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John Stevenson

John Stevenson

Born: October 09 1948 in Ithaca New York, USA
Resides: Nassau, New York, USA
E-mail: Ithacan (at) earthlink (dot) net

John Stevenson is a former President of The Haiku Society of America (2000), former Editor (2005-7) and Associate Editor (2002-4) of Frogpond, current Managing Editor of The Heron’s Nest (since 2008), and founding member of The Route 9 Haiku Group (2000).

Awards and Other Honors:

John was the recipient, in 2013, of the Haiku Society of America's Sora Award for outstanding contributions to the organization over time. Other awards include first places in the Haiku Society of America's Henderson, Brady, Einbond, and Kanterman Awards, the Haiku Poets of Northern California's San Francisco International Haiku Competitions for haiku and senryu, The Christian Science Monitor Haiku Contests, and The Heron’s Nest Poet of the Year (Readers’ Choice) Awards. Honorary Curator of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library (2018-2019).

Books Published:

Something Unerasable (self-published, 1994); Some of the Silence (Red Moon Press, 1999; Second Edition 2008); Quiet Enough (Red Moon Press, 2004; Second Printing 2008); Live Again (Red Moon Press, 2009); d(ark) (Red Moon Press, 2014); Emoji Moon (Red Moon Press, 2018); My Red (Brooks Books, 2021).

Selected Work
Colonel Mustard
in the library . . .
winter night
in the pollen
on my car
her signature
the mime
in our mittens
extra innings
a runner’s shadow
down the third base line
a deep gorge . . .
some of the silence
is me


"Colonel Mustard" - Modern Haiku XXXVIII:2 (2007); "applauding" – Frogpond XXV:1 (2002); "jampacked" – Frogpond XXV:2 (2002); "in the pollen" - Upstate Dim Sum 2001/II; "extra innings" - Baseball Haiku [Edited by Cor Van den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura] (W.W. Norton & Co., New York: 2007); "a deep gorge" – Geppo (July – August 1996).

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