston, Wildflowers in a Vase, Red Moon Press, 2021.

Third Place

Tia Haynes and Jonathan Roman, After Amen: A Memoir in Two Voices, Published by the authors, 2021.

Honorable Mentions (not ranked but in alphabetical order by author)

Rebecca Lilly, Aporia, Red Moon Press, 2021.

John Martone, A Landscape in Pieces, Tufo, 2021.

Bill Pauly, Walking Uneven Ground: Selected Haiku of Bill Pauly, Brooks Books, 2021.

Michele Root-Bernstein, Wind Rose, Snapshot Press, 2021.

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see the
Complete List of 2022 Merit Book Awards

 


Haiku Society of America
Mentorship Program Anthology

The Haiku Society of America is pleased to announce the publication of The Unexpected Weight: The Haiku Society of America Mentorship Program Anthology 2021, edited by Jay Friedenberg. Design and layout by Ignatius Fay.

Each poem in this anthology was chosen by the instructors (mentors) of the groups based on a selection submitted to them from the individual students (mentees). Each participating student member has three poems published in this anthology. These poems may be either published or unpublished. If they are published, the reference information for the publication or contest is provided.

See a sample of haiku by writers from the Mentorship Program Anthology.

From the introduction:

It has been a pleasure to organize and see this vibrant community of haiku poets develop. My thanks go out to the mentors for your dedication to the craft and for expending the necessary time and energy. Congratulations to the mentees also for your interest and participation, and to the HSA Executive Committee for approving and providing financial support to this venture. The increase in talent over the last year and a half has been like watching a garden blossom and grow. May this garden thrive and bear fruit for many years to come!

Jay Friedenberg President, Haiku Society of America

Requests for information about the program or to join may be sent to: jay.friedenberg@gmail.com

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Haiku Society of America 2021
Mentorship Anthology

The Haiku Society of America is pleased to announce the publication of Visiting the Wind: Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2021, edited by Ern C. Castaldi. Cover and art by Tiffany Sahw-Diaz.

Members Anthology 2021

Book Orders: All members receive one free copy of the anthology. If you would like to order a copy of the 2021 Members' Anthology, it is now available. Please use the buttons below to order your copy.

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Haiku Society of America 2021
National Virtual Conference

The conference was on ZOOM
Saturday, June 12 — Sunday, June 13

See video archives & PDF slides
from several presentations.

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Support HSA with a Donation

The Haiku Society of America is a not-for-profit organization that is dependent on membership dues and much appreciated donations.

Friend: Up to $49
Donor: $50-$99
Sponsor: $100 or more

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The Haiku Society of America is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote the writing and appreciation of haiku in English. The HSA has been meeting regularly since its inception and sponsors meetings, readings, publications and contests. The HSA has over 1000 members around the country and overseas. Membership is open to all readers, writers, and students of haiku. Join today.

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Haiku Society of America 2022
National ZOOM Conference

June 4 & 5, 2022

This marks the third year in a row we will be having our conference online via Zoom. We have an exciting roster of world class speakers and events lined up. An abbreviated schedule and full conference program including abstracts is shown below.

The conference will run for a full weekend and is scheduled this year for Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5. It will consist of a series of talks, workshops, and social gatherings that will span both days. Mark your calendars! In order to register, please send an email to: hsabulletin@gmail.com

See the full 2022 schedule and program.

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The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Student Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12

See the Winning Haiku for 2022

See the 2022 awards:

Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial
Student Haiku and Senryu Competition Collection

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The Annual Haiku Society of America Rengay Award in Honor of Garry Gay

The Haiku Society of America proudly sponsors our annual contest for rengay! Submissions are NOW OPEN! until May 31, 2022.

Eligibility: The contest is open to the public. HSA officers who are members of the executive committee are not eligible, but regional coordinators may enter. No entries will be accepted that include work by any of the judges.

Regulations: Submissions to the 2021 HSA Rengay Contest must be in either the two-person or three-person formats. Solo rengay will not be considered. Any particular author may appear in no more than three different rengay entered.

See the complete Rengay Contest Guidelines

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Call for submissions for the 2022 Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology

John J. Han will be the editor for the 2022 HSA Members' Anthology and invites your submissions.

Submission period: April 1- May 15, 2022. Submissions are due in hand by midnight CST, May 15, 2022.

Email for submissions: submitforhsa2022@gmail.com 
(no snail mail submissions accepted)  

Any original haiku/senryu, published or unpublished, are welcome. Please send in up to five of your best poems. One poem will be selected for inclusion. Tanka, renku, haibun and haiga will NOT be considered.  

Please include in the subject line:
HSA 2022 – Poet’s name, the city, the state.

Examples:

HSA 2022 – Jane Smith, Norman, Oklahoma
HSA 2022 – John Smith, Tokyo, Japan 

Paste your poems in the body of the email message. Published poems must be accompanied by a brief acknowledgment of first publication. Examples: 

Frogpond, Winter 2020
Failed Haiku, May 2021

John Han looks forward to reading your submissions.

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Haiku Books by Editors of Members Anthologies Published by the Haiku Society of America

Haiku Books by Editors of
Members Anthologies Published
by the Haiku Society of America

January 15, 2022

This HSA bibliography features haiku-related books by the editors of members anthologies published by the Haiku Society of America. From its inception in 1978 to the present, 39 haiku writers have served as the editors for annual membership anthologies and other special collections.

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Haiku Society of America 2021
Merit Book Awards

The results of the 2021 Merit Books Awards are now available complete with comments from our judges.

Ce Rosenow and Bryan Rickert, judges
See the Award-winning Books

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Haiku Society of America 2021
Rengay Awards
in Honor of Garry Gay

The results of our second annual Rengay Awards competition are now available complete with comments from our judges.

John Thompson and Jacquie Pearce, judges
See the Award-winning Rengay

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