What's New on the HSA Site


December 29, 2006

New announcement for the 2007 HSA Members Anthology.


November 26, 2006

Schedule of events posted for upcoming Quarterly meeting.


November 9, 2006

Contest winners for 2006 posted for the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Contest, Gerald Brady Memorial Award, and Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award. What's new information updated.


March 26, 2006

Quarterly meeting page archived up to current date. All previous quarterly meetings from March, 2006 to December of 1999 can be accessed through the society quarterly meeting archive. Museum of Haiku Literature updated.

March 3, 2006

Regional contests page re-corrected; Member Anthology submission information updated. Frogpond page corrected.

February 26, 2006

Home page reorganized; Regional contests page corrected; Regional coordinator's page updated with corrections.

February 21, 2006

Society meetings page updated. Reminder: next HSA quarterly meeting is being held March 4, in Boston, MA. Home page and News corrected. Member anthology page updated. Obituary for Jerry Kilbride posted. Regional announcements updated.

February 11, 2006

Results for the 2005 Nicholas A. Vigilio Memorial Haiku competition and judges comments posted. Results for the 2005 Bernard Lionel Einbond Award for Renku and judges comments also posted.

January 23, 2006

2006 HSA Officers and Regional Coordinators information updated. Annual contest information for 2006 posted. About the HSA, 2006 Information updated.

January 22, 2006

Results for the Henderson and Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for 2005 winners posted.

January 8, 2006

Membership form has been updated for 2006. Election results for 2006 have been posted.

August 15, 2005

Information has been received about Haiku North America 2005 to be held in Port Townsend, Washington, September 21-25, 2005.

May 13, 2005

The Museum of Haiku Literature Awards have been updated

May 6, 2005

We now have a new HSA 2005 Membership Form. For more details see our How to Join page.

March 22, 2005

Errors in the HSA Sponsored Contests page were corrected dealing with the Merit Book Awards.

March 14, 2005

Information about the 2005 Members' Anthology has been posted. Please be sure to be included in the anthology and to order your copy!

A reminder of the Mildred Kanterman Memorial Award for Best First Book of Haiku has been posted. The deadline is rapidly approaching! (March 31st!)

January 24, 2005

The Membership Dues via Paypal option has been re-enabled. Don't forget to ALSO fill in the Membership Info Page so our secretary will receive your information!

The HSA Officers page now has the current 2005 Officer and Regional Coordinator information.

The About HSA page has been updated with proper mailing address for the current secretary.

The Contests page has been updated with current 2005 contest information.

December 15, 2004

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

November 30, 2004

The Submit to Contests page has been updated and links to 2005 National League of American Pen Women International Haiku Contest.

November 19, 2004

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

November 18, 2004

A schedule of events for the upcoming Fourth Quarterly Meeting 2004 has been posted.

October 15, 2004

Information about the upcoming Fourth Quarterly Meeting 2004 has been posted.

We regret to report that William A. Lerz, III ("Bill") has died. Please see our Obituaries page for details.

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information received from the HSA South Region. This information is under the South link.

October 13, 2004

The Henderson haiku collection has been updated with the 2004 winning poems.

October 8, 2004

The Brady senryu collection with the winning poems for 2004 has been updated.

The About the HSA page has been updated to include a link to the Official Definitions of Haiku and Related Terms page.

September 24, 2004

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

August 30, 2004

The Society Meetings page has been updated to include information about the National Meeting that will be held September 17-18 in New York, New York.

August 17, 2004

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

The Submit to Contests page has been updated and links to Basho's 360th Anniversary Web Haiku Contest.

August 16, 2004

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information about Fort Worth Haiku Society activities. This information is under the Southwest link.

August 6, 2004

The Submit to Contests page has been updated to include information about The 2005 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Award.

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

July 19, 2004

The Submit to Contests page has been updated. Listed in the September 2004 section are links to the The Sixth Annual HIA Haiku Contest and the Creating Reality Haiku Competition.

July 13, 2004

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information the HSA South Region Conference. This information is under the South link.

