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Plains and Mountains


HSA Regions

Plains and Mountains Region

This region includes Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The Plains and Mountains Region of the HSA consists of nine states, so its members are scattered—the largest concentration tending to be in Colorado. The size of the region and its small membership numbers have made it difficult for haiku poets to sustain groups that can meet on a regular basis. While forming groups has been and will continue to be a challenge, a number of Plains and Mountains members have distinguished themselves as individuals within the HSA and the greater haiku community as editors as well as poets, with haiku published in the leading haiku journals. Through the Internet, Plains and Mountains members stay up to date with the HSA and the haiku community, and have made meaningful contacts with other haiku poets inside and outside the Plains and Mountains region. If you would like to know more about us, or learn about the opportunities available to you in the region, please contact the Plains and Mountains regional coordinator.

Regional Links

Haiku Times by Jonathan Machen

Montage Archives, The Haiku Foundation, edited by Allan Burns http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/publications/montage/

Ann K. Schwader (Colorado)

Gary Schroeder Profile at Poets & Writers Directory

Donna Pohlmann Blog

Chad Lee Robinson Profile at Poets & Writers Directory

Allan Burns interview on Blogging Along Tobacco Road

Ann K. Schwader interview on Blogging Along Tobacco Road

Chad Lee Robinson interview on Blogging Along Tobacco Road

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Regional Coordinator

Chad Lee Robinson
913 S Cleveland
Pierre, SD 57501


Chad Lee Robinson has been writing haiku and related forms since 2002. His poems have appeared in more than forty journals and in ten countries, and have won a number of awards including a Modern Haiku Award for best senryu, a Pushcart Prize nomination from Modern Haiku, Readers' Choice Poem of the Year at The Heron's Nest, and a Touchstone Award for Individual Haiku from The Haiku Foundation, to name a few. Chad's haiku have also been included in two Norton anthologies, Baseball Haiku (2007) and Haiku in English (2013), as well as A New Resonance 4 (Red Moon Press, 2005), Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press, 2011), Montage: the Book (The Haiku Foundation, 2010), and in nine editions of the annual Red Moon Anthology series. He has two chapbooks of haiku, Pop Bottles (True Vine Press, 2009) and Rope Marks (Snapshot Press, 2012). From 2006-2011 he served as the Plains & Mountains Regional Coordinator for the HSA. He was born and raised in Pierre, South Dakota where he continues to live with his wife and son.

Former Plains & Mountains Coordinators

Pat Nolan, 2012-2013
Chad Robinson, 2011

Plains & Mountain Region Archive

2012 Archive

2011 Archive


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