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. He has served as an associate editor with The Heron's Nest since 2011, having begun writing haiku in 2001 a decade or so after first learning of it on a hiking trip in Japan. Scott is also a member of the executive committee of the Katonah Poetry Series, now in its sixth decade, near his home in Westchester County, New York.
Awards and Other Honors:
The Wonder Code received the Kirkus Star from Kirkus Reviews, the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award from The Haiku Foundation, and the Merit Book Award (Prose) from the Haiku Society of America.
The Wonder Code (Girasole Press, 2017); Sharing the Sun, the 2010 Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology [editor].
"spring peeper" - Modern Haiku vol. 36.3, Modern Haiku Award (2005); "dune" - Jack Stamm Haiku Award, Finalist (2010); "tooth prints" - Frogpond vol. 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).