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Seeking Volunteers for Committees

All Committee members are aligned with the Foundation’s mission and non-discrimination policy. Committee positions are for two-year terms. Each committee may have sub-committees for specific programs and events. The Board of Directors may assign a board liaison to each committee. The Chairperson appoints the Committee Chair(s) and their members with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors.

Budget and Finance Committee

This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and other members as the Chairperson shall appoint. The committee prepares the budget each year for the Board of Directors approval, reviews and makes recommendations on the accounting status periodically and addresses operational cost issues. This committee will also oversee fundraising. The Treasurer shall be the committee Chairperson.

Archives Committee

This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and other members as the Chairperson shall appoint. It shall be responsible for the assessment of the need of, and establishment of, a haiku archive in several formats, including library, online library, database, and others. It will in addition be responsible for establishing its budget.

Awards Committee

This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and other members as the Chairperson shall appoint. It shall be responsible for an assessment of the current awards in the haiku community, and establishing what, if any, role The Haiku Foundation should play in them. Further, it is charged with implementing its own line of awards, based upon criteria it shall develop. It will in addition be responsible for establishing its budget.

Education Committee

This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and other members as the Chairperson shall appoint. It shall be responsible for the assessment of the available haiku educational tools currently available. It is further charged with determining what kinds of materials are most necessary to make available. It will also establish its own budget.

Publications Committee

This committee shall consist of a Chairperson and other members as the Chairperson shall appoint. It shall be responsible for determining what, if any, publications The Haiku Foundation will oversee, including online and print books, periodicals and newsletters. It will in addition be responsible for establishing its budget.

Committee Chairs

The Haiku Foundation Committees are the vehicles through which most of our projects are realized, including planning, short- and long-term strategies of implementation, funding and maintenance. They are staffed by volunteers with a special interest and expertise in the topics they address. We welcome your enquiries.

Scott Mason

Scott Mason is Director of Strategy for The Haiku Foundation, a former editor with The…

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Theresa Cancro

Theresa A. Cancro currently is Managing Editor of Haikupedia, Editor of re:Virals and serves as…

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Ruth Yarrow

Ruth Yarrow taught ecology and has been an activist for environmental, peace and justice issues for…

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Dave Read

Dave Read is a Canadian poet living in Calgary. He was a recipient of the 2016…

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Katherine Munro

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Katherine Munro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership…

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Heinrich R. Liesefeld

Heinrich R. Liesefeld studied psychology at Saarland University, including stays abroad in Nancy and Shanghai. Ph.D.…

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Patricia Donegan

Patricia Donegan, MA, is a poet, translator, professor of creative writing, Fulbright scholar, meditation teacher,…

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Terry Ann Carter

Poet and paper artist Terry Ann Carter is the author of seven collections of lyric poetry and…

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Danny Blackwell

Danny Blackwell is a British-born poet, who has lived in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, and Japan.…

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Richard Tice

Richard Tice started writing haiku in the 1970s while teaching English in Japan. In the late…

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Dr. Meta L. Schettler

Dr. Meta L. Schettler is an associate professor in Africana Studies at Fresno State. Her research…

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Donald Eulert

Donald Eulert co-founded, with James Bull, the first dedicated English-language haiku journal, American Haiku, in 1963.…

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Tiffany Austin

Tiffany Austin received her BA in English from Spelman College, MFA in creative writing from Chicago…

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Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy is a psychiatrist from Bengaluru, India living in England. A trained vocalist and a…

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Hermann J. Müller

Hermann J. Müller is Professor (Chair) of General & Experimental Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. Recipient…

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Thomas L. Morgan

Thomas L. Morgan is an Associate Professor of American and African American Literature at the University…

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David McMurray

Curator for the “Asahi Haikuist Network” column since 1995, and perennial contest judge for Itoen…

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Maurice Hamington

Maurice Hamington is Professor of Philosophy and Executive Director of University Studies at Portland State University.…

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Franziska Günther

Franziska Günther studied English and German linguistics and literary studies at LMU Munich and holds a…

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Thomas Geyer

Thomas Geyer (PhD, 2004; “habilitation”, 2008; both LMU Munich) is Professor of Experimental Psychology, co-director of…

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Joshua Gage

Joshua Gage is from Cleveland, His first full-length collection, breaths, is available from VanZeno Press. Intrinsic Night, a…

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Billy Collins

Billy Collins’s latest collection of poetry is The Rain in Portugal (Random House, 2016). He was…

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Anna Cates

Anna Cates lives in Ohio with her two beautiful kitties and teaches education and English online,…

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Cor van den Heuvel

Cor van den Heuvel published his first haiku chapbook, sun in skull, in 1961 with his own…

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Megan Simpson

Megan Simpson is Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State…

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Dr. Judy Kendall

Dr. Judy Kendall lectured at Kanazawa university in Japan from 1995 to 2002. She is a…

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Pamela A. Babusci

Pamela A. Babusci is an internationally-known and award-winning haiku/tanka & haiga artist. She works in a…

