Born: United States of America
Resides: Hurley, New York, USA
E-mail: solana35 (at) hotmail (dot) com
A member of HSA since 2003, Mary Stevens' haiku have been published in several journals and blogs; the International Women's Haiku Festival: Women's Voices (2017); Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals, and Firsts (2013); Write Like Issa: a haiku how-to (2017); and The Wonder Code (2017). She co-judged with John Stevenson the 2013 Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest and presented "The Cicada's Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live" at the 2015 Haiku North America in Schenectady, NY. She aspires to get out of her own way when writing haiku. She lives in the Hudson Valley, NY, and is a lecturer at SUNY New Paltz.
Awards and Other Honors:
Poems included in where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2009 (Red Moon Press, 2010) and dust devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016 (Red Moon Press, 2017); Winner, The Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2013 (Snapshot Press, 2014); Runner-up, The Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar (Snapshot Press, 2004, 2017).
Articles Published: "The Cicada's Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live" (The Haiku Foundation, 2015).
"late swim" - Frogpond vol. 32:3, Autumn 2009; "sea wall" - Frogpond vol. 43.1, Winter 2020; "makeup counter" - Modern Haiku vol. 50.1, Winter Spring 2019; "autumn sky" - The Heron's Nest vol. XIII, No. 4: Dec. 2011; "the woman inside" - Frogpond vol. 43.1 Winter 2020; "the doe in the cornfield" - Snapshot Press 2013.