May 19, 2004

The Submit to Contests page has been updated to include information about the 2004 San Francisco International Competition Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Rengay

The Society Meetings page has been updated to include information about the Second Quarterly Meeting that will be held June 1820 in Boston, MA.

May 18, 2004

The Submit to Publications and Web Sites page has been updated to include information about Taboo Haiku.

May 3, 2004

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2004 HSA's Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Competition.

April 22, 2004

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information about the Fort Worth Haiku Society PST Summer Conference. This information is under the Southwest link.

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

April 15, 2004

Added an announcement for the 2004 HSA Member's Anthology.

April 13, 2004

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information about the North Carolina Haiku Society's Haiku Holiday. This information is under the Southeast link.

April 12, 2004

The Books, Publications & Web Site News page has been updated.

March 4, 2004

The Museum of Haiku Literature Award Collection page has been updated.

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information about the Northeast Metro Regional Meeting on Saturday, March 13th. This information is under the Northeast Metro link.

February 20, 2004

The Contest Winners page has been updated and links to The Valentine Awards 2004 winners at The Heron's Nest.

February 5, 2004

The Submit to Contests page has been updated to include information about The Kiyoshi Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest 2004.

January 21, 2004

The Annual Contests Sponsored by the HSA page has been updated to include a more detail explanation as to what are considered previously published poems. 

With the help of Dave Russo, the Museum of Haiku Literature Award Collection page has been corrected and updated.

January 14, 2004

The Obituaries page has been updated to include the regretful passing of Robert Gibson. 

January 13, 2004

The HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Collection page has been updated to include the 2003 Honorable Mention. 

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information about the Fort Worth Haiku Society meeting times and contest. Also, information about a haiku class that will be taught at Texas Christian University has been provided. This information is under the Southwest link.

January 9, 2004

The Submit to Contests page has been updated to include links to the 8th Annual Mainichi Haiku Contest and to the Simply Haiku New Year Photo-Haiku Kukai

The HSA Regional Announcements page has been updated to include information about the first quarterly meeting of the Fort Worth Haiku Society. This information is under the Southwest link.

—Curtis Dunlap

December 19, 2003

Folks, this is probably the last significant update I'll make before handing the HSA Website over to Curtis Dunlap, the new Electronic Media Officer for the HSA. I leave the site in good hands ;-)

It has been a privilege for me to serve the HSA. Please show Curtis every consideration as we move into the new year.

—Dave Russo

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We updated two of our haiku collections. Thanks to Charles Trumbull, who typed all of the poems (!) and provided them to me so that I could format them for the site.

The Museum of Haiku Literature Award Collection now has the winning poems from 1981 to 2003. This collection consists of some of the best poems from over 20 years of Frogpond, the HSA's literary journal. Read this collection to get an impression of the trends in English-language haiku for the past two decades.

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition for Grades 7-12 now has the winning poems from 1990 to 2003. My impression is that many of the poems in this collection could find a home in any haiku journal. See if you agree.

We also reformatted the HSA Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Collection to make it easier to read.

See also a regional notice for a reading on January 9, 2004 by Stanford Forrester and Pamela Miller Ness.

December 15, 2003

We updated the Submit to Publications and Web Sites page with an invitation to submit to a new E-journal, Simply Haiku.

December 11, 2003

We updated the HSA Officers and Regional Coordinators page to reflect the HSA election results for 2004.

December 6, 2003

The results of the election for HSA officers and regional coordinators are available. Congratulations to the new officers and regional coordinators, and thanks to those who served this year! For details, see HSA Election Results for 2004.

We updated the Books, Publications & Web Site News page for December.

December 2, 2003

We updated the Henderson haiku collection and the Brady senryu collection with the winning poems from 2003 and 2002.

November 25, 2003

We updated the Books, Publications & Web Site News page.

November 24, 2003

We added the news item New Contest Honors Francine Porad. We also updated the Annual Contests page and the Submit to Contests page.

