the haiku circle
Tom Clausen: 2015 Workshop Leader
Tom Clausen is a life-long resident of Ithaca , in the centrally isolated, Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. He is retired from a job in Mann Library at Cornell University but still maintains a daily haiku feature at the library home page. Tom has been interested in haiku and related short poetic forms since the late 1980's and is a member of the Rt. 9 Haiku Group in Albany, N.Y. since 2003. The group ( John Stevenson, Hilary Tann and Yu Chang ) publishes a collection of their work, Dim Sum, twice a year.
Tom lives with his wife, Berta, in the same house he grew up in , which his parents moved to the year he was born. They have two grown children, Casey and Emma , and a menagerie of pets. Tom loves photography, biking, hiking , music, sports, movies, cats, trains, history and of course poetry! _