The Haiku Society of America is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote the writing and appreciation of haiku in English. Membership is open to all readers, writers, and students of haiku.
Download our quick Haiku Society of American Information Sheet (handout for events).
Also available: the HSA Henderson Haiku Award Sampler Sheet (handout for events).
About the HSA
The Haiku Society of America is composed of haiku poets, editors, critics, publishers, and enthusiasts dedicated to:
The Haiku Society of America was founded in 1968 by Harold G. Henderson and Leroy Kanterman. From a group of 21 charter members who attended the first meeting in New York City, the Society has grown to embrace over 800 members from all parts of the United States and the world.
Meetings, readings, workshops, awards programs, and various publications have provided members with stimulation and opportunities to learn about haiku and related art forms and to share their work with a wide variety of people who have an interest in haiku. The Haiku Society of America has played and continues to play a vital role in the unfolding of the refreshingly democratic and lively English-language haiku movement.
Haiku Society of America meetings are held quarterly at various locations throughout the U. S. The HSA also supports other local, national and international haiku activities.
The locations, times, and programs for the Quarterly Meetings appear in the HSA Newsletter and on the HSA Web site (see the Society Meetings page). Announcements and details of HSA regional meetings appear in the HSA Newsletter and on the HSA Web site (see HSA Regional Announcements). Inquiries regarding regional meetings can also be addressed to the appropriate Regional Coordinator.
Officers and Regional Coordinators
Please see the HSA Officer and Regional Coordinator page.
Please see our HSA Regions Pages page.
Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America, has been published since 1978. Appearing three times per year, it contains haiku and related forms of poetry, articles, reviews, contest results, announcements of the Society, and haiku-related news. For details, please see the Frogpond page.
The HSA Newsletter contains details of quarterly Society meetings, other HSA activities, and regional events as well as general news, haiku contest information and results, announcements from publishers of haiku journals and books, letters, etc. The HSA Newsletter is published quarterly.
Online Newsletter: http://www.hsanewsletter.com
Please see the About This Site page.
The Harold G. Henderson Awards for haiku, Gerald Brady Awards for senryu, The Bernard Lionel Einbond Awards for renku, The Merit Book Awards, and The Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Awards for youth are administered annually by the HSA. Application procedures, deadlines, and submission requirements are published in The HSA Newsletter and posted on the HSA Web Site. Please see Annual Contests Sponsored by the HSA.
An information fact sheet is provided upon request with an accompanying self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Please see the HSA Members' Anthology page.
Resources for Teachers
Please see the Education Links for Teachers page.
How to Join
Please see our How to Join page.
The Haiku Society of America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. An amount donated over and above the regular membership fee is deductible for income tax purposes in the United States. The HSA depends in part on donations to keep membership dues as low as possible. Donations are recorded in the following categories:.
Donate By Postal Service
To send in your donation by postal service, please make checks payable to "The Haiku Society of America" (not "Frogpond" or "HSA"). All postal money orders should be made payable to "The Haiku Society of America, c/o Bill Deegan, Treasurer." Please mail donations to:
You can now use a PayPal account to make a donation to the Haiku Society of America. PayPal is an Internet service that enables any business or individual with an email address to send and receive payments online.
You must have a PayPal account to make an online donation to the HSA. If you do not have a PayPal account, and you would like to have one, please see the PayPal site for details about setting up an account.
Please see the Haiku Society of America By-laws page.
Please see the Contact Us page.