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Cor van den Heuvel

Author's Bio

After hearing Gary Snyder mention haiku at a poets' reading in San Francisco in 1958 I began studying and writing haiku and that genre has been the focus of my creative work ever since. I have edited three editions of The Haiku Anthology. The third, published in 1990 by W.W. Norton, is still in print. In 2007, Norton published Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever written by American and Japanese Poets which I co-edited with Nanae Tamura. My latest book, a memoir in haibun form (haiku & prose), was published in 2010 by Single Island Press.

Publications and Prizes

News from a Payphone (Hermitage West, 2003), Play Ball (Red Moon Press, 1999), The Geese Have Gone (King's Road Press, 1992)
Haiku World (Kodansha International, 1996), Haiku Moment (Charles E. Tuttle, 1993)
My chapbooks of haiku have won several Merit Book Awards from The Haiku Society of America. A World Haiku Achievement Award was given to me in 2000 at the World Haiku Festival in London and Oxford. In Matsuyama in 2002, I was presented with the Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Prize for my work in writing and editing books of haiku.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
R.H. Blyth's 4 volume Haiku and his 2 volume History of Haiku. Harold Henderson's An Introduction to Haiku. Hiroaki Sato,s Translation of Basho's Narrow Road (An annotated version of Matsuo Basho's famous haibun, Narrow Road to the Interior). Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums. Reed Shadows by John Wills. The Saga of Billy the Kid by Walter Noble Burns.
Favorite Authors:
Jack Kerouac, John Keats, Henry Thoreau, Yosa Buson, Alan Pizzarelli, John Wills, Anita Virgil, Raymond Chandler, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway.

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Biddeford, ME
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Dover, NH

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