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Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

Born: United States of America
Resides: Hurley, New York, USA
E-mail: solana35 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Member of the Broadmoor Haiku Collective, the Route 9 Haiku Group, and Haiku Poets of the Garden State, Mary Stevens’ work has appeared in Upstate Dim Sum since 2021. She was featured poet on Cornell University’s Mann Library Daily Haiku Page in December 2020. Her haiku have been published in several journals and blogs; A New Resonance 12 (2021); The Wonder Code (2017); and Write Like Issa: a haiku how-to (2017). She co-judged the 2013 Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest and presented on wabi sabi at Haiku North America (2015). Former lecturer at the State University of New York at New Paltz, she is currently a back-of-the-book indexer living in the Hudson Valley, NY.

Awards and Other Honors:

Mary won the 2022 Museum of Haiku Literature Award for Best of Issue in Frogpond, first place in the 2020 Harold G. Henderson Memorial Awards, and second place in the 2020 Peggy Willis Lyles Awards.

Books Published:

enough light (Red Moon Press, 2023).

Articles Published: “The Cicada’s Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live” (The Haiku Foundation, 2015).

Selected Work
the heft
of a cast-iron skillet
autumn deepens
a turn of stars
the girl with the hula hoop
keeps it going
late swim
the pregnant woman
dries her belly first
makeup counter
all the shades
of white women
autumn sky
the paint worn thin
around the birdhouse door
the woman inside the man in a dress


”the heft” - Harold G. Henderson Haiku Awards (2020); “a turn of stars” - Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards (2020); “late swim” – Frogpond vol. 32:3, Autumn 2009; “makeup counter” – Modern Haiku vol. 50.1, Winter Spring 2019; “autumn sky” – The Heron’s Nest vol. XIII, No. 4: Dec. 2011; “the woman inside” – Frogpond vol. 43.1 Winter 2020.

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