Born: in Bay Shore, New York, USA
Resides: Chappaqua, New York, USA
E-mail: SCMviaNet (at) aol (dot) com
Scott Mason is the author of The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes, which debuted at Haiku North America 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has served as an associate editor of The Heron’s Nest since 2011. Scott began writing haiku in 2001 a decade or so after first learning of it on a hiking trip in Japan. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Katonah Poetry Series, now in its fifty-first year, near his home in Westchester County, New York.
Awards and Other Honors: Scott’s haiku have earned first places in each of the following: The Betty Drevniok Award (2003, 2005, 2006); British Haiku Award (2005, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2016); Robert Frost Haiku Contest (2007, 2014); Suruga Baika Literary Award (2007); “One Thousand Cranes” Haiku Contest (2008); International “Kusamakura” Haiku Award (2009); Mainichi Haiku Contest (2009); Robert Spiess Memorial Award (2012); Haiku International Association Award (2012); Herold G. Henderson Memorial Award (2012); Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest (2013); San Francisco International Haiku Competition (2014); Kokako Haiku Competition (2015); and IHS International Haiku Competition (2015). One of his senryu also received the Gerald Brady Memorial Award (2007).
Books Published: The Wonder Code (Girasole Press, 2017); Sharing the Sun, the 2010 Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology [editor].
Credits: “spring peeper” – Modern Haiku 36.3, Modern Haiku Award (2005); “dune” – Jack Stamm Haiku Award, Finalist (2010); "tooth prints" - Frogpond 37.2 (2014); “inchworm” – International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Second Place (2009); “flipped horseshoe crab” – muttering thunder (2014); “evening pond” – Yamadera Bashō Haiku Contest Anthology (2013).