Scott Mason

We are pleased to welcome Scott Mason as our featured presenter for the 2017 Seabeck Haiku Getaway (our tenth anniversary retreat).

About Scott

Scott Mason first learned about haiku on a hiking trip in Japan. Since 2002 he has been the recipient of more than 150 haiku awards, including first-place finishes in more than 20 international competitions. In 2017 Scott launched his first book, The Wonder Code: Discover the Way of Haiku and See the World with New Eyes, which Michael McClintock has called “a superb piece of work and a book that I think will be read and reread for generations.” Scott is an editor with The Heron’s Nest and an executive committee member of the Katonah Poetry Series, near where he lives in Chappaqua, New York.

Scott’s Presentations

  • Thursday reading: “A Taste of Sound Play”

  • Friday presentation: “Haiku: A State of Wonder” (based on his new book)

  • Saturday workshop: “Tap into Wonder” (haiku workshop)

  • Sunday presentation: “Dandelion Globes and Hand Grenades—Haiku that Move Us”

Scott will also participate in a panel discussion on the role of personal taste in haiku, and will lead a reading of haiku by contributors to The Wonder Code.