Plains and Mountains
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.
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Chad Lee Robinson
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
Plains & Mountain Region Archive