Cor van den Heuvel

Poet

Cor van den Heuvel 129 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Haiku World (Kodansha International, 1996)
,
Haiku Moment (Charles E. Tuttle, 1993)
Chapbooks:
News from a Payphone (Hermitage West, 2003)
,
Play Ball (Red Moon Press, 1999)
,
The Geese Have Gone (King's Road Press, 1992)
Prizes won: 

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.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Biddeford
Raised in: 
Dover, NH
New Hampshire
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Last update: Nov 16, 2012