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Cor van den Heuvel

Cor van den Heuvel began writing haiku in a small cottage by the Webhannet River in Wells Beach, Maine, in 1959, after discovering the genre the year before in San Francisco during that city's celebrated poetry renaissance.

He published his first chapbook of haiku in 1961 and over the years has published his haiku and senryu regularly in the major English-language haiku journals. A past president (1978) of the Haiku Society of America, his honors include three Merit Book Awards from the society, a World Haiku Achievement Award at the World Haiku Festival in London in 2000, and in 2002 the Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Prize in Matsuyama, Japan.

He has edited three editions of The Haiku Anthology, and also co-edited Baseball Haiku. His most recent book is A Boy's Seasons: Haibun Memoirs, published by Single Island Press in 2010, about his growing up in Maine and New Hampshire. He was born in Biddeford, Maine in 1931.