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Melissa Allen

Melissa Allen has an undergraduate degree in Russian language and literature from Yale University and a…

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Ce Rosenow

Ce Rosenow’s research explores the relationship between American poetry and Japan. Related articles have appeared…

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Peter McDonald

Senior Editor Peter McDonald is the Dean of Library Services at California State University, Fresno. He is…

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Aubrie Cox Warner

Aubrie Cox Warner went to university to write a novel and came out writing haiku. Since…

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Bill Cooper

Bill Cooper serves as distinguished university professor and president emeritus at the University of Richmond. He…

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Dr. Randy M. Brooks

Dr. Randy M. Brooks is the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor…

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Udo Wenzel

Udo Wenzel for more than 20 years has been employed as an IT Expert for business…

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Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward, an Honorary Professor at Central China Normal University, is the author of THE KATRINA…

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Susumu Takiguchi

Susumu Takiguchi is a Japanese poet, artist, and essayist. He served as vice-president of the British…

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Haruo Shirane

Haruo Shirane is the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture in the Department of East…

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Lidia Rozmus

Born in Poland, Lidia Rozmus has lived in the United States since 1980 and works as a…

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Alexis Rotella

Alexis Rotella won the grand prize in the 2007 Kusamakura Haiku Contest and traveled to Kumamoto,…

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Ellen Peckham

Ellen Peckham has read, published and exhibited in the US, Europe and Latin America. In 2012…

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Marlene Mountain

Marlene Mountain contends that the concept of ‘no-self’ was created for her long ago by men…

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Ron C. Moss

Ron C. Moss is an artist and poet from Tasmania, Australia, a place of rugged wilderness…

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Ian Marshall

A professor of English and Environmental Studies at Penn State Altoona, Ian Marshall is the author of…

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Annette Makino

Annette Makino is an artist and haiku poet who combines Japanese-inspired paintings with original words to…

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Alexander B. Joy

Alexander B. Joy is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.…

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Yūki Itō

Yūki Itō received his Ph.D. in Literature from Kumamoto University, in 2011, and is currently an…

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Ion Codrescu

Ion Codrescu teaches art and history of art at the Ovidius University in Constanţa, Romania. In…

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Guy Beining

Guy Beining has had more than 50 books of various sizes appear, mostly poetry, but also…

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Dave Russo

Dave Russo is a founding member of The Haiku Foundation. He has managed the Foundation web…

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Dan Campbell

As the Digital Librarian, Dan Campbell's goal is to share and promote haiku from cultures…

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Theresa A. Cancro

Theresa (re:Virals editor), born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, now resides in Wilmington, Delaware.…

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Thomas R. Borkowski

Thomas is the treasurer of The Haiku Foundation, and is chairperson of the Budget &…

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Brad Bennett

Brad is our Education Resources co-chair, and has been an elementary school teacher in the…

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Clayton Beach

Clayton (re:Virals editor) lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children. He studied Japanese…

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Michael Dylan Welch

Michael Dylan Welch has written haiku since 1976. He is a past or current officer, director,…

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Djurdja Vukelić-Rožić

Djurdja Vukelić-Rožić has written haiku for twenty years, and has published eight collections of haiku/senryu/tanka as…

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Charles Trumbull

Charles Trumbull co-manages Haikupedia on The Haiku Foundation website. He began writing and studying haiku…

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John Stevenson

John Stevenson (born 1948, Ithaca, NY) is a former president of the Haiku Society of America…

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Sandra Simpson

Sandra Simpson is a programmer and publicist for the Tauranga Arts Festival in Tauranga, New Zealand.…

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Hiroaki Sato

Hiroaki Sato is a translator, writer, and columnist. He, with Burton Watson, won the 1982 PEN…

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Bruce Ross

Bruce Ross is a humanities educator, the editor of Haiku Moment, An Anthology of Contemporary North American…

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Yoshinobu Hakutani

Yoshinobu Hakutani is Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at Kent State University. Among his…

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Garry Gay

Garry Gay received his B.P.A. degree in photography in 1974. He has been a photographer by…

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Charlotte Digregorio

Charlotte Digregorio, author of six award-winning books, including Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All,…

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David Cobb

David Cobb, educational writer specialising in EFL; high school courses, now standard in West Africa,…

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Stephen Addiss

Stephen Addiss, a scholar-artist-poet, is Professor Emeritus in the Humanities: Art at the University of…

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Julie Bloss Kelsey

Julie Bloss Kelsey is the current Secretary of The Haiku Foundation. Her first short-form poetry chapbook, The…

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Bruce H. Feingold

Bruce H. Feingold is Chairman of The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Awards program, and Vice President…

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Terri L. French

Terri L. French is former Secretary of The Haiku Foundation, and now serves as member…

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Stella Pierides

Stella Pierides is a Member at Large of the Board of Directors for The Haiku…

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Jim Kacian

Jim Kacian is the founder and Chairperson of The Haiku Foundation, owner of Red Moon…

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