Born: in Bay Shore, New York, USA
Resides: Somers, New York, USA
E-mail: SCMviaNet (at) aol (dot) com
Scott Mason is the author of The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes. An associate editor with The Heron's Nest from 2011 to 2021, he currently serves on the board of The Haiku Foundation. Scott also serves as an executive committee member of the Katonah Poetry Series, now in its sixth decade, near his home in Westchester County, New York.
Awards and Other Honors:
The Wonder Code received the Kirkus Star from Kirkus Reviews, the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award from The Haiku Foundation, and a Merit Book Award (Best Prose) from the Haiku Society of America. Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19: The Haiku Hecameron also received a Merit Book Award (First Place, Haiku Anthology) from HSA.
Gratitude in the Time of COVID-19: The Haiku Hecameron (Girasole Press, 2020) [editor]; The Wonder Code (Girasole Press, 2017); Sharing the Sun, the 2010 Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology [editor].
“spring peeper” – Modern Haiku vol. 36.3, Modern Haiku Award (2005); “dune” – Jack Stamm Haiku Award, Finalist (2010); "tooth prints" - Frogpond vol. 37.2 (2014); “inchworm” – International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Second Place (2009); “flipped horseshoe crab” – muttering thunder (2014); “evening pond” – Yamadera Bashō Haiku Contest Anthology (2013).