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Volume XIV, Number 1: March, 2012.
Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved by the respective authors.

Editors’ Choices • Commentary • Index of Poets • 
Haiku Pages:  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12

Founding Editor:
Christopher Herold

crayon map
my son shows me the way
to Neverland

          John McManus


Staff Emeritus:

Alex Benedict
WebMaster 1999-2002

Alice Frampton
Associate Editor 2008-2011

Robert Gilliland
Associate Editor 2004-2008

Peggy Willis Lyles
Associate Editor 2002-2010

Paul David Mena
Webmaster 2002-2010


Managing Editor:
John Stevenson

Webmaster &
Contributing Editor:

Robert Bauer

Associate Editors:

Fay Aoyagi
Ferris Gilli
Paul MacNeil
Scott Mason
Billie Wilson

Last updated February 4, 2012.

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The Heron’s Nest is a quarterly journal. A new edition is published during the first week of March, June, September, and December. Included are several pages of haiku and one page presenting three Editors’ Choice haiku. In each issue The Heron’s Nest Award is given to one haiku. The winning haiku is posted on the home page, receives special commentary, and a certificate is sent to the poet. The Heron’s Nest will also appear in a single paper edition in April of each year. For details please see the Awards page. For information regarding how to submit, please click here.


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