Born: August 01 1951 in Ithaca New York, USA
Resides: Ithaca, New York, USA
E-mail: tclausen (at) earthlink (dot) net
Tom Clausen is a lifelong Ithacan and a member of the Rt. 9 Haiku Group. He developed an interest in haiku and other brief poetic forms after realizing he needed more discipline in his writing attempts. He is married to Berta Gutierrez and they have two children, Casey and Emma.
Awards and Other Honors: Includes: First Place, The Mildred Kanterman Memorial Book Award (Haiku Society of America, 2014) [for Laughing to Myself].
Books Published: Autumn Wind in the Cracks (self-published, 1994); Unraked Leaves (self-published, 1995); A Work of Love [tanka] (Tiny Poems Press, 1997); Standing Here (self-published, 1998); Homework (Snapshot Press, 2000); being there (Swamp Press, 2005); Growing Late [tanka] (Snapshot Press, 2006); Laughing to Myself (Free Food Press, 2013).
Credits: All selections: Rt. 9 Haiku Group Dim Sum (2009/1 & 2009/2).