Every year the Haiku Society of America sponsors an award for excellence in published haiku, translation, and criticism. The award is called the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards. This year I was honored to have my maiden collection, buying time, win second place!
Here’s what the judges had to say about my collection:
“Buying Time, by one of the most interesting new haiku poets to emerge in the last few
years, is full of fresh, startling perceptions and razor-sharp language. Several of these
haiku seem destined to become new classics (rock paper scissors war; in my voice /
briefly / the cave mouth). This collection, which will appeal to readers of many tastes,
rewards many rereadings.”
I am very thankful and very grateful to the judges Melissa Allen and Brad Bennett, and to the Haiku Society of America for such a great honor!