November 20, 2003

As many HSA members already know, we lost haiku poets Robin Lovell, Earl S. Johnson, and Matthew Louviere this year. Please see their notices on our Obituaries page.

Information about the upcoming Fourth Quarterly Meeting 2003 and the First Quarterly Meeting 2004 is available from our Society Meetings page. Descriptions of past meetings are also available on that page.

Information about a haiku event in California, Inspired by San Francisco: An Evening of Haiku and Shakuhachi, is available on our Regional Announcements page.

We updated the by-laws page with the Amendment to The Haiku Society of America By-laws as ratified in 2003.

November 3, 2003

You can now use a PayPal account to pay for membership in the Haiku Society of America. Please see our new page: Applying for HSA Membership Online.

Extra copies of the HSA Member's Anthology 2003 are available from the editor, David Lanoue. Please see our new page: HSA Members' Anthology.

September 1, 2003

We added a news item about a radio interview with the HSA president in October, and we added a reminder about The Japan-US 150th Anniversary Haiku Contest.

July 16, 2003

We added a news item, Gift to the HSA from Susumu Takiguchi.

We added a printable copy of the Haiku Society of America brochure to the HSA members section of the About the HSA page. It's a quick summary of the benefits of joining the HSA. You can print a copy of this brochure and distribute it wherever you think it will be well-received.

May 19, 2003

We are happy to announce the winners of the HSA's Merit Book Awards and the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Competition.

We are also happy to announce that Michael Dylan Welch is joining the HSA Executive Committee as Acting 1st Vice President. He takes over from Pamela Miller Ness, who was doing double duty as 1st VP and Newsletter Editor. We have updated the HSA Officers & Regional Coodinators page accordingly.

March 22, 2003

We regret to report that another longtime haiku poet has died: the Canadian poet, anne mckay. Please see our Obituaries page for details.

March 19, 2003

We regret to report that the Japanese haiku poet Masajo Suzuki has died. Please see our Obituaries page for details.

March 12, 2003

We regret to report that Leatrice Lifshitz passed away on March 10, 2003. Please see the message from her family [now on the Obituraries page].

March 5, 2003

Tom Painting is the Acting Second Vice President of the Haiku Society of America, and Pamela Miller Ness is the Acting Newsletter Editor. We have updated the HSA Officers & Regional Coodinators page and the Contact Us page accordingly. We are glad to have Tom and Pamela step in after some recent resignations.

Mark Brooks will edit the first newsletter of 2003, which should be in members' hands by the end of March. Pamela will edit subsequent newsletters for this year.

We updated the Publication & Web Site News page with a link to the English version of the Haiku International Association site.

February 24, 2003

We updated the Submit to Contests page and the Submit to Publications and Web Sites page.

February 20, 2003

We updated the home page to make the site map more visible. Thanks to Gary Warner of Haiku World for suggesting this change. Thanks also to Karen Klein, the Secretary of the HSA, for her advice on the graphic design of the home page.

We updated the Submit to Contests page and the Contest Winners page as well.

January 15, 2003

We updated the HSA Officers & Regional Coodinators page. Congratulations to Lynn Fawcett, the new Regional Coordinator for the Plains & Mountains region!

Here is a recent note from Lynn:

"I am forwarding information regarding my tentative appointment as Regional Coordinator for HSA Plains & Mountains as requested by Elizabeth Nichols. As you know, Elizabeth has relinquished her long standing position and has asked me to consider the task of regional coordinator. Upon notification and appointment, I will be pleased to continue the reports from the High Country Haiku group to the newsletter. It is also with regrets that we say farewell to Liz Nichols who has been a true inspiration and mentor to our organization."

January 10, 2003

Added an announcement for the 2003 HSA Member's Anthology.

January 9, 2003

We updated the Submit to Contests page.

January 1, 2003

We simplified the navigation menu for this web site. We also posted the new submission guidelines for Frogpond, our literary journal.

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2002

We posted the HSA officers and regional coordinators for 2003. Congratulations to all!

