Born: 1947 in Llwynypia Wales, United Kingdom
Resides: Schuylerville, New York, USA
E-mail: hilarytann (at) hilarytann (dot) com
Hilary Tann spent her childhood in the coal-mining valleys of South Wales. After graduate study at Princeton, she settled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains where she is a published composer (www.hilarytann.com) and Professor of Music at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She is a founding member of the Route 9 Haiku Group (Yu Chang, Tom Clausen, and John Stevenson) which publishes the biannual anthology of haiku and senryu, Upstate Dim Sum (http://web.me.com/gnach/Upstatedimsum). Her work has appeared in various publications, including 20 issues of Upstate Dim Sum (2001-2010); Mann Library Archive (December 2008); The Onawa Poems 1999-2008 (Ship Pond Press, 2009); and Another Country: Haiku Poetry From Wales [ed. Nigel Jenkins, Ken Jones, Lynne Rees] (Gomer Press, 2011).
Awards and Other Honors: Ehime Prefecture Shimanami Kaido '99 (2nd Prize); The Heron's Nest Award IV:10 (2002); Einbond Renku Competition, Grand Prize, 2003 (with Yu Chang, John Stevenson, and Paul MacNeil), First Honorable Mention 2004, and Second Honorable Mention 2009); Haiku Society of America Museum of Haiku Literature Award, Frogpond XXVIII:3 (2006).
Credits: "first warm day" - Upstate Dim Sum 2003/II; "calling home" - The Heron's Nest IX:4 (2007); dust of summers: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2007 (Red Moon Press, 2008); Upstate Dim Sum 2008/I; "of the old church" - Frogpond XXVIII:1; UDS 2005/I; "mountain stillness" - The Heron's Nest VIII:4 (2006); big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2006 (Red Moon Press 2007); Upstate Dim Sum 2007/I; "summer's end" - The Heron's Nest XII:4(2010); "winter grasses" - The Heron's Nest XII:2 (2010).