This article – Haiku: The State of Wonder by Scott Mason – is presented in pdf format, please click on the title to access it.
It was first presented at Haiku North America 2017 in Santa Fe. It appears here with the permission of the author, Scott Mason, who has also been kind enough to convert his presentation into pdf format for Haiku NewZ.
Scott Mason first learned about haiku on a hiking trip in Japan. Since 2002 he has been the recipient of more than 150 haiku awards, including first-place finishes in more than 20 international competitions. In 2017 Scott launched his first book, The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes, which Michael McClintock has called “a superb piece of work and a book that I think will be read and reread for generations”.
Scott has been an editor with The Heron’s Nest since 2011 and an executive committee member of the Katonah Poetry Series, near where he lives in Chappaqua, New York in the United States.