We posted a corrected version of the contest information for the NLAPW International Poetry Contest on our web site. The same information has been updated in the PDF version of the HSA Newsletter as well.

December 17, 2002

We updated the HSA bylaws, the contest announcements and the call for submissions page.

December 16, 2002

HSA contest information has been updated for 2003.

For the first time, a printable copy of the HSA Newsletter is available from our website! See the Newsletter page.

December 11, 2002

Billie Wilson, Peggy Willis Lyles, Carolyn Hall, and Mark Brooks won the Grand Prize of the Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku competition for 2002.

December 3, 2002

Details for the First HSA Quarterly Meeting for 2003 have been updated.

November 20, 2002

Details for the Fourth HSA Quarterly Meeting for 2002 and the First HSA Quarterly Meeting for 2003 have been updated.

November 11, 2002

  • New Deadline for 2002 HSA Members' Anthology

September 18, 2002

  • Next HSA Quarterly Meeting: Seattle, WA (7 December)

  • First HSA Quarterly Meeting of 2003: Wilmington, DE (1 March 2003)

  • Haiku Pacific Rim (30 October—02 November) —updated 9/18/02

September 6, 2002

August 21, 2002

Our News and Announcements sections have the latest Contest Announcements, Contest Winners, Publication & Web Site News, and other information that haiku poets might like to know.

A sampling:

  • Cor van den Heuvel was named cowinner of the 2002 Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Prize.

  • The Third HSA Quarterly Meeting for 2002 will be held September 13-15 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The New Orleans Haiku Society and Xavier University invite you to come down to the "City That Care Forgot" for haiku, discussion, revelation, exploration, great food, and fabulous music!

  • The HSA has a new newsletter editor and a new associate editor for Frogpond.

  • Haiku poet and editor ai li begins a new venture: dew on the line.

May 30, 2002

Details about the Second HSA Quarterly Meeting for 2002 are available. The meeting will be held on Saturday, June 15, in New York. NY.

Two news items have been added to the Publication & Web Site News page:

April 13, 2002

Added an announcement: haijinx accepting submissions, and a news item: New Initiatives from haijinx.

Added the Penumbra Contest and the john crook Award to the Contest Announcements page. Made the Contest Announcements page easier to navigate.

April 2, 2002

Added two items about Robert Spiess: an obituary by Mark Alan Osterhaus, and a brief appreciation by John Stevenson. Updated Submissions to Modern Haiku with details about an upcoming issue dedicated to Bob.

March 24, 2002

Added an announcement about Haiku Canada Weekend 2002. See also the March 17 updates.

March 17, 2002

Our News and Announcements sections have the latest Contest Announcements, Contest Winners and other information that haiku poets might like to know. Unfortunately, there is sad news to report about Robert Spiess.

We started a new poetry collection: the Museum of Haiku Literature Award Collection. We added a Frogpond item to the site navigation menu, to make information about our literary magazine easier to find.

January 15, 2002

Our News and Announcements sections have the latest Calls for Submission, Contest Announcements, Contest Winners and other information that haiku poets might like to know.

We have begun two new poetry collections: the Gerald Brady Memorial Award Collection and the Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Collection. The Merit Book Awards Archive was updated with the winners for 2001.

The HSA Officers page lists the newly-elected officers for 2002. Congratulations to Stanford Forrester, Second Vice President, who is new to the HSA Executive Committee. Congratulations also to our new Regional Coordinators: Brenda J. Gannam and R. Paul Tucker.

The information about Contests Sponsored by the HSA has been updated for 2002. The HSA Quarterly Meetings page includes a description of the next HSA quarterly meeting in Boston, the last HSA Quarterly meeting in Long Beach, and the dates and venues for all HSA quarterly meetings in 2002.

We added a "visit counter" to the lower left corner of the home page. Visit counters increment the count only on the first visit to a page by a particular Internet Protocol (IP) address. Repeated accesses by the same IP address will not be counted. The resulting number is a little more meaningful than counting the number of times that a given page has been accessed.


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