Mary StevensMary Stevens

Born 1965 in USA
Living at present: Hurley, NY USA

A member of HSA since 2003, Mary Stevens co-judged with John Stevenson the 2013 Nicholas Virgilio Haiku Contest. At the 2015 Haiku North America in Schenectady, NY, she presented “The Cicada’s Voice: How Wabi Sabi Can Teach Us How to Live.


the doe in the cornfield
followed by
fawn ears

Winner, Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2014

a hot-water bottle
for the cat bed

Lanoue, David. Write Like Issa: a haiku how-to2017.

Quaker meeting
the rasp of leaves
against the walk

The Heron's Nest 18:2, June 2016

winter roadside
the red-tailed hawk
adjusts its grip

The Heron's Nest 18:1, March 2016

sea wall
a wave
of displaced gulls

Frogpond 43.1, Winter 2020

late swim
the pregnant woman
dries her belly first

Frogpond 32.3, Autumn, 2009

makeup counter
all the shades
of white women

Modern Haiku 50.1, Winter-Spring 2019

autumn sky
the paint worn thin
around the birdhouse door

The Heron’s Nest 13.4, Dec. 2011

the sense
that someone's watching me
snakeskin in the grass

Runner-Up, Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2014

some things
just can’t be fixed
winter stars

Modern Haiku 47.1, Winter-Spring 2016

striped chipmunk
zig-zagging through
rows of lettuce

Runner-Up, Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2005

the woman inside the man in a dress

Frogpond 43.1, Winter 2020

at the end of the diving board yes

Modern Haiku 51.1, Winter-Spring 2020

first day of school
pinecone clusters
in the top branches

The Heron's Nest 20.1, March 2018

the butterfly exhibit
women in saris

Modern Haiku 44.3, Fall 2013

sun in my eyes
my mother will never see
all of me

International Women's Haiku Festival March 21, 2017.
Inner Voices (blog).

first warm day
apple tree branches
break free of the snowbank

Runner-Up, Snaphot Press Haiku Calendar 2018

autumn chill
the fishing boats

Acorn No. 41, Fall 2018