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Scott Wiggerman

Scott Wiggerman

Born: September 15 1954 in Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA
Resides: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
E-mail: swiggerman[at]comcast[dot]net

Scott Wiggerman, author of three poetry books, most recently Leaf and Beak, a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters’ Helen C. Smith Memorial Award, has slowly shifted toward Japanese forms in the past decade. After a career in mainstream poetry, he has found success with publishing not only haiku/senryu, but haibun and haiga as well; he is very proud to be represented in the 2016 Red Moon Anthology and on the JUXTA site at the Haiku Foundation.

Awards and Other Honors: Haiku included in dust devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016 (Red Moon Press, 2017); Finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters’ Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for the book of sonnets, Leaf and Beak (2016). Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and one Best of the Net awards. It was an honor to be on the committee for Haiku North America 2017 and co-edit its anthology with Michael Dylan Welch, Earthsigns.

Books Published: Leaf and Beak: Sonnets (Chicago: Purple Flag, 2015); Presence (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 2011); Vegetables and Other Relationships (Austin: Plain View Press, 2000); Co-editor of Earthsigns (Sammamish, WA: Press Here, 2017) and Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga (Austin, TX: Dos Gatos Press, 2013)

Selected Work
hearing light through the jackrabbit’s ears
on the underpass
no spellcheck
another winter counting the leaves left
the color of sand
in New Mexico –
even the wind
wedding proposal
a thousand paper cranes
take flight
what binds us
a single blossom left
on the crepe myrtle

Credits: “hearing light” - Modern Haiku (49:1, 2018); “graffiti” - Hedgerow (#121, Fall 2017); “another winter” - Under the Basho (2017); “the color of sand” - Failed Haiku) (vol.2, issue 23, 2017); “wedding proposal” - Wild Plum (3:1, Spring&Summer 2017); “what binds us” - Frogpond (38:1, 2015).

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